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OPERATIONS/MAINTENANCE 2022-68898 2761 Scotland, GB Permanent GCSEs

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Trainee Health Physics Monitor


 Dounreay is Scotland's largest decommissioning project and is widely recognised as Europe's most complex nuclear closure programme. For more than 50 years it was known as the centre of the UK's fast reactor research and development and now the team is aiming to be recognised as a centre of excellence for nuclear decommissioning. Dounreay offers an opportunity to be involved in some of the UK's most leading edge technical projects, developing unique skills and experiences which are highly sought after across the industry.

Be part of it:

Vacancies have arisen within the Nuvia Health Physics team at Dounreay for Trainees Health Physics Surveyors to support our client’s ongoing decommissioning programme.  The training programme will last for 2 years and will include an NVQ in Radiological Protection. Throughout the training your progress will be monitored and assessed against Nuvia and Client standards. You will compile an evidence folder, demonstrating your areas of learning with accredited certificates of completion for elements of your training. 

Main responsibilities as an HP Surveyor:

·      Undertake radiation and contamination surveying both on the Dounreay Site and offsite in accordance with the defined routine monitoring program

·      Undertake the changing of air sample and duct sample filter papers, and undertake counting of the filters to determine the activity present

·      Support site operations as they progress by monitoring the radiological conditions and reporting the results

·      Undertake surveying operations in areas with enhanced levels of radioactive contamination wearing appropriate PPE/RPE

·      Review and support the production of health physics documentation

·      Assist with the familiarisation and training of Health Physics staff

·      Be required to participate in emergency on-call arrangements

·      Perform the responsibilities of Local/Management Appointments relevant to post

Desirable skills, aptitudes and experience:

·      Minimum of 3 National 5’s at Grade C or equivalent, including English, Mathematics and one Science subject

·      Open, flexible approach to work and prepared to undergo training

·      The ability to communicate effectively with staff/contractors at all levels

·      Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team

·      Required to be designated as a classified worker and as such must be 18 years old or over on the start date, in accordance with the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017.

Why us?

Subsidiary of VINCI Construction, and division of the world-leading VINCI Group, NUVIA is an international company that operates world-wide on highly regulated and sensitive industrial sites, and has done for decades. We have been involved in
all the major nuclear projects in the world thanks to our solid and historical expertise.

Today, NUVIA is a key-partner for highly demanding industries that place regulatory requirements and safety at the top of their priorities. Our clients can also count on NUVIA for cutting-edge support services and solutions. With three ranges of NUVIATech products, NUVIA is a leading designer and supplier of sophisticated radiation protection and detection instruments, as valuable in Healthcare, protection, as in radioactivity geolocation


NUVIA is a branch of VINCI, the world's largest integrated concessions and construction group. NUVIA is more specifically the nuclear entity of the VINCI Group and is involved in the entire life cycle of nuclear facilities, from new build to decommissioning, maintenance and operation. NUVIA is constantly growing, with more than 2700 employees worldwide. On average, 100 men and women join us every year. Now, more than ever, we are looking for new talent to support the group's growth.


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