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WSP Canada

HSE Specialist - Radiation Safety

Full Time
6 days ago
HSE Specialist - Radiation Safety

The HSE Specialist - Radiation Safety oversees the company's radiation program. The HSE Specialist- Radiation Safety is accountable for the effective implementation of the program and associated processes and is responsible for maintaining compliance with Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) regulations.

This role reports to the HSE Compliance Manager and liaises with Operations Leaders to implement the program and ensure compliance with the terms of the corporate radiation licence.

  • Acts as the Corporate Radiation Safety Officer (CRSO) for WSP E&I Canada
  • Acts as the licence representative to the CNSC to oversee the implementation of the National Radiation Protection Program (RPP) for Portable Nuclear Gauge (PNG) use.
  • Ensures audits of all permanent PNG storage locations are completed annually in partnership with the Regional and Local Radiation Safety Officers and HSE Team.
  • Provides an immediate verbal report and a written report of the findings from audits and confirms non-compliances are corrected in the specified timeframe.
  • Maintains a list of non-compliances as per CNSC regulations.
  • Provides the HSE Leadership Team with an annual radiation safety summary or as requested.
  • Acts as a single point of contact with the CNSC.
  • Supports the company's Health, Safety and Environmental Management System, acting as the key subject matter expert (SME) for the revision of the Radiation Protection Program.
  • Informs the Signing Authority of overexposures and incidents.
  • Oversee dose reporting and invoicing.
  • Investigates and reports dosimeter overexposures and incidents. Applies for dose change requests with the National Dose Registry.
  • Notifies the CNSC Duty Officer immediately of non-conformances and provide a full written report to the CNSC withing 21 days of notification.
  • Submits an annual compliance report for each licence to the CNSC.
  • Applies for licence renewal and changes when required.
  • Promote the review of all incidents within offices for learning purposes.
  • Mentor and support Regional and Local RSOs in planning and execution of the Radiation Protection program, including PNG storage audits and site user inspections.
  • Provide direction to project teams regarding radiation safety as required.

  • Have a college diploma in health and safety or the equivalent.
  • Expert knowledge and competency in the safe use of portable nuclear gauges
  • Working knowledge of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and governing regulations.
  • TDG Class 7 training required
  • TDG emergency response training preferred
  • IATA Training preferred
  • Radiation Safety Officer training with Stuart Hunt Associates or another qualified provider.

Skills & Attributes
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
  • Great networking skills, able to work at multiple levels of the organization, from field team members to Senior Leadership.
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite (SharePoint, Teams, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Available for work requiring travel within Canada as needed.
  • Good problem solver with the ability to identify multiple potential solutions for a given challenge.
  • Self-starter and highly motivated.
  • Valid driver's license with a clean driver's abstract.
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