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Senior Health Physicist

Post Date:Mar 22, 2021Type:Full-Time
Start Date:3/22/2021Salary:
Location:US-TN-Oak Ridge/TN Job Reference:XENE~4318502003

Job Description:

Location: Oak Ridge/Centrus TMC, TN
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm, Mon-Fri

Position Description

You will develop/review/revise 10 CFR 20 and NRC-required radiation protection programs for TRISO fuel fabrication and TRISO-X Facility operations.


  • Responsible for development of NMC&A plan, program, and procedures for TRISO-X Facility material balance areas, periodic inventory, and specific processes. Processes to be considered:

    • Kernel production

    • TRISO production

    • Overcoating

    • Matrix production

    • Fuel element pressing

    • QC and characterization

    • Waste and effluent streams

  • Development of radiation and environmental plans, programs, and procedures to protect the radiological health and safety of workers and members of the public, and to control radiological effluent releases

  • Develop radiation survey and monitoring programs to ensure radiological exposures for personnel, the public, and the environment are As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA)

  • Develop Health Physics/Radiation Control/Safety Technician training and qualification plan and train employees

  • Develop/deliver radiation safety training for all personnel

  • Develop radiological surveillance equipment monitoring procedures and carry out periodic testing

  • Develop air and liquid effluent monitoring program

  • Development of functions and associated derived system requirements

  • Interface with design and license application development teams

  • Support licensing lead interactions with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission during the licensing phase of facility design in order to complete Final Design in compliance with NRC reviews

  • Assist in writing chapters of TRISO-X Facility license application to NRC

  • Transition from design/license application support to facility operations

  • Mentor new employees in the radiation protection requirements


  • In depth knowledge of HP, radiation survey and monitoring, radiation safety training, and ALARA best practices and NRC requirements

  • In depth knowledge of NRC-regulated nuclear facility operation, ventilation systems and respiratory protection to reduce worker exposure to radioactive airborne contamination, and oversight of safe handling of special nuclear material

  • In depth knowledge of the existing fuel cycle systems and the ability to apply this process knowledge to TRISO

  • Working knowledge of relevant HP and RCT Standards for nuclear facilities and how they are applied at the NRC

  • Beneficial to have a knowledge of and experience in an existing fuel fabrication or enrichment facility.

  • A deep understanding of the nuclear regulatory process related to fuel facility design criteria as specified by the NRC.

  • Ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative team environment

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite applications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Physics, Radiation Protection, Safety and Health, Biological or Physical Science, engineering, or equivalent fields.

  • Ability to hold DOE-Q or equivalent security clearance.

Minimum Experience/Knowledge

  • Experience working at an NRC regulated fuel fabrication facility, High Enriched Uranium Facility experience is preferred.

  • 10+ years work experience in the radiation protection field.

  • Knowledge and understanding of HP and RCT codes and standards used by the NRC will be essential.

  • Registration as a Certified Health Physicist and/or through the National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists is preferred.

We are looking to fill this position immediately

X Energy, LLC is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. We welcome the employment of women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities in our workforce. If you are in need of special assistance, please contact our Human Resources Department. X Energy, LLC participates in eVerify.

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Name: Rimal

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