Head of Environment

Magnox is an exciting place to be, and this role is the perfect opportunity for you to be part of our challenging mission - to safely and successfully manage the UK’s civil nuclear legacy on behalf of the nation.


Employer: Magnox
Location: Harwell / Winfrith
Salary: Competitive Salary
Closing Date: 15 Mar 2021
Hours: Full Time
Sector: Nuclear, Environmental
Function: Environmental Regulations, Nuclear Regulations

Magnox is an exciting place to be, and this role is the perfect opportunity for you to be part of our challenging mission - to safely and successfully manage the UK’s civil nuclear legacy on behalf of the nation. To deliver our commitment, we need people like you who want to perform at an industry leading standard and be part of a team that continues to develop, innovate and even exceed our greatest achievements.

At Magnox, we understand, and acknowledge the value of an inclusive working environment, and celebrate the diversity this brings to our workplace. Without this approach, we wouldn’t be in the position that we are now, being able to safeguard and secure the future of our organisation.

Hear from the Hiring Manager
“We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated Head of Environment for two of our nuclear decommissioning sites. The Harwell and Winfrith Sites are former United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority research sites with unique challenges comprising test reactors, radiochemistry facility and complex waste requiring management. These two sites are not only looking to reduce the risk on-site but also to delicense and release the land for future use.

At Harwell the land release will allow future development of the bustling Harwell Science Campus and Winfrith is to be the first nuclear licensed site in the UK to return to heathland in south Dorset, near the spectacular Jurassic Coast. As Head of Environment you will ensure that the sites are compliant with the Environmental Permitting Regulations, and other environmental regulatory requirements providing advice, guidance and assurance across the two sites.

Harwell / Winfrith

Key Deliverables
• Help achieve the high environmental compliance standards expected and equired in the civil nuclear industry
• Lead a team working across both sites
• Maintain the good relationship with our external regulators and other organisations such as local Wildlife Trusts to ensure common goals
• Network with the other Magnox sites to share learning and support the work on our sites

Qualifications and Experience
• Degree level or equivalent qualification in a scientific discipline (essential)
• Membership of appropriate Professional Body (IEMA/SRP)
• Hold, or be working towards a certificate of competence to act as a Radioactive Waste Advisor
• Experience of ISO14001 Environmental Management System
• Experience with compliance with nuclear site licence and environmental permitting requirements
(and other environmental legislation)

Salary & Benefits:
• Competitive salary with access to performance linked pay progression
• 25 days annual leave
• Participation in Company Bonus Scheme
• Up to 13.5% employer pension contribution depending on individual contribution amount
• Access to training and development through the company performance management arrangements, supporting you in maintaining your personal Continuous Professional Development

Additional Information:
Please be aware this role holder requires security clearance, or the ability to obtain said clearance.
May be required to travel to other sites and attend off-site meetings

We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are
committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to
perform at their best.

At Magnox we are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive, and we therefore
particularly welcome applications from women, BAME, LGBT+ and disabled candidates.
We are happy to talk flexible working where possible

Application Process:
If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your CV through to
Magnox.resourcing@magnoxsites.com FAO Natalie Mohamed