The PHAI is a federal initiative to clean up low-level radioactive wastes situated in the Municipality of Port Hope and the Municipality of Clarington.
The PHAI project is undertaken by CNL, Historic Waste Program division. The project involves remediating several contaminated sites to established clean-up criteria and consolidating the wastes in a new engineered mound (one in each community).
The remediation and construction aspects of the project are subject to CNSC hearing and environmental approvals. In addition, the Port Hope portion of the PHAI is executed in close coordination with the Cameco Corporation’s Vision In Motion renewal project and the Municipality of Port Hope’s public works projects.
The PHAI has a very high public profile and is a top priority for the Government of Canada and the Port Hope area communities.
CNL has a corporate Waste Management Program that establishes requirements and processes to ensure that activities involving planning for, handling, processing, transporting, storage and disposal of wastes are performed in a manner that protects the workers, the public, and the environment, and are in compliance with applicable regulatory and licence requirements.
The Waste Management Program Officer provides support to the development, implementation and maintenance of the Waste Management Program, as well as support ongoing efforts to transport the waste to offsite locations for the Historic Waste Program projects.
The duties include, but are not limited to :
Identify and address gaps within the Historic Waste Program projects with existing Waste Management Program and Waste Transportation requirements, processes and procedures through observations, assessments and reviews at CNL’s sites and through benchmarking against other non-CNL facilities.
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.
Review and, if required, recommend improvements to system outputs on 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.
waste storage and disposal options, waste transportation, and facilities; waste minimization and reduction practices; international practices with regard to the long-term management of waste).
Perform shipping duties, as required, in support of the ongoing Waste Transportation.
Bachelor 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
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.
Must have practical working knowledge of the full range of Waste Acceptance Criteria of hazardous and radioactive waste facilities domestically and internationally.
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.
Minimum of basic computer skills including working knowledge of MS Office Suite, and familiarity with the use of databases.
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.