Radiation Protection Project Manager (RPPM)

Position Overview

Under limited supervision, performs Radiation Protection job functions as assigned by the Radiation Protection Manager (RPM) and Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership Project management.  Responsible for supporting the development and oversight of the implementation of the DOE approved Radiation Protection Program (RPP) under 10 CFR 835 as assigned by RPM. Typical job responsibilities are to assist and support management in evaluating, monitoring and interpreting levels of radiation and contamination at the Paducah site, determining appropriate preventative measures to limit exposure of site personnel, data collection and analysis, and ensuring that site operations are conducted in accordance with contractual, statutory and regulatory requirements and Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership procedures.  Provide direct oversight to Radiation Protection Supervisors and indirect oversight of Radiological Control Technicians to ensure program and regulatory compliance.  The specific work assignment may include duties or activities that assist and support management in one or more of the following functional areas, in addition to other duties as assigned:

Plans, schedules and organizes the work to ensure utilization of employees and compliance with all contract requirements, quality standards and budgetary guidelines

Provides evaluations to RPM related to adequate staffing levels of RP Program support personnel assigned to maintain effective execution of the assigned scope of work at all times.

Ensures site radiological instrumentation inventory is adequate, develops procedures and assesses that instrumentation is calibrated and functional in support of the Project mission.

Participates in various site teams, committees implementing and supporting Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership ISMS and integrated work methods designed to enhance performance

Provides leadership and motivation to subordinate personnel

Maintains close working relationship with Radiation Protection Management and Project senior management while ensuring radiological control services are being properly executed compliantly and needs of the Project are met

Interfaces with groups inside and outside the ESH&Q organization, senior management, auditors and client representatives

Responsible for personnel performance actions and performance appraisals

As assigned by theRPM supports the development and implementation of policies, procedures and systems supporting the Radiation Protection Program elements

Develops or directs development of training programs with approval of the RPM for site personnel involved in radiological control work and assists in establishing operation standards

Must be capable of understanding and performing methods and processes related to health physics

Proficient in a wide variety of Radiation Protection support tasks

Performs a variety of tasks complex to significantly difficult in nature

Other job related duties as assigned

Maintains knowledge of and demonstrates ability to perform work safely in accordance with all approved safety policies, procedures and applicable regulations and performs assigned duties in a safe manner.If supervising others, has responsibility for the safety of those being supervised and ensures they comply with established safety policies and procedures and practice safe work habits

Actively participates in Safety Work Groups

Minimum Requirements

BS/BA degree in Health Physics, Engineering, Science or Math or a related field and 10 years of operational health physics experience, 5 years health physics supervisory experience, 3 years of experience in the DOE/NNSA complex or a Gaseous Diffusion Enrichment facility, and NRRPT certification, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Demonstrated ability to lead an organization and think independently

Active DOE security clearance or the ability to obtain

Strong interpersonal and communications skills

Attention to detail

Intermediate PC skills including Microsoft software

Strong math/science skills/aptitude

As a federal contractor, FRNP is required to follow Safer Federal Workforce Task Force guidance

Working Conditions

Work in an environmental restoration atmosphere (outdated and/or abandoned facilities). Potential exposure to equipment movement hazards, dangerous chemicals/solvents or hazardous and radioactive materials if proper safety procedures are not followed.

Ability to wear respirator and other protective equipment to enter various types of potentially hazardous areas (such as but not limited to chemical, dust fumes, mists, heat stress factors, etc.).

Ability to carry several instruments/equipment or tools while walking extensively. Potential prolonged walking/standing, repeated pushing/pulling.

Ability to perform medium to very heavy work, exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, non-repetitive, up to 50 pounds of force frequently (any exertion of force/lifting greater than 45 pounds requires usage of a two person “buddy system”), and/or more than 20 pounds of force constantly, repetitive; performing such activities as lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling, standing, walking, grasping, kneeling, stooping, reaching.

Potential for prolonged driving of or riding in a motor vehicle, machine operation, and/or working around moving equipment/machinery or motorized vehicles (such as but not limited to car, truck, golf cart, gator, heavy equipment).

Ability to work in confined areas, tanks, heat stress conditions, high noise and areas with radiation and chemical hazards.

Environmental conditions may include weather or temperature extremes, inclement weather (such as but not limited to wind, rain, excessive heat, excessive cold, snow/ice, etc.)

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.