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Are you looking for a role that will challenge you? Can you see yourself providing consultations, advice and technical support to projects? Would you like to be in a role where you will be responsible for supporting assigned facilities and projects? Does the idea of providing Radiation protection (RP) program management and oversight excite you? If you answered yes, then this may be the job for you!

Our Chalk River location is looking for a Health Physicist to provide technical support, developing and implementing elements of the RP compliance program.

What will you be doing !
• Developing and implementing of RP controls, processes and procedures.
• Completing radiological safety and dose assessments.
• Performing ALARA and post-work ALARA assessments and reviews.
• Reviewing design documents.
• Reviewing and approving requests to release material and personnel involved in contamination events out of the Controlled Area
• Documenting justification and ALARA reviews for exceptions to... RP Program requirements for review and approval by the RP Program Manager.
• Completing reviews for pregnancy declaration and medical needs.
• Preparing, reviewing and/or approving of radiological work plans/procedures, employee dose control points, radioisotope laboratory protocols, and indoor radioactive material storage areas.
• Responding to, investigating, and performing follow up to RP related unplanned events.
• Reviewing and approving radiation source registration and records, radiation source leak testing, and food & beverage rooms.
• Reviewing the selection and procurement of radiation and contamination monitoring equipment.
• Providing recommendations on scoping, characterization and release radiological surveys consistent with the RP Program.
• Completing shielding calculations
• Overseeing the design or modification of facilities to ensure doses to workers are ALARA.
• Providing training and presentations on RP topics.
• Depending on circumstances, successfully attain and maintain RP Group 1 qualification.
• Preparing, reviewing and/or revising radiation protection procedures and RP training material.
• Preparing or participating in annual RP program annual compliance reviews.
• Providing HP technical support aiding RP Program development & establishment of requirements
• Assisting in developing, implementing and maintaining radiation protection performance models and metrics.
• Completing Apparent Cause Analysis’s, Effectiveness reviews, and fact find reports as required.
• Monitoring RP related non-conformances and corrective actions and performing RP compliance inspections
• Attending meetings as and when needed.
• Providing consultative advice to project and facility management and the RP Program.
• Working with the operational HPs, the RP Program Work with RP field staff to help ensure safe work execution, provide mentorship and help implement RP Program requirements.
• Interacting with other compliance program staff to ensure HP recommendations consider the impact on the other compliance/operational programs in relation to the work and facility location.
• Interacting with external facilities where commercial work will be undertaken, such as the RP team or the license holder.
• Acting as the single point of contact for the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission with respect to all aspects associated with commercial projects in ERM.
• Working collaboratively with others in a team environment to effectively achieve shared goals while ensuring a high level of safety and continuing compliance with the RP Program.
• Other duties as assigned by your manager.

What we are looking for :
• Abilities and Skills:
• Mature outlook and proven good judgement.
• Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent writing skills applied to producing reports and correspondence.
• Effective public speaking (in English) applied to the delivery of training, presentations and/or pre-job & post-job briefs.
• Ability to work collaboratively with others in a team environment
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to respect confidential employee information (e.g. pregnancy status, bioassay results, dose information, etc.).
• Very capable in Microsoft software (i.e., MS Excel, Word, and Outlook email).
• Ability to correctly interpret and make decisions based on established requirements, procedures and practices.
• Experience:
• Must have five years experience as a health physicist. Previously, or currently, qualified as a Group 1 Health Physicist in CNL is an asset
• Knowledge of recommendations and guidelines of radiological protection standards.
• Knowledge and understanding of radiation protection philosophies, procedures, equipment and techniques used both in radiological theory and radiation protection practice.
• Knowledgeable of CNSC’s legislation (regulations and associated guidance & REGDOCs)
• Previous knowledge, and experience with their implementation, of the relevant transport. Regulations (including overseas and inter-province) for radioactive material by air, rail and road.
• Education:
• A Bachelor degree (Honours) in Engineering or Science from a university of recognized standing (e.g. nuclear engineering, medical physics, health physics); or membership in an engineering or scientific professional organization authorized by statute to establish qualification for membership.
• Security clearance eligibility required: Reliability Status with Site Access Security Clearance (SASC), which has a minimum requirement of 3 years of verifiable history in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United States and/or the United Kingdom.

Working Conditions :
• Ability to wear protective clothing and work in a hazardous environment.
• Ability to perform job walk downs and site inspections.
• Office work environment (computing, on-line meetings, taking/delivering virtual training) as well as plant walk downs for planning, troubleshooting, auditing, and inspections.
• Capable of travel within Canada and abroad for the purposes of supporting the commercial projects both domestically and internationally.
• 40 hour work week ( 4 x 10 hours)

Why CNL ?

Does working with a team across Canada to advance nuclear science and technology for a clean and secure world speak to you? We're reinventing ourselves to be the pace setters, so we can lead the charge in solving the problems that matter, like building the next generation of clean nuclear and hydrogen energy solutions, developing new and better-targeted cancer treatments, and continuing to lead the world in environmental remediation.

We offer a complete total rewards package :
• paid time off (vacation, sick, floater & personal);
• benefits effective day one , that’s right, no waiting period;
• tuition support
• and a pension!

Do Our Priorities Resonate with You?
• Clean energy for today and tomorrow.
• Restore and protect the Environment.
• Contribute to the health of Canadians.

Location :

CNL’s Chalk River laboratory is nestled in the Ottawa Valley and affords our employees an area that is environmentally pristine with extensive forests, hills and numerous small lakes, all of which support a variety of wildlife typical to the southern edge of the Canadian Shield . Many surrounding towns, such as Pembroke, Petawawa and Deep River, provide you with unparalleled outdoor adventures at your doorstep ! In fact, Deep River was named the fourth best place to live in Canada in a recent ranking by movingwaldo.com .

The Chalk River Laboratories site is located on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people. As an organization, CNL recognizes and appreciates their historic connection to this place. CNL also recognizes the contributions that First Nations, Métis, Inuit and other Indigenous Peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community in particular, and this province and country as a whole.

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