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Radiation Protection Engineer

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NUVIA is a branch of VINCI, the world's largest integrated concessions and construction group. NUVIA is more specifically the nuclear entity of the VINCI Group and is involved in the entire life cycle of nuclear facilities, from new build to decommissioning, maintenance and operation.

NUVIA is constantly growing, with more than 2700 employees worldwide. On average, 100 men and women join us every year. Now, more than ever, we are looking for new talent to support the group's growth.  

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Radiation Protection Engineer

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Who are we looking for?

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic Radiation Protection Engineer (RPE). Applications are welcome from candidates starting their career in radiation protection as well as those with experience. Nuvia operates a diverse and successful radiation protection business in the UK. Our customers range from large government departments using a range of scanning and detection equipment through to small industrial users with a few closed sources. The RPA team provide consultancy across the nuclear sector including generation, decommission and defence projects. 

To be considered, you will have a degree in a science related subject and preferably a postgraduate qualification. This is an excellent opportunity to further develop your career, working with a team of experienced radiation protection professionals within the Nuvia Health Physics Business.

The successful candidate will be assigned a mentor from within the RPA team and will work towards their gain RPA accreditation.  In-house and external training to support accreditation will be provided.

What will you be responsible for?

The successful candidate will work in the Nuvia RPA team and be responsible for:

·         Interpretation and review of data on all aspects of radiation protection.

·         Compliance review and hazard assessment in conjunction with the RPA.

·         Production of radiation risk assessments and radiation protection advice notes.

·         Emergency response, incident assessment and investigation in conjunction with the RPA.

·         Production and presentation of training courses in radiation protection.



Essential skills, experience and competence required

·         Qualified to degree level or equivalent in a scientific discipline

·         Excellent numeracy, written and verbal communication skills

·         Ability to interpret and analyse data effectively

·         Enthusiastic and motivated to learn and develop a career in radiation protection

Desirable skills, experience and competence

·         Ability to manage own workload and be able to prioritise effectively

·         Strong interpersonal and effective communication skills and the ability to establish relationships with a wide range of stakeholders

·         Postgraduate qualification


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What we offer

·         A competitive salary

·         An Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, with a full calendar or health and wellbeing initiatives.

·         Flexible working options including hybrid working

·         25 days annual leave increased with length of service

·         Wide range of career development opportunities (e.g. professional registration, internal promotions, coaching and mentoring programmes)

·         Pension

·         Annual corporate bonus scheme

Please note that this position will require security vetting and a full driving licence is essential. 

Following a period of training, the candidate will be expected to join our on-call response team (not relevant to all Nuvia locations).


The candidate should be prepared to undertake the necessary survival training for work on oil rigs / vessels. This training will include underwater survival.

Why us?

Subsidiary of VINCI Construction, and division of the world-leading VINCI Group, NUVIA is an international company that operates world-wide on highly regulated and sensitive industrial sites, and has done for decades. We have been involved in
all the major nuclear projects in the world thanks to our solid and historical expertise.

Today, NUVIA is a key-partner for highly demanding industries that place regulatory requirements and safety at the top of their priorities. Our clients can also count on NUVIA for cutting-edge support services and solutions. With three ranges of NUVIATech products, NUVIA is a leading designer and supplier of sophisticated radiation protection and detection instruments, as valuable in Healthcare, protection, as in radioactivity geolocation...

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Minimum education required

Bachelor's degree

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Europe, United Kingdom, England

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Chadwick House, Risley, WA3 6AE