The Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR) are currently seeking an experienced Environmental Safety Case Specialist to join their team.

With exciting new projects such as launching the largest construction project they have yet undertaken this a perfect time to join the business and play a key role in supporting the Environmental Safety Case Team.

Role description

The role of the ESC Specialist is to work as part of the Environmental Safety Case team to develop, maintain and implement the Environmental Safety Case. The ESC team deliver a multidisciplinary work programme to ensure the safety of radioactive waste at the UK’s principal Low Level Waste disposal facility. The team are responsible for the demonstration and communication of this to the Environment Agency and wider stakeholder groups. The team also interacts and engages with the wider LLWR organisation to ensure that operations and developments on the site are undertaken in accordance with the assumptions in the ESC.

These roles also involve:

  • Defining and delivering the technical work scopes, interacting with the Environment Agency and ultimately supporting the production and submission of the next major update of the ESC.
  • Ensuring that all work pertaining to the development of the ESC is carried out professionally to agreed deadlines and budget, with scientific technical rigour and in accordance with LLWR’s Standards and Expectations.
  • Maintaining LLWR’s current understanding of developments in scientific and technical disciplines pertinent to the ESC and relevant technical areas.


  • You will be responsible for defining, delivering and managing technical work as described in the ESC development plan to underpin the continuous development of the ESC.
  • Managing contractors supporting the ESC team under varying commercial arrangements and at diverse locations.
  • Interacting with the regulators and Peer Review Group regarding the ESC.
  • Ensuring the ESC team is aware of relevant developments in science and technology surrounding repositories, nationally and internationally, and undertaking technical collaboration with relevant experts and organisations.
  • Maintaining and continually improving the corporate scientific knowledge and understanding of the repository to support the ESC.
  • Assessment of new information against the ESC to determine the implications and any forward action required.
  • Cooperating in the definition of the strategy on scientific research.


Essential skills

  • Degree (minimum 2:1) in relevant discipline.
  • Relevant experience in the development, maintenance and implementation of ESCs.
  • Where appropriate, ideally accredited to an appropriate professional body.
  • An interest in technical complexity, scientific rigour and problem-solving.

About LLWR

The Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR) has a proud past, a busy present and an exciting future. LLWR have managed the UK’s low level radioactive waste for more than 60 years and are now ready to play their part as a subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). In 2009, 95% of low level waste was disposed of at the Repository. Today that figure is below 5%. LLWR has led the way in securing effective solutions for lower activity waste management, diverting material away from the site by utilising a range of treatment and alternative disposal routes

LLWR has now launched the largest construction programme it has yet undertaken, the Repository Development Programme (RDP), to span 3 decades. Planning permission has been secured to allow the construction of a final cap over existing and new vaults and seven landfill-style trenches where waste was disposed of prior to the opening of the site’s first vault in 1988.Their top priority has always been safety – of their community, workforce and the environment – as reflected in their safety performance. If you join the LLWR family you will find a positive and supportive environment where your physical and mental health are prioritised and an inclusive atmosphere, free from discrimination, is promoted, alongside a commitment to excellence.


LLWR will be offering a competitive basic salary depending on your experience, a pension contribution up to 13.5% as well as an annual bonus based upon company performance and a further individual performance related bonus dependent on the level of your role.

Health and Well-being are extremely important to LLWR and they believe in supporting both mental and physical wellbeing therefore they also offer Private medical insurance which covers both out-patient and in-patient treatments and medical history is disregarded.

Other benefits include:

Cycle to Work Scheme: Employees are able to purchase cycles and associated equipment tax free as part of the National Cycle to Work Scheme.

Sick Pay: Employees are entitled for up to 261 days paid sick leave in any 4-year rolling period on full pay.

Olivia is a Key Account Consultant based in the South West, UK. She has 8 years experience in recruitment and account management focusing on accounts across major UK nuclear new build and development programmes.

Olivia Dean