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[Environmental Manager] Director, Waste Management 5

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Position Summary

The Director, Waste Management 5 (TRU Waste Management Operations Manager) supports the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract for the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management, and Los Alamos NM Field Office.

This position is responsible for providing leadership, direction and management of the TRU Waste Operations supervisors and trained workforce responsible for the waste handling and waste processing operations in accordance with written procedures. This includes coordination and collaboration with Subject Matter Experts within different disciplines, ensuring operational compliance with all TRU related programmatic requirements, production planning and coordination.

This position involves a high level of collaboration within and between organizations to ensure work is performed in a safe and compliant manner, in accordance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, and DOE Orders.

This position reports to the CH-TRU Director, Waste and Facilities Operations.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities (may include, but are not limited to):

Overview of Responsibilities

Safely and compliantly manages TRU Waste handling and processing operations.
Support the planning, and supervises the execution of TRU Waste Management activities including the startup or restart of nuclear facilities, operations, and activities for CH-TRU.
Provide SME Leadership for execution of TRU Waste Operations, TRU Waste Technical Services, and to ensure safe complaint and efficient waste management of TRU waste.
Function as a Senior TRU Waste Operations Advisor and SME to facilitate the execution of all TRU waste related services required to support N3B activities.
Supervise the execution of a DOE compliant Conduct of Operations Program (DOE O 422.1), including Best Management Practices.
Planning / Goals / Upfront Work

Work with the leadership team to set the annual strategic agenda.
Assist with the establishment of CH-TRUís specific TRU Waste Management goals.
Maintain a working knowledge of the CH-TRU organizationsí business plans, structures, and resources.
Align TRU Waste Management goals to achieve CH-TRUís organization objectives, and contract priorities
Manage the integration of priorities and commitments, including safety, security, environmental compliance, quality, contractor assurance and business imperatives.

Identify and assign resources as necessary to execute work scope.
Support the TRU Program Management group in providing technical direction for characterization/certification of TRU waste, including AK, BOK, and SME program.
Assist TA-54 Production Control group in development of production forecasting & coordination, establishing priorities, overseeing inventory management, establishing processing goals, maintaining schedules, tracking and reporting on metrics, and functioning as interface with the CH-TRU operations groups.
Ensure Waste Operations are executed within the Nuclear Safety Envelope and in compliance with DSA/TSRs, RCRA, and the Hazardous Waste Facilities Permit.
Assist TRU Waste Technical Services group in providing Operational SME support in the areas of TRU Waste Processing and TRU Waste Handling.
Maintain communication and coordination between and within CH-TRU functional groups, central organizations, EM-LA, and other stakeholders.
Mentor and train TRU Waste Processing and Handling supervisors.
Monitoring / Measuring / Providing Feedback on Performance

Ensure efficient use of resources to satisfy mission expectations
Analyze TRU Operations planning, support, and production activities and evaluate performance in meeting objectives or to determine areas of potential cost reduction, increase productivity, program improvement, or policy change.
Accountable for managing operations cost and schedule performance and provide in-depth accurate variance analyses in accordance with EVMS program standards.
Ensure the operations support organizations achieve CH-TRU and N3B goals and objectives and operational performance as measured through the use of EVMS tools.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities):

Position Specific

Must have in depth knowledge and experience with CH-TRU waste, including characterization, packaging, processing, and disposal at WIPP.
Must have knowledge and experience with nuclear materials management, including nuclear and/or radiological facility operations.
Must have understanding of LLW, MLLW, and hazardous waste requirements.
General Management Skills

Skill in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions and recommended solutions on problems affecting operations.
Skill and ability to perform critical strategic tasks and to interpret requirements and develop and execute plans to satisfy them.
Ability to contribute functional expertise to Organizational initiatives and communicate effectively.
Experience in implementing complex operations projects, readiness, and start-up of operations.
Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and public speaking skills, with ability to convey information and represent the organization to both internal and external customers to effectively communicate progress, challenges, and mitigations.
Experience in leadership, management, supervision, and human resources administration of assigned employees.
Education and Experience Required:

Bachelorsí degree in a technical discipline combined with at least 14 yearsí of relevant experience. Experience should include a minimum of 6 years' of management responsibility. However, a combination of education and relevant experience wherein the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the positionís duties and responsibilities have been adequately demonstrated is acceptable.

Education Equivalency: 2 years of relevant experience for 1 year of college.

Radiological and Hazardous Waste operations experience is desired.

426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

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