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Nuclear Safety, Assurance & Quality Division Director

Idaho National Laboratory

Location: US
Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: December 12, 2022
Reference Code: 18844
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Quality and Performance Management group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Nuclear Safety, Assurance & Quality Division Director! Our team works a hybrid 9x80 schedule located at our Idaho Falls facility with every other Friday off.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Provides vision and leadership for this division in support of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) mission to further INL's science, engineering, and technology objectives.
  • Provides strategic leadership and supervision to managers and subject matter experts in the following functional areas: Nuclear Safety, Criticality safety, Nuclear Assurance, and Quality assurance.
  • Provides effective technical assistance/guidance to INL management and staff while identifying and setting laboratory-level requirements and policies.
  • Establishes, maintains, and assesses compliance to laboratory-level program procedures and processes.
  • Aids and coaching that ensure compliance to applicable regulations and requirements.
  • Provides nuclear assurance and high-hazard oversight activities that are reported directly to the Lab Director and Deputy Lab Director.
  • Establish strategies and lead the design and implementation of effective and efficient NSAQ programs and processes.
  • Lead all aspects of associated NSAQ policies, programs, and procedures.
  • Maintain external certifications such as NQA-1 and protect the institution from undue risk.
  • Evaluate, select, lead, and develop a diverse and inclusive team of NSAQ professionals that delivers effective and responsive services.
  • Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of BEA values and ethics and Battelle Safe Conduct of Research (SCOR) principles
  • Provides oversight and general direction to Nuclear Assurance whose function as Inspector(s) or Senior Inspector (SIs) for the INL performing in-depth nuclear safety regulatory inspections.
  • Guides and assists Laboratory Director, Laboratory Deputy Directors, and INL senior management on laboratory and national issues that pertain to Nuclear Safety Operations.
  • Develops relationships with peers at other laboratories and other organizations and participate in appropriate industry trade organizations and committees.
  • Work with ESH&Q Directors and peers from other National Laboratories to provide leadership and coordination of ESH&Q programs that benefit the broader DOE complex.
  • Serve as an active member of the National Laboratory Directors Council ES&H Working Group and the Battelle ES&H Community of Practice.


Minimum Requirements:
  • A bachelors' degree in Science or Engineering with a minimum 15 years' experience, or a master's and 13 years' experience, in management with experience implementing NASQ programs or activities.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "Q" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to create and articulate an organizational vision and deployment strategy, including the ability to effectively collaborate in the development of effective compliance strategies within a complex regulatory environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of DOE authorization strategies for reactor and non-reactor nuclear facilities and the implementation of controls at the facility level.
  • Demonstrated management skills, including ability to manage budgets and personnel (staff of 160 staff & $13M budget).
  • Demonstrated line management success in the development of staff.
  • Ability to effectively articulate, both through written word and oral presentation, a command of NSAQ to a diverse audience (to include workers, senior executives, other DOE Prime Contractors, external regulators, DOE officials).
  • Skilled at consensus building across a broad spectrum of customers and interest groups including internal and external organizations.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Masters and 13 years job-related experience in Quality Assurance, Corrective Action Program, Nuclear Safety, and Criticality Safety management.
  • Experience with application of quality principles in research, procurement; construction environments, experience with inspector certification and application of codes and standards; and experience with developing, inspecting, or implementing NQA-1 standard requirements
  • Understanding of development and application of NRC Licensing methodologies for advanced non-light water reactor technology.
Job Information
Salary Grade 260 ($179,640 - $305,388)
Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
TDP: Testing designated position; It will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of employment.
INL Overview:
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities, and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
INL Mission:
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
INL Vision:
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959, must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation:
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information:
When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits & Salary:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview
About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.