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Systems Engineer

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Systems Engineer - Inside IR35

Contract Term: 6 months

Contracting Authority: RWM - Radioactive Waste Management

Location: Remote

Nuclear Waste Services brings together the UK's leading nuclear waste management capabilities.

We have integrated the expertise of Low-Level Waste Repository (LLWR), Radioactive Waste Management (RWM), and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) group's Integrated Waste Management Programme (IWMP). This creates an organisation focused on the management of the UK's nuclear waste, safely and securely for generations to come.

We are part of the NDA group, which is undertaking the biggest clean-up project in Europe over many decades. Nuclear Waste Services is integral to this environmental clean-up mission, as we work to provide permanent answers to our country's nuclear waste. The UK has been producing and managing radioactive waste on an industrial scale since the 1940s. However, today's approach and capabilities for waste management need to adapt to keep pace with NDA's decommissioning ambitions. This includes its commitment to recycle 50% of waste from decommissioning and reduce secondary wastes by around 70% by 2030.

We are recruiting for a systems engineer to set up and populate DOORS NG with our existing sponsor and system requirements.

As a Systems Engineer your main responsibilities would be:

  • Developing potential lifecycle approaches working closely with other technical functions and directorates.
  • Producing procedures to support the development of requirements in line with the lifecycle
  • Working with the programme directorate on capturing assumptions and expected delivery methods throughout the lifecycle.
  • Identifying system interfaces and producing initial system interface documents.
  • Developing system requirements from the sponsors requirements in conjunction with stakeholders at RWM.
  • Capturing, analysing and managing system requirements.


  • Demonstratable knowledge and experience in System Engineering,
  • Experience with DOORS NG.


  • INCOSE membership or certification.

If this role sounds like something that you would be interested in, please click the link to apply or email .

"In applying for this role you acknowledge the following; this role falls in scope of the Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector legislation. Any rates of payment quoted will reflect the gross rate per day for the assignment, and will be subject to appropriate taxes and statutory costs. As such the payment to the intermediary and your income resulting from this contract will be different."

Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not Overseas.

We want Nuclear Waste Services to be a great place to work where everybody is action orientated, ambitious, collaborative and acts with integrity. It will combine the talent of our people and give them an environment in which to thrive. Not only will this be good for our people, but also allow Nuclear Waste Services to grow its capability even further. We will be driven by doing the right thing for our people, customers, partners, and the communities where we operate to ensure all our operations are safe and secure.

As of the 31 January 2022, Nuclear Waste Services has been set up to combine all of the NDA Waste activities, giving greater flexibility and driving improvements and synergies across the NDA Group. This brings together LLW Repository Limited, Radioactive Waste Management Limited and the NDA Integrated Waste Management Programme (each with their own IT teams, infrastructure, and systems).

Equal opportunities

Nuclear Waste Services value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating a diverse workplace where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. We value the diversity of our people and recognise the benefits a diverse workforce can bring to the business. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applications from Women, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities, LGBTQ+ and candidates who have a disability.

Disability confident

Radioactive Waste Management Limited (RWM) is a member of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all candidates who have a disability and who meet all of the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of candidates who have a disability who meet all of the essential criteria RWM will interview the best candidates from within that group.