The purpose of the Waste Characterization Specialist position is to determine the characterization needs of a facility to undergo decommissioning. Characterization of a facility identifies the radiological and industrial hazard associated with a facility to be decommissioned in order prepare detailed work plans and identify the required waste paths.
The general accountabilities associated with this position are as follows:
Perform historical reviews and gap analyses to determine characterization needs of a facility
Perform field walk downs to define scopes of work
Prepare characterization documents; scoping survey plans, characterization plans and sampling work plans using the Integrated Work Control Process
Provide input for the development of schedules of characterization activities to align with project milestones set out in the APWB
Coordinate and monitor field activities with various service groups: IH, RP, Trades, WMO, etc.
Arrange for sample shipment and analysis with internal and external analytical chemistry laboratories
Review survey results and sample analysis results
Prepare characterization reports
Train and mentor facility staff in all areas of characterization;
Liaise with CNL support group personnel and external contractors providing characterization services;
Knowledge and Skills:
Honours Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Science from a university of recognized standing or, membership in an Engineering or scientific professional organization authorized by statute to establish qualification for membership in that organization.
8-10 years of experience in a nuclear operational or decommissioning environment.
Knowledge of physical radiological, chemical and biological properties of waste.
Knowledge of industry standards for Waste Management principles and practices.
Experience with reactor characterization and decommissioning
Experience with tank and stored liquid waste characterization
Experience with fuel rod bay characterization and decommissioning.
Experience with characterizing class 1 nuclear labs containing fume hoods and glove boxes.
Experience with remote sampling tool development for complex characterization work.
An understanding of the CNSC regulations and how they apply to the CRL Facility Decommissioning activities
Effective at leading, team building and communicating to organize and direct a working group.
Possesses strong verbal & written communication skills and good questioning attitude.
Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite
Knowledgeable of CNL’s compliance program requirements and experienced in preparing/providing supporting documentation to demonstrate compliance.
Interpret complex drawings and specifications in either paper of electronic format
Work under pressure, conflicting priorities and regulatory requirements
Ability to work effectively independently or in a team to meet schedule deadlines.
Be available to take assignments outside of the CRL site.