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Senior Waste Management Consultant

Want to feel like you are making a real difference in the Nuclear sector?

Come and join our talented team where you will play a vital role in shaping some of our exciting projects.

At Orano, our people are our biggest asset. By investing in our staff and fostering a culture of continued professional development within the company, we combine the skills and experience of our teams with our commitment to a professional and high-quality level of service. We believe in the importance of developing and maintaining a good working environment to support staff development.

We understand that different people have different priorities, which is why we pride ourselves on our supportive and friendly environment and ability to provide flexible hybrid working arrangements. Site Locations Include: Warrington, Abingdon and or Westlakes.

Whether you’re working from an Orano office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed. No matter where you sit in the organisation you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.


  • The role is be based at our Westlakes office
  • Travel may be required on occasion between Orano offices and Client sites

Employment Type: Permanent, Full Time, 37-hour week

Purpose of Position

The role of a Waste Management Consultant is to provide technical expertise and utilises relevant experience to deliver effective and tailored waste management solutions to a variety of clients in the UK nuclear industry for decommissioning. The role involves engaging with clients, collaborating with different functions with Orano and seeking to establish mutually beneficial partnerships with external organisations to deliver tangible value. The role might be required to support senior management in ensuring continuing success of the business by providing support to proposals/bids, delivering internal activities, and seeking and implementing improvement initiatives.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Delivering tasks in waste management, and in other areas as required, according to the contract specification to clients as per business priority.
  • Working with project managers to build waste management plans.
  • Contributing to business development by supporting proposals/bids, delivering internal activities and seeking and implementing improvement initiatives.
  • Developing and implement characterisation strategies and produce sampling and analysis plans.
  • Undertaking activities in support of continuous professional development.
  • Delivering high quality waste consultancy, train junior, and develop the team.

Preferred Role Requirements

The Waste Management team encourage diversity of thought and welcome applications of candidates with transferable skills that can be applied to our projects, therefore, there are no minimum role requirements and candidates will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

The preferred role requirements are as follows:

  • 5+ years relevant experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in engineering, science or related field of study. Postgraduate qualification is desirable.
  • Membership of a recognised professional institution and a chartered status or equivalent professional status is preferred.
  • Experience working in the Nuclear industry.
  • Experience in producing waste management plans.
  • Experience of the full radioactive waste lifecycle, including high-level strategic studies to support decision-making at different stages of the lifecycle.
  • Experience of developing radioactive waste management strategies for waste processing, characterisation, treatment, packaging and disposal.
  • Experience in producing waste management plans.
  • Essential awareness of UK nuclear industry and nuclear fuel cycle, particularly of sources and origin of the waste.
  • Relevant knowledge of waste and environmental assessments, producing and submitting letters of compliance, environmental impact assessments and environmental permit application.
  • Understand the analytical tools and techniques/waste characterisation techniques for developing chemical, physical and radiological inventories of radioactive waste.
  • Understanding of statistical knowledge relating to the treatment of errors and population sampling.
  • Essential knowledge of principles of Best Available Techniques (BAT) assessments.
  • Ability to identify and develop suitable BAT waste processes to apply conditions for acceptance and waste acceptance criteria to different wastes.
  • Hold a minimum of ‘SC’ UK Security Clearance.

We value the transferable skills you gained from your previous work or personal experiences. we’re looking for people who are:

  • Good communicators and listeners
  • Empathetic
  • Resilient
  • Authentic
  • Curious
  • Adaptable

Why work for Orano Limited

Orano’s purpose is to provide customers with high performing products and services throughout the nuclear fuel cycle, thereby fully contributing to the efficient production of low-carbon nuclear energy, cancer-fighting radioisotopes, and innovative industrial applications.

Globally headquarters in Paris, with 16,000 employees worldwide, Orano includes eight primary business lines: Mining; Conversion & Enrichment; Logistics, for managing used nuclear fuel; Recycling & Nuclear Waste Management; Decommissioning & Dismantling; Nuclear Fuel Cycle Engineering; Operations Support, including radiological safety; and Nuclear Medicine.

These fuel cycle activities are of strategic importance to both the French nuclear sector and all customers operating reactors worldwide. Our clients are our number one priority and we are committed to providing a professional service to the highest standards of quality. We are a friendly company, place great emphasis on our working relationships and recognise the importance of partnering in our work.

Our Culture

Our ethos aligns with the Orano values of customer satisfaction; continuous improvement; respect and people development; exemplarity, integrity and responsibility; cohesion and team spirit. Building on these values, we have fostered a working culture that prioritises safety, performance and respect for everyone we work with, whether this relates to our clients, partners, or our own staff.

At Orano, we take pride in creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where everyone is welcome, and their contributions are valued. When we recruit, hire, train, promote or engage in any other employment practice we are opposed to any kind of less favourable treatment or financial reward to our employees or job applicants on the grounds of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background. We welcome all applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.

Meeting your needs

To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees:

  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays. You will also get an additional 1 day off for every 1-year service which is capped at 5
  • A competitive salary
  • One Professional Membership subscription paid for by the company
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Non-contribution pension scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity Pay
  • Group Income Protection
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Sports allowance
  • Online discount platform

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