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 (GDF) 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

As the Waste Assurance Specialist you will be responsible for the delivery of the assurance framework, which will demonstrate the acceptability of wastes for future management. This will include management of records and knowledge, and alignment with the future requirements for Waste Acceptance at a GDF.

As part of a growing team, you will collaborate with internal stakeholders on the co-ordination, management and delivery of assurance assessment programmes; including records assessments, technical audits, periodic reviews and cross-cutting reviews.

This role includes project and work package management activities as well as contract and contractor management.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • Development and management of assurance assessment programmes, ensuring internal consistency of assessment programmes and co-ordination with the Disposability Assessment programme.
  • Delivery of technical products and assessments, following relevant procedures and instructions
  • Support knowledge and information management for Waste Management Directorate.
  • Support activities within other RWM functions as necessary to contribute to development of package assurance requirements, including participation in Integrated Project Teams and review of relevant products.
  • Support the development of guidance materials and Management System documentation relating to package assurance.
  • Provide additional resource for management of disposability assessments with a Package Assurance focus. This may include Periodic Review Disposability Assessments and disposability assessments with a primary focus on data recording and/or Management System proposals.
  • Support the development, maintenance, and implementation of arrangements for disposability assessment, ensuring compatibility with package assurance goals and the creation of clear and consistent records of RWM activities.
  • Development and management of assurance assessment programmes, ensuring internal consistency of assessment programmes and co-ordination with the Disposability Assessment programme.
  • Task Manager for allocated task(s) relating to package assurance, responsible for developing scope, review of deliverables and capture of learning. Responsible for identifying and proposing resolution of arising issues, periodic progress reporting, and monitoring of costs.

Essential skills

Skills and Experience

  • Understanding of principles of radioactivity, radioactive waste packaging processes and UK waste packaging plant.
  • Understanding of regulatory expectations as applied to waste management, records and knowledge management and assurance of products.
  • Trained as Lead Auditor for ISO9001 or equivalent experience.
  • Experience of specifying and managing tasks or small projects, including contractor management and project reporting.
  • Experience in communicating detailed technical issues.
  • Experience in working with diverse technical peer groups and stakeholders, and influencing and informing senior decision-makers

 

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.

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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.

Clare has built extensive experience in the recruitment industry and specialises in the UK nuclear market.

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