Field Radiological Engineer - Department of Energy (DOE)

Oak Ridge, TN
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Engineering/Design
  • Travel: No
  • Clearance: Not Applicable
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Req ID: AIS00585

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Job Summary:

Akima Infrastructure Services, LLC (AIS), is actively seeking candidates to support personnel as part of our staff augmentation team supporting the Department of Energy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Successful candidates will be employees of AIS, a premier government contractor charged with employing highly motivated and well-qualified personnel who can advance customer's core mission Though employed by AIS, the employee will take day-to-day direction and assignments from customer staff and procedures. Pay, benefits, Human Resources, and Employment Management functions are provided by AIS.

Qualified applicants must be a US citizen, at least 18 years of age, and able to meet pre-employment requirements including any required physicals, drug screen, and/or background investigation to satisfy clearance requirements from the Department of Energy.

Job Responsibilities:

  • In this capacity the FRE directly supports execution of project work scope as assigned and provides oversight to ensure compliance with applicable regulations, DOE Orders and appropriate incorporation of industry best practices and acts in support of project ALARA initiatives.

  • The FRE functions as a technical contributor to the Project Team and the Radiological Protection functional discipline.

  • Support Project Team and FRPM as assigned in executing project work scope.

  • Assist the Project Team with health physics aspects of planning and executing radiological work scopes.

  • Review planned work to ensure that all significant radiological aspects, including regulatory requirements, have been identified and controls implemented as required.

  • Provide technical direction to Project Team, technical support to project planners, and coordinate the deployment of radiological protection technicians as necessary to meet project needs.

  • Conduct day-to-day field oversight of work activities to ensure that work is performed in accordance with established radiological requirements.

  • Oversee the project implementation of radiological work permits (RWPs) and ensure compliance with all permits limiting conditions and requirements, including monitoring and sampling.

  • Interface with craft, other disciplines, and other Project Team members and subcontractors as required and communicate with project and functional management any commitments or issues requiring resolution.

  • Assist FRPM with tracking of project-level ALARA objectives and targets in support of UCOR company-level ALARA goals.

  • Integrate radiological protection controls with other craft and discipline requirements in collaborative work planning.

  • Stay abreast of contract and subcontract requirements as they pertain to project radiological work scope.

  • Participate in incident investigation, causal analysis, and corrective action planning as delegated by the FRPM.

  • Promptly report all radiological incidents (e.g., spills, personnel contaminations, contamination spread incidents) to project FRPM and functional management.

  • Serve on Emergency Operations Center Cadre as assigned.

  • Participate in subcontract formation teams and work planning teams for work activities having significant radiological aspects.

  • Comply with other responsibilities outlined in UCOR policies, procedures, and program descriptions.

  • Supervise other Radiological Protection personnel and/or staff.

  • Report to the Field Radiological Protection Manager.

  • Function in direct support of assigned organizations or project’s radiological/ALARA performance.

  • Communicate regularly to project team and FRPM on assigned responsibilities and any performance or compliance issues.

  • Approve work control documents and radiological work permits as delegated by the FRPM for work activities with radiological aspects.

  • Advise and consult with RPT Supervisors and RPTs where they have been assigned responsibility for radiological work support.

  • In conjunction with other assigned project personnel, approve waste determinations as either radiological waste or suitable for release.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Radiation Protection, Health Physics, Nuclear Technology, Occupational Safety & Health, Environmental Health or closely related field. An equivalent combination of education and/or directly related work experience may be substituted for the education requirement.

  • 10 years of experience in Radiation Protection, including at least 3 years of experience directly involving leadership such as supervisor, manager, or lead role.

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