Engineering Manager - Radioactive Waste Management

Job description

Our mission is to deliver a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) and provide radioactive waste management solutions. The GDF is vital for dealing with the UK’s nuclear legacy. It’s a highly engineered facility capable of isolating higher activity radioactive waste deep underground. Right now, we’re at a critical stage of the implementation process. As our Engineering Manager, you’ll have the chance to design this crucial system and shape our future plans.

As we move into early stages of site-specific design, you’ll be the Design Authority for key aspects of the GDF. It means you’ll tackle design assessments, feasibilities studies and engineering design solutions. Your proposals will help us develop surface to underground connections, the underground layout and working arrangements for construction. It’s a hugely exciting opportunity that calls for strong links with our contracting partners.

You will play an important role in demonstrating the design and construction engineering of a GDF. You will also support the partnerships that enable us to work with communities interested in the GDF siting process. You must therefore be a skilled professional with a good degree in Engineering. While knowledge of the nuclear industry would be helpful, ideally you’ll be a Mining, Tunnelling or Civil Engineer. We’ll expect you to act as the Intelligent Client for engineering design services. This means you’ll need experience of contract specification and contract management for engineering design. If you’re not a chartered member of a relevant professional body, you should be working towards this.




£40,000-£50,000 DOE + competitive package

Full/Part Time: 
Full Time

Recruiter information

RWM is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.  A 2014 White Paper provides the Government’s framework for ‘Implementing Geological Disposal’.  Identifying and developing a suitable site for a GDF is based on the principle of working with communities willing to participate in the process.

How to apply for this post

To apply, please visit our site - Radioactive Waste Management Recruitment 

If this role receives sufficient applicants, we may bring the closing date forward. We therefore recommend that you submit your details sooner rather than later. 

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.