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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Principal Radiological Engineer in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310489

Directorate: Operational Systems Directorate

Division: Radiation Protection

Group: Radiological Services

Job Description

At the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, we value human life above all else and strive to provide a workplace free of occupational injuries and illnesses. We value the environment and strive to protect it, the public and future generations from unacceptable risks resulting from its operations. PNNL fulfills these commitments through active identification, evaluation, prevention, and management of hazards and by striving to comply with the letter and spirit of all environmental, safety, and health laws and regulations.

The Environment, Health and Safety business unit of PNNL contributes to operational success by providing efficient and effective systems, processes, tools and services that enable staff to conduct their work in a safe, compliant and environmentally sound manner. Our staff, research and operational processes work together to produce outstanding results for our customers.

As an indispensable partner in delivering safe, compliant, and efficient outcomes in support of operations, science, research, and technology, the Principle Radiological Engineer is responsible for assisting with the implementation and continuing improvement of the PNNL radiation protection program. This position serves as a 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.

The position develops, reviews and approves technical work documents and Radiological Work Permits to ensure proper controls are established to mitigate hazards. This position will manage and/or participate in the effective conduct of occurrence/event/condition and Radiological Problem Report investigations, analysis and corrective actions, and implements safeguards and security using approved work control processes, tools and procedures. The position advises management of potential radiological control problems; maintains professional, respectful, work environment free of harassment and/or intimidation.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering, or related science, and 15+ years of relevant experience, OR Advanced degree in Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering, or related science, and 13+ years of relevant experience.

  • Certification by the American Board of Health Physics (ABHP).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Registration with the National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.

Other Information

Special/Hazardous Working Conditions or Environment:

  • U.S. Citizenship required.

  • 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.

  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.

  • 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.

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

Directorate: Operational Systems

Job Category: Environmental/Safety/Health/Quality

Group: Radiological Services

Opening Date: 2020-02-14

Closing Date: 2020-02-28