Health Physics and Compliance Lead - ILP (Ref: 937901)
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Reference: 937901 | Status: Accepting applications

Category: Support departments

Location: MTC Coventry

Salary: Up to £60,000 DOE

Type: Permanent

Published date: Wednesday 06 March 2024

Closing date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Health Physics and Compliance Lead - ILP

We are looking for a Health Physics & Compliance Lead to join our Environmental Health & Safety Team based in Coventry.

This is an exciting opportunity in the leadership team of a project to establish and operate a significant new research and development cell for an MTC customer.

The role is to develop and implement a robust radiation protection and low level radioactive waste management system for the cell. This will cover operational risk and dose minimisation, engineering controls, design features, safety features, warning devices and waste processing / disposal, and form a crucial part of the cell and operational process design.

Duties and Responsibilities

Main duties will include:

  • Contribute to the design and creation of a new cell, developing the H&S strategy and policies to shape the safe operation, maintenance and disposal of the cell over its lifetime.
  • Assess potential radiation risks in the workplace and advise on the design features of plant and engineering controls, and of shielding, equipment, and waste disposal activities
  • Make recommendations on methods and equipment for radiation protection during work with plant processes and equipment
  • Advise on the selecting, purchasing, and maintaining radiation protection and detection equipment
  • Contribute to the level of risk assessment, analysis, documentation and the actions necessary to comply with the safety requirements and criteria as required by the regulator authorities
  • Be the radiation protection lead for radiation risk assessments, plant hazard identification studies and the generation of Safety Cases
  • Define management systems and procedures for operational radiation protection
  • Formulate assessments for the designation of controlled and supervised areas
  • Establish criteria for radiological surveys and airborne monitoring
  • Liaise with the current approved dosimetry provider and set up a system for internal and external dosimetry and personal radiation records

For more information regarding the duties and responsibilities of the role, please view the job description attached.

Person Specification

We are looking for a candidate who is/has:

  • Chartered Membership of Society for Radiological Protection.
  • Current Radiation Protection Adviser status approved by a relevant awarding body.
  • Scientific or Engineering Degree or related discipline equivalent or the ability to demonstrate performance and experience at an equivalent professional level.
  • Knowledge and/or experience relevant to operational radiation protection, managing radiological material and waste; assessing radiological / conventional health, safety and environmental risks and identifying effective controls
  • The ability to assimilate, analyse and provide judgements on new and complex technical issues, clearly and concisely
  • Knowledge and/or experience of the generation of nuclear plant Safety Cases
  • Strong communication, decision making and influencing skills to audiences ranging from senior managers, project delivery teams and operational staff.
  • UK National, holding or capable of achieving further security clearance.

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is an internationally renowned and  respected research and development organisation, bridging the gap between academia and manufacturing, and is home to some of the brightest minds in engineering from around the globe. 

The MTC's engineers, scientists and technicians work with some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world in a supportive and collegiate environment for the development and demonstration of new technologies on an industrial scale, helping manufacturers of all sizes develop new and innovative processes and technologies. 

Established to prove cutting edge manufacturing advances in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions, the MTC works with hundreds of industrial clients across a range of sectors including automotive, aerospace, rail, informatics, food and drink, infrastructure, construction and civil engineering, electronics, oil and gas and defence. The MTC helps businesses thrive by advancing their technological and engineering capabilities to improve their business efficiency, capability and competitiveness. 

Supported by one of the largest public sector investments in UK Manufacturing, the MTC's engineering capabilities cover research and development, advanced manufacturing management, factory design and training for the skills of the future. 

The MTC has world-class facilities in Coventry, Liverpool and Oxford, and is part of the UK's High Value Manufacturing Catapult, supported by Innovate UK.

Reference Checks and Security Checks (where applicable)
Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to satisfactory references being obtained alongside a level of security clearance checks.

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