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Waste Officer

Reading, Berkshire

Up to £39796.00 per annum


Sector: Nuclear

Posted: 06/11/2023

Ref: BBBH23887_1699286442

Waste Officer - Sector
Reading area
Up to £39,000
About the role:

Astute's Nuclear team is partnering with a nuclear services provider with a commitment to professional development and sustainability to recruit a Waste officer for its Reading site.

The Waste Officer position is an essential role to ensure waste regulations across the company are met and adhered to. The role comes with a salary of up to £39,000 a 9-day fortnight and other benefits.

If you're a Waste Officer or have experience dealing with waste and are looking to work for an organisation that continues to grow and offers development opportunities, then upload your CV to apply today.
Responsibilities and duties:
As the Waste Officer you will:
  • Follow compliance and environmental permits, by monitoring and maintaining the ideal levels of projection for the environment and the population.
  • You will be responsible for monitoring the removal of radioactive, controlled, and hazardous waste.
  • You will be identifying the key requirements of the client's environmental permit conditions to ensure violations are avoided.
  • You will use and maintain knowledge of radiological instruments and understand their purpose and limitations.
  • Understand and utilise assay sampling and waste sampling methodologies as well as disposal options, waste classification and container types.
  • Produce waste procedures appropriate for the separation, sentencing, packaging, and final disposal of all waste types.
  • Work with project teams, ensuring they are aware of waste process requirements and following regulations.
  • Be responsible for all resources required for waste processing activities.
  • Any other duties as required.
Professional qualifications:
We are looking for someone with the following:
  • NVQ Radiation Protection or City & Guilds - Radiation Safety Practices (essential)
  • Experience in health physics surveillance
  • Knowledge of Health & safety regulations including COSHH, PUWER, LOLER and RIDDOR.
  • Experience in compliance with radiological protection / IRR 99.
Personal skills:
The waste officer role would suit someone who is:
  • Organised and skilled in the utilisation of technical or scientific data.
  • Happy to take charge and train the project team in the waste process requirements.
  • Good communicator and willing to help across multiple teams.
Salary and benefits of the Waste Officer role:
  • Salary of up to £39,000
  • 9-day Fortnight (Every other Friday off!)
  • Private health, pension, and all company benefits
How to apply?

To apply for this opportunity simply send a copy of your up-to-date CV and covering letter to or call 07488887434 to speak to Imogen Parkes who can tell you 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. 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.

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