Principal Physicist

  • Job Reference: SF58239
  • Date Posted: 4 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Manpower RPO - Babcock
  • Location: Cumbria
  • Salary: £57,000 to £75,000
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Title: Principal Physicist
Location: Seascale, Cumbria + Hybrid Working Arrangement
Compensation: £57,000 - £75,000 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF58239

At Cavendish Nuclear we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Principal Physicist at the Sellafield Site in Cumbria.

The role
As a Principal Physicist, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You will join a team that has unrivalled expertise in Radiometric Characterisation and Nuclear Material Assay that is focussed on providing innovative solutions for our customers across the full nuclear lifecycle. You will provide key technical leadership to solve problems that will help to progress the UK's decommissioning programme safely and effectively, transforming some of the biggest technical challenges into some of the best solutions.

Day to day, you'll provide specialist characterisation advice and consultancy services during the design, operation and decommissioning of nuclear facilities, through the application of a wide range of radiometric techniques such as Gamma Imaging, Gamma Spectrometry and Neutron Counting.

  • Direct, lead and supervise the work of technical specialists to develop and deliver characterisation strategies to time, quality and budget.
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relations with customers, regulators and internal stakeholders across Cavendish Nuclear.
  • Maintain and promote knowledge of Industry best practice.
  • Ensure the application of the highest standards for health, safety and environment, ethics and behaviours.

This role is full time, 37 hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements with 2 days in the office/onsite and 3 days working from home.

Essential experience of the Principal Physicist:

  • Experience in the application of Radiometric techniques.
  • Technical based leadership experience.
  • Experience in mentoring & training.
  • Nuclear experience.

Qualifications for the Principal Physicist:

  • Science degree (or equivalent qualification) with significant demonstrable experience

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Clearance (SC) security clearance for this role.

What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity
  • Opportunity to work on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer.
  • Opportunities to develop your career

Cavendish Nuclear
As a leader within the UK nuclear industry, Cavendish Nuclear, part of Babcock International Group, provides a comprehensive range of critical nuclear solutions in clean energy, defence and civil new build and decommissioning projects. Together, we're innovating to make nuclear safer, faster and cost-effective across the nuclear energy life cycle. Your career with us could take you anywhere within Babcock International Group - from Canada, the USA to Japan. Work with us to create a safe and secure world, together.

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header 'Reasonable adjustments requirement'. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.