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Safeguards & Security Specialist

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  1. Nuclear

Safeguards & Security Specialist

Safeguards & Security Specialist

Why join us?

We are hiring! The Safeguards & Security Specialist is an integral part of our Nuclear team. This position is based out of our office in Oak Ridge, TN.

About Us

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.  Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

Atkins has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

How will you contribute to the team?

  • Interfaces with customers and regulators regarding personnel security clearance matters. Develops and/or maintains databases to track security clearance activities and training requirements.  Provides direction to business groups regarding requirements for obtaining, maintaining and terminating personnel security clearances. Ensures all security procedures are up to date, revising them as required.  Provides preliminary vetting of personnel submitted for security clearance activities, providing guidance to the employees as they go through this process. Provides additional support in other areas of security as identified by management.
  • Assists site/facility management with developing security objectives in accordance with regulatory directives.
  • Interfaces with employees and regulators (DOE, DOD, and NRC) to facilitate security screenings for Security Clearances.
  • Develops and implements procedural and administrative controls to conduct background investigations and adjudicate results.
  • Assists in the development and administration of security programs, procedures, and systems, for classified or proprietary materials and documents.
  • Ensures the implementation of policies, standards, procedures and DOE orders.
  • Maintains all security records/files in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Assists in conducting self assessments of site facilities safeguard and security programs when requested to determine degree of site or facility compliance with program.
  • Assists with the preparation of and participates in site assessments and audits as required.
  • Provides reports as directed.
  • Works under general supervision.
  • There is no supervision of other workers at this level.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What will you contribute?

  • AA or Bachelors Degree
  • US Citizenship is required
  • Capable of obtaining and maintaining a DOE ‘Q’ clearance
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Intermediate computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite; in particular Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Effective communication skills
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of security principles and concepts normally acquired through a bachelors degree or six to ten (6-10) years (or more) of progressive security experience
  • General knowledge of government (DOE/DOD/NRC) procedures or regulations
  • Familiar with security activities and terminology
  • Ability to work independently
  • Effective interpersonal and team working skills
  • Ability to resolve complex problems in a timely manner
  • Ability to be proactive and self-motivated, capable of appreciating and acting in the organization’s best interests
  • Ability to deliver information to groups; provide training as needed

What we offer at Atkins:

At Atkins, you will enjoy a robust rewards package which includes:

  • Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Group Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities and a highly regarded tuition reimbursement program

If this sounds like you and you would like to expand your career with us, apply today!

Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Please review Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement here:

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Note to staffing and direct hire agencies:

In the event a recruiter or agency who is not on our preferred supplier list submits a resume/candidate to anyone in the company, SNC-Lavalin family of companies, we explicitly reserve the right to recruit and hire the candidate(s) at our discretion and without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.


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