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Chief Physicist

Ref no. BHN557666
Location Dorset, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Looking to join an Innovative company? The company not only produce products which are used in some of the most challenging environments in the world but have a number of awards under their belt!

Key skills required for this role

Physics / Engineering / Mathematics / Nuclear / Science


Physics / Engineering / Mathematics / Nuclear / Science

Job description

Important: All applicants must be able to obtain Security Clearance *minimum 5 years UK residency*

Working: Possible Flexible and some remote working potentials.

Want to work for a company who have been supporting the nuclear industry since its first major expansion in the 1960s?

Join a reputable business who, have a number of awards, most recently been named as an Award winner (Gold Award) in MoD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme!

Join a business who provides customers with solutions that give complete, long-term protection and control of safety critical systems.

A trusted and reputable company; who's solutions have been integrated in nearly all of the UK's nuclear sites.

Role Purpose :

  • The Chief Physicist will be responsible for providing Subject Matter Expertise to support delivery of both internal and customer funded projects & products. They will be the technical authority on physics aspects, provide technical governance, support, guidance, and expertise to internal project teams, business development teams, and senior management, as well as via consultancy to third parties.


  • Technically lead & support delivery of both internal and customer funded projects & products.
  • Able to act as Technical Authority on Products and Projects.
  • Represent the business at conferences and seminars.
  • Directly support and oversee resolution of project technical issues within Engineering.
  • Work closely with project management and engineering teams to ensure projects' technical requirements are met.
  • Review and verify technical reports, drawings and designs for safety, functionality, and regulatory compliance.
  • Lead customer technical engagement, via sales/business development functions
  • Carry out all work ethically, safely and in accordance with the relevant standards and best practice within the nuclear industry.
  • Advise and mentor both junior and senior team members.
  • Perform any other relevant duties as and when required.

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:

  • A higher level Physics/Applied Mathematics degree (Masters or equivalent level of experience in a scientific role).
  • Significant knowledge and/or implementation experience in at least one of the following areas, with experience in some of the other areas advantageous.
  • Nuclear/Reactor Physics
  • Nuclear Instrumentation
  • Nuclear engineering
  • Radiation Metrology
  • Medical Physics
  • Radiometry
  • Particle Physics
  • Ultra High Vacuum
  • A PhD in a relevant field would be highly advantageous, but not required
  • Additional experience within a regulated industry (e.g. Nuclear, pharmaceutical, Aerospace, etc.) would be highly advantageous, but not required
  • High level of computer literacy (Microsoft Office incl. Excel & data analysis)
  • Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills
  • Highly confident in own knowledge and understanding
  • Able to make technically informed and balanced judgements
  • Ideally membership of appropriate professional and industry bodies.

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