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  • 22 Mar 2023 10:41 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date:  10/04/2023

    • Ongoing
    • Full Time
    • Salary range $134,786 - $153,061 + an additional 15.4% Superannuation
    • Classification Executive Level 2 Lower

    Primary purpose of the role

    Under broad direction from the Branch Head, the Director Source Safety and Security is responsible for regulation of radiation sources held by Commonwealth source licence holders to ensure compliance with the ARPANS Act and Regulations. The role is also responsible for management and coordination of import and exports of radioactive sources into and out of Australia under the Customs (Prohibited Imports and Exports) Regulations, security of sources and physical protection arrangements, including transport of radioactive sources.

    Key accountabilities

    • Lead, manage, and provide strategic direction to the Source Safety and Security Section, including designing, planning and executing a compliance monitoring regime for radiation sources
    • Provide high level support to the CEO of ARPANSA, through the Branch Head and EG, in areas of technical policy development, including the development of radiation protection and nuclear safety guidelines
    • Lead, manage and undertake inspections, audits and other activities associated with ARPANSA’s regulatory functions with regards to radiation sources, prescribed radiation facilities and nuclear installations
    • Manage and coordinate import and export of radioactive sources in to and out of Australia in conjunction with the State and Territory regulators
    • Represent ARPANSA and Australia at appropriate national and international forums

    Our ideal candidate - job specific capabilities

    The successful applicant will have highly developed managerial skills with a demonstrated record of successfully driving change and being able to respond flexibly and promptly to organisational changes. The applicant must also be capable of developing and motivating staff to successfully contribute to the business outcomes of the Branch and the Agency.

    The applicant must have a degree in science or engineering from an Australian university or alternative, or have comparable qualifications or equivalent experience. The applicant must also have excellent communication and consultation skills and expertise in writing scientific and/or technical documents.

    You must hold Australian citizenship or possess permanent residency status leading to citizenship and be prepared to travel interstate and internationally as required. The position is a designated security assessed position which will require you to successfully undertake and maintain a security clearance.

    Selection criteria

    There are five main selection criteria for this role. Applicants are asked to provide a statement of claims of no more than 1000 words, addressing all selection criteria below.

    1. Demonstrated leadership capability to manage professional, technical and administrative staff to deliver organisational strategic outcomes
    2. Demonstrated experience in operational or regulatory activities relating to radiation protection and/or nuclear safety
    3. Demonstrated experience in the conduct of safety and security of radioactive sources
    4. Demonstrated ability to lead manage and achieve quality outcomes in major projects through clear, concise and readily understood planning, communication leadership and reporting
    5. .High level interpersonal and communication skills which demonstrate a capacity to work collaboratively and build and sustain positive relationships with staff and a range of key internal and external stakeholders and clients

    How to apply

    Applications can be lodged through ARPANSA Careers.

    Your application will consist of resume, contact details for two referees and a ‘1000-word pitch’ that considers:

    • Key accountabilities
    • Job specific capabilities
    • Selection criteria.

    ARPANSA recognises the need for our workforce to reflect the community we serve and provide an inclusive environment that respects and values diversity. We strongly encourage qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

    Please click here to apply.

  • 22 Mar 2023 10:40 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date:  10/04/2023

    • Ongoing
    • Full Time
    • $110,305 to $126,917

    • Executive Level 1

    Primary purpose of the role

    The Senior Regulatory Officer, Source Safety and Security will provide specialist advice and assistance to Regulatory Services Branch on the safety and regulation of radiation sources, with an emphasis on non-ionising radiation sources and in particular laser products. This role is located in a small multi-disciplinary team involved in the regulation of radiation sources held by Commonwealth entities.

    Please click here to apply.

  • 1 Mar 2023 11:04 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date:  11:59PM Sunday 12th March 2023

    • Ongoing I Full Time I $65k- $84k + 15.4% super  | salary sacrificing available
    • Sutherland Shire I Work-life balance I Health & Wellbeing Programs
    • Band 3/4 linked role with occasional overtime available
    • ANSTO fosters a culture of inclusion, where our diversity of thought and differing perspectives are a source of organisational agility, resilience and renewal

    About the Opportunity

     The Health Physics Surveyor provides hands-on safety advice and monitoring services to a range of operational areas to ensure the safety of staff, contractors and visitors; and compliance with ANSTO's WHS Standards and Practices, and with regulatory requirements.

    Your Duties and Responsibilities

    Monitor and measure radiation levels and advise on radiological hazards, provide ventilation safety advice, log information to ensure QA compliance.

    • Provide advice to different levels of personnel on the most effective practical radiation protection measures to be taken across a large and varied range of situations. This advice is based on defined policies and procedures within a set range of parameters.
    • Deliver basic radiation safety training to other ANSTO staff, including trainee safety officers and describe work procedures to non-ANSTO visitors.
    • Provide advice on radiation safety procedures to be incorporated into divisional documents, including assisting in the preparation of these work instructions while following safety standards, procedures and instructions.

    Please click here to view the Position Description.

    Please click here to apply.

  • 16 Feb 2023 1:19 PM | Matthew (Administrator)
    • Exciting Full Time continuing role for an experienced Radiation Safety Professional to provide expert advice, guidance and technical expertise to a broad range of clients across the University.
    • Great opportunity to showcase your subject matter expertise to provide effective support to the Health and Safety teams, clients and colleagues
    • Base salary of $129,847 - $137,008 plus generous 17% employers contribution to Superannuation

    About the opportunity

    The primary purpose of this role is to lead on behalf of the University the provision of sector leading radiological safety and risk management approaches including advice on operational activity, working with radioactive materials, storage, and accountancy of radioactive materials. The successful candidate will also develop, plan, coordinate and manage radiation safety programs, including the implementation of those programs, to ensure the safety of the University's employees, students and visitors and will lead as technical adviser on end-to-end waste management and disposal of radioactive materials.

    Responsibilities in this role include:

    • providing expert health and safety advice and guidance in Radiation Safety to management and workers
    • undertake risk assessment, inspections, audits, and problem-solving activities in collaboration with and provide specialist advice to clients
    • uplift the capability, performance and compliance of the University's obligations to Radiation safety
    • propose and deliver training face to face training sessions on relevant safety topics
    • provide expert safety advice and guidance to Faculties, University Schools, Core Research, MDIs, and Central Units Portfolios to enable the identification and execution of their H&S goals and objectives
    • support the ongoing review of clients health and safety practices and develops recommendations and plans to achieve continuous improvement and compliance with best practice and standards.
    • develop and communicate safety policies, procedures and programs
    • build and sustain a positive/proactive safety culture and ensure the visibility of Radiation safety in health and safety as a critical risk
    • support leaders and provide coaching and mentoring to build health and safety skills and leadership
    • facilitate and support the development of local health safety plans (where applicable), integrating them into the client groups overall Safety Plan

    About you:

    • demonstrated practical experience in applying specialist Radiation Safety strategies in complex scientific or medical laboratory-based research environments
    • practical hands on experience with radiation detection equipment
    • scientific qualifications would be highly desirable
    • demonstrated experience in developing an effective and sustainable safety culture of conceptualising, developing, and implementing practical compliance and safety programs
    • experience in providing expert safety advice with a demonstrated understanding of relevant legislation, Australian standards, and guidelines
    • a high level of stakeholder engagement skills with the ability to negotiate and influence outcomes
    • knowledge of Risk Management practices and the application of government legislation.

    Link to the job ad:

  • 8 Feb 2023 11:01 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Applications Close: 6th March 2023

    McKavanagh Engineering Services Pty Ltd is seeking an experienced and exceptional Client Services Technicianon a full-time basisto join our team in Mackay, reporting to the Radiation Services

    If you are looking for a career change, this may be the role for you !

    McKavanagh Engineering Services Pty Ltd is an industrial radiation safety consulting company assisting our clients to meet their regulatory obligations for over 20 years.

    Role and Responsibility

    • Perform Site Radiation Surveys / Audits.
    • Installation and Removal of Radiation Gauges.
    • Calibration and Commissioning of Radiation Gauges.
    • Class 7 Transport and Packaging (training to obtain a licence will be provided)
    • Liaise with Clients.
    • Support Mackay Manager and perform all client service functions in accordance with your level of experience.
    • Complete and maintain site inductions.
    • Perform assigned tasks within a workshop.

    Essential Skills and Qualifications

    • Hold a current Queensland Driver’s License
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • High level of self-confidence and decision-making ability.
    • Demonstrated problem-analysis and solving skills.
    • Demonstrated sound planning and organisational ability.
    • Must be flexible and adapt well to change.
    • Work within a team environment and autonomously.
    • Communicate effectively with clients and team members.
    • Must pass criminal history and security check.

    Highly Desirable

    • Applied Physics (with instrumentation)
    • Demonstrated experience with Fixed Radiation Gauges
    • Previous experience working within a mining or processing environment is highly desirable.
    • Cert IV Training & Assessment

    In return, you will receive:

    • Competitive salary
    • Career progression opportunities
    • A dynamic and unique working environment
    If you have the above skills and are looking for an exciting and rewarding career, please send your application to
    For further information about this position or the Company, please contact Kathy Lawrenson,
    Managing Director 0409 233 896
  • 30 Jan 2023 1:15 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date:  28/02/2023

    • Non-Ongoing/Ongoing
    • Full Time
    • $89,288 to $102,130
    • APS Level 6

    Primary purpose of the role

    In this role you will be responsible for providing advice in relation to ARPANSA regulatory functions, including assessment of licence applications; monitoring compliance and conducting inspections; providing advice on radiation protection and nuclear safety and the regulation prescribed radiation facilities and nuclear installations; and assisting with the development of policies, strategies and regulatory guidance.

    Please click here to apply.

  • 17 Jan 2023 4:05 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date:Sunday 28th February 2023

    COMPANY:       Radiation Services WA (RSWA)
                                   138 Hasler Road, Osborne Park WA

    INTRO:                 RSWA is a progressive company with over 200 years of combined radiation protection experience. Our aim is to provide quality radiation protection advice for a safer community. We are driven by a commitment to quality and authenticity that is customer centric. We are a highly qualified, passionate, and experienced workforce which enables us to provide practical solutions for our clients to effectively manage their radiological and legislative risks.

    CONTACT:        Lauren Steen


     JOB TITLE:      Technician – Radiation Protection

     REPORTING:   Operations Manager

     JOB TYPE:       Full Time

    Purpose of the Position

    Reporting to the Operations Manager, this role is a technical position, delivering niche radiation protection advice for clients and to RSWA.  

    We are currently seeking an individual who has experience in:

    • Occupational Hygiene
    • Health Safety and Environment practice
    • Environmental Science
    • Radiation Protection

    You will work alongside our Project Managers and Radiation Protection Expert (RPE) to implement Radiation Management solutions and deliver outcomes while benefiting from on-the-job training and mentoring.

    You will also work with the Operations Manager to seek out new business and deliver on RSWA operational objectives including continual improvement in delivery of RSWA products and services.

    The role is Perth based but will include travel within Australia to client sites as required.

    Main Responsibilities

    • Conduct audits and inspections of relevant systems of work
    • Carry out field trips for assessment and monitoring of clients’ sites
    • Provide written reports and recommendations based on field assessment
    • Work with the Operations Manager to implement RSWA‘s radiological procedures
    • Regularly review federal codes and regulations for updates/amendments
    • Involvement in operational risk assessments, as required
    • Continuous improvement of existing radiation protection systems
    • Where relevant, participate in delivery of HSEQ training, including inductions


    Key Competencies

    • Ability to communicate radiological advice to a variety of stakeholders of different levels
    • Passionate and motivated individual with the ability to work on own initiative
    • Team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Attention to detail, excellent problem-solving capabilities
    • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills
    • Strong literacy and numerical skills
    • Somebody who does what they say and follows through with conviction on commitments


    Qualifications & Experience

    • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline or significant applicable experience
    • Ability to think on feet and a desire to learn something new
    • Knowledge of regulatory framework desirable
    • Oil & Gas or Mining sector experience
    • Australian resident – no sponsorship can be offered

    Remuneration Package

    •  $80k - $100k - Dependant on Experience
  • 4 Jan 2023 10:55 AM | Matthew (Administrator)


    Tronox is a fully integrated titanium minerals producer and pigment manufacturer. Across our Australian operations, we extract and process rich mineral sands into a range of valuable products including ilmenite, zircon, rutile and titanium dioxide pigment which are then exported to international markets.

    Tronox can provide bright career pathways, a strong team environment and a good work life balance. We value our people and provide interesting and innovative workstreams, value diversity of experience and perspectives fostering an inclusive and adaptive work environment.

    Our sites are part of the boarder global operations of Tronox Limited, with our Australian Operations being a key contributor to Tronox being the world’s leading integrated manufacturer of titanium dioxide.


    Tronox is seeking an Occupational Hygiene and Radiation Safety Specialist based at any of our Western Australian sites. This is a permanent position, reporting directly to the Regional Director of SHEQ. This role works across our Western Australian sites leading the Occupational Hygiene Testing program and Radiation Safety Programs. This exciting role provides all out sites occupational hygiene and radiation advice and support through high levels of communication, engagement and influence, striving for best practice across these disciplines.

    The role would be required to travel to all our sites in WA on a routine basis.

    Your key responsibilities will include:

    • Maintain a current Health and Hygiene Management Plan and a Radiation Management Plans.
    • Establish, perform and monitor occupational hygiene monitoring programs and systems.
    • Drive the continuous improvement and compliance of occupational hygiene practices by actively seeking new technologies, research and equipment.
    • Undertake duties of statutory Radiation Safety Officer, Ventilation Officer and Noise Officer for our Operations.
    • Maintain statutory compliance with relevant regulations.
    • Submit annual health and hygiene and radiation reports to regulators; Liaise with site based RSOs and with Regulators.
    • Liaise with Environmental and Remediation teams on environmental radiation matters.
    • Support and provide advice to new projects where radiation is a risk factor.



    • Tertiary qualifications in a discipline approved by the State Mining Engineer for appointment as Radiation Safety Officer (NORM), with a thorough understanding of leading occupational hygiene management.
    • Experience in the mining industry including dealing with Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials.
    • A track record in achieving high levels of occupational hygiene performance.
    • In-depth understanding and application of WA mine legislation.
    • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills at all levels.
    • You must be flexible with your time and approach and willing to travel within the state.



    • 12 weeks paid parental leave
    • 9 day fortnight for great work/life balance
    • Market competitive salary
    • 11. 5%  superannuation
    • Total permanent disability insurance and life insurance covered
    • Eligibility for the Tronox bonus scheme
    • Novated lease

    To apply please follow the  link to the Tronox careers website

  • 22 Dec 2022 11:53 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Position Summary

    To support the development of our GenX betavoltaic power generator, entX is looking to employ a radiochemist or materials scientist/engineer with experience in the handling, manipulation or modification of radioactive isotopes. The successful candidate will support the research, development and commercialisation of entX technologies, with a focus on creating and exploiting innovative materials and systems solutions utilising radioisotopes.

    At entX, you'll discover a world of extraordinary opportunity, challenge, and fulfillment where you can pursue goals, develop new skills, change career paths, and explore new horizons.

    Our engineers and scientists make tomorrow’s energy solutions a reality. Join us, and you’ll play a vital role in helping solve these challenges!


    Main Responsibilities

    • Provide technical input to the design and development of new, innovative technologies and their manufacturing processes
    • Manage and manipulate radioactive isotopes while working in a laboratory environment in compliance with regulations
    • Develop and/or support design and process concepts and ensure that all concepts are suitable for manufacturing
    • Support product design outputs (including FMEAs and other process/documentation) as required
    • Support and/or organise validation activities against developed specifications
    • Ensure compliance of product or process with regulatory and/or customer requirements
    • Raise patent opportunities and issues with management and work with patent attorneys on potential patents


    Key Skills and Experience

    • Experience in handling, manipulation or modification of radioactive isotopes
    • Applied understanding of quality, regulatory and safety requirements (i.e. radiation safety, EPA-SA/ARPANSA regulations, quality systems) is desirable
    • Experience in research and application of research outputs in a commercial application is desirable
    • Experience with beta-emitting radioisotopes is highly desirable
    • Must exhibit a high level of analytical and decision-making skills and ability to work in a team environment
    • Good communication skills


    Qualifications and Certifications

    • Degree qualification in chemistry, materials or chemical engineering or another relevant technical field
    • Certification in nuclear engineering, radiochemistry or another relevant technical field is highly desirable
    • Be eligible for application to Security clearance level 2, NV 1 (Negative Vetting Level 1) under the Australian Government’s Protective Security Policy Framework



    Send your application in the form of a cover letter and resume to

  • 27 Oct 2022 2:52 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Full Details found here

    Take this opportunity to Join an established SME business which is an Adelaide success story on a global scale. Through innovative research and development engineering with a 40+ year history, they have carved a niche in the global mining industry, providing unique and complex products to the market from supply only to full turnkey solutions. Due to an internal move, an excellent opportunity exists for a full time, permanent Radiation Safety Officer.

    Reporting to the Product Manager, you will be responsible for the management and regulatory requirements of all radioactive materials within their product range and keeping up to date with all legislative requirements.

    Key elements of the role:

    • Ensure that all employees follow safe work practices involving radiation
    • Ensure that all occupationally exposed staff members have personal dosimeter badges
    • Ensure calibration of radiation test instrumentation to national standards
    • Develop and maintain an ongoing liaison with regulators
    • Maintaining all regulatory approvals related to radioactive materials and devices
    • Manage movement of radioactive materials and perform internal audits
    • Maintain documentation

    The suitable candidate will possess the following:

    • previous experience in radiation safety or a similar position
    • current radiation licence to use or handle radioactive substances and experience in handling / controlling radioactive substances
    • tertiary qualification in science, engineering, physics or equivalent
    • a good working knowledge of Word and Excel, and the ability to analyse problems and develop effective solutions
    • experience in working within a regulatory or compliance framework
    • excellent communication, written and verbal skills
    • an understanding of logistics
    • experience in managing or conducting audits or and inspections
    • perform duties efficiently under time constraints.

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