Quality Assurance Manager

CH2MHILL B&W West Valley, LLC (CHBWV) is an environmental management company under contract to the DOE whose mission is to decommission a former nuclear fuel reprocessing facility. CHBWV is located 35 miles south of Buffalo, New York, close to excellent ski resorts, boating, and fishing on Lakes Erie, Ontario and Chautauqua.

Position Title: Quality Assurance Manager

Req. #: MX-060 Posting Date: 02/26/2015 Posting Closed: 03/25/2015

Job Summary:

Plan, direct, coordinate CHBWV Quality Assurance department with responsibilities for assuring and verifying CHBWV and subcontractor activities and products that affect quality are in accordance with appropriate government and industry standards and regulations, and current CHBWV contract QA requirements. Includes Quality Engineering, Inspection Services and Integrated Assessment functions as described in the CHBWV Quality Assurance Program (QAP) WVDP-111, corrective action, vendor qualification, independent assessments, the contractor assurance system, and associated implementing procedures. Ensures that activities are performed in accordance with established ESH&Q requirements. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.


1. Manage the Quality Assurance function which is responsible for providing a 10 CFR 830:120 and RW 033P compliant program which includes independent oversight and program interpretation relative to applicable quality assurance regulations and standards. Includes administration of the site quality assurance, integrated assessment, inspection services, and radioactive waste compliance functions. 2. Establishes quality documentation system by writing and updating quality assurance procedures. 3. Ensure, as appropriate, the review and approval of other departments policies, procedures, and work implementing documents, subcontractors, and suppliers with quality planning, 4. Assist other departments, subcontractors, and suppliers with quality planning. 5. Direct the monitoring of work that affects quality performed by CHBWV, suppliers, and subcontractors to assure that work is performed in accordance with approved work requirements. 6. Liaison on quality matters to the CHBWV President, staff and line/project management, the Department of Energy (DOE), subcontractors, and other complex contractors. 7. Maintain and continuously improve the Quality Assurance Program for CHBWV, including the QAP, associated implementing procedures, and necessary coordination with affected departments or subcontractors. The QA Program shall ensure that, quality is achieved and maintained by those who have been assigned responsibility for performing the work and that quality achievement is verified by persons or organizations not directly responsible for performing the work. 8. Ensure that disagreements regarding quality requirements or issues and proposed solutions are promptly referred to appropriate management and if not resolved, elevated progressively to higher levels of management of the President for resolution. 9. Ensure effective staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; developing, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, procedures, and productivity standards. 10. Achieves financial objectives by forecasting functional requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions; analyzing and recommending information and trends.

Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, natural science, or related technical discipline from an accredited university or the recognized equivalent combination of education and related experience. Minimum of eight (8) years directly related experience including four (4) years in a nuclear environment. Management/Supervisory experience preferred. Licenses/Certifications: Certified Quality Professional preferred.

Other Requirements:

Broad technical knowledge of Nuclear QA Program requirements and experience such as qualifications or certifications obtained from implementing these requirements. This includes specific criteria identified in industry standards or Federal Regulations such as ASME NQA- 1, 10 CFR 50 Appendix B or 10 CFR 830.122. Knowledge required by these documents include but are not limited to the following activities: QA Program, design, procurement, document control, procedures, drawings, control of special processes, inspection, testing, metrology, nonconformance, corrective action, QA records, and Audits. Knowledge of industrial safety, radiological safety, nuclear safety, emergency management. Must have demonstrated knowledge and expertise in quality assurance theories, principles, techniques, policies, regulations, and legal requirements. Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as highly developed organizational and presentation skills to effectively and efficiently communicate and interact with the Senior level management, DOE, NYSERDA, various regulatory agencies, and engineering, operations, and project personnel on matters related to quality assurance.

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To apply for this position go to: http://www.chbwv.com