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Principal-Senior Nuclear Consultant


CEA is a successful growing business, in demand in the UK and internationally, working for well-known clients providing environmental, consenting, and permitting support for energy and other infrastructure projects. We have a team of nuclear professionals who are providing support on new builds, the existing operational fleet, and decommissioning sites.

We are looking for a Principal or Senior Level Consultant (depending on experience) to join our growing team and who will support and manage a number of our existing and new nuclear projects as the company continues to grow. The ideal candidate is someone who has worked in the nuclear sector supporting on compliance with the radioactive substances environmental permits. We are interested in hearing from individuals who are developing specialists in their own field that may complement our existing team, e.g. in nuclear industry transport, safeguards, etc.

You’ll be degree-qualified in a relevant discipline (or hold an equivalent level of experience with professionally recognised qualifications), will have experience which may be drawn from previous roles in a consulting, regulatory or industry environment, and you’ll possess a comprehensive understanding of the environmental permitting requirements

Knowledge and Skills

The individual must be able to demonstrate the following:


• Experience of working in or regulating the nuclear industry.

• Proactive approach with proven track record in managing stakeholder expectations.

• Clear, concise communication skills (written and verbal).

• Good interpersonal skills, the ability to build effective relationships and influence.


• Experience of practical waste characterisation and management, completion of complex BAT / BPM assessments or site investigation, and Letter of Compliance requirements.

• A good understanding of the requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001.

• Project Management experience.

• A good understanding of the Nuclear Site Licence conditions and their application.



• Relevant scientific, technical or engineering degree, individuals with equivalent professional qualifications and experience will be considered.

• Relevant degree, individuals with equivalent professional qualifications and experience shall be considered. Desirable

• Radioactive Waste Advisor (RWA) certification. • Project Management Qualification (APM or equivalent).

• Membership of a registered institute. Skills & Requirements

• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office including PowerPoint.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Ability to work unsupervised independently working to tight schedules and managing multiple tasks.

• Ability to work to the company philosophies and culture.

• Result-focused • Translate priorities and actions into measurable results.

• Excellent problem-solving skills with a strong ability to identify and resolve.

• Work well within a team environment and independently.

Salary Dependent on experience

Closing date: 30 April 2024