Discipline Area: Environmental Safety
Description of role, including any specific skills required
Two project options have been identified that the team require resource to address: Firstly, perform an assessment of non-radioactive discharges and their associated limits against environmental quality standards and the Water Framework Directive. This project would support the transition of current discharge consents to the Environmental Permitting Regulations (2010) Permit format. The second project is to develop a waste mapping database to aid in the tracking of waste and associated finger-printing for radioactive assessment purposes. Applicants should identify where their specific interests lie in respect of these two areas.
The Environmental Safety Group provides the station with radiological control and protection services and sets and monitors standards for environmental protection. You will provide support to the environmental protection and radiological protection teams, assisting with routine and emergent work. This is likely to include routine measurements and monitoring, producing and updating documentation and contributing to improvement work.
You should have some knowledge of environmental legislation, measurement and monitoring techniques for radioactive or non-radioactive determinands or some radiological protection experience. You will also have the ability to work independently, taking responsibility for resolution of organisational and technical challenges to deliver their given objectives.
Appropriate training will be given, enhancing your academic knowledge, and it is expected that this will be applied within the industrial work environments to deliver work safely and efficiently.
Anticipated business benefits
The industrial placement is a well-established role within the Environmental Safety group, supporting our technical oversight and compliance activities. Following appropriate training, the role allows routine tasks to be undertaken in a consistent manner, relieving pressure on the group during intensive work periods. This allows environmental safety engineers to concentrate on specialist work and compliance activities. In addition, business plan improvement work is often delivered using the placement resource and several improvement projects have been identified for completion during the placement period.
Anticipated benefits to the individual
- Gain experience in applying their academic training to real environmental protection
- Earn an equivalent full-time salary of £15,000
- Gain invaluable experience that complements your degree scheme
- Work within the energy sector, one of the most vibrant industries
- Spend time within different functions of the plant, as well as on project-based work within a specialist topic
- Potential to join the EDF graduate scheme after the placement