Radiological Protection Engineer


Location: Aztec West. Hybrid working supported, minimum 3 days in office.

Salary: From £42,000 dependent on experience, plus benefits.

Employment type: Permanent/ Full Time

Closing date: 1st March 2023



Join EDF as a Radiological Protection Engineer, and you’ll join one of the most exciting and challenging projects within EDF, as we continue to lead the rebirth of nuclear in the UK.


At Hinkley Point C (HPC) we are building two new nuclear reactors, the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK providing low carbon electricity for around six million homes.


As a Radiological Protection Engineer, you will ensure the Buildings within Edvance UK’s scope of responsibility meet the radiological protection requirements as required by the Nuclear Safety Authority.


Edvance is a joint venture between EDF and Framatome, established in 2018 in charge of the design (basic design) and the realization (studies, procurement, erection, testing and commissioning) of nuclear islands for new projects in France and worldwide. Spearhead of the French nuclear industry, it aims through its objectives and challenges of economic competitiveness and performance, to position itself sustainably in nuclear markets internationally and those of the renewal of the French fleet.


In particular, Edvance is responsible for the design and construction of the nuclear island for the Hinkley Point C project and for the design of the EPR2, an optimized EPR model incorporating the feedback from the ongoing EPR projects. It will also carry out new nuclear offers and projects in France and abroad.


Edvance UK is responsible for delivering the design for the Nuclear Island buildings, systems and equipment contracts for the Hinkley Point C EPR Project through the Integrated Team Bristol, support to HPC construction and commissioning activities, and preparing design replication feasibility and engineering activities for the Sizewell C Project.


This is an excellent opportunity to work alongside other Radiological Protection Engineers within Edvance UK and Paris/Lyon.



Pay, benefits and culture…


Alongside a salary from £42,000, we offer a competitive benefits package, including a company pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus. 


At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself.  We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.  We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility. 


We’re a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help with your application, making adjustments as you need. 


We’ll value the difference you bring and offer opportunities for you to thrive and succeed.



What you’ll be doing…


  • Giving advice to the designer regarding the radiological protection constraints (shielding needs, operational constraints, waste management, etc.) that could impact the Civil and Layout design of the building.
  • Assessing any civil and layout modifications that could impact the radiological and contamination zoning requirements of the building.
  • Ensuring that the design is consistent with UK context requirements.
  • Undertaking studies and calculations relating to the spread of radiation.
  • From 3D model extracts, model the areas with PANTHERE software and assign various source terms (sources of radioactivity).
  • Producing simulations for calculating the thickness of protection screens, depending on the reactor’s operating conditions, the geometry of the premises and the radioactive sources involved.
  • Writing radiation protection calculation reports to define the radiological zoning and contamination zoning of the buildings.
  • Defining the radiological classification of premises and systems.
  • Advising building leaders on the optimisation of premises.
  • Supplying studies and recommendations to the layout teams.



Who you are…


Your background may include some of the following:

  • Experience in radiological protection requirements and EPR technology.
  • Knowledge of MCNP and Panthere.
  • Fluent in English
  • Microsoft Tools
  • Previous experience of working on a nuclear site would be desirable
  • French speaker



Join us and together we can help Britain achieve Net Zero.



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