Waste Program Officer

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories - Chalk River, ON (il y a 30+ jours)

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The Waste Services Section provides a Customer Support functionality which is a key part of delivering improved customer relationships and improved integration of workflow out with and within Waste Management. The Waste Services Section is the single point of contact for all Waste Generators wishing to access services to Waste Management.

This position will play an integral part of improving customer service and waste flow at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories. This involves the pairing of persons with waste management knowledge and expertise with the Waste Generators to help solve waste management problems in the field. This will bring waste generation and waste management processes closer together, such that the optimum is achieved across the two different areas.


The duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Identify and address gaps in existing Waste Management Program requirements, processes and procedures through observations, assessments and reviews at CNL’s sites and through benchmarking against other non-CNL facilities (nuclear and non-nuclear).
  • Develop and implement appropriate Waste Management Program requirements and procedures to address identified gaps or opportunities for improvement.
  • Assist in the development of processes to conduct verification and assessment of waste management practices.
  • Conduct site and facility level Waste Management Program compliance verifications and waste management assessments of waste generators and waste receivers, with the objectives to identify non-compliances and opportunities for improvement.
  • Establish, document and maintain a system to compile site-specific Program measures, waste data and records, including preparation of periodic summary reports.
  • Advise staff and managers on Waste Management Program requirements, and assist the staff and managers on meeting the requirements.
  • Communicate Program requirements and opportunities for improvement through: a) assist in developing and delivering Waste Management Program training, and b) presentations on Waste Management Program requirements at employee (safety, branch, interest group) meetings.
  • Maintain cross-functional knowledge spanning the various specialty areas associated with CNL’s Waste Management Program (including radiological, non-radiological, hazards and non-hazardous wastes; waste storage and disposal options and facilities; waste minimization and reduction practices; international practices with regard to the long-term management of waste).
  • Perform other duties in support of CNL’s Waste Management Program.


  • Bachelor (Honours) in Science or Engineering, or related disciplines from a university of recognized standing or membership in an engineering or scientific professional organization authorized by statute to establish qualification for membership in that organization.
  • Minimum of basic computer skills including working knowledge of MS Office Suite, and familiarity with the use of databases.
  • Working knowledge of Environmental and/or Quality Management Systems (e.g., ISO-14001 or ISO-9000), Nuclear Safety & Control Act, regulations associated with radiological waste, Federal and Provincial environmental protection laws and regulations.
  • Practical experience in the use of waste characterisation methodologies including Data Quality Objectives, sample management plans and MARSSIM, an asset.
  • Must have a comprehensive understanding of radioactive waste packaging requirements.
  • Must have practical working knowledge of the full range of Waste Acceptance Criteria of hazardous and radioactive waste facilities domestically and internationally.
  • High level of motivation; can work independently and in a team environment.
  • Good writing skills; proven ability to prepare documents in a timely manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be Radiation Protection (RP) Group 3 qualified (or be able to be RP Group 3 qualified once hired).
  • Knowledge of waste strategies (nationally and internationally). Knowledge and/or experience in waste strategies development, an asset.

Knowledge of radioactive waste management and disposition pathways. Specific knowledge of intermediate level radioactive waste management and disposition pathways, an asset.

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

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $93,500.00 to $136,800.00 /year


  • waste characterisation methodologies including Data Quality: 6 years (Preferred)
  • Environmental and/or Quality Management Systems (e.g., ISO-1: 6 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Required)


  • Chalk River, ON (Preferred)