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Environmental Professional 4

Company: Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos LLC
Location: Los Alamos
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionCompany Profile:Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) manages the 10-year, $1.38 billion Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract for the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management, Los Alamos Field Office. N3B is a limited liability company owned by HII Nuclear Inc. and BWX Technologies, joined by our critical subcontractors Longenecker and Associates and Tech2 Solutions. N3B brings operational discipline, proven approaches and predictable results to the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract. Position Location:This position is located in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Los Alamos is a tight-knit mountain community that consistently ranks as one of Livability.com's Best Small Towns in America. For two years in a row, Los Alamos County has ranked as the healthiest county in the nation according to a U.S. News report. The city is a top spot for outdoor enthusiasts as it has more than 120 hiking and biking trails, and residents enjoy easy access to the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. Thanks to the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos' presence in the area, Los Alamos also has a college-town vibe that's a major draw for young professionals, families and retirees. COVID Vaccination Mandate:N3B is required by contract to comply with the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Guidance concerning implementation of Executive Order 14043 on the subject of vaccination against COVID-19. In October 2021, N3B became subject to the Task Force mandate that all N3B employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law (a religious or medical exemption with reasonable accommodation). In December 2021, that mandate was stayed by way of an action in federal court. Therefore, at this time, N3B highly encourages, but does not require employees to be vaccinated. However, in the event that the federal mandate is re-imposed in the future, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination unless you are approved for an exemption on religious or medical grounds. The company will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the company a legally required exception from this requirement. Position Summary:This position serves as a CH-TRU Environmental Protection advisor for clean-up operations as a result of past TRU processing activities. Specific duties may include, but are not necessarily limited to, conducting environmental protection assessments to evaluate contaminated sites, analyzing and recommending technical solutions, and assisting in the development of TRU waste isolation and/or removal strategies. The Environmental Professional will provide environmental protection support and work with management and staff throughout the CH-TRU organization to solve environmental compliance issues. Oversees and develops processes necessary for ensuring compliance with technical and regulatory requirements This position reports to the CH-TRU ESH Manager. Essential Duties/Responsibilities (may include, but are not limited to):

  • Providing environmental protection technical guidance to CH-TRU operations on environmental remediation problems and issues
  • Conducting environmental protection assessments/walk downs of contaminated sites to determine the scope, constituent content, and physical parameters of the pollutants
  • Recommending the most feasible, cost effective, and timely methodology available for remedial action in keeping with environmental protection and regulatory requirements
  • Conducting investigations of the site to determine the extent of contamination, defining the alternatives that can be employed to complete the cleanup and insuring that the work will be in accordance with all federal and state regulatory requirements and within the N3B's environmental policy
  • Understanding the technical aspects of various regulatory requirements and how they impact each clean-up operation at CH-TRU
  • Understanding and adhering to all CH-TRU regulatory guidance and governance specific to environmental protection and remediation
  • Monitoring and reviewing the environmental protection performance of subcontractor in the areas of work planning, work execution, installation, inspections, material control, and other areas of their work to confirm that they are performing in accordance with the provisions of the subcontract (Exhibit F process)
  • Advising and consulting with all levels of staff throughout the CH-TRU organization in identifying, resolving, and developing solutions to environmental-related problems. Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities):
    • Ability to develop strategies and specifications for the isolation and/or removal of TRU/ hazardous waste contaminants or the resulting materials contaminated by them
    • Advanced working knowledge of federal, state and local environmental and related health legislation and regulations including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), and Clean Air and Water acts
    • Knowledge of and experienced with environmental protection principles
    • Ability to communicate major elements of environmental protection and remediation to both technical and non-technical personnel
    • Ability to prepare, review and present environmental protection reports
    • Proven customer service and communication skills sufficient to partner with the CH-TRU organization to implement sound environmental protection practices
    • Ability to conduct research, investigate alternative solutions, and recommend solutions on problems affecting environmental protection
    • Ability to become or be CISEC certified Education and Experience Required:Position typically requires a Bachelor's degree in appropriate discipline and 9 years' relative experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Education Equivalency: 2 years of relevant experience for 1 year of college.426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job. Employee Referral Eligibility: This position is eligible for N3B's employee referral program. Mission Critical Position: Yes ☐ No ☒Hard To Fill: Yes ☒ No ☐ Business Associations: Represents the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects. Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations. Impact: Guides the successful completion of major programs and may function in a project leadership role. Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve major organizational objectives. Working Conditions and Physical Requirements: Physical requirements conducive to a normal office environment. Job performance requires adequate visual acuity and manual dexterity for meeting the requirements of the discipline. Light work involves lifting no more than 20 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds. May spend time in the field gathering data and monitoring environmental conditions firsthand. Field activities may require working in unfavorable weather conditions. Safety, Security, and Quality:While working to achieve N3B LLCC objectives, the Environmental Professional will ensure all activities and operations are performed in a safe and deliberate manner to include protecting the confidentiality and integrity of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). This role will maintain required safety, security and operational training; assure procedural and regulatory compliance; and make safety, security and quality an integral part of every task; including taking the necessary steps to stop work if continuing the job is unsafe or compromises security. Ability to obtain an L level Department of Energy security clearance. Diversity & Inclusiveness: N3B is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.N3B will ensure no applicant for employment or employee is denied equal opportunity because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs.

Keywords: Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos LLC, Santa Fe , Environmental Professional 4, Other , Los Alamos, New Mexico

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