AECOM Radiological Engineer III in Richland, Washington

United States of America - Washington, Richland

Job Summary

Develops and maintains health physics, external and internal dosimetry, instrumentation and air monitoring processes for projects or programs, and/or operating facilities under the direction of assigned supervisor. With minimal oversight, prepares, maintains and functions as subject matter expert for program documents requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, application and adaptation of health physics and radiological engineering techniques, controls, procedures, and criteria. Devises new cost-effective approaches to solving problems.

This position shall be performed under the day-to-day direction, control and supervision of WTCC.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES/TASKS

  • Support the Waste Treatment Plant Nuclear Safety Quality Culture by emphasizing the values of safety and quality in the performance of work in order to protect self, others, and the environment

  • Provide technical support for assigned aspects of Radiological Control Program implementation to assure federal, state, and WTP requirements regarding radiation exposure to site personnel and the general public are followed

  • Promptly resolve program implementation issues by teaming with WTP management and facility staff to identify compliant, cost-effective solutions

  • Serve as a subject area technical expert for assigned topics

  • Develop/review technical documents and procedures for assigned subject areas

  • Perform radiological work planning for assigned facilities and operations

  • Provide oversight of radiological field operations to assure operating facilities remain compliant with WTP requirements

  • Provide guidance and information to facility staff on emerging issues pertaining to Radiological Control Program implementation

  • Support the resolution of corrective actions and assist in the investigation of radiological incidents

  • This job description is not intended to include every duty, task or instruction for which an employee is responsible. Other tasks may be assigned, based on business needs and the department supervisors request

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

NA

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

(EFNM) Exposed Field Non-Manual

AECOM has joined with Bechtel to create an LLC, known as the Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) to construct, start-up and commission the world’s largest radioactive-waste treatment plant for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in southeastern Washington state. The project will use vitrification technology to process and stabilize 53 million gallons of radioactive and chemical waste currently stored at the Hanford Site which is a byproduct of plutonium-production during World War II and the Cold War era.

The project is the largest undertaking of its kind ever and one of DOE’s most technically challenging cleanup projects—equivalent to building two nuclear power plants. Its construction site spans 65 acres and includes facilities for pretreatment, low-activity waste vitrification, and high-level waste vitrification, as well as an analytical laboratory.

Minimum Requirements

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Physics, Engineering, or related science. Appropriate training and experience commensurate with the responsibilities of the position may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in operational Radiation Protection and Health Physics with BS degree; 3 years’ experience with MS degree

  • Possesses expert knowledge of health physics with significant knowledge of applied health physics/radiation protection principles and practices, standards and requirements

  • Experienced in Radiation Protection Program development and/or implementation within the DOE complex

  • Experienced in resolving radiological issues with management and facility staff

  • Experienced in several areas from the following list - ALARA, dosimetry, instrumentation, radiological survey/monitoring, air monitoring, radiological sources, entry control, training, radiological engineering, radiological work planning

  • Active certification as CHP or RRPT preferred

This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) and works a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Must be able to work in the United States without Sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications

N/A

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Maintenance

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 200945BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.