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Radiological Waste Administrator

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England, Reading
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Closing date
23 Nov 2023

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AWE are currently recruiting for a Radiological Waste Administrator.

Location - Reading / Basingstoke area

Package - £27,360 - £36,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Closing Date: 23rd November 2023

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)

  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time.

  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training.

  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services.

  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution).

  • Life Assurance.

  • Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending.

  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family.

  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site.

This role will be to manage the sentencing and recording of RA solid and non-aqueous RA Waste on behalf of AWE and ensure compliance with third party Waste Acceptance Criteria.

You will be required to:

  • Identify and assess any assay necessary to be undertaken to support RA waste sentencing.

  • Identifying new effective and efficient disposal opportunities for AWE RA waste materials, where appropriate.

  • Support the RA Waste Route Owner in optimising waste management services in line with regulatory and business requirements.

  • Governance of the creation, maintenance and secure storage of lifetime records associated with Radioactive Waste.

  • Identify waste suitability for external consignment via the LLWR/MOD framework contract.

  • Co-ordinate the construction of consignments within the Solid Radioactive Waste Management Record System database

  • Generate accurate waste consignment paperwork and review appropriate approvals from receiving sites prior to transporting RA Waste.

  • Generate and ensure waste and consignment containers are acceptable to destination site.

  • Ensure AWE remains within its Permits, Authorisations and allocations.

To be successful in this role you should have the following skills:

  • A good standard of basic education

  • Strong mathematical skills

  • Working knowledge of RA Waste Operations

  • Working knowledge of Nuclear Material transfers



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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