Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Radiological Engineer in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 306198

Directorate: Operational Systems

Division: Environment, Health, Safety & Security

Group: Radiological Services

Job Description

- Responsible for assisting with the implementation and continuing improvement of the PNNL Radiation Protection Program.

- Serves as key interface with Radiation Protection Program customers and provides subject matter expertise and assistance to enable successful project performance.

- Duties include reviewing research projects and programs for compliance with radiation protection requirements and for full field implementation of the Radiation Protection Program.

- Works with staff to ensure successful implementation of projects.

- Duties include identifying program deficiencies and developing appropriate corrective actions, providing technical guidance for development of radiological control policies and procedures, and reviewing new regulatory requirements for applicability.

- Performs radiological work planning consistent with Integrated Safety Management principles to ensure compliance and safety commensurate with radiological hazards created by the activity and the education, training, and skills of the individuals exposed to those hazards.

- Assigned to work with science and technology partners and DOE customers in compliant implementation of the Radiation Protection Program.

- Provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives.

- Uses professional concepts; frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques. Applies and develops extensions to existing methods to resolve new or less well defined problems.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Engineering or related science and 6+ years of relevant experience. Advanced degree and 4+ years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

- Strong verbal and written communications skills.

- Consistent with DOE-STD-1098, reading and comprehension skills in the English language are necessary for radiation safety training.

- Familiarity with standard office suite and radiation protection-related software applications.

- Pursuit of or completed certification by the American Board of Health Physics (ABHP) is preferred.

- Occasional hands-on work with radioactive material, work in radiation fields, and involvement in radiological emergency response is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain a federal security clearance in a timely manner. Which requires:

* U.S. Citizenship

* Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

* Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.

Directorate: Operational Systems

Job Category: Environmental/Safety/Health/Quality

Group: Radiological Services

Opening Date: 2017-01-12

Closing Date: 2017-02-03