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Senior Waste Specialist

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England, West Berkshire
Closing date
2 Nov 2021

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AWE is looking for a Senior Waste Specialist to Act as the AWE Subject Matter expert for the management of Controlled Waste within the Business.

It takes a special sort of person to work at AWE. What if that person was you?

Location - Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary: £42,000 - £66,400 (dependent on experience)

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year plus every other Friday off)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

Ideally, we are looking for candidates with detailed knowledge of UK and European waste legislation, standards and guidelines and those systems that exist to enable industry to comply.

Successful Candidates will be responsible for:

  • Provide Waste Officer training and support maintenance of competent waste officer resource.
  • Deliver inspection programme against processes including (legislation, internal standards, procedures and guidance).
  • Specify the functional requirements and standards to which the Controlled Waste Route and site shall operate.
  • Support the application for relevant Nuclear License Conditions, Environmental Authorisations, Permits, Exemptions or Variations
  • Setting, or support to the setting, of Strategy, Standards, Procedures and Guidance to ensure a consistent interpretation of relevant policies and legislation across AWE.
  • Maintain EPR16 Baseline Roles - Defining Requirements.
  • Drive improvement in the sustainable management of waste.
  • Provide technical direction and definitive advice to AWE on the management of Controlled Waste.
  • Liaise with the ONR, EA and other stakeholders as appropriate for waste related matters.

Whilst not to be considered a check list, candidates should be able to demonstrate some of the following:

  • A recognised degree in Environmental science enhanced by experience or post-graduate qualification; or equivalent combination of relevant qualifications and/or experience.
  • Knowledge of the Environmental Management System and the requirements of ISO 14001.
  • Knowledge of health and safety requirements appropriate to the job.
  • Experience working in a responsible role within a relevant waste management or waste regulatory field.
  • Apply for EPR exemptions, work within Regulatory position statements, CLAiRE material Management Plans and other necessary permissions and licences for Controlled Waste.



We’re looking for talented and ambitious people to join us in our work at the forefront of nuclear defence engineering, science and technology.

To work at AWE is to play a valuable part in keeping our country safe and secure.

Working at AWE gives you access to exceptional technologies, facilities and projects no ordinary company can provide – and the support of world-class professionals at every stage of your career.

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