Scientific Consultancy

About us

We are a team of around 20 technical Consultants providing consultancy and research services in nuclear decommissioning and radioactive waste management to an international clientele. Your role will be multi-faceted allowing you to cover different duties such as technical research, project management and business development.  The role provides support to client and project relationships, interpretation of results and providing technical reports in line with client requirements.

For both roles you will work in small teams alongside industry experts and been given ample opportunities to develop expertise early in your career. This is a great opportunity to learn and grow in a complex and innovative environment.

To apply, please submit a full CV and a cover letter including the job reference NUCApr22 or GEOApr22 to office@galson-sciences.co.uk detailing how your skills and experience suit this role and confirm why you wish to work for us. Please also provide confirmation of your right to work permanently in the UK.

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks: Right to Work permanently in the UK, Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

We currently have vacancies for the following two graduate roles:

1. Science Consultant (Reference NUCApr22)

Key responsibilities:

  • Deliver quality technical projects or parts of a project in a timely cost-effective manner, in accordance with regulations and internal procedures where appropriate
  • Written work and research on a wide range of industry, regulatory and policy projects in the UK and overseas and will be given a unique opportunity to develop all-round experience in the nuclear decommissioning and radioactive waste management and disposal industry
  • Presenting research and findings to clients, and or workshops where necessary
  • Providing a professional, consistent, and effective project management service including the use of project reporting systems in accordance with company standards and guidelines

Essential requirements:

  • MSc or PhD in quantitative earth sciences, applied mathematics, physics, chemistry or engineering, or a relevant BSc and proven industry experience
  • Ability to deliver quality work with strong attention to detail and to tight timescales
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritise work
  • Self-starting, self-motivated and driven to complete all tasks undertaken
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to deliver quality presentations to clients
  • Strong IT skills and proficiency in all areas of MS Office, including Teams
  • Strong organisational and planning skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written using English language

Experience in one or more of the following areas would be advantageous:

  • Experience working in the nuclear industry, and in particular radioactive waste management planning/options assessment, disposal, nuclear safety and related fields, potentially with experience at nuclear sites
  • Modelling, particularly with respect to geological characterisation, groundwater flow, gas transfer, and/or contaminant transport in geological media
  • Criticality safety assessments, radiological risk assessment; and/or environmental safety case development
  • Experience of project and contract management

2. Geoscience Consultant (Reference GeoApr22)

Key responsibilities:

  • Delivering high-quality technical research projects relating to geological disposal of radioactive waste, in a timely cost-effective manner
  • Writing high quality technical reports
  • Presenting research and findings to clients, and or workshops where necessary
  • Providing a professional, consistent, and effective project management service including the use of project reporting systems in accordance with company standards and guidelines

Essential requirements:

  • MSc or PhD in quantitative and/or applied geosciences (e.g. hydrogeology, geotechnical/ engineering geology), or a relevant BSc and proven radioactive waste management experience
  • Ability to deliver high-quality work with strong attention to detail and to tight timescales
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritise work
  • Self-starting, self-motivated and driven
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to deliver high-quality presentations to clients
  • Strong IT skills and proficiency in all areas of MS Office, including Teams
  • Strong organisational and planning skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written usingEnglish language

 Desirable skills and experience:

  • Nuclear industry experience, and in particular radioactive waste management
  • Modelling, particularly with respect to geological characterisation, groundwater flow, gas transfer, and/or contaminant transport in geological media (e.g. GoldSim and COMSOL)
  • Environmental safety case development
  • Project and contract management
  • Coding skills (e.g.Python, C++)