Role description

Are you interested in making an impact in the UK’s journey to environmental rehabilitation? Join RWM as a Programme Manager to play a key role in the development of UK’s Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) programme.

RWM’s vision is to create a safer future by managing radioactive waste effectively, to protect people and the environment.

RWM’s mission is to deliver a Geological Disposal Facility and provide radioactive waste management solutions. As a wholly owned subsidiary of the NDA, RWM’s programmes of work deliver Government Policy, and NDA Strategy, for radioactive waste management.

Joining the Waste Management Directorate you will take the lead on planning, managing and coordinating delivery of the Strategic Waste Programme.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Deliver and maintain all relevant programme documentation.
  • Coordinate projects within the programme including maintaining the full scope of the programme
  • Day-to-day delivery management of the Programme, including any Strategic Business Plans, Business Case Approvals, Delivery Plans, and programme policies.
  • Engage with the wider nuclear sector and bring relevant parties into the programme scope as and when required.
  • Provide strategic programme advice to the Principle and Senior Waste Strategy Specialists to support delivery of projects within the overarching programme.


  • Relevant Science or Engineering Degree
  • Proven high level of competence in Project, Programme and Portfolio Management.
  • Evidence of competence in the production of strategic- and operational-level PPM strategies, development plans and roadmaps
  • Proven ability to behave professionally in challenging circumstances, engage with a range of stakeholders to effectively drive change and proven leadership in challenging conversations involving multiple stakeholders.

Your leadership and influencing skills, together with the ability to communicate complex messages to a wide range of audiences, will contribute to the team’s ability to move the organisation forward in their mission of building a GDF.

We work flexibly

RWM have offices based in Harwell, Warrington and Cumbria, and welcome applicants from any location, including remote working requirements. Please discuss your individual requirements with your recruitment consultant.

For further information or to apply please click the apply button now to send over your CV, we will call you to discuss the role in more detail. Even if your CV is not up to date then please send the most recent version, and we can discuss your recent experience in more detail.

About RWM:

RWM’s vision as an organisation is to create a safer future by managing radioactive waste effectively, to protect people and the environment, collaborating with experts on multi-million-pound research programmes and radioactive waste producers to find ways to package it that are suitable for disposal in a Geological Disposal Facility.

Equal Opportunities:

We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. At RWM we are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive. We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the communities we support. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from Women, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities, LGBTQ+ and candidates who have a disability.

Disability Confident:

In promoting equal opportunities, RWM welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We select people according to their abilities and our needs. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet all of the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of disabled candidates who meet all of the essential criteria, RWM will interview the best candidates from within that group.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

My colleagues and I have in depth knowledge of the structure, current projects and future projects of organisations in the international nuclear energy industry. We use this information to map out where opportunities exist and then match the experts we represent with the right opportunities. If you are currently working in the nuclear industry then we can offer you advice, support and representation. Please feel free to contact me.

Olivia Mindrila