Senior Measurement Scientist

  • Full Time
  • England

Job title: Senior Measurement Scientist

Company: Atomic Weapons Establishment

Job description: AWE has exciting opportunities for a Senior Measurement Scientist to join our Materials and Analytical Science group, bringing their experience to AWE and to successfully play a key role delivering for our customers.

Senior Measurement Scientist

Location: Reading

Package: £42,520 – £55,200 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Closing date: 7th March 2024

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)

Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training

Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services

A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)

Life Assurance

Discounts – access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending

Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family

A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing – more information available on our careers site

Potential opportunities to travel with work for conferences and collaboration

As a Senior Measurement Scientist this role will give you the opportunity to act as a technical lead to provide radiological metrology services using the Radiological Instrumentation and Calibration facilities.
As part of the role, it is expected that you will maintain current knowledge of all applicable procedures, legislation and safety measures as well as provide technical advice and guidance to customers and stakeholders daily.

Key Responsibilities:

Ensuring the Radiological Instrumentation and Calibration processes are maintained to comply with company Environment, Health, Safety, Security and Quality standards

Carrying out the duties of qualified person (QP) in accordance with the requirements of the ionising radiation regulations 2017 (IRR17) and MOD JSP425 in the areas of responsibility defined in the QP letter of appointment

Maintaining high levels of housekeeping is maintained within the laboratories

Willing to co-operate and work within a team environment

Supporting the technical performance of measurement scientists.

Issuing of technical documentation for large instrumentation projects/service delivery

Aiding the development of less-experienced team members through formal and informal, technical and professional mentoring

Managing large instrumentation projects/service delivery by providing technical and financial input and contributing to design reviews. Also agree project deliverables with stakeholders

Delivering costed recommendations and schedules for large instrumentation projects/service delivery based on stakeholder requirements

Determining and prepare correct level of technical documentation for large projects

Designing, building and testing complex products and architectures which meet project deliverables

Seeking and identifying new instrumentation/equipment with the potential to improve company plant and processes

The Company may require you to fulfil any other reasonable duties aligned to your position from time to time in line with business needs

We would be interested in hearing from candidates who can demonstrate knowledge or experience in some of the following:

Nuclear physics, radiation detection and its applications

Working with analytical instrumentation, numeracy, handling large volumes of data, critical analysis and report writing

Ability to provide routine calibration, measurement and characterisation of radioactive reference standards and instruments, safe practices in a laboratory environment

Working to ISO 17025, MoD JSP425 and Def Stan 05-055

Able to readily adapt and respond quickly to changing situations and the changing needs of others Demonstrate ability to lead change by embracing new and different approaches

High degree of personal drive, good communication and interpersonal skills and a positive and co-operative attitude

Candidates must be willing to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.

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Expected salary: £42520 – 55200 per year

Location: England

Job date: Fri, 23 Feb 2024 23:03:54 GMT

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