Radioactive Waste Consultancy - All Levels

£30000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
23-02-2021 09:58 AM

Radioactive Waste Consultancy

Remote working opportunities and salary negotiable, dependent on experience


I'm looking to speak with people keen to pursue or continue their career as a consultant supporting the UK nuclear sector with the safe decommissioning of nuclear facilities and disposal of the resulting waste materials.

At a buoyant time for the nuclear industry, opportunities are available for individuals at various stages in their career to join a globally respected business active in supporting the development of geological and near-surface disposal facilities, safety/performance assessment, development of decommissioning and waste management strategies, regulatory and licensing support, options studies, nuclear safety, criticality safety assessment and geosciences research.

The Candidate

Building on a strong academic background in a relevant field, you will be able to balance your technical expertise with confident and clear communication skills, technical authorship, and commercial awareness, and be interested in applying your knowledge to deliver a varied remit of practical solutions, to include :

  • Geological characterisation
  • Groundwater flow processes
  • Radionuclide mobility in geological media
  • Radiological risk assessment
  • Nuclear safety case development
  • Environmental Impact Assessments relating to radioactive waste disposal

An MSc minimum in quantitative earth sciences, applied mathematics, physics, chemistry or engineering will support your application, and roles are available from post doc through to principal status.

The ability to obtain UK SC level clearance is mandatory, and current cleared status would be a distinct advantage.

What's on offer

The opportunity to join a hugely respected consultancy, and help contribute to their ongoing success, while developing your own status as a subject matter expert in a niche but vital field supporting a global clean energy future.

Permanent staff will enjoy a comprehensive benefits package alongside a generous salary offer dependent on your skills and experience. Junior consultants have an enviable chance to learn from an excellent pool of senior level mentors, and experienced consultants may be able to work remotely.

How to apply

To apply, please call Dan Parker on 02392 222 961 or send a copy of your CV to

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. Astute is also committed to the government's Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Become part of something great

A friendly environment that takes work seriously. Everyone at Astute seems to very much enjoy being here and that reflects on the atmosphere in such a positive way. No one ever seems to have an issue with lending a helping hand when it is needed. The way that the staff on the floor are very focused and hardworking spurs you on to be the same. The saying "Work hard, play hard" could not apply more to the lovely bunch I have the pleasure of working with. I really feel as though I have fitted in well at Astute.

I have received nothing but the heartiest welcome into the Business. Not your normal recruitment agency. Firstly, you receive thorough training. Instantly you get the welcoming atmosphere and there is great team morale. Management listens, Colleagues listen and my opinion and any offering I contribute, I feel is valued and taken seriously. I really enjoy the level of support I receive as a newbie to both Recruitment and the world of Technical and I genuinely feel valued. I would highly recommend and already have to many of my contacts!