Careers at Dounreay

Dounreay is Europe’s largest nuclear clean-up and demolition project. For fifty years it was the UK’s centre of fast reactor research and development. Today we are taking it apart.

As the decommissioning programme progresses, we have a requirement to recruit qualified and experienced personnel to fill a number of current and emerging vacancies.

We employ over 1000 people at the site and offer secure and rewarding work across a range of technical and support functions.

We offer an excellent benefits package, including competitive salary, bonus scheme, pension plan, generous leave allowance and subsidised bus travel.

Director of Security and Resilience

Dounreay is Scotland's largest decommissioning project and is widely recognised as Europe's most complex nuclear closure programme For more than 50 years it was known as the centre of the UK's fast reactor research and development and now the team is aiming to be recognised as a centre of...

Dounreay’s Civil Nuclear Constabulary are recruiting

A police force offering a variety of police officer and support roles at all levels - see the website for more...

To apply for a position advertised on our current job vacancies page, you will need to complete an application form.

To apply electronically, please complete the form below and e-mail it to You will require a word processing package such as Microsoft Word to use the form.

Application Form (RTF format)

Alternatively, you can print and complete the pdf application form below and send it to:

Human Resource Department
Traill House
7 Olrig Street
KW14 7BJ

External Application Form 2016 (PDF) External Application Form 2016 (RTF)

We regret that we cannot accept CVs without a completed application form.

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All DSRL employees and eligible job applicants enjoy equal opportunity for employment and advancement on the basis of their ability, qualifications, experience and suitability for the work. DSRL does not discriminate on the grounds of age, sex, race, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, trade union membership or disability.

We recognise not only the basic obligation of all employers to provide equitable treatment in employment matters, but also the business advantages in valuing individual differences and encouraging all employees to develop their skills and abilities.

For general enquiries about career opportunities and jobs at Dounreay, please contact us.