Role description

Looking for the next challenging project in your career? Nuclear Waste Services (NWS) are looking for a Safety Systems Engineer (Transport) to contribute to the production of specialist areas of the safety case and act as the intelligent customer.

NWS’ vision is to secure a safer future for us all.

NWS’ mission is to protect people and the environment by managing the UK’s nuclear waste innovatively and sustainably.

Part of NWS’ mission is to deliver a Geological Disposal Facility and provide radioactive waste management solutions. The GDF will play an important role in resolving the long-outstanding environmental issue of how we safely dispose of legacy and future nuclear waste. It will be one of the most significant national infrastructure projects in the UK and will create investment and employment opportunities which will last for decades.

As the Safety Systems Engineer, specifically for transport safety assessments, you will provide technical expertise for the development of the safety case and the design process. You will join a diverse organisation and represent NWS as a member of the GDF delivery team.


  • Provide technical expertise for the development of the safety case and the future design process of the transportation containers
  • Assisting the ALARP optioneering and assessment to resolve challenges
  • Developing the strategy, work programme and technical content
  • Act as Deputy Safety Case Officer as required

Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Engineering or Science
  • Understanding of all safety considerations for a Safety Case for transportation of radioactive waste with reference to current regulatory expectations, notably the IAEA transport regulations
  • Knowledge of the UK Regulatory framework and its implications for UK Licensees
  • Experience working with safety cases and the development process

Your previous safety case author experience will make you an asset to this growing business and your area of specialism will contribute to development of the safety case and there will be opportunities to develop in other areas of the wider safety case for GDF. For more information, please click on the apply button or contact Lisa Morgan at Thomas Thor on

NWS 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.

As well as the opportunity to be part of this major environmental project, NWS also offer you an annual bonus, 30 days of annual leave (with public holidays on top) and one of the most generous pensions currently available in the UK (Civil Service Alpha Pension Scheme).

About NWS:

As of the 31 January 2022, Nuclear Waste Services has been set up to combine all of the NDA Waste activities, giving greater flexibility and driving improvements and synergies across the NDA Group. This brings together LLW Repository Limited, Radioactive Waste Management Limited and the NDA Integrated Waste Management Programme (each with their own IT teams, infrastructure, and systems).

Equal Opportunities:

Nuclear Waste Services value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating a diverse workplace where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. We value the diversity of our people and recognise the benefits a diverse workforce can bring to the business. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applications from Women, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities, LGBTQ+ and candidates who have a disability.

Disability Confident:

Nuclear Waste Services (NWS) is a member of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all candidates who have a disability and who meet all of the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of candidates who have a disability who meet all of the essential criteria NWS will interview the best candidates from within that group.

Lisa is a Search and Process consultant, based in Finland, specialised in the UK nuclear market. Experience in successfully placing engineering, technical and administrative personnel on both permanent and contract assignments across different countries.

Lisa Morgan