Do you have PhD level mathematical modelling experience or come from a PhD level chemistry or geochemistry background? LLWR is looking for two individuals to join them in their work to demonstrate the continued safety of the Low Level Waste Repository.

These are opportunities to chart a scientific and technical career path within a broad, multidisciplinary setting. You will grow into an integral part of the Environmental Safety Case team and with new projects such as the launching of the largest construction project they have yet undertaken, this is an exciting time to join them.


Role description

You will join the Environmental Safety Case team to develop, maintain and implement the Environmental Safety Case. The team delivers 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.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

LLWR’s projects are fundamentally environmental and very broad ranging. They collaborate closely with their supply chain to guide them as they deliver within their specialist areas. They look to understand how to model the right processes, if the results expected are being achieved and how that fits in with other pieces of work, as well as the rest of the safety case. Alongside this, they spend a great deal of time talking with communities, to impart information, learn and develop relationships. They also regularly communicate with wider stakeholder groups, such as the Environment Agency and the wider LLWR organisation, to ensure robust operations.

Essential skills

You should have:

  • An interest in technical complexity, scientific rigour and problem-solving
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Good IT skills.


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.

I’ve been within recruitment for over a decade covering fast paced contract recruitment, project recruitment and account management, within large scale business and niche consultancy environments, all within the nuclear industry. I am passionate about the point where company meets individual to ensure the best fit professionally, personally and culturally, and providing an excellent customer service sits at the core of everything I do and strive to deliver.

Lisa Stanger