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  • 24 May 2022 2:22 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date: 30 May 2022

    Did you know that Australia creates more hazardous waste per capita than any country in the world?
    That is a big problem for all of us.
    At Tellus Holdings Ltd, you can become part of a team that offers the solution for us now, for our future generations and our planet.
    Tellus is an environmental services company that is helping clean up Australia by offering geological repositories that provide waste storage, recyclable product recovery and permanent isolation for hazardous materials.
    Tellus operates Australia’s first commercial geological repository in Western Australia and has exciting national expansion plans underway.
    To support our operations, we are expanding our Radiological team and looking for a highly motivational, passionate, and authentic leader who believes in our mission and wants to make Australia a cleaner and safer place to live.
    Reporting to our Chief Operating Officer, you will lead our Radiological Services team by:

    • Managing our radiological regulatory relations, compliance and reporting requirements.
    • Managing the development and delivery of all radiological safety and protection activities, training and awareness programs, including all health and environmental monitoring, as Radiation Safety Officer.
    • Implementing and continuously improving our radiological Safety Case, both at Sandy Ridge and throughout the business.
      Managing our radiological waste characterization, verification, storage, and disposal (including treatment) processes by working closely with our site teams.
    • Managing the commercialization of our radiological waste services, including building our credibility throughout the industry and supporting into our Business Development and Sales team.
    •  Providing advice and oversight of our radiological waste acceptance and logistics processes.
    • Managing compliance with surface ventilation requirements, including occupational hygiene monitoring and reporting.
    • Managing the requirements for responding to any potential radiological emergencies, including training of the emergency response teams.

    At Tellus, you will find:

    •  An entrepreneurial culture, where you are surrounded by experienced and driven scientific and operational teams from many different industries and experiences, who have joined Tellus because they know Australia needs them.
    • A company that values what you bring to the table – especially through your passion and dedication to our mission.
    • A team of people that strongly believes that you can be “green” and work in waste, cares deeply about cleaning up the environment, cares for each other and is determined to together enjoy the journey we are on. -A great opportunity to grow with us, including having equity in the business.
    • Leaders who understand that flexibility and life balance is important – that having a job should never compromise spending time with family, friends and personal health and wellbeing.
    • You will have the platform to showcase your experience and knowledge, including your understanding of radiological risk, mitigations, and opportunities at all levels of our business.
    • You will be trusted, relied upon (you do what you say you will do) and have credibility in what you can offer.
    • You can demonstrate your relationship building skills to grow genuine long-lasting connections, where people want to grab a coffee, a kombucha or a beer with you.
    • You can be the entrepreneur you were born to be. No-one in Australia has done what we’re doing, so you will have permission to be creative, think outside the box and offer new thought and ideas.
    • We all care about climate change… and want to do something about it.


    Are we who you have been looking for?
    We would love to hear from you and learn more about you and what you could bring to Tellus.
    A CV would be great, but don’t let this be the only way that we first learn about you.
    Employment is subject to a few satisfactory outcomes, including Right to Work in Australia, a National Criminal Record Check, and a pre-employment medical assessment.
    Any further enquiries about the role or to simply apply, please contact us via
    We will be holding first discussions as soon as you apply, with final applications to be submitted by Monday 30. May 2022.
    Tellus Holdings Ltd is an equal opportunity employer. Indigenous Australians are particularly encouraged to apply.
    Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

  • 24 May 2022 12:24 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date: 31 May 2022

    Ongoing | $123,561-$142,168 per annum package inc 15.4% super

    Primary purpose of the role

    The Senior Regulatory Officer, Facility Safety will provide expert advice and assistance to the Regulatory Services Branch on the safe design and operation of nuclear research reactors, radiopharmaceutical production facilities, radioactive waste management facilities, and other radiation facilities.  This role is located within a small multi-disciplinary team involved in the regulation of nuclear installations and prescribed radiation facilities owned and operated by the Commonwealth of Australia.

    Key accountabilities

    • Assess applications relating to nuclear safety and radiological protection of controlled facilities and provide high level specialist technical advice on the suitability for licensing of nuclear installations and prescribed radiation facilities.
    • Lead, manage and perform inspections of prescribed radiation facilities and nuclear installations to assess compliance with regulatory requirements and general safety performance.
    • Contribute to ARPANSA’s mission by liaising, engaging and collaborating with other staff of ARPANSA, State Government, Commonwealth agencies and international organisations in the field of radiation protection and nuclear safety. 
    • Contribute to the development of codes and standards for nuclear safety and radiation protection.
    • Participate in developing ARPANSA’s regulatory framework through improvement of regulatory policies and processes and associated guidelines.
    • Maintain detailed professional knowledge of relevant legislative requirements, national and international standards, and best practice models.
    • Engage and collaborate with key stakeholders to identify opportunities and achieve good regulatory outcomes by developing appropriate relationships, articulating ARPANSA’s views and position in the context of complex issues and by managing stakeholder expectations.
    • Undertake allotted tasks as a member of the Regulatory Services Branch as required.

    Job specific capabilities

    The successful applicant will possess a degree from an Australian University in science or engineering (preferably mechanical or electrical) or comparable overseas qualifications or other alternative qualifications, which are appropriate to the duties of the position.  The applicant will have demonstrated experience relevant to the design, construction, operation or regulation of nuclear installations or other high hazard plant. The candidate will have a sophisticated understanding of risk management including the operation of engineered safety systems and the contribution of human and organisational factors for safety, preferably as applied to the nuclear industry.  

    The applicant must be able to work independently under broad direction and have the ability to resolve issues and deliver quality advice. The candidate must be able to work effectively and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team environment with a high degree of professionalism and collegiality.  The applicant must have the ability to develop productive working relationships with stakeholders, and other government agencies, have a high degree of initiative, be able to make sound decisions, and have excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate with influence.

    The applicant must hold Australian citizenship or possess permanent residency status leading to citizenship and be prepared to travel interstate from time to time as required. Applicants must be able to attain and maintain an appropriate security clearance. 

    Selection criteria

    There are five selection criteria for this role. If you want to advance your career, please tells us your skills, experiences and achievements that demonstrate all selection criteria in no more than 1000 words in total. 

    1. Provide expert advice on the regulation, safe design and operation of nuclear installations and prescribed radiation facilities and associated risks.
    2. Demonstrated technical knowledge of the engineering principles of nuclear safety and radiation protection through the application of engineered safety systems (including diversity, independence, and depth) and an awareness of human and organisational factors.
    3. Demonstrated ability to communicate with influence and integrity through the provision of clear, concise, and readily understood safety analysis and assessment and other technical reports, both orally and in writing.
    4. Demonstrated ability to apply professional judgement and innovative approaches to problem solving and decision making on complex matters.
    5. Demonstrated ability to build and sustain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

    Link to the advert: here.

  • 24 May 2022 12:22 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date:  11:59 Thursday 2 June 2022

    Ongoing | Full Time | $120k - $134k +15.4% super

    Your Duties and Responsibilities

    • Lead and manage all aspects of radioactive waste characterisation operations including planning, identifying and allocating resources, control and management of financial performance and the integration of plans to support business plans, strategies and commercial activities.
    • Develop and be accountable for the delivery of the radioactive waste characterisation strategy and business plans in consideration of the ANSTO and WMS strategic plans and goals. 
    • Develop and implement objectives, plans, targets and activities to achieve the characterisation strategy while identifying and addressing problems and opportunities both locally and company wide.
    • Manage facilities and equipment to ensure operational safety, security, sustainability and compliance with applicable standards, legislative, regulatory and reporting requirements.
    • Manage human resources through selection, training, development, performance management and review, recognition and guidance of supervisors and staff and implementation of sound knowledge capture and management processes.
    • Plan and implement projects to improve operations and instrumentation.

    Link to the advert: here.

  • 3 May 2022 9:24 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date: 11:59pm, Wednesday 11 May 2022

    Ongoing | Full Time | $64k - $83k +15.4% super | Two opportunities available 

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Accountable for Business as Usual activities along with unplanned events within remote handled waste processing and handling, contact handled solid wastes, contact handled liquid wastes, waste characterisation, decontamination, laundry services and support to ANSTO’s projects
    • Ensure effective and compliant service for the collection, transportation, storage, processing, decontamination, characterisation of radioactive waste material in accordance with licence conditions, plans and arrangements and ANSTO’s Safety Management System - this includes use of hot-cells and manipulators, use of SCADA systems, driving trucks, using pumping systems for site effluent and liquid waste treatment systems as well as corrosive chemicals and machinery to decontaminate items
    • Establish and maintain productive relationships and provide advice to internal customers, in accordance with set guidelines, standards and service level agreements.  Present a professional approach and ensure customers are informed of changes to activities or decisions that may affect the quality of service provided
    • Proactively undertake inspections of waste, waste processing equipment and where necessary organise repairs and maintenance of facilities and equipment
    • Provide written and verbal advice and feedback to management on equipment performance and waste processes to drive improvements to plant availability, safety and efficiency

     Skills and Experience

    • High School or equivalent Qualification in a Science/engineering, or trade skills
    • Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge of operating plant and equipment in a highly regulated environment, hazardous industries
    • Sound computer skills with ability to operate SAP and MS Office products to enable completion of activities
    • Ability to apply instructions, procedures and policies in accordance with safety and regulatory requirements
    • Willingness to develop skills using trade knowledge, practical skills and experience to safely operate equipment including, transport flasks, manipulators, cranes and powered hand tools.

    Link to the advert: here.

  • 21 Apr 2022 2:54 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date: Wednesday 27 April 2022

    $100,018-$114,404 per annum package inc 15.4% super |Full time ongoing/Non-ongoing

    In this role, you will perform a range of complex scientific tasks, including radiological risk assessment and modelling, to evaluate potential health impacts to the public, workers and the environment from exposure to ionising radiation, with a focus on radiological waste. In addition, you will provide input to the development of national and international standards, project management, report development and stakeholder engagement. You will work closely with other staff within the Assessment and Advice Section, and liaise with internal and external stakeholders, to ensure that advice provided is based on the latest scientific knowledge and national and international experience.

    Link to the advert: here.

  • 21 Apr 2022 2:52 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date: Sunday 1 May 2022

    $123,561-$142,168 per annum package inc 15.4% super | Ongoing - full time

    This position is assistant to the Director ACDS to lead, develop, and promote dosimetric audit programs, providing expert technical advice in the field of radiotherapy dosimetry. You will assist the Director in determining the service’s strategic direction, providing direction and support to the team in day-to-day operation of the ACDS. Working under the broad direction of the Director, you will lead and manage a small team of direct reports, collaborating with the Research ROMP to drive innovation and best-practice techniques for assessing modern radiotherapy treatment modalities in a nationwide dosimetric auditing program. This will include designing, performing, and interpreting the outcomes from complex dosimetry measurements for the ACDS, both in ARPANSA and in radiotherapy centres.
    The secondary purpose of the role is to perform dosimetry audits for ACDS at radiotherapy facilities. You are expected to achieve Trainer status in at least one audit level and will maintain a lead audit workload.

    The Senior Medical Physicist represents the ACDS to professional radiation oncology organisations and leads the ACDS’ scientific contributions to publications and conferences of national and international relevance. You will liaise with clinical customers to promote the service and improve and tailor it to meet clinical requirements.

    The position may be based in either of ARPANSA’s offices in Yallambie, VIC or Miranda, NSW and the role includes regular travel to perform audits in Australia and New Zealand.  If based in Miranda, the role will require several short-term deployments in the Yallambie office each year to access ARPANSA’s various irradiating apparatus and laboratory equipment.

    Link to the advert: here.

  • 21 Apr 2022 2:50 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date: 1 May 2022

    Ongoing | Full Time | $102k - $114k +15.4% super

    The purpose of the position is to provide specialised expertise and to undertake original research in contaminant chemistry in soils and groundwater, leading to significant research outcomes aligned with ANSTO’s strategic imperatives. The role will deliver scientific and technical advice, inform the management of contaminated sites, and engage in commercial applications of the research. 

    Link to the advert: here.

  • 12 Apr 2022 9:26 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date: Sunday 8 May 2022

    Sutherland Shire  | 4 Year, Full Time Traineeship | $53k + 15.4% super

    About the Opportunity

    ANSTO supported by the Sir William Tyree Foundation is offering this unique and exciting four-year development opportunity for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person to work and learn on the job.

     Throughout the program you will:

    • Develop a range of different skills and practical work experience
    • Gain foundational experience which can be applied to assessing, monitoring, and managing safety situations on site in collaboration with other team members
    • Effectively time manage training requirements with day to day work duties
    • Work alongside others to add support and gain skills 

     Features of the program include:

    • Continuous training and ongoing support
    • Mentoring to help with training, professional and personal development throughout the program
    • Rotations through Health Physics, Work Health and Safety (WHS) and Occupational Hygiene plus opportunities in the Radiation Protection Services Commercial and Regulatory team, Emergency Response and Safety Engineering
    • Training while working giving you multiple certifications and accreditations including:
      • Certificate IV Work Health & Safety
      • Accreditation as a Health Physics Surveyor & Occupational Hygiene Technician
    • Development opportunities to provide strong foundations for an exciting and fulfilling careers
    • The opportunity to be considered for an ongoing job as a Nuclear Safety Technician after successful completion of the four-year program

    Link to the advert: here.

  • 12 Apr 2022 9:21 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date:  03 May 2022

    Ongoing, Temporary | Adelaide | Programme Management, APS Level 6, Executive Level 1, Executive Level 2, Project Management, Science, Engineering, Technical

    Ideal candidates

    You will have specialist skills, experience and qualifications in disciplines relevant to the management of radioactive waste. You will have a comprehensive knowledge and track record of managing and delivering radioactive waste management processes, practices and projects including but not limited to:

    - Radioactive waste disposal licencing delivery, integration and optimisation

    - Radioactive waste policy and program development/implementation

    - Developing and implementing waste acceptance criteria

    - Safe transport of waste

    - Safety, security and environmental protection, including regulatory experience and management

    - Safety and operations planning for disposal facilities

    - Waste Technical specialists

    - Radiological and Environmental Safety Case specialists

    - Project management of waste projects across the lifecycle from generation through to disposal

    We are looking for individuals who will not only bring specialist expertise to the agency but will develop others, consequently building industry capability and capacity within Australia. Strong and inclusive leadership together with a passion for bringing out the best in your team are therefore key capabilities. ARWA is looking to develop and build capability in South Australia, and so are looking for people who will positively embrace building and developing skills and teams for the future. We welcome and embrace diversity of applicants.

    The Roles
    We are seeking expressions of interest from individuals, within and outside of Australia, who are interested in joining ARWA and playing a key role in building Australia’s nuclear capability and expertise. There are opportunities over the coming 6-12 months, and ARWA is also looking ahead and planning for the longer term. Roles, employment type and remuneration will be commensurate with the skills and experience you bring.

    Broadly, roles are available for technical specialists, program/project and senior/middle managers and will align with the Executive Level 1, Executive Level 2 and/or APS6 classification levels in the Australian Public Service structure. 

    Candidates assessed as having relevant skills and experience through this expression of interest process will initially be placed on a register. You may be invited for an informal discussion to talk through opportunities, based on our operational needs, as ARWA grows in the months ahead. A formal interview process would then be required as appropriate.

    Roles may be offered as permanent or temporary public service roles or on a contract basis.

    Link to the advert: here.

  • 25 Mar 2022 1:20 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date:  Tuesday 5 April 2022

    Full time ongoing/Non-ongoing | $123,561-$142,168 per annum package inc 15.4% super

    Primary purpose of the role

    Under broad direction from the Director, Radiation Protection Services, the Assistant Director, Occupational Exposures and Dosimetry will be responsible for scoping and developing a strategic plan for ARPANSA’s internal and external dosimetry capabilities and services that will meet the future needs of the Australian government, customers and other stakeholders.  You will engage with key stakeholders to understand the current state, limitations, risks and future operational requirements.

     Key accountabilities

    • Working with a level of independence you will be required to understand internal and external dosimetry requirements for a range of occupational and public exposure pathways. 
    • Effectively manage competing priorities when achieving project outcomes in line with agency goals and objectives.
    • Identify and develop a strategic plan for ARPANSA’s internal and external dosimetry services and capabilities, that meets the future needs of the Australian community.
    • Build constructive internal and external relationships in order to meet future customer needs.
    • Promote a culture of high performance and continual improvement in a positive team environment.

    Job specific capabilities

    To be considered for this position, you will have successfully worked in a scientific leadership role and have well developed skills in the measurement, calculation and assessment of ionising radiation dose absorbed by the human body. 

    Tertiary qualifications from an Australian Tertiary Institution in a relevant field or comparable overseas qualifications or other alternative qualifications and experience appropriate to the position are essential. 

    You will have demonstrated experience in engaging stakeholders to identify opportunities, achieve outcomes and deliver high quality customer service.

    You will have demonstrated experience in research and analysis of customer needs, identification of technical solutions, and production of presentations and written reports.

    You must hold Australian citizenship or possess permanent residency status leading to citizenship and be prepared to travel interstate and/or overseas from time to time as required. ARPANSA requires all new employees to undertake a baseline security clearance as a condition of engagement. This position may require you to successfully undertake and maintain a higher level security clearance.  

    Selection criteria

    There are five selection criteria for this position. If you want to advance your scientific career, please tell us your skills, experiences and achievements that demonstrate all selection criteria in no more than 1000 words in total. 

    1. Experience and knowledge in the field of the protection of workers exposed to ionising radiation. 
    2. Demonstrated ability to lead and manage complex projects to achieve quality outcomes.
    3. Experience with and knowledge of information management systems, including good understanding of associated privacy and security issues.
    4. High level interpersonal and communication skills which demonstrate a capacity to work collaboratively with colleagues and peers.
    5. Demonstrated ability to build and manage key strategic relationships with a broad range of stakeholders and clients, including anticipating customer requirements.

    Link to the advert: here.

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