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Our Vacancy

Radiological Protection Technician

  • Nuclear
  • Permanent /
  • Bridgwater
  • 28/05/24
  • On site

Finding solutions to climate change is the priority of the 21st century and means switching to low-carbon energy. At Assystem, our mission is to accelerate the energy transition worldwide. To achieve this, our 7,500 Switchers combine their historical engineering expertise and project management with digital technologies.

In our 12 countries (Europe, Middle East, Asia) of operation, we are working on the production and distribution of low-carbon electricity, through the development of nuclear and renewable energies. We are also supporting the modernisation and development of energy grids, managing the setup and siting for new transmission and distribution networks, and using hydrogen to decarbonise the transport and industry sectors.

Drawing on more than 55 years’ experience in highly regulated sectors subject to strict security and safety requirements, we provide our customers with engineering and project management services, as well as digital services and solutions to optimize the performance of complex infrastructure projects throughout their life cycle. The Group is currently ranked second in the world for nuclear engineering.

To ensure a viable, efficient, and reliable energy future for all

Job Description

This role is required to support the oversight and assurance arrangements for work with ionising radiation at the Hinkley Point C (HPC) construction site in the U.K. Primarily this will be to support the preparation and execution of industrial radiography on the site. This will involve the management of radioactive sources and equipment stored in a central store, independent confirmation that a radiography area has been established to the correct standards, and routine radiation monitoring of the radioactive source store and around the barriers of the radiography area.

A Radiological Protection Technician will accompany the radiography teams to ensure the correct standards of work and barrier control are being exercised:

  • Confirm the barriers have been erected as per the barrier plan and that all necessary equipment is in place and operational, and (where appropriate) is calibrated and has undergone a pre-use check.
  • Perform radiation monitoring at the barrier during the exposure, ensuring the barriers continue to be placed correctly.Prior to handing the area back, confirm the work is complete and that all sources and equipment have been removed from the area.
  • Use the site Permit to work system to control work.
  • Generate important compliance records
  • Perform monitoring to support a radiological incident.

A central source store is being supplied by NNB to its contract partners for the storage of industrial radiography sources. This role is required to manage the inventory of the store, perform routine tasks associated with the store, and perform general radiological protection tasks in accordance with site procedures:

  • Receive/Dispatch new radiography sources to the site and ensure they are correctly registered and logged into the store and records generated.
  • Dispatch radiography sources from the site and ensure all paperwork is completed correctly
  • Ensure all radiography sources are correctly signed out and returned to the store, verifying that the necessary paperwork is in place for the radiography task before the source is issued
  • Perform periodic source inventory checks
  • Perform periodic radiation and contamination surveys of the store.
  • Liaise with the Approved Dosimetry Service for the storage, issue and return of EDF NNB staff legal dosimetry.
  • Ensure the R.P. instruments & Dosimeters used by the independent RP team at the site are sent for repair and calibration and are stored to avoid damage.

My profile


  • GCSE grade C or equivalent in Maths and English.
  • City and Guilds in Radiation Protection Grade I or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a qualified Radiation Protection Technician / Health Physics Monitor within an organisation.
  • Working knowledge of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) as it applies to this role.
  • Competent I.T. worker.
  • Compliant with work instruction and accurate record keeping,
  • Demonstrable knowledge of IRR2017to be able to be appointed as a Radiation Protection Supervisor.


  • Recognised Level 2 qualification in Radiological Protection / Health Physics Monitoring (e.g., City and Guilds Stage 2, NVQ (National Vocational Qualifications) Level 2 Diploma, Level 2 Underpinning Knowledge Certificate)
  • Experience of performing radiation monitoring during radiography work
  • Experience of working on a nuclear licensed site.
  • Experience of managing inventories of instruments, radioactive sources.
  • Previous shift work.

We are committed to equal treatment of candidates and promote, as well as foster all forms of diversity within our company. We believe that bringing together people with different backgrounds and perspectives is essential for creating innovative and impactful solutions. Skills, talent, and our people’s ability to dare are the only things that matter !. Bring your unique contributions and help us shape the future.

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