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Dir., Waste Operations 5

Company: N3B Los Alamos, LLC
Location: Los Alamos
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Company Profile:Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) manages the 10-year, $1.6 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's Best Small Towns in America. 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.Position SummaryThe Director, Waste Management 5 (TRU Waste Management Operations Manager) supports the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract for the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management, and Los Alamos NM Field Office.This position is responsible for providing leadership, direction and management of the TRU Waste Operations supervisors and trained workforce responsible for the waste handling and waste processing operations in accordance with written procedures. This includes coordination and collaboration with Subject Matter Experts within different disciplines, ensuring operational compliance with all TRU related programmatic requirements, production planning and coordination. This position involves a high level of collaboration within and between N3B organizations to ensure work is performed in a safe and compliant manner, in accordance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, and DOE Orders.This position reports to the CH-TRU Director, Waste and Facilities Operations.Essential Duties/Responsibilities (may include, but are not limited to):Overview of Responsibilities

  • Safely and compliantly manages TRU Waste handling and processing operations.
  • Support the planning, and supervises the execution of TRU Waste Management activities including the startup or restart of nuclear facilities, operations, and activities for CH-TRU.
  • Provide SME Leadership for execution of TRU Waste Operations, TRU Waste Technical Services, and to ensure safe complaint and efficient waste management of TRU waste.
  • Function as a Senior TRU Waste Operations Advisor and SME to facilitate the execution of all TRU waste related services required to support N3B activities.
  • Supervise the execution of a DOE compliant Conduct of Operations Program (DOE O 422.1), including Best Management Practices.Planning / Goals / Upfront WorkWork with the leadership team to set the annual strategic agenda.
    • Assist with the establishment of CH-TRU's specific TRU Waste Management goals.
    • Maintain a working knowledge of the CH-TRU organizations' business plans, structures, and resources.
    • Align TRU Waste Management goals to achieve CH-TRU's organization objectives, and N3B contract priorities
    • Manage the integration of priorities and commitments, including safety, security, environmental compliance, quality, contractor assurance and business imperatives.Execution
      • Identify and assign resources as necessary to execute work scope.
      • Support the TRU Program Management group in providing technical direction for characterization/certification of TRU waste, including AK, BOK, and SME program.
      • Assist TA-54 Production Control group in development of production forecasting & coordination, establishing priorities, overseeing inventory management, establishing processing goals, maintaining schedules, tracking and reporting on metrics, and functioning as interface with the CH-TRU operations groups.
      • Ensure Waste Operations are executed within the Nuclear Safety Envelope and in compliance with DSA/TSRs, RCRA, and the Hazardous Waste Facilities Permit.
      • Assist TRU Waste Technical Services group in providing Operational SME support in the areas of TRU Waste Processing and TRU Waste Handling.
      • Maintain communication and coordination between and within CH-TRU functional groups, N3B central organizations, EM-LA, and other stakeholders.
      • Mentor and train TRU Waste Processing and Handling supervisors.Monitoring / Measuring / Providing Feedback on Performance
        • Ensure efficient use of resources to satisfy mission expectations
        • Analyze TRU Operations planning, support, and production activities and evaluate performance in meeting objectives or to determine areas of potential cost reduction, increase productivity, program improvement, or policy change.
        • Accountable for managing operations cost and schedule performance and provide in-depth accurate variance analyses in accordance with EVMS program standards.
        • Ensure the operations support organizations achieve CH-TRU and N3B goals and objectives and operational performance as measured through the use of EVMS tools.Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities): Position Specific
          • Must have in depth knowledge and experience with CH-TRU waste, including characterization, packaging, processing, and disposal at WIPP.
          • Must have knowledge and experience with nuclear materials management, including nuclear and/or radiological facility operations.
          • Must have understanding of LLW, MLLW, and hazardous waste requirements.General Management Skills
            • Skill in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions and recommended solutions on problems affecting operations.
            • Skill and ability to perform critical strategic tasks and to interpret requirements and develop and execute plans to satisfy them.
            • Ability to contribute functional expertise to Organizational initiatives and communicate effectively.
            • Experience in implementing complex operations projects, readiness, and start-up of operations.
            • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and public speaking skills, with ability to convey information and represent the organization to both internal and external customers to effectively communicate progress, challenges, and mitigations.
            • Experience in leadership, management, supervision, and human resources administration of assigned employees.Education and Experience Required:Bachelors' degree in a technical discipline combined with at least 14 years' of relevant experience. Experience should include a minimum of 6 years' of management responsibility. However, a combination of education and relevant experience wherein the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the position's duties and responsibilities have been adequately demonstrated is acceptable. Education Equivalency: 2 years of relevant experience for 1 year of college.Radiological and Hazardous Waste operations experience is desired. 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: Yes No Benefits and Salary: N3B offers all full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes 401(k) with employer matching, medical, dental, vision, paid PTO, and more. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and education. Business Associations: Interacts with senior management, and others concerning matters of significance to the company. Conducts business and technical briefings for senior and top management and for external representatives. Impact: Decisions have a serious impact on the overall success or failure on area of accountability. Erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause critical delays or modifications to company projects or operations causing substantial expenditure of time, human resources, and funds. Working Conditions and Physical Requirements: Office and a field work environment normally encountered. Minimal mobility, dexterity, or coordination required to operate common business machines. Maximum lifting required is approximately 40 pounds from floor to three feet in height.Safety, Security, and QualityWhile working to achieve N3B LLCC objectives, the Director, Waste Management 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. 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: N3B Los Alamos, LLC, Santa Fe , Dir., Waste Operations 5, Other , Los Alamos, New Mexico

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