Radiation Protection Advisers

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Reading, Berkshire / England, Hampshire, Basingstoke
Closing date
27 Aug 2022

Job Details

AWE currently have excellent opportunities for Radiation Protection Advisers

The Radiation Protection and Dosimetry Group are part of the Engineering and Science Resource function at AWE. We are responsible for providing legal and technical advice to a range of internal and external customers regarding health and safety in relation to working with radioactive materials and other sources of ionising radiation.

Salary: £41,950 - £62,000 (dependant on experience)

Location - Reading / Basingstoke Area (Potential for some Hybrid working)

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, inclusive of bank holidays, 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

No other organisation in the UK provides radiation protection advice across the same range of applications and customers. Our advice covers everything from nuclear manufacturing facilities to forensic laboratories, new build facilities to advice on decommissioning old ones and providing advice on working with some of the most powerful X-ray generating machines in the world to working on national security operations. Each present their own unique set of challenges meaning that every day is different.

We are looking to recruit a certified Radiation Protection Adviser (radiation protection scientists) to join our team. Successful candidates will either hold a current RPA 2000 certificate or have operational experience of providing clear and proportionate radiation protection advice to their customers. The ability to then communicate this advice through a variety of media is essential.

It would be advantageous for the candidate to have degree in a science, technology or engineering discipline or experience of working in areas such as health physics, dosimetry, environment, radioactive waste management, health and safety (ESH) or other associated fields.

A career in radiation protection is an excellent choice for someone who wishes to continue to use their practical and theoretical scientific and technical knowledge and skills in a multi-disciplinary environment. The role will also provide development opportunities to become a chartered member of the Society of Radiation Protection. The role will involve both office-based and practical elements which provide opportunities to get out and see some of our unique facilities and processes that we undertake.

All candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role. The successful candidate should also be willing and able to work in designated areas where the need arises. They should also be willing and able to join our on-call capability supporting our customer with emergency response advice which comes with an additional incentive.



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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