NSG Supports Charity Mind for World Suicide Prevention Day

Saturday 10 September was World Suicide Prevention Day; an event we as a company and our staff have supported for a number of years.

Unfortunately, far too many people have their own personal stories about suicide and this year Fiona Keegan, Project Manager at NSG, bravely shared her own heartbreaking story about the recent passing of her father. In memory of their late father, Fiona’s brother, Andrew, is doing 12 months of fundraising for charity Mind. As part of this, Andrew is running 100km every month alongside other fundraising events and recently completed his 100th run of the year.

Our Health and Wellbeing team wanted to support Andrew and the Keegan family with this challenge, so we asked our staff to get out walking or running over the weekend, with a goal of surpassing 100km as a team. Our staff embraced the fresh air and rose to the challenge, comfortably beating the 100km target.

In recognition of Andrew’s and our team’s efforts, we as a company and some of our staff have made donations to Mind through Andrew’s fundraising page.

Waste Officer

Site: AWE, Aldermaston
Department: Defence
Type: Staff or contract
Deadline: 30 September 2022

Working at NSG

Our vision is to be the nuclear industry’s preferred partner and we believe our people are fundamental to achieving this. Our positive and rewarding workplace culture is driven by our four core values: passion, integrity, challenge and collaboration. As a member of the NSG team, we will support your professional development in an exciting and challenging working environment, helping you to deliver to your highest potential.

The Role

The main responsibilities of the Waste Officer will be:

  • Ensure compliance with environmental permits, achieving and maintaining optimal levels of protection for the environment and the population, and controlling the disposal of radioactive, controlled and hazardous wastes.
  • Understand the key requirements of the client’s environmental permit conditions to ensure breaches are avoided.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of relevant statutes and statutory instruments appropriate for the project.
  • Understand the project deliverables relating to waste production and disposal, and liaise with relevant stakeholders.
  • Understand the Best Available Techniques (BAT) requirements for the project.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of radiological instruments, particularly their use and limitations appropriate for the type of radioactive waste.
  • Understand the assay sampling methodologies relevant to the waste type and implement the practical application of the methodology.
  • Understand the waste sampling and disposal options, waste classifications and container types available for use on the project.
  • Produce waste processes appropriate for the segregation, sentencing, packaging and subsequent disposal of all waste types.
  • Train the project team in the waste process requirements.
  • Procure and maintain a sufficient number of waste containers for the project where directed.
  • Produce and maintain QA records for all waste containers or items as appropriate.
  • Review and record assay data provided by the project team to allow the correct sentencing and packaging of waste.
  • Produce or assist in the production of Waste Load Plans, Waste Enquiry Notes and Waste Consignment Information.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Proactive, a problem solver and an excellent communicator.
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office.
  • Able to organise and prioritise own work and manage a heavy workload.
  • Able to work under pressure, ensure accuracy and keep tight deadlines.
  • Able to deal with challenging issues relating to waste management services.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Able to support others and work as part of a team.
  • Supervisory skills to supervise others when required.
  • Able to communicate with a wide range of colleagues at all levels and with external stakeholders and contractors.
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Due regard to equal opportunities and diversity at all times, and to work in a fair and reasonable manner towards all stakeholders.
  • Committed to and understanding of NSG’s vision, mission and values.

Apply

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Mechanical Technician

Site: AWE, Aldermaston
Department: Defence
Type: Staff
Deadline: 30 September 2022

Working at NSG

Our vision is to be the nuclear industry’s preferred partner and we believe our people are fundamental to achieving this. Our positive and rewarding workplace culture is driven by our four core values: passion, integrity, challenge and collaboration. As a member of the NSG team, we will support your professional development in an exciting and challenging working environment, helping you to deliver to your highest potential.

The Role

The Mechanical Technician will be expected to carry out a variety of mechanical tasks to a high standard. Nuclear experience is a must for this role, as is current DV security clearance.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Relevant mechanical qualifications, such as City & Guilds (NVQ).
  • Role-specific CSCS card.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to and understanding of NSG’s vision, mission and values.
  • Due regard to equal opportunities and diversity at all times, and work in a fair and reasonable manner towards all stakeholders.

Apply

To apply for this role, please click here.

Electrical Technician

Site: AWE, Aldermaston
Department: Defence
Type: Staff
Deadline: 30 September 2022

Working at NSG

Our vision is to be the nuclear industry’s preferred partner and we believe our people are fundamental to achieving this. Our positive and rewarding workplace culture is driven by our four core values: passion, integrity, challenge and collaboration. As a member of the NSG team, we will support your professional development in an exciting and challenging working environment, helping you to deliver to your highest potential.

The Role

The Mechanical Technician will be expected to carry out a variety of electrical tasks to a high standard. Nuclear experience is a must for this role, as is current DV security clearance.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Relevant electrical qualifications, such as City & Guilds (NVQ).
  • Role-specific CSCS card.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to and understanding of NSG’s vision, mission and values.
  • Due regard to equal opportunities and diversity at all times, and work in a fair and reasonable manner towards all stakeholders.

Apply

To apply for this role, please click here.

NSG Board Appointments

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Gareth Wilson as our new Civil Nuclear Director from Monday 5 September. Gareth has been with NSG since 2008 and cut his teeth in engineering roles before becoming a well-respected project manager with a project portfolio that includes major projects for LLWR, AWE and Magnox.

Gareth and Andy

At the same time, incumbent Civil Nuclear Director Andy Deall will take on a new role as Operations Director and will support other NSG directors in delivering NSG’s business strategy and providing operational support and governance. A key part of this role is to provide an operational and delivery link across the business to ensure consistency and drive best practice in all areas of project delivery.

Jim Porter, Managing Director at NSG, commented:

I am delighted to welcome Gareth to the NSG Board and proud of his dedication to developing both himself and his career. He has been a key figure in our projects team for a number of years and has developed lots of strong and positive relationships with our clients, which he will no doubt continue to build upon in his new role. Gareth and Andy will continue to work closely together to ensure we carry on delivering a first-class service to our clients.

NSG Supports NNA Meet the Buyer Event

On Monday 13 June, NSG’s Business Development Manager James Rudd and Buyer Nicola Whittle (pictured) gave a short presentation about NSG’s current and future business and supply chain opportunities at the Northern Nuclear Alliance’s Meet the Buyer event in Birchwood. The event also featured contributions from Sellafield Ltd, Urenco Capenhurst, EDF Sizewell C, Cavendish Nuclear and U-Battery. NSG sponsored the event to encourage closer collaboration between organisations in the nuclear industry and the event was a great success.

Bright Stars Buzzing After Bee Presentation

For this year’s Bright Stars challenge, the students at our partner school Victoria Junior School in Workington have decided to create bee habitats in their local area. Earlier this week, NSG’s Ben Mundow supported Dr Dominic Rhodes MBE, Technical Specialist at Sellafield Ltd and third-generation apiarist, as he gave a presentation to the students on the basics of beekeeping.

Dominic during his presentation

Dominic’s talk explained the importance of bees, why they are so essential to our ecosystem and how the world depends heavily on them. This involved describing their societal hierarchy, behaviour, what and how they pollinate, and how we can encourage bees in our own back garden (borage is a flower that bees particularly love).

Dominic (top left) and Ben (top right) suited up with the students

Dominic passed around honey frames to the class, some of which had beeswax on, and the students were thoroughly engaged and asked many questions, many of which were focused on understanding how we can help bees. After the talk, Dominic handed out bee suits for the children to try on so they could understand what it’s like to be an apiarist, as well as encouraging them to look into the fascinating hobby.

A huge thanks to Dominic for presenting such an interesting and informative talk!

NSG Supports Nuclear North West Event

NSG was proud to support the inaugural Nuclear North West event on Thursday 12 May, which was jointly organised by the Nuclear Industry Association, Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster, Wales Nuclear Forum and Northern Nuclear Alliance.

James chairing the Decommissioning Panel

In his role as Northern Nuclear Alliance Event Chair, NSG’s James Rudd chaired the Decommissioning Panel which opened up discussions on supply chain opportunities with Sellafield Ltd, the PPP framework, Magnox Ltd and the recently amalgamated Nuclear Waste Services. James also supported a session with Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster, Wales Nuclear Forum and the Northern Nuclear Alliance which explored closer collaboration between companies from different regions.

NSG Team Complete UK2Ukraine Challenge

A massive thank you to our staff, contractors, suppliers and all those that supported our UK2Ukraine challenge. We are delighted to announce that the NSG team smashed the 3,460-mile target (the distance from our head office in Chorley to Kyiv and back), racking up a total of 4,209 miles during the duration of the challenge.

This was achieved through a combination of walking, running, cycling, rowing, swimming and skiing. Special thanks to FitBox in Chorley and The Gym in Basingstoke for loaning us an exercise bike each and Lifestyle Fitness in Newbury for offering free gym passes during the challenge.

The £3,460 fundraising target was also smashed, with an amazing total of £5,559.38 being donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. This total includes our commitment to match every penny raised by our staff and contractors. The funds raised will provide food, water, shelter and medical assistance to those directly affected by the crisis.

NSG Celebrates 20th Consecutive RoSPA Award

We are delighted to announce that we have been Highly Commended by RoSPA in their Research and Development Sector Award category.

The award is our 20th consecutive RoSPA Award and fifth Sector Award in seven years. The achievement will be formally celebrated at the RoSPA Awards Ceremony at Nunsmere Hall in Cheshire on Thursday 23 June.

Mark Coles, Director of Projects South and responsible for health and safety at NSG, commented:

I would like to thank everyone at NSG for embracing our values and ensuring health and safety is their number one priority on a daily basis. We have worked very hard to improve our health and safety performance across all our sites and will continue to challenge ourselves to ensure best practice.