Role description

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.

Would you like to take part in of one of the world’s largest and most challenging environmental engineering projects, as they explore the possibility of hosting a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) for the long-term management of some of the UK’s radioactive waste?

RWM are looking for a Site Evaluation Manager to become a part of the team responsible for supporting the implementation of the GDF site evaluation process in the UK. Your role will be focused on using your knowledge of planning and regulatory requirements for geological disposal to implement RWM’s established site evaluation approach.

Your key duties will include:

  • Implementation of the RWM’s established site evaluation approach which will be used to determine the suitability of areas and sites in support of Government’s siting programme for a GDF.
  • Management and delivery of community, area and site evaluations in participating communities
  • Procurement and management of specialist suppliers to undertake site evaluation and assessment work.
  • Support delivery of necessary environmental and land-use permits and consents

Skills and experience:

  • Good first degree in environmental science, geoscience or other relevant science or engineering subject.
  • Good understanding of radioactive waste and wider nuclear policy.
  • Experience in the contractual specification of site evaluation/investigation work.
  • Knowledge of planning and regulatory requirements for geological disposal under the Planning Act 2008 for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects, in particular environmental permitting, nuclear site licensing and land use planning.

This is an opportunity to use your communication and influencing skills to build trust with the public, as you will be providing support in discussions with communities, specialist contractors and regulators to specify and procure community, local and site studies.

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