Position Description

Environmental Data Analyst
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INTRO

The Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) is a federal initiative to clean-up low-level radioactive wastes (LLRW) situated in the Municipality of Port Hope and the Municipality of Clarington.  The project involves remediating a large number of contaminated sites to established clean-up criteria and consolidating the wastes in a new engineered mound (one in each community).  The project is sponsored by Atomic Energy of Canada (AECL), and the project delivered by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL).

Reporting to the Manager, of Small Scale Sites Remediation, the Environmental Data Analyst ensures appropriate processes and systems are in place to capture, manage, analyze, protect, archive, retrieve, retain and dispose of PHAI Small Scale Sites environmental data.  The Environmental Data Analyst will play a key role for the Historic Waste Program Management Office (HWP MO). The responsibility of the Environmental Data Analyst is administration of vast quantities of environmental data, and development of the reporting structures to communicate these results, internally and externally, to stakeholders and the public.  Strong analytical and reporting skills will be key to success in the position and will be critical to the PHAI being able to meet its license requirements.  The Small Scale Sites Characterization group is responsible for the identification, and characterization of Low Level radioactive Waste (LLRW) on approximately 4,800 residential-commercial properties within the Municipality of Port Hope Once identified, the group oversees the delineation and ultimately the detail remediation design to achieve established clean-up criteria.

 
DUTIES

The Environmental Data Analyst will undertake/perform:

  • Database design, administration, and input, ensuring database(s) meet user requirements by defining objectives through consultation with staff at all levels.

  • Work closely with the Site Characterization Team to develop and maintain central and comprehensive database for multiple data inputs for projects involving 4,800 properties including contact information, daily progress updates, chemical results, deliverable status. This information needs to be accessible to multiple departments to feed other work products. Process expected to be iterative and needs may be dynamic.

  • Develop output reports, and provide tool(s) for issuing external correspondence using input data that is reliable and efficient.

  • Test and modify database(s) to ensure that it/they operate reliably including query function that will be used by internal staff.

  • Provides reports, briefing notes and/or summaries pertaining to Environmental data for internal and external audiences to allow the strategic evaluation of monitoring programs and to demonstrate to the public that we are meeting our process obligations.

  • Conducts audits on characterization data and analysis methodologies and develops action plans as required to ensure compliance with data analysis policies.

  • Participate in the review, analysis, mapping, testing and implementation of new data analysis processes and systems for continual improvement of the characterization data analysis processes and makes strategic recommendations on ways to improve.

  • Independently / proactively identifies opportunities for improvement in data analysis and management processes.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • College or university degree in mathematics, computer sciences or statistics with a strong analytics and data management background

  • 2-5 years experience in data management or statistical analysis

  • Intermediate use and design of databases in Access

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