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[HP/RCT] DCPP Seeking Nuclear Radiation Protection Engineer, ESC

Posted by: PG&E - Diablo Canyon <> on November 10, 2018 at 00:04:02. Click here to reply to this post via Email.Click here for help with email link

Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Direct Hire
City: Avila Beach
State: California
Country: United States
Zip or Postal Code: 93424

Nuclear Radiation Protection Engineer, ESC - DCPP

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Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

The Radiation Protection (RP) Department is a regulatory mandated organization and is responsible for establishing and maintaining programmatic controls to ensure radiation safety for the Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) workforce and surrounding communities. The RP Department has several programs; however, the primary ones include in-field support with RP operations, radwaste, ALARA and exposure reduction, technical, health physics, environmental monitoring, and dosimetry.

Position Summary

This is an ESC represented exempt classification currently subject to collective bargaining.

This is a journey-level Nuclear Radiation Protection Engineer position that requires mastery of the Associate level Nuclear Radiation Protection Engineer skills and duties and is responsible for leading more complex projects and work. Capable of working with minimal supervision. Uses independent judgment in applying radiation protection principles, working with minimal supervision. Interfaces with other disciplines and works with radiation protection, foremen, and technicians in assessing needs. Responsibilities beyond those of associate Nuclear Radiation Protection include, but are not limited to, the following: Developing analytical methods; writing procedures; developing technical studies, basis documents and reports, Providing guidance to contractors and outside vendors; providing radiation protection engineering support for routine projects.

May be required to fill a rotation in the DCPP Emergency Response Organization (ERO) as necessary.

To obtain and maintain employment and unescorted access at DCPP, you must be able to pass a drug and alcohol screen, a security background check, psychological screen, computer-based training, and be subject to random drug and alcohol screening.

Job Responsibilities

Assignments during this period will generally be to assist with one or more of the work areas, or manage under direction one of the work areas described under the job duties of the Associate Nuclear Radiation Protection Engineer; ALARA planning and implementation. RP instrumentation program, Internal and External Dosimetry, Radioactive Waste, Radioactive Material Control, and the Radiological Environmental Monitoring Program.

May hold a position, radiation protection related or otherwise to support plant needs, within the Emergency Response Organization or holds a position on an ERO team such as a Scenario development team

Resolves problems of moderate scope. Assignments typically require standard solutions. Assignments are regularly reviewed.

External contacts are primarily coordinating, discussing, and reporting progress with third parties including contractors and vendors. May guide the work of less experienced team members. Exchanges information with others outside the team. May partner to solve problems or explore alternative solutions. Internal contacts are with clients and project team members.


•Mastery of the Associate level Nuclear Radiation Protection job duties or equivalent and demonstrated knowledge and ability to perform the basic duties of the Journey Level Nuclear Radiation Protection. Meets specific technical requirements gained through a minimum of three years of cumulative experience Nuclear Radiation Protection.

•The individual shall have at least five years of experience in applied radiation protection and at least three years of this experience shall be in applied radiation protection at a commercial operating nuclear facility.
•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
•Experience in the implementation of an ALARA program for aspects related to the reduction of Collective Radiation Exposure (CRE).

In addition to the Knowledge / Abilities of the Associate:
•Able to apply basic Radiation Protection principles and theory.
•Sets priorities, plans, and recommends solutions for basic assignments.
•Approaches and plans work with limited supervision in an organized manner to meet project commitments.
•Demonstrates good judgment when making decisions and recommendations.
•Frequently shows initiative and takes action as appropriate


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