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Amentum Senior Technical Advisor, Contractor Assurance in Richland, Washington

Title Senior Technical Advisor, Contractor Assurance

Position Number 38292

Company WA River Protection Solutions

City/State Richland, WA

Location Richland

Posted 09/18/2023

Closes 10/02/2023

Regular/Temporary Regular

Full/Part-Time Full-Time

Job Responsibilities/Duties

Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) is the tank farm operating contractor at the Hanford Site located in Richland, WA. The WRPS mission is to safely store, retrieve, and treat 56 million gallons of legacy radioactive and hazardous waste. This complex mission spans all competencies of engineering/science accomplished through a highly integrated organization engineering organization. WRPS was identified as "One of America's Safest Companies" in 2020; and was the recipient of the 2021 "Employee of the Year" by the Association of Washington Businesses.

WRPS in seeking a Contractor Assurance Senior Technical Advisor for general tasks for all Performance Assurance programs, providing technical support to the line organizations.

The Contractor Assurance Senior Technical Advisor will:


  • Coordinate corrective action management.

  • Collaborate with counterparts across the Hanford Complex.

  • Manage and obtain concurrence by influence.

  • Develop and provide various Contractor Assurance related presentations to senior leadership and workforce, as requested by management.

  • Develop and implement program communication methods to support change management and continuous improvement.

  • Ensure Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) principles are incorporated into organization's activities.

  • Maintain a positive relationship with internal and external customers.

  • Perform self-critical program assessments to ensure continuous improvement.

  • Provide professional judgement in resolution of issues.

  • Programmatic process improvements/procedure/charter updates. Work with the Corrective Action and Performance Assurance teams in improving the currents processes and procedures (e.g. templates, examples, and guidelines).

  • Promote use of statistical data analysis to support process improvement, cost savings, and cost avoidance.

  • Perform annual Contractor Assurance Effectiveness Assessment.

  • Perform Special Projects per management direction.

Cause Analysis field integration:

  • Coordinate with those in the field performing Cause Analysis and the Corrective Action Team in the development of Causal Analysis to ensure quality deliverables.

  • Provide technical assistance to those performing Cause Analysis.

  • Performance of causal analysis, as required and per manager's direction.

  • Provide technical assistance to the Corrective Action Team in the development of Causal Analysis Interviewing techniques.

  • Act as the backup to the existing Causal Analysis Program lead, including delivery of causal analysis training sessions.

Software and Applications project management/administration to include:

  • Identify opportunities for data automation and integration to ensure accurate and complete data is available for decision making across WRPS.

  • Coordinate and oversee continuous software improvement/automation where applicable. (e.g. iCAS, Power BI, DOORS)

  • Coordinate and oversee software or application upgrades/initiatives for the Contractor Assurance team, (e.g. iCAS, Power BI, DOORS)

Required Qualifications

Grade 21:

Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in related field; and twelve (12) years related experience or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Grade 22:

Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in related field; and fifteen (15) years related experience or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

  • Must be proficient in performing causal analysis (apparent and root).

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills.

  • Public speaking ability to develop and deliver a clear message to large groups or tailor to a specific audience.

  • Proficient with written communication.

  • Proficient using Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Familiar with project management techniques.

Desired Qualifications

  • Familiar with iCAS, Power BI and DOORS.

  • Six Sigma Black Belt certification.

  • Project Management certification.

  • Trained and experienced with facilitation and/or mediation.

  • WRPS Root Cause Qualified.

  • Previous experience in a DOE environment.

Depending on the nature of your employment with WRPS, you can expect the following:

*A business casual dress work environment: jeans are permissible (restrictions may apply).

*Opportunity for work/life balance: a standard 4 x 10 work schedule, allowing more personal time to enjoy life outside of the office (other schedules and/or shift work may be required).

*Many positions (non-bargaining) that allow for a hybrid work environment, a combination of in-office and telework (restrictions may apply).

Compensation & Benefits

Grade 21:

Hiring Range Minimum: $135,188

Hiring Range Maximum: $170,463

Grade 22:

Hiring Range Minimum: $151,700

Hiring Range Maximum: $199,600

WRPS offers a comprehensive benefits package to include medical/dental/vision, short-and long-term disability, life insurance, 401(k) with employer match, and paid time off. For a full list of benefits please visit

In accordance with the company's philosophy on compensation for exempt and salaried non-exempt employees, WRPS takes into consideration a variety of factors when determining initial salary to include assigned job scope and responsibility, a candidate's qualifications as compared to internal comparators performing in a similar role, and the external labor market. A salary offer will be made within the targeted hiring range posted. Note a candidate's prior salary history will not be taken into consideration.

Relocation Funding Provided Yes

U.S. Citizenship Required Yes

Clearance Required No

Job Classification Exempt

Shift Work Required No

This contractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR ยงยง 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

Applicants and employees have rights under Federal Employment Laws and are protected under federal law against discrimination. To view information regarding these rights, please click on these links:

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