Senior Chemist

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    £26 - £30 per hour

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    Kyle Ward

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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Senior Chemist - Nuclear
Annan, Dumfriesshire
Rate - £26 - £30 / Hour
Contract - 12 Months

The Senior Chemist will be responsible for statuary reporting and analysis, Arial discharges and overseeing analysis for the disposal of Nuclear/Chemical Waste, including waste sampling for transport regulations and characterisation. The Senior Chemist will be responsible for 2 technicians and will have to take on a leadership style role.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Non radiological environmental monitoring and demonstration compliance with EA permits.
  • Provide authoritative advice on chemistry, COSHH, asbestos and legionella matters as appropriate.
  • Assist in the maintenance of required external certification.
  • Review and audit of site performance in chemistry, COSHH and legionella as appropriate.
  • Perform duties of Site Asbestos Competent Person as appropriate.
  • Act as Site responsible person for legionella as appropriate.
  • Support Site and Project implementation of chemistry arrangements.
  • Perform duties of a Selected Person as defined by E&M Safety Rules as appropriate.
  • Ensure personal and professional development and training of EHSS&Q staff to deliver an effective and suitably qualified and experienced Function.
  • Ensure effective communication within the Function.
  • Monitor performance and take action or provide advice as necessary to maintain EHSS&Q standards and improve performance.
  • Identify good practice in performance at sites and externally and promote and deploy across the Functions/Sites.
  • The post holder may be required to be a member of, and participate in, the Site Emergency Scheme subject to any fitness standards required.
  • Comply with the Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality policies, procedures, work instructions and risk assessments. Support the continuous improvement of Health, Safety Environment and Quality on Site.
  • As a customer-focused individual, the post holder will be expected to support delivery within his or her range of skills, knowledge, experience and competence.
  • Undertake baseline roles as required.
  • Contribute to the effective development and delivery of training within own area of specialism.

Essential Skills

  • Educated to NQF level 6 / NVQ Level 6 (or equivalent in a post related subject)
  • Member of a relevant professional institute
  • Relevant experience in specialism related roles
  • Experience at a nuclear site in own specialism

To apply please contact Kyle Ward on or alternatively, send a copy of you CV to Kward@astutetechnical.co.uk


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