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Waste Expert - Radio Chemistry

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Date: 14-Nov-2022

Location: Malmö, SE

Company: Uniper



Are you an our new Waste Specialist in Radiochemistry for Nuclear Dismantling and Decommissioning (NDD)


Passion for Energy 
Uniper likes passionate employees and colleagues. Driven by passion, we ensure high-quality deliveries of electricity to industrial and domestic customers – every second of the day, all year round. With personal commitment, dialog, diversity and equality at work, we work together to deliver social benefit in real time – while simultaneously focusing our innovative efforts on tomorrow’s energy solutions. Or as we say: “Passion for energy.” We need more people who are passionate about energy and really want to make a difference. Are you one of them?

The Uniper Way - how we work  
Our employees are paving the way for Uniper’s success and future. We work together and engage in meaningful dialog. At Uniper, employees are able to develop and strengthen their individual skills. We embrace our entrepreneurial spirit and take responsibility, at every level of the Group. We have a joint approach, and our core values guide the Group’s daily work and how we perform our various activities. We call it “The Uniper Way.”

What we are looking for

Uniper has in its Swedish portfolio four nuclear plants at the sites at OKG and BKAB that are being decommissioned. To serve the growing European market of nuclear dismantling and decommission, Uniper, in cooperation with Fortum, are building capacity and capability to provide experienced service to which the Swedish project, among others, will serve as a reference. 


The execution of the dismantling and decommissioning of the nuclear plants at OKG and BKAB is organized in work packages which are done in sequence at the four units, ensuring efficient build up of know-how. The work package life span starts with an engineering phase were waste routes and methods are designed and procurement conducted. During the execution phase, material is dismantled, whereafter the waste is measured and controlled to ensure its compliance to requirements to, finally, be shipped to its agreed destination.

We are looking for radiochemists to support us with dismantling and decommissioning of nuclear facilities at OKG and BKAB. In this position you will be working close in collaboration with our radiophysisct. We are executing the NDD in close cooperation with our customers as we all have the same goal, to finalize the project in accordance with the requirements and expectations. This means that we work together as one team. We have high focus on delivery and expect high performance and transparent communication on risks. Safety, both conventional HSE and radiological safety is highly valued and expected to be part of the planning of the execution of the work packages. In addition, since we are building a new business as NDD suppliers on the European market, support is expected within our tendering/execution work to potential/new customers.


Depending on your skills and experience you will have the opportunity be senior or leading waste expert within radio physics.


The position placement is open for discussion but regular work at sites is expected as well as business travelling. 


Uniper is part of Sweden's critical infrastructure, and our business is covered by, among other things, rules related to protective security, export control and nuclear non-proliferation. We will therefore carry out security clearance of all positions and complement with register control for security classified positions, according to the Protection Security Act. Health and drug tests are performed.

What you will be working with

As our waste expert and radio chemist you will be working mainly with the preparation of work packages, based on radiological characterization support the development nuclide vectors and thereby also the of methods for dismantling and decommission and packing of waste that are optimal form a cost, time, HSE and dose, perspective. 

Your input are the boundary conditions for the planning of the work, and you are part of the team of different experts to develop our way of executing the dismantling and decommission of the plants. In addition, you will support the staff working with measurements on sites, when challenges or deviation arise in the waste that has been produced and/or packed.


Your skills may also be used by our external branch in preparation of tenders or execution of work to external customers.

Your work includes but not be limited to: 
•    Developing and execute radiological mapping of material and waste.
•    Develop and execute mapping of hazardous waste.
•    Work with development of nuclide vectors.
•    Planning and engineering of waste management based on requirements for different waste routes.
•    Support in development of methods and procedure for waste characterization.
•    Develop procedures for quality insurance of waste characterization.
•    Interact and cooperate with our customers organization on requirements and expectation on waste management.


Who we are seeking

You have a bachelor, masters or PhD degree in Chemistry, Radiochemistry, Physics or equivalent, or otherwise gained experience relevant experience to this job. We value if you have relevant experience in radiological material and waste management and understands methods for determination of nuclide vectors. Knowledge and experience of chemistry from operational of nuclear power plants is of high relevance. We are working in an international environment, and you must therefore be comfortable in both leading meetings, produce presentation and participate in social situations in English.
As a person you have a high level of integrity, reliability, and personal drive as well as a high level of commercial awareness. You engage in problem solving and you conduct work with a strong sense of responsibility, high efficiency, integrity, and transparency.You can see the big picture and strive towards finding a pragmatic approach. You have a strong analytical mindset and willingness to drive performance and change. We also see that you value and promote cooperation and are a strong team player.


We expect that you have:
•    Personal skills, experiences, and ability to identify nuclei vectors for radiological characterizations, methods for radiological measurements, identify and develop method of packing and packing solutions, conduct technical investigations.
•    Relevant experience from nuclear dismantling and decommissioning. 
•    Insight and understanding of Swedish radiological laws and regulations.
•    Open mind and find solutions to problems in a team spirit.
•    Good communication skills both in Swedish and English and be able to communicate with people at all levels unhindered and collaborate in groups. 
•    Good skills in digital tools from Microsoft software series.
•    Good social skills and be able to work with people from different backgrounds and competences unhindered.



For questions, please don’t hesitate to contact:
Recruiting manager, Ulrika Wretås,

+46 70 559 06 33; 


Union representatives:
Charlotte Pennander, Unionen, +46 705 885879
Laila Klintesten, Unionen, +46 708 244689
Magnus Nicklasson, Sveriges Ingenjörer, +46 76 1154687
Tommy Appelqvist, Ledarna, +46 702 776375 


Job information

Contract type: Unlimited  
Working Hours:     Full time,  
Start Date:
Deadline: 07/12/2022




Uniper is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from appropriately qualified and suitable candidates regardless of gender, origin, disability, age, religion, worldview, sexual identity or family status. We promote diversity, equality and flexible working.