Radiological Operations Manager


West Valley, NY 14171
United States

Category
Application Closing Date
9/9/2019
Manages Others
Yes
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
Yes
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time

Job Description

CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley, LLC (CHBWV) is an environmental management company under contract to the Department of Energy (DOE) whose mission is to decommission a former nuclear fuel reprocessing facility. CHBWV is located 35 miles south of Buffalo, New York, close to excellent ski resorts, boating, and fishing on Lakes Erie, Ontario and Chautauqua.

To apply for this position go to: http://www.chbwv.com

Position Title: Radiological Operations Manager Req. #: MX-159

Posting Date: 08/12/2019 Posting Closed: 09/09/2019

Relocation is Authorized

 
 

Job Summary:

Responsible for the management and oversight of the Radiation Protection Program (RPP) to ensure radiological and safety precautions are met for all projects. Ensures compliance with various governmental agencies including, but not limited to, the DOE, NYSERDA, and EPA. Ensure the continued radiological protection of the public, the environment, and site personnel. Provides technical support for all aspects of program implementation to ensure compliance with federal, state, and Company radiation protection program requirements.

Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, health physics or the demonstrated equivalent combination of education and experience. A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in operational Radiation Protection and Health Physics with progressively increasing responsibility including a minimum of 4 years of experience working at a nuclear facility or DOE government contractor facility.

Licenses/Certifications:

• NRRPT registration preferred.

Duties:


Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.

1. Maintain a safe and healthful work environment by following established safe work practices and procedures; investigating and reporting identified safety concerns or situations.

2. Implement and adhere to standards contained in the Company “Code of Conduct,” Company EEO practices, and DOE directives.

3. Report to the Radiation Safety Manager on issues relating to radiation safety at the WVDP. Coordinate with the Radiological Engineer to ensure radiological controls—engineering and administrative—during project activities are adequate.

4. Assist the Radiation Safety Manager in directing and integrating the RPP. Responsible for radiation protection safety and health of staff, visitors, and other organizations at the WVDP. Implement program improvements related to employee performance through Conduct of Operations initiatives. Ensure assigned operations personnel and other support personnel are following the requirements of the Site’s Radiological Controls Manual (WVDP-010). Advise other departments on self-monitoring, protective clothing, respiratory protection, contamination control, and other radiation protection practices to prevent the spread of contamination.

5. Ensure WVDP is in compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and procedures by providing guidance, analysis, and audits of the RPP. Provide implementation, surveillance, and maintenance of Radiation Safety policies and guidelines. Implement Conduct of Operations Manual requirements by meeting with other managers on policy to ensure program consistency. Review and assesses procedures and field changes. Act as liaison to Radiological Control Supervisor (RCS) on proper radiation protection practices and procedures, and advises other departments on the same.

6. Ensure WVDP is in full compliance with all Federal, State, Company, and WVDP requirements to maintain exposures to Radiation Workers and the general public As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA). Conduct ALARA reviews, walkthroughs, and surveillances of areas to monitor and enforce standards. Audit radiation and contamination control surveys in support of habitability and job site safety programs to include review of air sampling results, radiological data, and radiological survey log sheets. Communicate deficiencies noted in radiological operations to the Radiation Safety Manager.

7. Represent the Radiation Safety Manager on radiation protection issues externally and internally by communicating Radiation Safety department position to various oversight and planning groups. Conduct visitor orientations and tours of the facility when requested and authorized.

8. Ensures successful completion of projects on schedule and within budget by overseeing the execution and coordination of assigned subcontract activities; monitoring compliance with the requirements of the subcontract, including technical interpretation, environmental, safety, and health oversight, schedule maintenance, day-to-day technical and administrative guidance and coordination of activities; serves as liaison to RCS to support current work priorities and schedules and coordinate manpower requirements and allocations.

9. Coordinate RPP execution and improvements through meetings with WVDP Line Managers and reviews and signs off on survey documentation.

10. Participate in Nuclear Safety Culture processes and recommends and implements improvement opportunities identified by others. Review radiological events and communicate lessons learned.

11. Regular attendance is required.

12. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Other Requirements:

· Possesses broad knowledge of health physics with a broad knowledge of applied health physics/radiation protection principles and practices, standards and requirements, and applicable DOE Orders.

· Must be able to anticipate, identify, and resolve a wide variety of complex radiological control issues. Must possess highly developed organizational skills and be able to manage projects and special assignments to deliver results on time and within budget.

· Must possess advanced oral and written communication skills.

· Must possess a demonstrated ability to effectively manage and lead in a team environment.

· Must be self-directed to establish priorities, work schedules, control cost, and meet deadlines. Must be able to interpret and follow a wide variety of guidelines, policies, laws, and established practices to accomplish complex tasks. Must be able to help the RSM establish project goals, policies and performance standards. Must be able to direct the work of others, write procedures and guidelines and mentor others.

· Must be able to develop and execute short- and long-term plans.

· Must be able to trend, analyze, and anticipate a wide variety of radiological control issues and provide documented solutions to difficult problems. Must have the ability to interpret and apply policies, guidelines, laws, and instructions from multiple sources in a comprehensive approach. Must be able to make presentations to employees, management, and government officials, local, state and national stakeholders.


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Job Requirements
Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, health physics or the demonstrated equivalent combination of education and experience. A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in operational Radiation Protection and Health Physics with progressively increasing responsibility including a minimum of 4 years of experience working at a nuclear facility or DOE government contractor facility.

Licenses/Certifications:

• NRRPT registration preferred.