Job Description

Job Title: Team Leader – Health Physics

Location: Barrow-in-Furness. This role part of a complex shift pattern with requirements to work day and night shifts

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

  • Provide a timely and proactive Health Physics monitoring service in support of Submarine build, Test and Commissioning and facilities
  • Lead a team of Health Physics monitors undertaking routine and complex Health Physics Surveys
  • Act as the technical lead for all Health Physics matters during all out of hours shift rota patterns
  • Compliant with all Health and Safety requirements and qualifications for the role and position
  • Provide assurance to the business on accuracy of RAPs, RAMPs and other routine Health Physics Monitoring reports
  • Supervise all operational Health Physics monitoring to support the nuclear response arrangements
  • Supervise operations within permitted effluent handling facilities on site
  • Represent the Health Physics Team at all relevant meetings as and when required
  • Participate fully in developing, maintaining and modifying processes to procedures in line with operational needs and driving continual improvement

Your skills and experiences:


  • A background in Health Physics
  • Experience at a supervisory level
  • Certification in Radiation Protection


  • City of Guilds – Level 2


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive

The Health Physics Services Team:

As the Team Leader – Health Physics at the Barrow site, you’ll lead a small and specialist team of Health Physics monitors to provide operational support to the business. You will be responsible for ensuring all radiological risks at the Barrow site are kept As Low As Reasonably Possible (ALARP) and provide continuous support, guidance and advice to all Nuclear Build and Commissioning phases. You will be supported in your role by your immediate colleagues, as well as the Principal Engineer – Health Physics who will have ultimate oversight of the Operational Team

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 9th April 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.



Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Open to part time work for some roles
Gym membership
Buy or sell annual leave
Bank holiday swaps
Company shutdown periods
Annual bonus
Share options
Matched pension contribution
Salary sacrifice
Employee discounts
Lunch and learns
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Work-life balance
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Role modelling
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Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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