United States of America - Washington, Richland
With minimal oversight, plans work requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, application and adaptation of health physics and radiological engineering techniques, controls procedures, and criteria. Devises new cost-effective approaches to solving problems.
This position shall be performed under the day-to-day direction, control, and supervision of WTCC
Support the Waste Treatment Plant Nuclear Safety Quality Culture by emphasizing the values of safety and quality in the performance of work in order to protect self, others, and the environment
Provide technical support for assigned aspects of Radiological Control Program implementation to assure federal, state, and WTP requirements regarding radiation exposure to site personnel and the general public are followed
Promptly resolve program implementation issues by teaming with WTP management and facility staff to identify compliant, cost-effective solutions
Perform radiological work planning for assigned facilities and operations
Provide oversight of radiological field operations to assure operating facilities remain compliant with WTP requirements
Provide guidance and information to facility staff on emerging issues pertaining to Radiological Control Program implementation
Serve as a subject area technical expert for assigned topics
Develop/review technical documents and procedures for assigned subject areas
Support the resolution of corrective actions and assist in the investigation of radiological incidents
This job description is not intended to include every duty, task or instruction for which an employee is responsible. Other tasks may be assigned, based on business needs and the department supervisors request
(EFNM) Exposed Field Non-Manual
Performs desk work, including writing, computer workstation processes, and telephone operation. Arranges for and/or performs presentations, oral reports, planning meetings, and other formal and informal contacts, requiring long periods of sitting. Oversees field activities through inspections, testing and equipment operations, which requires walking, standing, bending, and turning along with wearing of personal protective equipment. Occasional loading, transport, and unloading of tools and/or supplies specific to an activity.
AECOM has joined with Bechtel to create an LLC, known as the Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) to construct, start-up and commission the world’s largest radioactive-waste treatment plant for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in southeastern Washington state. The project will use vitrification technology to process and stabilize 53 million gallons of radioactive and chemical waste currently stored at the Hanford Site which is a byproduct of plutonium-production during World War II and the Cold War era.
The project is the largest undertaking of its kind ever and one of DOE’s most technically challenging cleanup projects—equivalent to building two nuclear power plants. Its construction site spans 65 acres and includes facilities for pretreatment, low-activity waste vitrification, and high-level waste vitrification, as well as an analytical laboratory.
Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Physics, Engineering, or related science.
Appropriate training and experience commensurate with the responsibilities of the position may be considered in lieu of a degree:
10 years related experience to the position and 20 semester credit hours in technical subjects related to the position OR Completion of 80 semester credit hours in technical subjects related to the position OR Successful completion of Engineer In Training (EIT) examination or Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) accredited through National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) OR Professional engineer’s license
Minimum of 10 years’ experience in operational Radiation Protection and Health Physics with BS degree; 7 years’ experience with MS degree
Possesses expert knowledge of health physics with a broad knowledge of applied health physics/radiation protection principles and practices, standards and requirements, and applicable DOE Orders
Experienced in Radiation Protection Program field implementation within the DOE complex
Experienced in resolving challenging radiological issues with management and facility staff
Experienced in in multiple areas from the following list - ALARA, radiological engineering, radiological work planning, engineered controls
Active certification as CHP or RRPT preferred
This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) and works a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Must be able to work in the United States without Sponsorship
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Job Category Safety / Health
Business Line Management Services
Business Group Management Services Group (MS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 224605BR
Clearance Required No
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.