Research Manager: Groundwater Chemistry

Company: Nuclear Waste Services - Radioactive Waste Management
Job Type / Duration: Permanent
Start date: ASAP (Subject to BPSS clearance)
Salary / Benefits:

  • £39,000 - £50,000 per annum (negotiable, depending on experience)
  • 30 days' paid annual leave (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Competitive bonus of up to 30% depending on performance
  • Automatic enrolment into Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (up to 27% employer contribution)
Location: flexible (mainly a remote role with occasional travel to the office)
Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

NWS' mission is to protect people and the environment by managing the UK's nuclear waste innovatively and sustainably.

Part of NWS' mission is to deliver a Geological Disposal Facility and provide radioactive waste management solutions. The GDF will play an important role in resolving the long-outstanding environmental issue of how we safely dispose of legacy and future nuclear waste. It will be one of the most significant national infrastructure projects in the UK and will create investment and employment opportunities which will last for decades.

Applicants must have experience of the following:

  • Good first degree in geology, natural sciences, Earth sciences or environmental sciences. An MSc and / or PhD in a hydrogeology / hydrogeochemistry discipline is strongly preferred
  • Experience of specifying, and using, tools and techniques needed for collection and interpretation of hydrogeological / hydrogeochemical data
  • Experience of using laboratory and/or field-based based techniques to parameterize hydrogeological / hydrogeochemical models
  • Experience of using geostatistical methods in the collection of field data and population of numerical hydrogeological / hydrogeochemical models
  • Experience of using, and reviewing outputs from, numerical hydrogeological / hydrogeochemical modelling codes to evaluate baseline and future groundwater evolution
  • Significant experience in translating technical challenges into specific knowledge gaps, the identification of research needs and objectives, and the ability to formulate appropriate research activities to further understanding
  • Able to pass BPSS level security clearance

Ideally applicants should also have:

  • Chartered, or working toward chartership, with a relevant professional institute.
  • Experience of using data analytics / data science methodologies in the interpretation and population of hydrogeological / hydrogeochemical models
  • Experience of collaborating with field staff, numerical modelling experts, supply chain and researchers to deliver integrated site evaluation and characterisation (groundwater) projects
  • Experience of technical project management, including project scoping, budgeting, contracting and supply chain management.

Role information:

Successful candidates will report directly to the Principal Geoscience Manager, or to a senior member of the Applied Science & Research Team. Responsible for obtaining solutions by defining and delivering research programmes in specified areas of expertise in support of internal end-users' needs (Site Evaluation, Site Characterisation, Permitting, Engineering and Design and Environmental Safety Case and the generic and site-specific disposal system).

Responsible for collaboration with users and collectors of hydrogeological / hydrogeochemical information across the organisation.

Interested in this position? Please send your CV to
Joshua Philip
Or call on 01946816667

We try to respond to all applicants, but sometimes this is not possible due to high volumes of applications; if you have not heard from us within 14 days, regrettably it means you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Company information:

This permanent/ contract vacancy is being advertised by Rullion Ltd

Since 1978, Rullion has been securing exceptional candidates for a range of clients; from large well-known brands to SMEs and start-ups. As a family-owned business, Rullion's approach is credible and honest, focused on building long-lasting relationships with both clients and candidates.

Rullion is a forward-thinking recruitment company that specialises in providing a wide range of talent consultancy services to a diverse client base; from small start-ups to large household names.

We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

Equal opportunities

Nuclear Waste Services value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating a diverse workplace where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. We value the diversity of our people and recognise the benefits a diverse workforce can bring to the business. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applications from Women, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities, LGBTQ+ and candidates who have a disability.

Disability confident

Radioactive Waste Management Limited (RWM) is a member of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all candidates who have a disability and who meet all of the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of candidates who have a disability who meet all of the essential criteria RWM will interview the best candidates from within that group.

published: 10 November 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.