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Senior Waste Certification 2019-011-HAINC-CF

Location : Aiken, SC
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Reference Code : 2019-011-HAINC-CF
End Date : 01/24/2020
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : >12
Required Education : BS or BA in Chemical or Environmental Engineering
Travel : Yes
Relocation : No

Job Description :

HukariAscendent is a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned, Small Business specializing in comprehensive engineering and technical support services associated with commercial nuclear power and other Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear activities. 


We are looking for qualified candidates to develop and implement waste handling activities associated with complex waste streams in support to the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL). Requires constant communications with facility management and research and development personnel to resolve waste handling issues that may arise daily. Responsible to develop and maintain required plans and reports to meet regulatory requirements. and project teams.

Specific tasks include but are not limited to:

• Provide technical expertise to the laboratory to provide assurance that waste has been properly identified, characterized, segregated, packaged and shipped to the appropriate receiving facility in accordance with the Savannah River Site Waste Acceptance Criteria manual.

• Analyze construction and special project plans for the creation of new waste streams.

• Compile and analyze data for required plans and reports.

• Direct the development of Waste Certification Program.

• Develop and maintain waste certification procedures.

• Evaluates tasks for waste reduction opportunities.

• Review and provide support for the development of Environmental Evaluation Checklist (EECs)/NEPA evaluations. 

• The CTF is responsible for making radiological determinations, characterizing waste, documenting the results, and making periodic validations.

• The CTF is responsible for developing sampling plans for various routine facility waste streams and for waste items that fall outside the routine waste streams.

• The CTF works with other members of the group (ECA, GCO) to ensure adequate samples are taken for hazardous waste determinations and to ensure the proper sample volumes are obtained to support necessary laboratory analyses requested.

• Resolving discrepancies/concerns pertaining to characterization of waste.

• Developing and issuing E7 Manual compliant engineering calculations for radioactive waste characterization (i.e., LLW, TRUW, and radioactive portion of PCB waste, Nano waste, MW, and MTRUW).

• Perform regular facility walk downs and inspections, (1) to ensure all facility and project operations meet current environmental program requirements and, (2) to maintain awareness of facility activities.

• Review and approve operating procedures, work packages and assisted hazards analysis (AHA) documents pertaining to equipment/parameters that support environmental programs/requirements.

• Develop sampling and analysis plans as needed for environmental compliance or waste characterization.

• Implement wastewater and storm water requirements.

• Assist more senior technical professionals in performing related activities or more complex tasks.

• Under supervisory direction, incorporates conventional scientific concepts and practices, complicated technical requirements, new or special processes, and difficult coordination or oversight requirements into problem solving and program planning.

• Evaluates proposals and makes recommendations based on sound technical and scientific principles and practical considerations.

• Interprets and tracks relevant regulatory requirements and industry guidelines and evaluates their potential impact on existing site programs/projects.

• Evaluates/monitors existing and proposed state/federal standards and regulations and communicates to management potential or emerging regulatory compliance issues.

HukariAscendent offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid time off.


Opportunities with HukariAscendent change frequently.  For a complete listing of our current openings, please visit our website at https://www.hukari.com.


HukariAscendent is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Required Qualifications :

BS or BA in Chemical or Environmental Engineering and 12 years of practical experience. An associate degree and 15 years of practical experience would be considered equivalent. A high school diploma and 18 years of relevant experience would also be considered equivalent.

B.S. in Environmental Engineering/Science or related field with 5-10 years technical work experience or M.S. in environmental engineering/science or related technical field with 2-4 years technical work experience or Ph.D. in environmental engineering/science or related technical field. Applies advanced knowledge of discipline's standard theories, concepts, and principles. Possesses specialized knowledge of selected technical and environmental regulatory practices and applications. Applies working knowledge of selected federal, state, and local environmental laws, regulations, and standards.

Experience with the regulatory field implementation such as Hazardous Waste Management. Experience with South Carolina and federal environmental agencies and their regulations is preferred but not required. Field experience required. Ability to walk down field sites required.
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