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Job Information

AECOM Scientist in Richland, Washington


Position Number34571

CompanyWA River Protection Solutions

City/StateRichland, WA

Location2505 Garlick/Richland





Job Responsibilities/Duties

Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) seeks a Scientist to join the Closure and Interim Measures department. The Scientist will provide planning, performance and reporting of human health and environmental risk assessments and performance assessments, with focus on numeric modeling. Ensure that these evaluations meet the requirements of Department of Energy (DOE) O 435.1, WAC 173-340, and CERCLA Guidance in support of tank fam facility closure activities or waste disposal site authorization.

The scientist responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Plan and support execution of risk assessments and performance assessments;

  • Perform calculations and modeling to evaluate long term performance associated with potential closure configurations of tank farms and waste disposal facilities;

  • Participate on teams including direct staff, matrix staff and sub-contractors to plan, implement and document risk assessment and performance assessment activities;

  • Provide input to and support the monitoring of schedules and budgets to perform risk assessment/performance assessment activities;

  • Develop and implement tools to communicate the risk assessment results to regulators and stakeholders;

  • Provide input to Statements of Work for sub-contractors in support of risk and performance assessment activities;

  • Present technical information about Risk/Performance Assessments to staff, DOE, Ecology, EPA, NRC, tribal nations, stakeholders, and the public;

  • Integrate with other technical organizations including sub-contractors and national labs to define specific information needs for future risk assessments and performance assessments; and

  • Ensure Integrated Environment Safety and Health Management System (ISMS) principles are incorporated into organization's activities.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree (BS) in Geology, Engineering or related scientific discipline;

  • Ten (10) years of directly related experience; and

  • Expertise in the use of risk assessment modeling software tools such as Subsurface Transport Over Multiple Phases (STOMP) or Goldsim.

Desired Qualifications

  • Graduate degree preferred.

  • Must have a detailed working knowledge of scientific principles and regulatory requirements.

  • Expertise required in human health and environmental risk assessment.

  • Experience directly related to performance assessments per Chapter IV "Low-Level Waste Requirements" of DOE 435.1-1G required. Prefer experience interacting with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Low-Level Waste Disposal Facility Federal Review Group (LFRG).

  • Demonstrated evidence of written communication skills (e.g. through technical publications).

Relocation Funding ProvidedYes

U.S. Citizenship RequiredYes

Clearance RequiredNo

Job ClassificationExempt

Shift Work RequiredNo

This contractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

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