The Strategic Planning Analyst (Nuclear Liabilities) is part of the Strategic Planning Branch in the Nuclear Legacy Liabilities Program (NLLP) Program Office.
The Strategic Planning Branch is responsible for:
· Being the primary interface with NRCan regarding NLLP Strategy.
· Developing and maintaining the NLLP Strategic Plan (Integrated Waste Plan (IWP), Environmental Restoration Plan (ERP), Infrastructure Decommissioning Plan (IDP), and overall 70-year plan), and other required special tasks.
· Integrating/aligning with execution and other site programs (Project New Lease (PNL), Isotope Supply Reliability Program (ISRP), Base Operations).
· Engaging in the preliminary technical assessments needed to develop and maintain strategic plans for the NLLP.
· Leading the production of the submission for subsequent Phases of the NLLP (including managing the NLLP Priority Ranking process).
· Identifying the required stakeholder engagement regarding Program strategies and plans.
· Establishing and maintaining International Cooperative Agreements.
· Representing AECL/Canada on national and international committees and working groups; maintaining and disseminating up-to-date knowledge of international best practices.
The work of the Strategic Planning Analyst (Nuclear Liabilities) involves:
· Leading the production of the strategic planning documents for decommissioning, waste management and environmental restoration activities using Subject Matter experts as required. This evolutionary process involves the following activities.
o Clearly identifying the liabilities that require to be addressed;
o Identifying all potential solutions to address those liabilities;
o Identifying appropriate evaluation criteria against which to assess these solutions;
o Assessing each potential solution against the identified criteria;
o Working with all stakeholders (internal and external) to identify the preferred solution to the liability, including suitable interim end-points for project stages where appropriate;
o Identifying the facilities required to enable the preferred disposition solution and carrying out cost benefit analyses to determine the optimum timing of the facility construction;
o Developing the strategic plans to disposition the liabilities in the safest, most cost-effective manner; and
o Integrating the 3 main plans (IWP, ERP, IDP) into a prioritized master schedule that is to be used as the baseline of the NLLP, and supporting the development of subsequent NLLP phases extracted from that master schedule.
· Managing the production of the preliminary technical assessments needed to develop and maintain the above strategic plans, and reviewing other pre-project initiation documentation to ensure the intent of the strategy is being met, or that the strategy is duly updated.
· Providing expert advice on coordination of planning to planning staff in other parts of AECL, including Infrastructure and Site Services, and PNL and ISRP to meet CRL needs in a coherent manner.
Representing AECL and Canada on national and international committee and working groups; obtaining and disseminating up-to-date knowledge of international best practices and contribution to international initiatives pertaining to decommissioning, waste management and environmental restoration.
· Bachelor from a University of recognized standing preferably in Engineering or Science plus a minimum of seven years experience in nuclear decommissioning, environmental remediation or waste management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
· Extensive practical and theoretical knowledge of nuclear facilities decommissioning, radioactive waste management and environmental restoration technologies and practices.
· Demonstrable history and understanding of portfolio, program and project planning, schedule levelling, and cost estimating.
· Knowledge of AECL, its Nuclear Programs, procedures and work practices pertaining to waste management, decommissioning and environmental restoration.
· Background of working on a nuclear licensed facility, understanding regulatory interfaces, safety analysis, and work control requirements, especially with respect to nuclear and radiation safety.
· Experience of optioneering techniques such as Data Quality Objectives (DQO) Process and Multi-Attribute Decision Analysis (MADA).
· Working knowledge of Project Management methods, MS Office Suite and TRAK/Action Tracking.
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Will make presentations to senior management internal and external to AECL, government departments and the public, and will be lead author on the strategic documents that are to be submitted to the government.
· Able to negotiate with peers in other programs. Develops a national and international network of peers.
· Must be able to work well in a team environment. Well-organized and able to prioritize work assignments.