Waste Management Engineer, Radio Active Material

Radio Active Waste Technician

Minimum B. Tech in Nuclear Physics

Not required

The tasks a Waste Management Engineer, Radio Active Material is expected to perform include:

Designing, implementing and testing systems and procedures to reduce the volume and dispose of nuclear waste materials and contaminated objects

Identifying objects contaminated by exposure to radiation, such as trash, workers' clothing, tools and equipment

Analyzing samples of sludge and liquid effluents resulting from the operation of nuclear reactors to determine the level of radioactivity in the substances

Analyzing samples to determine the potential for the retention of radioactivity, using radioactivity counters and chemical and electronic analyzers

Referring to state and federal regulations and technical manuals, to determine the disposal method recommended for the prevention of leakage or absorption of radioactive waste

Comparing the costs of transporting waste to designated nuclear waste disposal sites versus reducing the volume of waste and storing the waste on the plant site

Conferring with different people to discuss alternatives, to treat waste, and to choose the most suitable plan on the basis of safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness

Designing and drawing plans for systems to reduce the volume of waste by solidification, compaction or incineration

Overseeing the construction, testing and implementation of waste disposal systems

Developing plans for the modification of operating procedures to reduce the volume and radioactive level of effluents

Writing manuals to instruct workers of changes in work procedures

Advising management on the selection of lands suitable for nuclear waste disposal 

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

Ability to write technical reports in a structured manner 

In-depth knowledge of practices used to dispose of radioactive waste

Ability to handle the relevant tools and equipment for analyzing the radioactive waste

Knowledge of the relevant disciplines in chemical or physical sciences, nuclear, mining, or civil engineering, environmental or geosciences and their application to RWM in general and radioactive waste disposal in particular

Knowledge of predisposal technologies and their interfaces to radioactive waste disposal

Familiar with state and federal guidelines regarding nuclear waste and contamination

Not Applicable

Good communication skills

Good interpersonal skills

Attention to detail


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 Waste Management Engineer, Radio Active Material 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