Manager Regulatory Compliance and Radiation Safety in Cheswick at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 7/8/2019

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Job Description

Reports to: Director, Quality Assurance

Department: Quality Assurance
Cheswick, PA 

The Opportunity | Manager | Regulatory Compliance and Radiation Safety

The ideal candidate will guide site operations associated with safety, industrial hygiene, radiation protection, hazardous waste management, and environmental regulatory compliance. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Manage RC&RS program to ensure compliance with current and future legal, regulatory (federal, state, and local), and corporate requirements.

  • Develop and implement strategies, policies, and practices.

  • � Provide leadership to drive continuous improvement while assuring comprehensive, operational compliance.

  • � Manage regular strategic review of RC&RS in the organization and provide appropriate objectives and programs to improve overall performance to defend against future liabilities.

  • � Establish and monitor metrics for assessing RC&RS effectiveness in the organization

  • � Foster a robust RC&RS culture through cross-functional cooperation, communications, promotions, and training.

  • � Ensure overall facility environmental compliance by conducting and evaluating various audits, tests, and related procedures

  • � Continuously analyze regulatory requirements and adjust program as necessary

  • � Supervise professional and union-represented employees, including but not limited to the interpretation and administration of labor agreements, attendance, training, and development

  • � Supervise professional and union-represented employees, including but not limited to the interpretation and administration of labor agreements, attendance, training, and development

  • � Administer the timely application process for all applicable licenses and permits as required by regulations

  • � Oversee the receipt, control, shipment, storage, disposal, reporting requirements, and landfill disposal of radioactive and hazardous materials

  • � Oversee site remediation activities including development of plans, contracts, specifications, work instructions, and active supervisor of work

  • � Interface with external regulatory agency representatives from the NRC, PA DEP, and county and local municipalities on matters associated with regulatory compliance

  • � Plan and manage budgets


  • Strategic Mindset

  • Ensure Accountability

  • Develops staff through coaching, feedback, stretch assignments, and knowledge transfer activities

  • Possesses keen attention to detail, strong written and verbal communication skills, a commitment for meeting deadlines, and excellent problem solving abilities

  • Has proven to be successful in driving continuous improvement initiatives

    • Can see ahead to future possibilities and translate them into breakthrough strategies

    • Anticipates future trends and implications accurately

    • Can create breakthrough strategies that show a clear connection between vision and action

    • Follows through on commitments and makes sure others do the same

    • Possesses strong influencing skills

    • Establishes clear responsibilities and processes for monitoring work and measuring results


  • Bachelor's Degree, Nuclear or Chemical Engineering or Physical Science, i.e., Chemistry or Physics, or equivalent experience. Master's Degree is preferred.

 Work Experience Required

  • Five to seven years of management experience, at least three years of which directly related to radiological work, environmental protection, and hazardous waste management in a manufacturing environment.

  • Project Planning and contractor management

  • Radiological work, including remediation, decommissioning, and licensing 

Skills and Knowledge Required

  • Knowledgeable in environmental requirements, NRC regulations, radiological controls and health physics, and associated federal regulations

  • Ability to manipulate data in spreadsheets and to develop trend charts and prepare presentations

  • Must be US citizen and able to obtain DOD security clearance

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.