Field Operations Specialist

Job Title
Field Operations Specialist
Job ID
Niskayuna,  NY 12309
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Field Operations Specialist

Niskayuna, New York
Must be a US Citizen able to obtain Security Clearance (Department of Energy).

@Orchard LLC is supporting a professional services company that provides program management, engineering and technical, and management advisory services to federal, state, institutional, and commercial customers nationwide focused on the health, energy, and environmental markets. 
As the Field Operations Specialist, you will be working onsite at a Department of Energy (DOE) field office responsible for Naval Reactors, and Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, working under the Federal Project Director and the DOE Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC).
Your responsibilities will include.
  • Provide on-site support in evaluating the operating contractor’s construction and operational activities including the contractor’s environmental, nuclear safety, operations, and safety and health contract compliance.
  • Conduct daily on-site performance-based evaluations of facilities and operations against contract-required laws and regulations.
  • Monitor, observe, and assess operating conditions.
  • Support the DOE Team with operational activities, and problem identification, analysis resolution and tracking, and problem-solving.
  • Assess facilities that are radioactively or chemically contaminated to determine the challenges associated with D&D.
  • Identify activities required to prepare a facility for D&D, perform D&D, and stabilize (i.e., keep in a safe configuration) while awaiting D&D. Organize, facilitate, and attend meetings, conferences, and workshops; prepare and distribute summaries/results of meetings.
  • Assist with weekly/monthly Integrated Project Team calls between the FPD, and Naval Reactors site and field office personnel.
  • Interact with sub-contractor site-lead to address issues and assess project status.
  • Prepare technical justification for decisions on change orders and task modifications.
  • Develop work performance statements and qualifications for procurement and acquisition documents.
  • Coordinate pre-proposal walkdowns with potential bidders.
  • Review/edit documents, make necessary corrections, provide or consolidate comments on documents, and track the resolution of comments.
  • Deliver quality and timely project services to clients including budgeting; implement and track cost-effectiveness measures; develop schedules and adjust resources to numerous tasks; periodic reporting; performance measurement; productivity.
  • Prepare draft correspondence, reports, and briefings.
Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:
  • BA/BS in a related field, and 10 or more years in the environmental/regulatory area. 
  • Prior DOE nuclear facility management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and edit documents, plans, procedures, and proposals. Able to read and interpret structural, utility, and electrical as-built drawings.
  • Ability to evaluate and interpret policy documentation and regulations.
  • Knowledge of work practices in radiologically contaminated areas is beneficial.
  • Knowledge of D&D work activities (i.e., utility isolations, characterization, asbestos and regulated waste abatement, piping and equipment removal/size reduction, heavy component rigging and removal, decontamination/application of fixatives, structure demolition, slab removal, waste packaging and shipping).
  • Knowledge of D&D project sequencing, and execution time required.
  • Knowledge of the labor skills necessary to accomplish D&D activities.
  • The ability to meet the requirements for a DOE security clearance.
Preferred Qualifications include;
  • DOE environmental project experience.
  • Knowledge of DOE, Federal, and State environmental regulation.
  • Facility Representation certification.
  • Experience with RCRA or CERCLA closure processes.
  • Experience with contaminated waste disposal.
The final salary offered will be determined by the hiring team but is anticipated to be between $140-150k per annum, based on experience and qualifications.

If you have the necessary skills and experience and are interested in a role located in Upstate New York please reach out for more information and to apply.

Established in 2010, @Orchard has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI.  Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery. To learn more about our other exciting opportunities, visit our Jobs Page at

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