Technical Officer/Chemist

Site: NSG, Chorley
Department: Consultancy Services
Type: Full-time, staff
Deadline: 28 February 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

Working within our Consultancy Services division, this role offers the opportunity to work within a dynamic team on a wide range of projects in the fields of radioactive waste management, decommissioning and environmental restoration for our clients primarily within the UK nuclear industry.

Working with passion and integrity in a collaborative environment that welcomes constructive challenge, you will be involved in developing and undertaking small- and large-scale trials to underpin radioactive waste management strategies. There will be a particular focus on developing formulation process envelopes for encapsulating and immobilising radioactive waste. A key focus for our future work will be supporting our customers to underpin the use of encapsulants with reduced carbon footprints. This will require:

  • Reviewing technical data and learning from previous trials.
  • Understanding the purpose of encapsulation and immobilisation for the safe management of radioactive waste.
  • Developing and designing trials to underpin the use of identified encapsulant or immobilisation matrices for their proposed purpose within a disposal system.
  • Preparing coherent written reports to present findings within an appropriate context.

There will also be the opportunity to be involved in other areas of work within the Consultancy Services division and supporting delivery in our other divisions.

There is an expectation of occasional travel to client sites and other NSG offices within the UK.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Recognised professional qualifications (e.g., BSc/MSc/PhD) in a relevant science-based discipline such as (but not limited to) chemistry.
  • Experience of working within a laboratory and/or ‘rig hall’ environment would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge or experience of the role of encapsulation and immobilisation for radioactive waste management, such as cement, would be an advantage.
  • An awareness of, interest in or experience of (dependent on level of role) radioactive waste management and nuclear decommissioning.
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Familiarity with structuring and writing technical reports.
  • Competence in the use of Microsoft Excel.
  • Good communication and engagement skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Committed to and understanding of NSG’s vision, mission and values.
  • Have due regard to equal opportunities and diversity at all times, and to work in a fair and reasonable manner towards all stakeholders.


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