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Location: Bridgwater, South West England, United Kingdom

Radiation Protection Technician

Bridgwater, South West England, United Kingdom

Job Description

The Hinkley Point C Project is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe. During the business construction phase over 5,600 people will work on the site. The project marks the rebirth of the UK's nuclear industry and will present invaluable opportunities for Somerset, the South West and wider UK.
This is an exciting opportunity to work on one of the largest and most significant construction and infrastructure projects in Europe.

Radiological protection technicians will support the independent oversight, supervision and monitoring of the radiography, reducing the risks to workers from unplanned events and the potential delays to the construction schedule. The role will also be expected to support the preparations for radiography tasks, and due to the nature of radiography, the role requires frequent work on evenings, nights and weekends. The Radiological protection technician will be expected to liaise with contractors to ensure the safe and timely execution of the work.

A Radiological Monitoring Technician will accompany the radiography teams to ensure the correct standards of work and barrier control are being exercised:

Confirm the barriers have been erected as per the barrier plan and that all necessary equipment is in place and operational, and (where appropriate) is calibrated and has undergone a pre-use check.

Perform radiation monitoring at the barrier during the exposure, ensuring the barriers continue to be placed correctly.

Prior to handing the area back, confirm the work is complete and that all sources and equipment have been removed from the area.

Perform monitoring to support a radiological incident.

A central source store is being supplied by NNB to its contract partners for the storage of industrial radiography sources. This role is required to manage the inventory of the store, perform routine tasks associated with the store, and perform general radiological protection tasks in accordance with site procedures:

Receive new radiography sources to the site and ensure they are correctly registered and logged into the store

Dispatch radiography sources from the site and ensure all paperwork is completed correctly

Ensure all radiography sources are correctly signed out and returned to the store, verifying that the necessary paperwork is in place for the radiography task before the source is issued

Perform periodic source inventory checks

Perform periodic radiation and contamination surveys of the store.

Liaise with the EDF NNB Approved Dosimetry Service for the storage, issue and return of EDF NNB staff legal dosimetry.

Administer the direct reading and alarming dosimeters, ensuring they are sent for repair and calibration, and are stored to avoid damage.

Ensure the RP instruments used by the independent RP team at the site are sent for repair and calibration, and are stored to avoid damage

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience


GCSE grade C or equivalent in Maths and English

A minimum of 3 years experience as a qualified Radiation Protection Technician / Health Physics Monitor within an organisation.

A working knowledge of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) as it applies to this role.


A nationally recognised Level 2 qualification in Radiological Protection / Health Physics Monitoring (e.g. City and Guilds Stage 1, NVQ Level 2 Diploma, Level 2 Underpinning Knowledge Certificate)

Experience of performing radiation monitoring during radiography work

Experience of working on a nuclear licensed site.

Experience of managing inventories of instruments, radioactive sources and other radiological protection equipment

A previous appointment as a Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS).

PAYE Contract (+ 33 days paid leave). Closing date 08/03/19
For more information, please contact Kay Hemsley at Rullion on 0203 201 1215.

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