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Waste Management Specialist

  • Job reference: AE-000249
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Oak Ridge

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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.

Making a positive impact on the built and natural environment takes more than just skill - it takes heart. If you put your heart into everything you do, come join our team.
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 Waste Management Specialist to join the nuclear team in Oak Ridge, TN.

Job Description

Implements the Waste Management and Transportation Program.

Plan and coordinate various waste management and recycle projects.

Interprets and implements Federal and State regulations and DOE Orders as they pertain to management of hazardous materials, mixed wastes, universal waste and used oils.

Characterizes waste materials to determine proper packaging, on-site storage, and accumulation area management.

Ensure sample custody is properly maintained and recorded on Chain of Custody Records.

Assist in the preparation of Waste Profiles in accordance with the waste acceptance criteria of Treatment, Storage, Recycle and Disposal Facilities.

Assist waste generators in the development of Generator Waste Management Plans.

Provides support to Isotek Transportation personnel during waste generation and packaging operations, including performing oversight of waste packaging to ensure WAC compliance.

Verify waste package integrity prior to, during and upon completion of waste loading activities.

Provides necessary waste contents, volumes and characterization data to update eMWaste software database.

Perform routine inspections of waste storage areas.

Ensures waste management registrations and permits are maintained current.

Performs waste management assessments and surveillances.

Prepare and revise waste management procedures and plans.

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

Required Skills and Education

Baccalaureate in engineering or related science, or 10 years of relevant experience.

Minimum of 5 years waste management related experience, of which 1 year is nuclear.

Training, knowledge and experience in health physics and radiation protection.

Training, knowledge and experience in RCRA hazardous waste regulations.

Must have thorough knowledge of applicable Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) requirements.

Must be able to calculate radiological and/or hazardous material activity based on laboratory data.

Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Strong communication, verbal and written skills.

Excellent organization skills.

Strong math skills.

Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter.

US citizenship required for Atkins Global Isotek Systems project positions.

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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