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Senior Engineer - Nuclear (Radiation Physics %26 Shielding)

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Senior Engineer - Nuclear (Radiation Physics & Shielding)

Location: Barrow-in-Furness.We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

    Conducting radiological safety assessments

      Assessing radiation damage risk to electronics

        Developing and deploying radiation detection systems

          Completing the systems engineering design of the secondary shielding system

            Running and analysing point kernel and monte-carlo calculations

              Providing technical advice on impact of changes and defects across the whole boat

                Developing ALARP justifications in support of design decisions

                Your skills and experiences:


                  Degree in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Nuclear Science or a related field

                    Demonstrable knowledge/experience of radiation physics, nuclear engineering, nuclear safety or similar

                      Knowledge/experience of Radiological safety assessments, ALARP justifications or similar

                        Knowledge/experience of radiation transport methods (ATTILLA/MCBEND/MCNP etc.)


                          Experience of submarine enterprise

                            Experience of change management

                              Experience of technical written and verbal communication


                              You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

                              The Radiation Physics & Shielding team:

                              Would you like to be part of a specialist team bridging physics and engineering? Are you looking for an opportunity to progress your career in engineering or physics? Would you enjoy doing this whilst also working on the most complex engineering project on the planet? If the answer to any of those is yes, then we want to hear from you.

                              The Radiation Physics & Shielding department is responsible for the design and validation of radiation shielding for the UK's nuclear powered submarine fleet. We are engaged across three different submarine programmes in different stages of the engineering lifecycle designing new shields, providing design change assessment into the build programme and conducting radiation metrology on-board during commissioning. Alongside our primary work we actively conduct radiological safety studies for a number of other areas, design novel radiation detectors and are actively developing capability in the field of radiation damage to electronics.

                              Why BAE Systems?

                              This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

                              We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

                              Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.