Senior Waste Characterization Specialist

CB Canada

PTAG???s Project Management Advisory & Services firm has reached new heights and recognition in the industry through associations with Project & Construction Management Industry think-tanks, and innovative service delivery partnerships with our customers. This commitment to our industry and customers is made possible by the People who make up our team. Our team is made up of a group of industry professionals who are committed to corporate social responsibility, and customer service excellence. We are looking for a Senior Waste Characterization Specialist to help us expand our presence across the Nuclear Industry, who will help drive internal project performance, and support to our customers. We seek a professional who will align with our corporate mission, vision & values: Our mission is to help our clients ensure successful delivery and efficient operation of their major capital projects. Our goal is to employ innovation and strategic thinking by capital project subject matter experts to deliver optimum results. PTAG???s vision is to help our clients become global leaders in the planning and execution of their capital projects. Safety: The safety of our employees, suppliers and clients is our top priority Collaboration: Creating true partnerships with our clients and service providers Leadership: Becoming leaders in our industry and in the communities where we work Accountability: Being accountable to our clients for every aspect of an engagement Client Satisfaction: Delivering 100% client satisfaction on every project Integrity: Open and clear communication in every aspect of our business Location: Chalk River, ON Type of Employment: Contract Role & Responsibilities: Must demonstrate an understanding of radiation detection techniques, the development and application of radionuclide scaling factors, and be able to explain various waste processing methods related to nuclear waste. Must be able to interpret analysis results, clearly summarize conclusions and make decisions on waste consignment and disposition routes. As a senior specialist, must be able to identify statistical anomalies and/or erroneous results, analyze complex problems and develop solutions and recommendations following a logical approach. The Senior Specialist is expected to have strong technical and communications skills to provide guidance on technical problems, and to support the development of a team of professional and technical staff in the areas of Waste Characterization. This position would be expected to provide expert advice within the company and on commercial opportunities. Must possess strong technical writing skills and be able to produce complex reports on technical subjects. The Senior Specialist must be willing to stay informed of the latest technological and scientific developments in the field and make recommendations related to the improvement of Waste Characterization Processes to ensure we offer an effective and efficient service. Strong communications skills to influence and educate various audiences including operations staff of various backgrounds, clients, supply chain vendors, peers/colleagues and management. The Characterization Specialist is a subject matter expert to branch operations and activities to ensure we deliver the scopes of work we are contracted to do by customers. He/she will need to utilize strong operations/technical and communication skills with a balanced appreciation of our business demands to play a key role on the Waste Services team to deliver success. Knowledge of Waste Management principles and practices including an understanding of waste hierarchy and how to apply it. Knowledge of Radiation Protection Principles, contamination control and how to apply these to work activities is required. Characterization Specialists are expected to achieve a minimum Group 3 certification while in role. An understanding of various radiation measurement instrumentation including various gamma spectroscopy instruments (in field and in shop), X-Ray Fluorescence, etc and various analytical techniques (eg. Toxic Characteristic Leaching Procedure) and when to use them. Understanding the limits of such instruments, how to read and interpret data output from these instruments and being able to factor in uncertainty in the analysis is essential. This knowledge is required to provide sound justification for the characterization methods used and the resulting recommendations for waste disposition. A strong knowledge of waste characterization techniques and industry best practices including US EPA Data Quality Objectives (DQO) Process and MARSSIM principles is required as well as knowledge and understanding of the Canadian Standards Association N292 ???General Principles for the Management of Radioactive Waste???, Canadian Nuclear Safety Act Regulations, IAEA Standards, as well as related provincial regulations including but not limited to PCB regulations, Federal Halocarbon Regulations, Canadian Environmental Protections Act, etc. Qualifications / Requirements: Honours Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Science from a university of recognized standing or, membership in an Engineering or scientific professional organization authorized by statute to establish qualification for membership in that organization. Background in mathematics (statistics), radiochemistry, radiological engineering or health physics would be considered a significant asset. Minimum 8 years??? experience in nuclear operations, specifically in the areas of Waste Management, include application of waste hierarchy concepts, Waste Characterization, Environmental remediation, Waste Acceptance Criteria, and Transportation of Dangerous Goods. PTAG is growing and seeking professionals who want to join a fast paced, innovative, and team-oriented Program Management Firm. We are driven to help our clients find opportunities for consistent and constant improvements of their Capital and Sustainable Programs. PTAG offers the opportunity for all its employees to participate in its Company Share Owner Program, we offer a comprehensive Benefits package, and an environment to grow professionally and personally.