The Principal Regulatory Compliance Specialist evaluates, reports, and serves as the subject matter expert for noncompliance issues covered by the Argonne Price-Anderson Amendment Act (PAAA), Worker Safety and Health (WSH), and Occurrence Reporting Programs (ORPS). Plans and assists in the implementation of policy and requirements to ensure compliance with PAAA and WSH requirements.
Argonne is known for its great work-life balance. We are an internationally recognized research facility and part of the Department of Energy Laboratory complex. Argonne is located in Lemont, 35 miles southwest of Downtown Chicago, surrounded by the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve with running, walking and biking trails. Argonne offers a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package, detailed here.
Chartered in 1946 as the nation’s first national laboratory, Argonne enters the 21st century focused on solving the major scientific and engineering challenges of our time: sustainable energy, a clean environment, economic competitiveness and national security. Argonne is home to a staff of over 3,300 employees including over 1,500 scientists, engineers and postdoctoral scholars and, with world-renowned scientific facilities, hosts over 6,500 facility users annually.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Integrated Safety Management System, Quality Assurance, Worker Safety and Health, and OSHA standards
Skill in the interpretation of regulations and establishing the means of meeting the requirements in a diverse operational and research environment.
Verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact with DOE and regulatory agencies
Ability to interface at all levels of management with demonstrated management and organizational skills to include several years of management experience.
Experience facilitating fact-findings and performing the causal analysis.
Demonstrated experience in formal assessments, and the conduct of incident investigations and incident trending.
Knowledge of program development, maintenance, and administration for laboratory or high hazard or nuclear facilities.
Knowledge of the regulatory processes with demonstrated skills in interpretation of regulations.
Ability to motivate and lead multidisciplinary personnel.
Ability in interpretations and applications of regulatory requirements in a research and development environment.
Desired Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) desirable
Price-Anderson Amendments Act (PAAA) and Occurrence Reporting Programs (ORPS)
10 CFR 820, 10 CFR 830, 10 CFR 835, 10 CFR 851, and DOE Order 232.2.
Some occupations may require a graduate degree and 6+ years.
Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where talented scientists and engineers work together to answer the biggest questions facing humanity, from how to obtain affordable clean energy to protecting ourselves and our environment. Ever since we were born out of the University of Chicago’s work on the Manhattan Project in the 1940s, our goal has been to make an impac...t — from the atomic to the human to the global scale.
The laboratory works in concert with universities, industry, and other national laboratories on questions and experiments too large for any one institution to do by itself. Through collaborations here and around the world, we strive to discover new ways to develop energy innovations through science, create novel materials molecule-by-molecule, and gain a deeper understanding of our planet, our climate, and the cosmos.
Surrounded by the highest concentration of top-tier research organizations in the world, Argonne leverages its Chicago-area location to lead discovery and to power innovation in a wide range of core scientific capabilities, from high-energy physics and materials science to biology and advanced computer science.
At Argonne, we explore the world together in order to build a better one.