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A usual workplace, an unusual task

D ansk Dekommissionerings approximately 85 employees have many different professional backgrounds; the primary professional groups are craftsmen and engineers. Within each discipline there is a wide range of educational backgrounds.

When we have a vacancy, as a public company we always advertise the position and do not recruit on the basis of unsolicited applications.

The tasks we have in DD generally require you to be responsible, persistent and thorough. We are tackling a unique environmental challenge and, as there is no manual, you need to be flexible, collaborative and able to think outside the box.

Below you can watch a video where health physicist Mikkel Øberg and craftsman Thomas Nielsen talk about working in DD, and below the video meet six of their other colleagues. Click on each of them to read more.

"In a big company, you like to become an expert in a narrow field. Here I get to do a lot of different things."
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Bjarne Damsgaard

Engineer

"In a big company, you like to become an expert in a narrow field because everything has to be streamlined. If you're an expert in green paperwork, you're put in charge of that, while someone else takes care of the red paperwork. And vice versa: in a small company you are often very much on your own. So this size of company suits me well. Here I get to do a lot of different things.

My work as a project manager includes everything from contact with authorities and heavier written tasks to talking to tradesmen and organising practical tasks. It's both varied and technically challenging.

When you come from the private sector to a company like ours, you have to get used to the political scrutiny and the fact that other considerations than the purely technical can come into play. You have to change focus. There is also a lot of time spent in contact with the authorities, so patience is a virtue."

"It's really nice when you have children that there are some good arrangements. Especially the flexible working hours are ideal."
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Jonas B. Mahler

engineer

"DD is one of the few places where you can work with radiation. There's also the dismantling of the nuclear facilities; for me it was appealing that neither I nor very many others had done anything like that before.

When I started, I was very well received. Everyone is friendly and helpful, and newcomers get a thorough training. Every time we solve a problem, everyone works together to find the best solution. No one just gets their way. We don't always agree, but we talk and find a compromise. There's time for that; nothing is rushed through.

I am also very happy with the conditions that DD offers as a workplace. It's really nice, when you have children, that there are some good arrangements. Especially the flexible working hours are ideal."

"In the morning, I get an overview of what needs to be done - and then the day usually goes on to something completely different."
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Malou Drewsen

Authority & Quality Coordinator

"After being a secretary here for 6 years, I had outgrown that role and was hired as a technical coordinator. It was a newly created position, so I had a lot of input in creating the job description. Most recently I have become part of the Quality, Environment & Safety function, so now I have a new title again and some new tasks.

My day consists of a good mix of predictability and unpredictability, and that suits me just fine. Bringing a lot of different ends together and blending them is rewarding, I think. In the morning, I get an overview of what needs to be achieved and what would be nice to achieve - and then the day usually turns into something completely different. This means that I have to juggle my workload a lot.

Although we work under some fairly rigid systems and frameworks, there is a high degree of flexibility here. I get to do things my own way for a long time."

"There is no yapping. When you are given a task, time is also set aside for it to be done properly."
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Lidia B. Kildentoft

health assistant

"You have to be ready for changeovers. Not everything is in my control - and that's good for me. I had to get used to the fact that suddenly I could be called and I had to rearrange my tasks. But you learn as you go, and that makes everyday life a bit more fun.

Because things have to be done so carefully and with such a focus on safety, I don't find it stressful to be here. There is no yapping. When you are given a task, time is also set aside for it to be done properly.

DD is a very inclusive workplace. There are all kinds of people here, and no matter what, we work well together. I'm a health and safety representative, and the psychological work environment - how we feel about each other - is very important to me. If you don't feel good in your workplace, you just don't work."

"When others drove small remote-controlled cars, I drove demolition robots. Now I'm using that experience in new ways."
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Rune D. Nielsen

craftsman

"I'm a trained bricklayer and I have some experience that I can use here. For example, my father used to service demolition robots - when others drove small remote-controlled cars, I drove robots.

The deconstruction work in DD is not just pulling something down. Everything has to be taken apart quietly, because often something unexpected happens. Then you have to stop and twist your brains together to find another solution. We often end up using equipment and conventional methods in new ways.

I have been on many projects in DD, both long and short. Sometimes a project goes on hold because something needs to be clarified, and then you get on a new project in the meantime. On the one hand, it can be a bit frustrating because there are always hang-ups. On the other hand, it breaks up the daily grind and allows you to try something new."

"I've put in for some responsibilities myself. There's a lot of participation and confidence that I'm in control."
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Trine F. Westerlin

craftsman

"In my everyday life, I'm put to a lot of different tasks, but it's just exciting. And I've put in for some responsibilities myself. There's a lot of participation and confidence that I'm in control.

I love driving the 25 tonne truck and do it a lot, for example when I'm keeping the warehouse containers in order. It's nice to have some tangible results from the work.

Health cards, excel, IT security, work environment. I can't remember all the courses I've been on through DD. In my previous jobs it's just been work, work, work. There are really good opportunities for courses here, as long as they are work related.

I like to get involved with my colleagues and have also joined the staff events committee. Having something social together outside of work means a lot to me."

Facts about us

DD is a public undertaking

Recruitment process

When posting jobs, we receive and process a range of personal data. Read how we process applicants' personal data.

For each vacancy, we establish a recruitment committee consisting of:

  • Human Resources
  • Possible project manager or colleague
  • The HR Officer

Once the deadline for applications has passed, the Recruitment Committee considers all applications and selects candidates for interviews. If you are called for an interview, the recruitment committee will be present.

Once a candidate has been recruited, all applicants receive a reply. If you have not been interviewed, you will receive a written reply. If you have been interviewed, you will receive a verbal reply.

Working hours

As a public workplace, we are subject to government agreements and conditions. We have a 37 hour working week including paid lunch break.

We have flexitime, which means that you work an average of 37 hours a week. Within the time period 6.45 to 17.15 you have flexible working hours, as long as you are at work until 15.00. However, you will often agree meeting times with your colleagues depending on the work assignment.

(Flexitime does not apply to employees who are part of our 24-hour on-call scheme.)

If you have saved up hours, you can agree with your HR manager to take full or half days off.

Security

DD will dismantle and decontaminate the original nuclear facilities located at Risø. Outside the nuclear facilities, there is no additional radiation in the area, only the natural background radiation that exists throughout the country.

During dismantling, some work operations may expose workers to radioactive contamination and additional radiation. We take care of both workers and the environment through careful planning and constant monitoring.

All staff receive training in radiation protection and we carry two different types of dosimeters (a dosimeter is a piece of equipment that measures how much radiation each person receives). In addition, relevant staff give regular urine and blood tests.

We also have a strong focus on conventional safety. DD provides safety shoes, workwear and other relevant equipment. Employees who have to work at heights, with electricity, drive a truck, with a crane or similar, receive the necessary training. All employees are required to attend a fire-fighting course and are offered a first-aid course. It is part of our culture to help each other keep an eye on safety.

Family with children?

In addition to good opportunities to organize your own working hours, we also offer parents:

  • All parents are entitled to 48 weeks of paid leave, of which 11 weeks are reserved for the mother and 11 weeks for the father. In DD we offer full pay for the following periods:
    • Father: 9 weeks
    • Mother: 6 weeks pre-term, 20 weeks post-term
    • For sharing: 6 weeks
  • Two annual care days per child 0-7 years
  • Possibility of paid leave for the 1st and 2nd day of sickness.