At the Environment Agency, we are responsible for regulating the disposal of radioactive waste across the whole of the nuclear industry in England. Whether it be an operational power station, or a new build project, our regulators work with nuclear operators to ensure the highest levels of environmental protection are achieved. As a nuclear regulator in one of our regulatory teams, you’ll be at the forefront of this work. The role’s not just about waste. You’ll be expected to understand the businesses and technology you regulate, how they operate and the impact they could have on people and the environment.

The roles

We are looking for people with experience of the nuclear industry and the determination and enthusiasm to drive environmental improvements. Site operators aren’t the only people you’ll deal with. We are committed to the people and places we serve, so interaction with members of the public is an essential part of the role. You’ll also need to be willing to play your part in responding to incidents both within the nuclear field and across other functions of our organisation.

You’ll need a sound understanding of relevant legislation that you’ll regulate against and an appreciation of the challenges the industry faces. You’ll also need to be willing to play your part in responding to radiological and other types of incident.

As a senior nuclear regulator, we’d expect you to have wide-ranging experience of radioactive waste management or regulation in the nuclear industry. We’d expect you to lead on delivering environmental outcomes from day one.

As a nuclear regulator, we’d expect you to have some experience of radioactive waste management with the desire and commitment to further develop your skills.

Your work will help improve the safe management of radioactive wastes, ensure that the nuclear legacy is decommissioned, and enable new nuclear power generation as a form of secure, low-carbon electricity generation.

A rewarding environment

There are exceptional benefits to look forward to here, including a generous pension and substantial leave. We offer a range of flexible working options, including flexi-time and part time/job share, where possible, so you can strike the right balance between work and home life.

Naturally, we want you to be the best in your field. So expect training and development that helps you grow professionally. We will also pay your fees for one professional membership.

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community who wish to join an organisation which values everyone.  We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), disabled, female and LGBT+ candidates, so that our team really does represent and understand the communities we work with.  We want all our people to feel good about where they work and why they come to work, that they can be themselves without fear of judgement or prejudice and that all views are equally respected and valued.  We believe everyone should have an equal chance of achieving their life goals.

Diversity: it’s in our nature.