Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is a multi-program laboratory applying state of the art science and practical, high-value, cost-effective solutions to complex technical problems to protect the nation. Located at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS), the laboratory develops and deploys innovative technologies to address some of the nation’s environmental, energy, and national security challenges.
The successful applicant will provide technical leadership for established SRNL waste programs to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations, orders, and laws and site procedures.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
Evaluating potential impacts of regulatory changes on SRNL research and development and operations processes and providing recommendations to management;
Defining the requirements for radioactive waste management programs, procedures, and training and qualification requirements;
Providing technical expertise for the laboratory for disposal of all waste types (i.e., LLW, TRU Waste, and radioactive portion of PCB waste, Nano waste, Mixed Waste, and Mixed TRU Waste);
Developing radiological characterization plans for unique waste and waste streams (including calculations, sampling and analysis plans, certification or characterization plans, and work packages for processes and research and development initiatives);
Analyzing construction and special project plans for the creation of new waste streams;
Performing periodic waste stream validations.
Job function includes maintaining external associations such as technical committees, professional societies and licenses to remain current with waste management and other industry best practices.
Develop and implement a uniform waste handling and reduction program for the more intricate and complex waste streams. Compile and analyze generation data to determine areas to target for reduction. Requires constant communications with facility management to resolve waste handling issues that arise daily. Responsible to draft and maintain the required plans and reports to meet regulatory requirements. Required to respond to internal and external correspondences and assessments, such as DOE, DNFSB, and SCDHEC.
Ensures that waste generated meets the waste acceptance criteria of the receiving facility. Provides guidance to facility management on complex waste handling issues. Stops generating activities if significant non-compliance actions occur.
Develop waste reduction strategies for waste facilities; analyze each facility's generation rate to identify areas to target for waste reduction. Utilizing facility experience, develop a strategy to meet the goal. Evaluates tasks for waste reduction opportunities.
Develop and implement self-assessment techniques for waste reduction programs for each waste type. Develop strategy for each facility to assess their program and progress toward meeting the pollution prevention/waste minimization goals. This strategy must focus on the site's waste minimization goals. Responsible to address internal and external assessment/audit teams on the validity of the assessment and the status of each facility.
Develop and analyze waste generation rates for waste facilities; provide as estimate for the volume of waste to be generated in waste facilities prior to division assigning a goal that could be unachievable for waste facilities. Estimate needs to include routine activities as well as non routine/infrequent activities.
Provide interface for Site Level initiatives for waste facilities; implement a program to recycle used oils, scrap metals, paper, aluminum cans, etc. Dedicated attention that properly addresses the needs and differences for each initiative to be successfully implemented and maintained.
Analyze construction and special project plans for the creation of new waste streams; direct characterization efforts; approve project startup. A project shall not begin until the characterization of the waste that will be generated has been approved.
Directs the efforts of waste handling personnel.
Clearance Required to Perform Job?
Salary Range (annual)
$86,400 - $137,040
Salary offers are commensurate with candidate's experience and applicable education in comparison to incumbents.
Basic Education Qualifications
High school diploma or GED
Other Required Qualifications
Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Security clearance!
Chemical or Nuclear Engineer preferred; Other engineering disciples acceptable; significant demonstrable experience with environmental regulations, calculations, etc.
Competency Description #1
Understand job responsibilities and be accountable for results.
Meet goals and strive for customer satisfaction and corporate success.
Make sound workplace and business decisions.
Keep commitments and promises.
Plan work in a responsible manner, balancing company goals vs. schedule, budget, safety and resources.
Elevate issues early to avoid surprises.
Shape the Future
Competency Description #2
Adapt and perform consistently under changing requirements and dynamic work situations.
Take initiative to offer or try a new approach to make the team and the company more successful.
Foster business success by offering and supporting different perspectives.
Continuously improve in job performance.
Take on stretch or rotational assignments to support company initiatives and achieve self development.
Competency Description #3
Build and maintain good working relationships with everyone.
Maintain a customer-focused attitude and strive to satisfy the customer.
Communicate in a clear, respectful manner with everyone. Publicly recognize others for a job well done.
Provide open and timely feedback regarding meeting and delivering commitments.
Energize & Recognize Team
Competency Description #4
Work with team members to ensure team, department, and divisional goals are met.
Communicate in a clear, respectful manner with team and management.
Collaborate and share with other team members to promote knowledge transfer.
Mentor, guide, and provide assistance to newer employees.
Promote teamwork and support other members of the organization.
Ask for help and support when needed.
Recognize colleagues for their achievements.
Competency Description #5
Behave in a professional manner demonstrating integrity, ethics, and a high standard of values.Deliver your work with pride and ownership.Respect others’ knowledge, skills, and experiences.Seek to appropriately identify and resolve challenges.Work to make the organization, company, and mission more successful.Apply Continuous Improvement processes to work scopes to improve efficiency and reduce unnecessary costs.Strive to exceed expectations in task completion.Embrace the company’s culture of service, excellence, and stewardship.Take personal responsibility to care for equipment and resources.Adhere to conduct of operations principles.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
SRNS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. SRNS is also committed to
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $86,400.00 - $137,040.00 per year