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Manager, Radiation Protection 3  Los Alamos, NM  Posted: 8/27/2020
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Science and Engineering



Job title:  Manager, Radiation Protection 3
Organization:   Engineering & Nuclear Safety
FLSA Status: Exempt                                                       
Company Profile:
Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) manages the 10-year, $1.38 billion Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract for the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management, Los Alamos Field Office.
N3B is a limited liability company owned by HII Nuclear Inc. and BWX Technologies, joined by our critical subcontractors Longenecker and Associates and Tech2 Solutions.
N3B brings operational discipline, proven approaches and predictable results to the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract.
Position Location:
This position is located in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Los Alamos is a tight-knit mountain community that consistently ranks as one of Livability.com’s Best Small Towns in America. The city is a top spot for outdoor enthusiasts as it has more than 120 hiking and biking trails, and residents enjoy easy access to the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. Thanks to the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos’ presence in the area, Los Alamos also has a college-town vibe that’s a major draw for young professionals, families and retirees.
Position Summary
The Manager, Radiation Protection is responsible for implementing and maintaining the 10CFR835 program at N3B, including the development of procedures and policies to protect against radiation hazards, control personnel radiation exposures, and minimize environmental releases, coordination and oversight of the radiation protection training program, and participation in internal assessments and audits. The Manager, Radiation Protection provides technical oversight and guidance for the clearance and release of items and property in accordance with DOE Order 458.1. The Manager, Radiation Protection stays abreast of federal, state, local, and industry radiation protection regulations and ensures compliance with the standards. 
This position reports to the N3B Radiation Protection Director within the Engineering and Nuclear Safety organization.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities (may include, but are not limited to):
  • Develops radiation protection procedures, methodologies, and capabilities.
  • Reviews work documents and procedures for radiological safety and regulatory compliance.
  • Develops and/or reviews survey plans, Final Status Surveys, and release reports in support of DOE O 458.1 and MARSSIM activities.
  • Serves as the RP Training Program Coordinator, managing radiological training, qualification, and requalification programs.
  • Leads assessments to ensure regulatory compliance and effective operations.
  • Serves as a voting member on the N3B ALARA Committee.
  • May act as a Subject Matter Expert in specific areas and provide technical support to Project Managers.
  • Will train and mentor junior team members.

Job Requirements


Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities):
  • Preferred experience in performing DOE O 458.1, MARSSIM, and MARSAME activities.
  • Proficiency in Visual Sample Plan, ProUCL, and RESRAD software.
  • In depth working knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, and DOE orders as well as ISM and EMS.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of radiological principles, concepts, and techniques and ability to perform highly complex and critical tasks.
  • Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills.
Education and Experience Required:
Bachelors’ degree combined with 7 years’ relative experience. However, a combination of education and relevant experience wherein the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the position’s duties and responsibilities have been adequately demonstrated is acceptable.
Education Equivalency:  2 years of relevant experience for 1 year of college.
Certification by the American Board of Health Physics or NRRPT is desired.
Business Associations: 
Interacts frequently with internal personnel and outside representatives at various levels. Participates and presents at meetings with internal and external representatives. Interaction typically concerns resolution of operational and scheduling issues.
Decisions have an impact on work processes and outcomes. Erroneous decisions or recommendations or failure to complete assignments normally result in serous delays and considerable expenditure of additional time, human resources and funds.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Normally assigned to perform work in an office environment. Only electrical hazards and other minor potential hazards normally found in an office environment are anticipated. Job performance requires adequate visual acuity and manual dexterity for meeting the requirements of the discipline. Office work environment.
Safety, Security, and Quality
While working to achieve N3B LLCC objectives, the Manager, Radiation Protection will ensure all activities and operations are performed in a safe and deliberate manner to include protecting the confidentiality and integrity of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). This role will maintain required safety, security and operational training; assure procedural and regulatory compliance; and make safety, security and quality an integral part of every task; including taking the necessary steps to stop work if continuing the job is unsafe or compromises security.  
Diversity & Inclusiveness
N3B is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
N3B will ensure no applicant for employment or employee is denied equal opportunity because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.  These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs.


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