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Sr. Radiological Control Engineer

  • Job reference: AE-000168
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Aiken
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Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

We work together across an international network of offices. This means that wherever in the world a project is being delivered, our clients benefit from industry-leading expertise, as well as a dedicated local contact. We understand the importance of having deep roots in the community; knowing and understanding local requirements, practices and culture. This allows us to be true collaborative partners with our clients, so that together, we can tackle complex projects and enhance communities throughout the U.S. and around the world.

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On joining the Atkins’ Nuclear business, you’ll be an integral part of a team specializing in taking on the most challenging engineering projects and opportunities from technical leadership to project management. Existing relationships with major clients offer us a stimulating variety of work within a team which is rapidly developing to meet the challenge of sustainable growth and innovation in the energy industry.

Atkins Nuclear Solutions US is currently seeking a Sr. Radiological Control Engineer to join the nuclear team in Aiken, SC.

Job Description

Conducts research and performs investigations for the purpose of identifying and abating or eliminating sources of radioactive and mixed waste hazards that affect either the environment or the health of workers and the general public. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, collects, synthesizes, studies, reports and recommends action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, water and soil.

Provides technical advice, assistance and/or support to oversight committees and handlers of radioactive materials as requested.

Helps implement the Radiation Safety Program—as a subject matter expert providing technical expertise in one or more radiation safety areas (e.g., radiological engineering, dosimetry, instrumentation, waste management and health physics)—by analyzing and addressing radiological issues associated with projects and proposals.

Oversees, coordinates and reviews all ongoing technical radiation safety compliance programs including those pertaining to radioactive material receipt and delivery, radioactive material outgoing shipments, radioactive waste collection and disposal and radiation-generating equipment.

Reviews, interprets and implements local, state and federal regulations and orders, technical standards, guidelines and policies as they pertain to the characterization, shipping and disposal of radioactive and mixed wastes.

Develops, modifies, tests and evaluates new or improved instrumentation, analytical procedures, operating procedures and policies.

Develops radiological controls, programs, plans, procedures and work permits for projects specifying required protective clothing and measures.

Writes radiation protection plans tailored to fieldwork being performed in order to maintain worker radiation exposures as low as (is) reasonably achievable (ALARA).

Performs calculations, analyzes data and prepares reports to support waste operations.

Prepares, revises and maintains radiation work permits through the use of HIS-20 software.

Assesses radiological conditions in the field, exercising judgment on the impact of changing conditions on personnel exposures to radiation and radioactive materials.

May lead and direct the work of Radiation Safety Specialist 1 and 2 staff.

Provides training to Radiation Safety Specialist 1 and 2 staff as needed.

Responsible for ensuring Radiation Safety Specialist 1 and 2 staff are qualified to perform their work.

Responsible for the safety performance of other radiation safety specialists.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Effective verbal and written communication skills

Detailed knowledge of local, state and federal radiation safety compliance regulations

Detailed knowledge of the interpretation of local, state and federal radiation safety compliance regulations

Detailed knowledge of the principles and practices of radiation safety

Detailed knowledge of, and skill in using, radiation monitoring and laboratory research procedures and methods and instrumentation related to radiation safety

Demonstrated ability to collect, organize, analyze and report qualitative and quantitative data

Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office products and their use (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and database applications

Ability to schedule tasks assigned to other radiation safety specialists

Demonstrated ability to handle more complex work and work broader in scope such as more than one subject area of focus

Detailed knowledge in one or more of the following areas: operational health physics, dosimetry, instrumentation and waste management

Education/ Experience

Bachelor's degree required in radiation protection technology or a related scientific discipline

A minimum of 5 years of experience as a radiation safety specialist is required

Certified Health Physicist (CHP) preferred

A minimum of 7 years of experience as a radiation safety specialist

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 EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Atkins is a drug free workplace.

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