Chemical Engineering Consultant - Nuclear

Chemical Engineer - Nuclear Consultancy
Bristol - £35-60,000 DOE


Astute are looking for an industrial chemist with current reactor chemistry experience to work in a consultancy environment providing technical support to a wide variety of exciting ongoing projects in the UK civil nuclear sector.

The Person

Demonstrable prior experience of analysing and modelling radiation and / or corrosive effects on materials in reactor systems, you will be a versatile and adaptable individual keen to use your core skills on a broad range of different projects.

In addition to your technical expertise you will be comfortable working in a client facing scenario, with the ability to maintain positive working relationships with stakeholders and the capacity to clearly and concisely convey complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Skills / Knowledge / Qualifications Required

An academic foundation in chemical / process engineering is essential, combined with experience across a number of the following areas:

  • Primary (water) circuit and secondary (gas) circuit chemistry, and an understanding of materials selection and corrosion mechanisms is desired
  • Current knowledge of PWR or ABWR reactor systems would be advantageous, with AGR also being of merit
  • Radioactive / Radiological waste disposal strategy and management
  • A working understanding of safety case production, alongside BAT and ALARP principles
  • Project management knowledge and the ability to channel activities in a commercially astute manner

What's on offer

An extremely competitive base salary and comprehensive benefits package is just the start. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills and career with a progressive consultancy that is considered the benchmark for excellence by their clients. You will have a personal mentor to provide guidance and technical assistance as required, with both internal and external training conducted to supplement your own on the job learning.

Positive behaviours are rewarded by a reactive review process that allows proactive individuals to advance in line with their achievements, and you will have the opportunity to excel across a wide range of exciting projects, not the least of which being to make a significant contribution to our nation's clean energy future.

How to apply

If you'd like to discuss this fantastic opportunity in more detail, or can think of somebody that might be interested, then give me a call on 02392 222 961 , or 07766 452 373 if out of hours. CVs can be sent to dparker@astutetechnical.co.uk, but please do follow up with a supporting call to find out more.

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. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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  • 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!

  • 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.