Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Special Projects Team Lead

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Organization:  Nuclear Operations
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 105440
Job Code: Scientific Associate - C/MS (304.1)
Date Posted: June 12 2019

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Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2019 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for a Hazardous Waste – Special Projects Team Lead.  You will execute multiple waste management projects, including decontamination/decommissioning of radiological and/or chemically contaminated equipment or facilities, laboratory clean-outs, management of potentially contaminated soils or building materials, and the decommissioning of tanks or systems used to process radioactive or hazardous materials.  This position is in the Radioactive and Hazardous Waste Management (RHWM) Program.

Essential Duties
- Lead and execute small to medium scale laboratory clean-outs, decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) jobs, tank closures, chemical disposal efforts, and other non-routine waste management jobs. 
- Contribute to project plan development, identify problems, provide original solutions and assist in estimating the labor and resources necessary to execute projects. 
- Collaborate with a variety of LLNL customers, including researchers, facility and programmatic managers, and environmental professionals to manage non-routine waste projects. 
- Independently operate in a matrix environment with limited direct authority to complete projects.  Interact with craft personnel, researchers, regulators, Environment, Safety and Health professionals, waste management personnel, and LLNL managers in a constructive and collaborative fashion to accomplish work.  Develop relationships with LLNL service and regulatory organizations to effectively deliver on commitments. 
- Set daily priorities and oversee the work of multiple small teams in the sampling, packaging and management of radioactive and/or hazardous waste. 
- Develop work control documents and/or procedures for non-routine waste management jobs.  Ensure personal and team safety and the compliant performance of work.
- Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and policies.

Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in chemistry, materials science, environmental technology, or the equivalent combination of education and extensive related experience.
- In-depth knowledge and advanced understanding of waste management regulations, including waste identification and characterization, waste packaging and transportation, and operation of waste accumulation areas.

- Extensive experience performing hands-on work in a high-compliance environment (e.g., hazardous waste site, power plant, nuclear/radiological facilities).
- Experience leading small teams, including recruiting, hiring, and personnel management. 
- Ability to perform and oversee high-hazard projects in a chemical, radiological, nuclear, or industrial setting (e.g., decontamination and dismantlement, lab clean-outs, hazardous waste site remediation, power plant outages).
- Ability to develop and obtain approval for work control documentation such as procedures, work permits, waste disposal documentation, etc. 
- Advanced organization skills, attention to detail, accuracy and follow-through to manage multiple simultaneous projects to completion. 
- Advanced written, verbal, feedback and presentation communication skills in specific technical areas.

Desired Skills
- Experience working at a Department of Energy site.
- Experience working in nuclear/radiological facilities.
- Experience in the Nuclear Navy.
- Working knowledge of LLNL policies and procedures.


 

Pre-Placement Medical Exam:  A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.

 

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.