Director, Waste Management Operations
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Port Hope, CA
1d ago


Reporting to the General Manager, Historic Waste Program Management Office, the Director of Waste Management Operations is responsible for the operation and continuous improvement of the activities and facilities necessary to manage the Waste Management and Water Treatment facilities of the Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) sites.

This position is accountable for providing technical support to all current and future PHAI Operational activities. This responsibility includes ensuring the availability of the waste management facilities required by programs in Port Hope, which generate Low Level Radioactive Waste.


The Director, Waste Management Operations (WMO) is responsible for all aspects of waste management and water treatment facilities and the safe conduct of licensed activities associated with the operation of those Facilities associated with the PHAI. This includes :

  • The management of both the Port Hope and Port Granby Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTP), the Port Hope and Port Granby Long Term Waste Management Facilities (LTWMFs) and other sites as required;
  • The planning and execution of selected projects as part of the HWP MO; and
  • This position has responsibility for Managers who are responsible for the management and control of the licensed activities for the waste management and water treatment facilities.
  • The Director is accountable for delivery of these responsibilities, which include operations and licensed listed facilities, in a safe, compliant, environmentally responsible, duly dilgent, and cost-
  • effective manner, including LLRW management, Water Management, and waste disposal,

    Specific responsibilities include :

  • Administration, direction and oversight of the Waste Management Operations activities to meet HWP MO & CNL operational needs.
  • Providing the necessary leadership and oversight to staff and activities to drive operational excellence in human performance.
  • Operating all facilities safely, compliantly, responsibly and cost effectively.
  • Managing Contractors to achieve safe and compliant operations
  • Champion implementation of integrated work control
  • Ensuring that quality programs and standards are applied effectively within responsible areas.
  • Developing, hiring, training, motivating and effectively utilizing staff to achieve objectives.
  • Reviewing and approving business cases for staff hiring and equipment purchases.

  • Engineering or scientific education and / or background, with experience in the nuclear field, and demonstrated program / project management, administration and / or leadership experience.
  • The incumbent must have a demonstrated ability to obtain a strong grounding in the technical and regulatory dimensions of Waste Water and conventional operations and program planning, and demonstrated ability to apply regulations and standards appropriately and communicate same.
  • A working knowledge of federal and provincial regulations that impact on waste management, including those of the Nuclear Safety Act is an asset, as is Senior Management experience in a nuclear environment.

  • Must have demonstrated strong leadership skills, to support and articulate the organization's vision / mission at all levels, and have a proven ability to achieve results through others.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, to communicate with a variety of organizations and at a variety of levels.
  • Demonstrated business sense and financial knowledge to adequately plan, manage and monitor budgets to meet financial objectives.
  • Demonstrated managerial responsibilities of major projects, facilities or large programs.
  • Ability to coordinate time with multiple issues and projects.
  • Ability to foster a team environment by understanding and managing group dynamics.
  • Good problem resolution skills.
  • Strong human resources skills, ability to listen and address human resource issues, motivate staff to achieve high levels of professionalism.
  • Good understanding of change management concepts.
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