Principal Scientist – Radioactive Substances (Science) EF00149

£46,349 - £52,184 yearly
  • Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
  • Scotland, UK
  • 05 Apr, 2022
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Principal Scientist – Radioactive Substances (Science) EF00149

Status: Permanent role

Location: TBC (Flexible) can be based in either: Dingwall, Aberdeen, Perth, Stirling, Edinburgh, Angus Smith, Ayr

Salary: £46,349 to £52,184 the successful candidate will join SEPA on £46,349

Every day the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) works to protect and enhance Scotland’s environment helping communities and business thrive within the resources of our planet.  We call this One Planet Prosperity.  The scale of environmental challenge facing humanity is enormous, with a real urgency to act.

Our statutory purpose is clear, that we need to create environmental success in ways that, as far as possible, also create social and economic success. The two core services we deliver for the people of Scotland are regulation and flood risk management and we have established a strategy for how we will drive change – One Planet Prosperity.

To support this strategy, we are seeking to recruit an expert in hydrology issues in the role of Principal Scientist who will be based within our Radioactive Substance Science Team.  The Radioactive Substances Team has the responsibility to regulate nuclear and non-nuclear sites and Radioactive Contaminated Land across Scotland. We need an expert in the fate and transport of radioactive and non-radioactive contaminants in the water environment.  Your role would be to undertake modelling, advise on policy and best practice.  You will provide specific advice to regulators, managers and external partners as required.

We believe that this is an excellent opportunity for candidates who have practical industrial, academic, consultancy or regulatory experience in this field who can apply their expertise in a pro-active regulatory role.  Additionally, the successful candidate must be able to build great working relationships and engage effectively with those we regulate, local communities, partner bodies, and other relevant stakeholders.

You can find out more about this role in the Job Descriptions.

Please note that this post requires additional Security Clearance therefore the successful candidate will be expected to undergo additional security checks and vetting. 

SEPA aspires to be a world-class regulator and wants to work with those we regulate to help Scotland move from being a three to a one planet society. Are you the right person to help us achieve that? If so, we would love to receive your application.

The closing date for this vacancy is the 1 May 2022.