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Waste Engineer

  • Location: Capenhurst
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Nuclear
  • Contact: Victoria Hyland
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01942 323277
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 11 June 2021
  • Job Ref: 1035933

NRL are recruiting for one of our large clients on a permanent basis in the Warrington Area. 

About the role:

To  provide advice to the client on matters concerning management of radioactive and non-radioactive wastes including, but not limited to, the characterisation, management, production, storage, packaging and consignment of waste. The job holder will also ensure that waste is consigned from site compliantly in accordance with BAT and project (or facility) waste management plans whilst meeting the needs of operational or project teams.

  • The successful candidate will provide the client with waste management, characterisation and transport advice to all levels of the business.

  • The successful candidate shall prepare waste documentation for the disposal / treatment of consignments of waste from the Site.

  • The successful candidate will plan waste consignments.

  • The successful candidate will be a main point of contact between the Waste Services Team and other areas of the business. This person is expected to ensure that the waste management needs of operational areas and current and future projects are understood as early as possible so that the client can provide an adequate service and that projects are not delayed.  

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the site follows approved waste processes.

  • The successful candidate will provide training and coaching to staff and contractors.

  • The successful candidate will, through implementation of BAT and effective management of resources, that value to the business is ensured.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Act as a point of contact between the Waste Team and other areas of the business.

  • Agree project deliverables with the Project Manager and ensure the plan address all waste management requirements

  • Update waste activities on the project plan in accordance with PM requirements

  • Forecast and agree waste resources to meet planned deliverables

  • Provide advice on the management, production, disposal and treatment of waste to ensure that waste disposals meet appropriate regulatory standards

  • To ensure offsite transport of radioactive material and other dangerous goods meet regulatory standards

  • Provide advice to the Client on characterisation of radioactive and non-radioactive wastes to ensure that work can be undertaken safely, and that the BAT waste option(s) can be chosen.

  • To lead BAT optioneering studies.

  • Provide training and coaching to staff and contractors on the requirements of waste management.

  • Undertake audits on behalf of the client and lead investigations as required.


  • Degree in a scientific or engineering based subject

  • Certificate of competence to act as a Radioactive Waste Adviser

  • Transport of Class 7 by Road Level 2 or Level 3

  • 3 years’ experience working in a waste management position (such as Waste Engineer or Waste Adviser) on a nuclear licensed site or a site that works with radiological wastes.

Skills Required:

  • In depth knowledge of disposal and treatment routes for wastes in the UK and overseas

  • Thorough understanding of legislation and frameworks that impact waste management in the UK

  • Transport of Class 7 materials and wastes by Road

  • Understanding of characterisation methodology for radioactive and non-radioactive wastes (including the Data Quality Objectives and Data Quality Assessment processes)