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Safeguards and Security Specialist

  • Job reference: AE-000332
  • Sector: Energy, Environment, Nuclear
  • Location: Oak Ridge
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 11th largest global design firm by ENR in 2016 with nearly 18,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

Atkins Nuclear Solutions US is currently seeking a Safeguards and Security Specialist to join the nuclear team in Oak Ridge, TN.


Assists the NMC&A Manager in the development of NMC&A programs, administering NMC&A policies and procedures, and performing internal self-assessments


Assists the NMC&A Manager in providing regulatory and policy guidance relative to NMC&A.


Assists the NMC&A Manager in development and revision of NMC&A plans and procedures.


Acts on behalf of the NMC&A Manager in his/her absence.


Assists the NMC&A Manager in the performance of special nuclear material (SNM) accounting functions, manages inventory, and reconciling inventory activities in a timely manner in accordance with the approved NMC&A Plan.


Serves as the Alternate Classification Officer, assisting the Classification Officer in the management of the Classified Matter Protection and Control Program and the Unclassified Controlled Information Program. Conducts training for Derivative Classifiers and Reviewing Officials.


Serves as the Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Officer and as an Inquiry Official for Incidents of Security Concern.


Supports the execution of Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) guiding principles and core functions and the Isotek Safety Culture.

Perform other duties as assigned.




Bachelor’s degree in security-related field preferred

Minimum of 5 years of experience in safeguards and security

Detailed knowledge of DOE NMC&A requirements as defined in DOE orders, manuals, and standards.


Familiarity with nuclear materials controls including but not limited to surveillance, access, inventory sampling, and monitoring.

Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Strong communication, verbal and written skills.

Due to current law, and in conjunction with the advertised position’s scope of work, candidates that are Non-US citizens are required to be submitted for further approval to the NNSA before being considered for hiring purposes. In addition, any candidates with dual citizenship in the US and another country must undergo further review for approval by the NNSA. Proof of citizenship will be requested upon receipt of application/resume.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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