Nuclear Safety Engineer

Jan 22, 2020

At CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC), located in Richland, Washington, we are working to provide a sustainable future for the historic Hanford area through the protection of the Columbia River and the remediation of the Central Plateau. To achieve our mission, we need exceptionally talented, innovative, and driven people to help us reduce risks on the Hanford Site by removing some of the most hazardous waste streams and facilities in the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. If you would like to work with a highly skilled workforce to achieve unique and challenging goals that critically impact our environment and community, this is your chance to be a part of our legacy!

Our Nuclear Operations Support & Compliance organization is seeking an experienced and dynamic Nuclear Safety Engineer/Analyst who has the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment to develop, implement, and maintain high-quality, compliant safety basis documents. Our mission is to develop, maintain, policies, procedures, and training to ensure Nuclear Safety policies and programs are developed and implemented in accordance with 10CFR830, Subpart B, Safety Basis Requirements and implementing DOE Orders. If you are a team player who enjoys new challenges in safety documentation for decommissioning and demolition, we want to talk to you!

  • A day in the life of a Nuclear Safety Engineer involves performing the following duties:
  • Use discretion and independent judgment create safety bases documents, which comply with 10 CFR 830, DOE Standards, and CHPRC procedures.
  • Perform or Lead hazards and accident analyses, to support the development of nuclear safety documents under 10 CFR 830.
  • Develop and maintain nuclear safety documents including Documented Safety Analyses, Technical Safety Requirements, Hazard Analysis and Control Decision Documents.
  • Interface with senior management and DOE Richland Operations Office (RL) to resolve nuclear safety issues.
  • Provide support to the Emergency Planning organization in the development or review of Emergency Planning Hazards Assessments.
  • Daily to weekly written and verbal communication with CHPRC Engineering, RL, and Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board staff.
  • Regular verbal and written communication with Senior Management and DOE-HQ staff
  • Performs work in a safe, compliant, and cost-effective manner!

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or a related technical field, plus a minimum of 7 years directly related experience as a nuclear safety analyst/engineer
  • Knowledgeable of atmospheric dispersion modelling assumptions and input parameters.
  • Knowledgeable of 10 CFR 830, DOE-STD-3009, DOE-STD-1120, DOE-STD-5506, DOE-STD-1027, DOE STD 1186, and DOE STD-1189 requirements
  • Knowledgeable of Unreviewed Safety Question requirements
  • Must be able to negotiate nuclear safety control strategies with all stakeholders
  • Must be capable of presenting logical persuasive arguments
  • Must be able to resolve cross cutting issues with CHPRC management and RL

Desired Qualifications

  • Previous experience developing safety basis documents in accordance with DOE-STD-3009, DOE-STD-1120 and DOE-STD-1189
  • Previously qualified as a CHPRC Nuclear Safety Engineer or Nuclear Safety Analyst

A few benefits/perks you can anticipate, depending on the nature of your employment with CHPRC, include the following:

  • A casual-dress work environment, where jeans are a regular thing!
  • A standard 4-10’s work schedule that allows for long weekends and recharging on the Columbia River, on a golf course, at 200+ surrounding wineries, or at other Pacific Northwest destinations where fishing, hunting, snowboarding, hiking, and other outdoor sporting opportunities are in abundance!
  • An excellent benefits package, effective day one of hire, which includes a generous 401K Savings Plan, Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance Options, Flexible Spending Accounts, Holiday/Vacation Pay, and more!

CHPRC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.