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.

The Role

As a Waste Management Specialist, you will support the team by providing waste management advice through working with waste producers on development on waste management solutions and the delivery of quality disposability assessments.


  • Management of individual disposability assessments including scheduling, resourcing, costs and customer expectations.
  • Expert waste management advice and guidance to customers on the production of waste packages compatible with RWM standards and specifications, and the geological disposal concept.
  • Ongoing engagement with waste packagers in support of the disposability assessment schedule.
  • Effective communication of identified requirements within RWM, contributing to and managing resolution.
  • Confirming application of required controls on waste package product quality through audit of relevant management systems and technical conformance.

Skills and Experience

  • Good first degree in a science or engineering subject.
  • Knowledge of radioactive waste packaging processes and UK waste packaging plant, and of options for packaging of legacy wastes and potential wastes from new reactors.
  • Experience of regulatory processes as applied to operational process plant and construction sites.
  • Resilience and proven ability to behave professionally in challenging circumstances.
  • Technical report writing to a good standard of English.

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