Position Description

Nuclear Safety Specialist
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DUTIES

  • Serves as Technical Secretary of the NCS Panel, and in the absence of the NCS Panel Chairman and as authorized by the NCS Panel Chairman, chairs NCS Panel meetings.
  • Advises the NCS Panel Chair on strategy, organization, reviews, and decisions.
  • Arranges for notifications to the NCS Panel and advises the Proponent on:
  • Any requirements for review by the NCS Panel.
  • The scope/rationale for any review, including agreement on schedule and document submissions.
  • Guidance related to improvements to their proposal that would facilitate the NCS Panel review process.
  • The NCS Panel's decision to withhold or withdraw acceptance, based on new or changed information.
  • Prepares minutes, correspondence and any other documentation arising from NCS Panel activities.
  • Arranges facility visits for NCS Panel Members.
  • Makes recommendations of unplanned events for further NCS Panel review.
  • Undertakes NCS Panel day-to-day activities in between scheduled meetings (e.g., reviewing documents submitted to the NCS Panel, monitoring status of actions, and revising NCS Panel and other SRC documentation).
  • Interfaces with CNL Nuclear Criticality Safety Program, including submission of copies of NCS Panel decisions and meeting minutes.

 

In addition, due to recent reorganization within the Compliance group in relation to the SRC, the Nuclear Safety Specialist also provides support to the SRC Reviews Manager through participating in other SRC activities (e.g., independent technical reviews not related to the NCS Panel and support to the Safety Committee of the CNL Board of Directors) on a regular basis.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Honours degree in engineering or sciences directly associated with nuclear sciences from a university of recognized standing is required.
  • At least five (5) years of directly applicable nuclear-related experience in the form of broad knowledge and demonstrated experience of CNL organization, technology and related processes, nuclear facilities, nuclear safety, nuclear design and nuclear operations is required.
  • A thorough technical understanding of nuclear criticality safety principles and practises, as demonstrated through either a degree in nuclear engineering or work experience in nuclear criticality safety is mandatory.
  • Demonstrated good interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate verbally and in writing to convey information accurately with discretion and diplomacy are required.
  • A sound understanding of nuclear safety and experience with nuclear safety analysis in order to effectively support the SRC Reviews Manager and the SRC Secretariat with independent technical reviews of CNL facilities and activities as related to the mandate of the SRC is required.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Level II (Secret) Security Clearance is mandatory.
  • Possession of, or being in the process of obtaining, a licence from Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) is an asset.

CNL has an Employment Equity Program and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

 

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