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Nuclear Safety Program Manager (20956)

Branch Manager




Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States

Job Summary

Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP), an LLC of Amentum, is seeking candidates for a rewarding career opportunity to support the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) and be part of the nation’s only repository for the disposal of nuclear waste known as Transuranic (TRU) waste. We seek a Nuclear Safety Program Manager in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management and direction of the project nuclear safety programs including, but not limited to Nuclear Safety (hazard analyses, accident analyses, unreviewed safety question determinations, documented safety analyses, etc.), Nuclear Criticality Safety, and facility support in order to ensure regulatory compliance with the U.S. Department of Energy and any other federal or state regulations and guidelines governing nuclear safety requirements for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in southeastern New Mexico. The candidate will be responsible for leading the managers and employees of NWP responsible for the performance and achievements of the following activities: nuclear criticality safety, state or federal regulatory compliance, the Site’s Documented Safety Analyses including Technical Safety Requirements, nuclear materials’ related fire safety. Will lead, motivate, reward, and develop those managers and employees executing the work in the aforementioned areas of responsibility. Will execute nuclear safety functions and, in coordination with the NWP Operations and NWP Environmental Safety and Health organizations, develop and implement nuclear safety strategies to support the success of the NWP/WIPP mission. Will be expected to apply extensive and in-depth experience and leadership expertise to proactively evaluate critical challenges and direct the development of effective solutions to said challenges. Will serve as the primary resource to the facility concerning all matters relating to Nuclear Criticality Safety, Design Safety Analysis, and Nuclear Fire Protection.

NWP Exempt Salary Grade (36 – 41)

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physical Science, or Applied Mathematics.
  • Must have extensive and practical expertise in DOE site nuclear safety management criteria, regulations, and expectations, as well as with related regulatory requirements.
  • Five (5) years of experience managing/leading an engineering or safety organization at a DOE nuclear weapons, environmental restoration project, or at other industrial operations acceptable to management is required.
  • Ten (10) years of experience in nuclear safety, nuclear criticality safety, and/or nuclear hazard analyses at a DOE or NRC facility.
  • Previous experience with regulatory requirements and various regulatory agencies is required, preferably DOE. This can include experience in the nuclear field involving areas such as licensing, regulatory compliance, safety bases or directly related experience in an otherwise highly-regulated industrial setting.
  • Due to the nature of the work, all candidates must be US Citizens.

Preferred Qualifications

  • DOE Nuclear experience is preferred.
  • Previous WIPP Project experience is a plus.