Senior Characterisation Specialist

  • Location

    Thurso, Highlands

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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  • Salary:

    £340.00 - £415.00 per day + £75 T&S per diem

  • Contact:

    Amanda Magee

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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  • Client:


Morson International has a 12 month contract opportunities for Senior Characterisation Specialists & Characterisation Specialists. The Service will be provided at our clients site, Dounreay.

The day rate range is £340 to £415 LTD, plus £75 T&S costs per diem.

Qualifications & Experience:
Degree in Science/Engineering or equivalent qualifications plus experience

Experience and familiarity with Waste Characterisation and Characterisation planning in a decommissioning context. (Experience of all or some Inferred/Calculation, Non-Destructive Assay and Laboratory Analysis approaches to activity assessment and fingerprint generation).

You will provide waste characterisation support to DSRL to promote and deliver an effective and compliant waste characterisation service that adheres to the site's waste strategies.

You will be responsible for delivering specialist advice that promotes the effective and efficient utilisation of waste characterisation processes. This includes but is not limited to devising and implementing sample plans, set-up, control and maintenance of the Dounreay Site NDA systems and undertaking assessments and calculations to characterise waste material.

Tasks will include but not limited to:
* Apply specialised characterisation knowledge and experience to assist DSRL organisations and project teams in implementing the lifetime plan and waste and fuel strategies for the site.
* Provide advice on characterisation to the waste directorate and site project teams.
* Review and report to the Waste Characterisation Manager problems and incidents, establishing causes and identifying, recommending and implementing solutions as required
* Manage, model and interpret waste characterisation data sets.
* Act as a key stakeholder in a range of waste processes, including DMRs, HAZOPs, UNOR investigations, BPM assessments.
* Provide specialist characterisation support to interface with internal and external stakeholders including NDA, SEPA, ONR and EURATOM.
* Develop and implement improvements to the characterisation parts of the Dounreay Waste Management System including but not limited to technical specifications, procedures and advice notes.
* Review and approve/endorse waste characterisation documentation including advice notes and activity assessments.
* Mentor characterisation specialists on matters related to regulatory and waste compliance.
* Provide site training on waste and fuel characterisation.
* Represent DSRL at national and international waste characterisation forums.
* Perform the responsibilities of Management Appointments relevant to post. Be appointed to RWA Corporate Body.
* Manage DSRL staff as a Line Manager.