Permanent Opportunity within a Major UK Environmental Project

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.

Role description

Ready for your next big project? Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) are looking for a Risk and Issues Manager to define, develop and maintain the Risk, Issues and Opportunities management process to support management across the GDF Programme.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • Manage the upkeep of the GDF RIO registers within company toolsets.
  • Planning and facilitating appropriate workshops and subsequent follow-ups in accordance with agreed methodologies.
  • Ensuring RADIO standards are maintained, tracking progress and driving improvements.
  • Manage the administrative support of the RIO registers and work with the programme and project managers to ensure information correctly recorded in company registers.
  • Development and ongoing support in project and programme reporting including effective communication.
  • Advising on contingency development and ongoing contingency management.
  • Working with the GDF Programme and Project Managers to build a risk aware culture and enhancing the competence and maturity in Risk Management within the project teams.
  • Manage the production of GDF programme reports, including monthly risk reports.

Essential skills

  • Strong personal impact and highly developed interpersonal skills to influence decision-makers and stakeholders at all levels;
  • Proven experience of working in a rigorous programme controls environment;
  • A highly sophisticated appreciation of how to work effectively at the public/private interface, bringing private operating experience to bear in the regulated environment;
  • Significant experience in the development and implementation of new risk management policies, processes and solutions, including development of key performance indicators, limits systems and reporting requirements;
  • Significant evidence of working effectively with a range of stakeholders, including proven representational/ambassadorial ability, particularly in the context of engaging Government, public and private sectors and local communities.


This is a great opportunity to join a growing organisation and utilise your experience leading teams on highly regulated projects/industries. This role could suit whether you are established in your career or looking for your next step up.

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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.

Recruitment professional, based in Cumbria UK, experienced working within Nuclear, Transportation and Financial industries. Communicates and partners with all levels of personnel by using excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Diversity and Inclusion is a big passion of mine and work to promote inclusivity in the workplace.

Alexandria Gleason