Radiation Protection Engineer

Radiation Safety Officer

Radiation Protection Technician

Minimum B. Tech in Nuclear Physics

Not required

The tasks a Radiation Protection Engineer is expected to perform include:

Supervising and co-ordinating the activities of workers engaged in monitoring the radiation levels and condition of equipment used to generate nuclear energy, to ensure the safe operation of plant facilities

Evaluating water chemical analysis data in primary and supportive plant systems to determine compliance with radiation content and corrosion control regulations

Investigating problems, such as radioactive leaks in reactors and auxiliary systems or excessive radiation or corrosion of equipment

Applying knowledge of radiation protection techniques and principles of chemistry and engineering to correct conditions

Conferring with departments to discuss problems, to develop tests to detect radioactive leaks, and to design plans to monitor equipment and safety programmes

Directing workers in testing and analyzing water samples and monitoring the processing system

Preparing reports, such as the environmental monitoring operation report, radioactive waste releases and shipping reports

Preparing employee performance reviews and related reports

In depth knowledge of the safety measures to be followed around radioactive substances

Ability to control and prevent any kind of radioactive leak in the plant

Skilled in monitoring radiation levels

Skilled in handling radioactive waste releases

Ability to write technical reports in a structured manner 

Knowledge of different areas where leaks can happen and designing preventive measures for the same

Not Applicable

Good communication skills

Good interpersonal skills

Attention to detail

Hardworking and persistent

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is considered hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

For freshers - INR 16,000 to INR 39,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of the Power Industry in India

The Indian power sector is one of the most diversified in the world. Sources for power generation range from commercial ones such as coal, lignite, natural gas, oil, hydro and nuclear power to other viable non-conventional sources such as wind, solar and agriculture and domestic waste. The demand for electricity in the country has been growing at a rapid rate and is expected to grow further in the years to come. In order to meet the increasing requirement of electricity, a massive addition to the installed generating capacity in the country is required. As per the International Energy Agency (IEA) publication on World Energy Statistics 2013, India ranks 5th in electricity production and 110th in the per-capita consumption of electricity. The investment climate is positive in the power sector. Due to the policy of liberalization, the sector has witnessed higher investment flows than envisaged.

The Government of India has identified the power sector as a key sector of focus to promote sustained industrial growth. The government is targeting a capacity addition of around 89 GW under the 12th (2012?17) and around 100 GW under the 13th (2017?22) Five-Year Plan. The expected investment in the power sector during the 12th Plan (2012?17) is US$ 223.9 billion. This shows that in coming decades a boom can be expected in the sector with immense demand for trained professionals. Therefore, the career of a Radiation Protection Engineer has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.

Nuclear power plants

Nuclear research centres

Cities and towns across India