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Position: Manager, Environmental Management
Organization: Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)
Location: Pinawa, Manitoba

The Whiteshell Closure Project (WCP) is an initiative under Canadian Nuclear Laboratories whose focus is to decommission the site. The Project mandate encompasses the entire Whiteshell Laboratories (WL) Site, including nuclear equipment and systems, buildings and plant infrastructure, services, waste management facilities and affected lands. The Project scope includes all elements necessary to complete by 2024, a major remediation project on a licensed nuclear site, including strategic planning, resourcing, project annual budgeting and planning, nuclear facility operation, nuclear facility decommissioning, remediation of affected lands, environmental monitoring, site services, application of nuclear programs and business services as required.


The Manager, Environmental Management (EM) is accountable to the Director, Environmental, Safety, Health and Quality, (ESH&Q) for the effective implementation of Environmental Protection at the WL site. The EM Manager is responsible for the day-to-day and long-term operations of the Environmental Management Branch, which includes Environmental Protection (EnvP) and conducting/managing on-site and off-site analytical services in support of decommissioning the WL Site.


Within these accountabilities, the EM Manager is responsible for:

  • Promoting safe practices, good housekeeping and a culture which minimizes and/or eliminates safety incidents.
  • Leading staff professionals and supervising field exploration, sampling, inspection, analysis and technical support.
  • Developing strategic plans in collaboration with the customer base, to ensure improved efficiency and dependability of services provided by the EM Branch.
  • Maintaining a skilled, effective and motivated workforce through recruiting, training and supervision of professional, technical and contract staff that meets and anticipates customer requirements. This includes generating position descriptions, training plans and administering performance assessments.
  • Managing the EM budget, ensuring adherence to project budgets, schedules and QA requirements. Evaluating, recommending and justifying non-routine expenditures and resource adjustments as required.
  • Preparing regular progress reports on activities and operations, and providing updates to the Director, ESH&Q for business plans.
  • Preparing (or reviewing) and approval of technical reports, and other documentation, issued to both internal and external customers and/or regulators.
  • Ensuring that field and lab activities within the scope of the branch are conducted in accordance with the Quality Assurance plan.
  • Ensuring that the branch can advise and provide workable solutions to environmental related issues that may arise on-site.
  • Acting as designate for the Director, ESH&Q.

It is an expectation that the EM Manager will, in a reasonable time, become familiar with the Environmental Protection Program and be responsible for the oversight of the full implementation of the CNL Environmental Management System (EMS) at WL, based on ISO 14001 principles.


  • Post-secondary degree in Environmental Studies and/or related environmental remediation work experience in order to understand, interpret and convey the causes and environmental consequence of human activities.
  • Minimum of 7 years professional practical experience delivering environmental services and an additional three years’ experience in a leadership role of an Environmental Project or Program. Site closure experience is an asset.
  • Experience working with, and coordinating project efforts, with multi-faceted teams on site-based projects.
  • Experience includes coordinating and executing field assessment for remediation and reclamation projects.
  • Experience includes developing and implementing work plans and soil sampling programs.
  • Must be versed in applicable federal, provincial and municipal regulations, and help maintain continuous compliance with all WL Site Programs.
  • Must be familiar with the requirements of an Environmental Management System (e.g. ISO 14001) and ability to become familiar with CNL’s Radiation Protection Program as it relates to environmental management.
  • Must have strong communication skills, both written and oral as well as good computer skills and the ability to gain support and interface effectively with others within CNL.
  • Strong planning, technical and administration skills to support day-to-day operations and regulatory reporting requirements. Proven management and leadership skills and the ability to operate in a multi-discipline functional style organization and business-like manner.
  • Proven ability to build relationships across various organizations.
  • Experience in change management to effectively support the drive/improvement of environmental related processes and procedures.
  • Experience leading environmental assessments and/or environmental assessment corrective actions is an asset.
  • The ability to interface with the Environmental Protection Program Authority and peers at our Chalk River (CRL) Site, ON and effectively carry out various improvement initiatives.

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CNL has an Employment Equity Program and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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GoodWork ID: 40030       Date posted to Apr 28 2017