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  • 18 Apr 2023 8:55 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date:  08/05/2023

    • Ongoing
    • Full Time
    • Salary range $132,155 to $163,620
    • Classification Executive Level 2

    The key duties of the position include:

    The Job

    • Plan, conduct and manage research and monitoring projects related to the assessment of radiological impacts to people and the environment from uranium mining operations and site rehabilitation in the Alligator Rivers Region of the Northern Territory. 
    • Apply sound judgement and technical expertise to determine field sampling and laboratory analysis requirements to meet environmental research and monitoring objectives, and undertake field- and laboratory-based work as required to collect and analyse samples. 
    • Evaluate complex datasets of radionuclide and other information and apply data analysis tools for assessing radiation doses to people and the environment from uranium mining operations and site rehabilitation. 
    • Manage and mentor staff. 
    • Communicate research and monitoring results to key stakeholders and the broader scientific community, including publication of high-quality papers in peer-reviewed journals as lead author. 
    • Provide expert technical advice on regulatory applications for uranium mining and other actions consistent with national and international standards for radiation protection. 
    • Provide strategic direction to the environmental radioactivity work program and contribute to the work of other research programs in ERISS.

    What we are looking for
    Knowledge and experience

    • Expert knowledge of radioactive decay processes and radiation exposure pathways relevant to uranium mining. 
    • Expert knowledge of national and international best practice recommendations for radiation protection of the public and the environment. 
    • Experience conducting radiological impact assessments for the public and the environment, preferably in a uranium mining context. 
    • Experience managing staff. 
    • Experience leading and managing scientific research projects and associated resources. 
    • Proven record of high-quality research papers in the field of radioecology and/or radiation protection.

    Skills and capabilities

    • Leadership skills that inspire a good sense of teamwork and achieve results. 
    • Ability to manage staff, resources, timelines and budgets. 
    • Ability to train and mentor staff to build capability and capacity in radiological impact assessment. 
    • Ability to establish and foster research collaborations with other government agencies, industry and/or universities. 
    • Ability to represent SSB nationally and internationally at scientific forums and on expert working groups. 
    • Ability to work effectively as part of a small team and as part of a larger multidisciplinary environmental research institute. 
    • Ability to plan and undertake field work in remote locations for durations of up to a week at a time. 
    • Highly developed technical writing skills as well as the ability to produce plain English summaries of technical information. 
    • Ability to communicate science to technical and non-technical audiences.

    Mandatory Qualifications

    • A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from an Australian University or qualification of equivalent standard from an Australian or overseas university, or other qualification appropriate to the duties.
    • Relevant research experience in an area of science relevant to the role as well as professional experience and publication record in radioecology, radiation protection or a related discipline.


    Please click here to apply

  • 11 Apr 2023 9:06 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date:  30/04/2023

    • 3 Year Contract
    • Full Time

    About the Role

    Key responsibilities include:

    • Performing the duties imposed upon the Radiation Safety Officer by The Act (South Australia Radiation Protection and Control Act 1982) and The Regulations (South Australia Radiation Protection and Control (Ionising Radiation) Regulations 2015)
    • Acting as liaison between the South Australian Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and SAHMRI
    • Advising SAHMRI staff and the SAHMRI Radiation Safety Committee on all aspects of radiation protection applicable to the activities carried out by SAHMRI
    • Facilitate new and ongoing radiation activities at SAHMRI as chair of the Radiation Safety Committee
    • Maintaining and regularly reviewing the SAHMRI Radiation Management Plan and Radiation Safety Manual
    • Performing internal inspections and audits on SAHMRI’s licensed premises and registered radiation apparatus
    • Providing specialised knowledge in radiation science and radiation protection to SAHMRI researchers to aid in starting and implementing projects with radiation

    About You

    The successful candidate will possess the following key attributes:

    • Relevant Bachelor’s level degree or higher
    • Certification in Quality Management, Internal Auditing, Safety or similar is desirable
    • Expertise in quality, compliance and work health and safety management within a complex organisational structure
    • Experience in research in a field of bioscience or similar
    • Substantial experience in gaining accreditation in relation to Safety and Quality MS such as ISO and NATA
    • Sound knowledge of international Quality Systems Regulations
    • Working experience with risk management concepts and tools
    • Working knowledge of research facility, equipment and process qualification/validation

    Special Requirements

    • Some out of hours work may be required.
    • DCSI Employment Screening and Police Checks may be required.
    • Be contactable to assist with any radiation incidents, accidents and emergencies
    • Have, or obtain all relevant EPA licenses
    • Liaise between SAHMRI and South Australian universities, research organisations and SAHMRI partners (SAHMRI RSO provides radiation safety services for Adelaide Uni and Flinders Uni, Dr Jones & Partners, RAH and is a member of the CRIC Quality and Safety Committee)

    Please click here to apply.

  • 11 Apr 2023 9:04 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date:  19/04/2023

    • Long term contract (until 20 March 2024) and full time (37.5 hours per week).
    • PO1 ($66,469 - $81,142 per annum) + 10.5% super to your choice of superfund.

    About the Role
    The Site Contamination Officer will be required to critically review and assess reports held by and presented to the EPA. The Site Contamination Officer will undertake various projects, investigations and assignments and provide associated administrative support on issues relating to site contamination and associated statutory requirements under the Environment Protection Act 1993.

    What the EPA Offers
    The EPA boasts a range of different flexible working arrangements which include flexitime (flexible start and finish times), working from home, compressed weeks and purchased leave.

    The EPA understands that there is more to life than working and as such prioritise people first. We want our employees to feel that their working needs will be met in this modern and ever-evolving working landscape.

    Essential Qualifications
    Bachelor degree in science, engineering or other recognised degree level qualification that is related to site contamination.

    Special Conditions
    - This role has been designated as a Position of Trust pursuant to the standards required in the Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework. A current National Police Clearance is essential.
    - The incumbent will occasionally be required to travel to sites in country areas and interstate.
    - The incumbent may be required to work out of hours and as the need arises.
    - A current driver’s licence is essential.

    Please click here to apply.

  • 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

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