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About the opportunity:
We wish to recruit an enthusiastic Senior Corrosion Science Consultant to work in our office at Harwell near Oxford. The successful candidate will focus on providing leading experimental and analytical capabilities to support our clients in a variety of challenges, but will also provide, as required, support to other projects in the areas of decommissioning and radioactive waste management. The post offers the opportunity to apply your skills to solving real world problems in the nuclear industry in a customer-focused environment. The vacancy provides an excellent opportunity for those wishing to develop their careers in our technically and commercially challenging business. 

  • Work on a range of experimental and desk-based consultancy projects for customers including radioactive waste producers and radioactive waste management organisations, both in the UK and overseas. Established client portfolio includes NDA, RWM, SL, Nagra, ONDRAF-NIRAS and SKB. Work includes a variety of activities across the areas of integrated radioactive waste management, spent fuels and nuclear materials, including: 
  •  Deploying experimental and desk-based capabilities to study, test and document a variety of corrosion problems in the field of the radioactive waste management and disposal.
  •  Deploying broader analytical capabilities in materials science, providing solutions to a variety of problems in the field of the radioactive waste management and disposal.
  • Leading the production of high-quality technical reports, either as main author or providing supervision to other resources.
  • Reviewing and assimilating data/information and technical reports produced by other members of the team.
  • Enabling successful interactions with customers, including presentation of key results and their interpretation in the context of client’s needs.
  • Carrying out business development activities (including competitive bidding) in relevant technical areas.
  •  Delivering work to agreed timescales, quality and cost. 
  • Supporting radioactive waste management organisations to assess disposability cases and/or supporting the development of safety cases, with focus on challenges related to corrosion and material science. 
  • Include location, reporting structure and key focus of role
  • Here’s What You’ll Need:

    Here’s What You’ll Need: 

  •  A good first degree (2:1 or better) OR higher degree in a physical science or engineering discipline OR equivalent training/experience. 
  •  PhD in Corrosion Science, Materials Science OR equivalent working experience.
  • Outstanding experimental and desk-based analytical skills with focus on materials and corrosion science, demonstrated by peer recognition by senior scientists or technical experts.
  • Relevant professional experience demonstrating depth and breadth in technical/scientific skills for a variety of technical challenges across different corrosion and/or materials science problems.
  • Numerate with excellent technical writing skills, demonstrated by number of publication of technical work in industry reports and/or scientific literature. 
  •  Flexible, innovative and keen to develop client portfolio, including demonstration of previous commercial skills.
  • Adaptable, able to work on a number of varied projects at the same time, prioritising as appropriate. 
  • Able to work in multi-disciplinary teams. 
  • Enthusiasm to apply skills to the solution of real-world problems. 
  • We will need you to be able to obtain appropriate security clearance.
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