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EH&S Mgr 3

Date: Aug 7, 2019

Location: Paducah, KY, US

Company: BWX Technologies

Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical and management services to support the U.S. government in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry. With approximately 6,250 employees, BWXT has eleven (11) major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at



Environmental Health and Safety Manager  (EH&S)  3  -  FRNP  (A BWXT Joint Partnership)  -  Paducah, KY


Position Overview


Under limited supervision, performs Radiation Protection job functions as assigned by the Radiation Protection Manager (RPM) and Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership  management; responsible for supporting the development and oversight of the implementation of the DOE approved Radiation Protection Program (RPP) under 10 CFR 835 as assigned by RPM.  Duties include but are not limited to oversight of RP Program Radiological Engineering staff.  Responsibilities are to develop and support management in evaluating, monitoring and interpreting levels of radiation and contamination at the PADUCAH site and determine appropriate preventative measures to limit exposure of site personnel, environment and the public.  Responsible for the programmatic aspects to ensure that RP programs support the accurate collection of data and analysis, ensuring that site operations are conducted in accordance with contractual, statutory and regulatory requirements and all applicable Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership procedures.  Provide program support to Radiation Protection Project Managers, Radiation Protection Supervisors, Radiation Protection Engineers and indirect support to Radiation Protection Leads and Radiological Control Technicians to ensure program and regulatory compliance.  The specific work assignment may include duties or activities that assist and support management in one or more of the following functional areas, in addition to other duties as assigned:


  • As assigned by the  RPM supports the development and implementation of technical basis documents, policies, procedures and systems supporting the Radiation Protection Program elements
  • Plans, develops, performs Management Assessments, schedules and integrates radiation protection program elements to ensure utilization of employees and compliance with all contract requirements, quality standards and budgetary guidelines
  • Provides evaluations to RPM related to adequate staffing levels of RP Program support personnel assigned to maintain effective execution of the assigned scope of work at all times.
  • Participates in various site teams, committees implementing and supporting Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership ISMS and integrated work methods designed to enhance performance
  • Provides leadership and motivation to subordinate personnel
  • Maintains close working relationship with Radiation Protection Management and Project senior management while ensuring radiological control services are being properly executed compliantly and needs of the Project are met
  • Interfaces with groups inside and outside the ESH&Q organization, senior management, auditors and client representatives
  • Develops or directs development of training programs with approval of the RPM for site personnel involved in radiological control work and assists in establishing operation standards
  • Must be capable of understanding and performing methods and processes related to health physics
  • Generates reports related to worker exposure
  • Proficient in a wide variety of Radiation Protection support tasks
  • Performs a variety of tasks complex to significantly difficult in nature
  • Other job related duties as assigned
  • Maintains knowledge of and demonstrates ability to perform work safely in accordance with all approved safety policies, procedures and applicable regulations and performs assigned duties in a safe manner.  If supervising others, has responsibility for the safety of those being supervised and ensures they comply with established safety policies and procedures and practice safe work habits
  • Actively participates in Safety Work Groups


Minimum Requirements


  • BS/BA degree in Health Physics, Engineering, Science or Math or a related field and 15 years of operational health physics experience, 10 years Radiological Engineering including nuclear/radiological facility deactivation and demolition experience, 5 years health physics supervisory experience, 3 years of experience in the DOE/NNSA complex or a Gaseous Diffusion Enrichment facility, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead an organization and think independently
  • Active DOE security clearance or the ability to obtain
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Intermediate PC skills including Microsoft software
  • Strong math/science skills/aptitude


Working Conditions


  • Work in an environmental restoration atmosphere (outdated and/or abandoned facilities). Potential exposure to equipment movement hazards, dangerous chemicals/solvents or hazardous and radioactive materials if proper safety procedures are not followed.
  • Ability to wear respirator and other protective equipment to enter various types of potentially hazardous areas (such as but not limited to chemical, dust fumes, mists, heat stress factors, etc.).
  • Environmental conditions may include weather or temperature extremes, inclement weather (such as but not limited to wind, rain, excessive heat, excessive cold, snow/ice, etc.)
  • May be required to operate company vehicle during the course of work. All safety and DOT regulations and procedures must be adhered to at all times.
  • The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the overall purpose of this job.
  • This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform job-related duties as requested by management.   All requirements are subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.


BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected by federal, state, and/or local law.


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