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Environmental & Radioactive Waste Specialist

Job Profile

One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, Mott MacDonald is a multisector consultancy providing engineering, management, and development services on projects in 150 countries. With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of challenges, we’re helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions. Together, we are opening opportunities with connected thinking.

The power, process & nuclear division (PPN) have a requirement in our UK nuclear new build team for an Environmental and Radioactive Waste Specialist, ideally from a nuclear, power or similar background. We can be flexible on the location of this role and will consider Birmingham, Bristol or London.

Job Description

  • To win and deliver projects providing advisory services to nuclear projects in the UK and across Europe by supporting business development activities and producing high-quality proposals
  • Identify and respond to opportunities with identified key clients to support their nuclear projects with strategic level professional services. These projects will include nuclear new build, decommissioning and defence related work
  • Undertake the development and implementation of plans, processes and procedures required to gain relevant licenses, permits and consents for nuclear projects including storage & disposal of radioactive waste
  • Work with key clients to demonstrate compliance with safety, environmental, radioactive waste management, and planning commitments
  • To monitor project development performance – via review of contractor and client metrics, completion of inspections and completion of audits
  • Work with colleagues from across the Mott MacDonald Group to build the relationship with key clients, government bodies, lending institutions and other stakeholders
  • Support project developers with their engagement with regulators, the public, local authorities, and other key stakeholders

Candidate Specification

Candidate specification:

  • Experience of undertaking permitting, licensing and consenting applications for the nuclear industry
  • Detailed knowledge of safety, environmental and planning legislation in the UK relevant to construction and operation of nuclear sites
  • Knowledge of other regulatory systems relevant to the construction and operation of nuclear power plants in the UK
  • Experience of working with key UK nuclear regulatory bodies covering safety, environmental and radioactive waste management
  • Experience of reviewing complex technical reports and presenting key findings in a clear and transparent format to non-expert audiences
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to interface directly with senior staff in our key clients

    Preferably from a science or engineering background, you will be post-graduate qualified in a relevant subject who has experience working on multiple nuclear new build projects.
    You will be a professional scientist/engineer who has developed your skill set into project management and or managing various proposals, projects and staff. Candidates must be willing to undertake periods of working in client offices and on project sites in the UK/Europe.

    Candidates must be eligible for UK security clearance. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

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