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WSP Canada

Radiation Protection Specialist

Location
Port Hope, ON
Details
Full Time
2 days ago
The Opportunity:

WSP is currently recruiting for a Radiation Protection Specialist with experience in the nuclear industry, to join our Construction & Remediation group. You will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the site's radiation protection program alongside a dynamic team.

This opportunity is to join the WSP team responsible for the execution and construction of the Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI). The PHAI represents the federal government's response to the community-requested solution for the cleanup and local, long-term, safe management of historic low-level radioactive waste in the municipalities of Port Hope and Clarington.

Please note we will consider candidates based in various locations throughout Canada, but this opportunity is based at the project site in Port Hope, Ontario

Why WSP?
  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of Inclusion and Belonging
  • Our Flexible Work Policy - we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
  • A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.

#WeAreWSP

A day in the life:
  • Measurement of gamma radiation fields and determination of zoning.
  • Development of surface contamination survey programs using a combination of radiation detectors or swipe sampling.
  • Direction for RP staff on the collection of air samples.
  • Management of personal dosimeters for the workforce.
  • Management of radon monitors for the workforce.
  • Ensure control and calibration of all radiation detection equipment.
  • Delivery of training to site workers and mentorship for both Jr and Sr RP technicians.
  • Summary and analysis of routine data for compilation into routine reports.
  • Ensuring compliance with site radiation safety procedures by workers and visitors.
  • Oversee the maintenance of RP facilities and equipment.
  • Support the RP manager and site management teams to develop in field solutions to site specific issues as they arise.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of radiation safety principles consistent with their background and training.
  • Ability to communicate in English clearly and concisely, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to sort, compile and summarize routine data using typical Microsoft Office products.
  • Perform all assigned tasks diligently and thoroughly assuring complete and accurate documentation as required.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of CNSC regulations and how to apply them to a working environment.
  • Strong technical writing and reporting skills.
  • Understanding of dose assessments and how to correctly apply weighting factors for the purposes of dose reporting.
  • Ability to generate radiation work permits for a variety of situations taking into account other organizational requirements related to operations, environmental, health and safety, etc.
  • Demonstrated good judgement in fast paced environments
  • Knowledge of TDG is considered an asset
  • All this work will be done in an exciting, fast paced team environment (other RP staff, site staff, other employees and other individuals who are on site).

What you'll bring to WSP ...
  • Bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering, radiation science or health physics (or related field) preferred with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of radiation safety principles consistent with their background and training.
  • Ability to communicate in English clearly and concisely, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to sort, compile and summarize routine data using typical Microsoft Office products.
  • Perform all assigned tasks diligently and thoroughly assuring complete and accurate documentation as required.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of CNSC regulations and how to apply them to a working environment.
  • Strong technical writing and reporting skills.
  • Understanding of dose assessments and how to correctly apply weighting factors for the purposes of dose reporting.
  • Ability to generate radiation work permits for a variety of situations taking into account other organizational requirements related to operations, environmental, health and safety, etc.
  • Demonstrated good judgement in fast paced environments
  • Knowledge of TDG is considered an asset
  • Eligible for CNL Reliability Status

** Radiation Protection Specialists are generally not involved in tasks that would be considered heavy labour. The site is environmentally challenging with some temperature extremes involved (very cold to very warm). Precautions are always utilized in these cases. They will be expected to walk outdoors (sometimes in rugged terrain) regularly while carrying instrumentation. RP Specialists may be required to use ladders.

All RP staff must be capable of wearing PPE, including respirators if required. Site-specific radiation protection PPE will be provided.

#LI-Onsite
WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.

At WSP:

  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.
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