Waste Management Manager

Under limited supervision, performs Waste Management job functions as assigned by management. Typical job responsibilities include assisting and supporting management in ensuring that the site Waste Management function operates in a manner that is safe, cost effective and fully compliant with the Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership procedures and all regulatory requirements. 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
  • Ensures staffing levels of supervised personnel are maintained in a manner which allows the effective execution of the assigned scope of work at all times
  • Instructs employees on the work methods and performance expectations
  • Provides leadership and motivation to subordinate personnel
  • Maintains close working relationship with senior management and/or operational management in ensuring Waste Management services are being properly executed and needs of the company are met
  • Interfaces with groups inside and outside the organization, senior management, other locations, auditors and client representatives
  • Develops or reviews/updates of various plans, policies or procedures, as needed
  • Responsible for personnel actions and performance appraisals
  • Some budgetary responsibility
  • Plans and directs the hazardous materials management, packaging and transportation function
  • Manages all functions involved with subcontracting of vendors for services and equipment for hazardous materials management
  • Directs all activities associated with the development and implementation of policies, procedures and systems related to hazardous materials, storage, and packaging and transportation compliance program
  • Directs all activities to assure readiness of the organizations emergency response program
  • Conducts audits of hazardous materials handling to identify and control significant loss producing exposures
  • Prepares reports to senior management on investigations and evaluations of hazardous materials
  • Responsible for ensuring packaging and shipment of all hazardous and radioactive waste are in compliance with all federal, state, local motor carrier safety and drug free work place compliance regulations
  • Administers waste minimization programs, provides training and develops and maintains quality assurance program
  • Develops training programs for site personnel involved in waste management work and assists in establishing operation standards
  • Performs duties complex 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 degree in a related field and 10 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Typical experience 15+ years.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, nuclear facility operations
  • In-depth knowledge of, and experience with, DOE nuclear facility safety including technical safety requirements, processes and reporting requirements
  • Attention to detail
  • Intermediate in PC skills including Microsoft software
  • DOE “L” or “Q” clearance or ability to obtain a DOE “L” or “Q” clearance

Working Conditions

  • Work primarily office based but may require some 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.).
  • 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.)
  • In some cases radiological training may be required.
  • May be required to operate company vehicle during the course of work. All safety and DOT regulations and procedures must be adhered to at all times.
  • The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the overall purpose of this job.
  • 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.