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Environmental Compliance Officer

Company: Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Location : Port Hope,ON
Company Profile

One Initiative, Two Projects

The Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) represents the federal government’s commitment to respond to the community-recommended solutions for the cleanup and local, long-term, safe management of historic low-level radioactive waste in the municipalities of Port Hope and Clarington. A legal agreement, finalized in March 2001, between the Government of Canada and the two municipalities, launched the PHAI by defining the framework and setting out the responsibilities for the Port Hope Project and the Port Granby Project.

Through its Historic Waste Program Management Office (HWP MO), Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is implementing the PHAI on behalf of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, a federal Crown corporation.

Our Mission

Our mission is to lead the cleanup of historic waste in Port Hope and Port Granby in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.

Our Vision

Working together with local communities, our vision is to fulfill Canada’s commitment to the cleanup of historic wastes in Port Hope and Port Granby and leave an honourable legacy for future generations.

Job Description


The Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) is a “mega project” to clean-up low-level radioactive wastes situated in the Municipality of Port Hope and the Municipality of Clarington.  The project involves remediating several contaminated sites to established clean-up criteria and consolidating the wastes in a new engineered mound (one in each community).  The remediation and construction aspects of the project are subject to CNSC licenses and environmental approvals.  The PHAI has a very high public profile and is a top priority for the Government of Canada and the Port Hope area communities.
The project is sponsored by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), and led by CNL.  The Government of Canada provides oversight for the execution of the project mandate.

The Compliance Officer will work under the direction of the Section Head, Regulatory Oversight provide support to the Historic Waste Program (HWP) Management Office, including PHAI projects in ensuring regulatory and quality compliance through document evaluation and oversight of project activities, as well as interaction with regulatory bodies.  The activities requiring oversight include the construction and commissioning activities of the PHAI and the operations of facilities that fall under the HWP Management Office. The Compliance Officer will also coordinate and interact with the CNL corporate compliance programs (HSSE&Q) on behalf of the HWP Management Office.


  • Provide support and guidance to HWP staff on interpretation of regulatory requirements, compliance program requirements and company-wide requirements as needed.
  • Provide oversight on Project and operational compliance with regulatory requirements by performing inspections of PHAI sites and contractors and by evaluating implementation of compliance programs.
  • Perform trending analysis on non-conformances, corrective actions, and other elements as needed.
  • Assist and/or lead in the preparation of regulatory correspondence, reports, actions, inspections and meetings.
  • Interface with CNSC or other regulatory staff as required.
  • Identifies non-conforming conditions and ensures that responsible party takes corrective action, particularly if the non-conformances relate to recurring issues.
  • Interfacing with CNL corporate HSSE&Q program staff, as needed.


  • College diploma or university graduation in a field of specialization such as quality assurance and or/inspections, environment, safety or other PHAI compliance programs.
  • 4 – 7 years of experience with demonstrated increase in responsibility.
  • Experience in inspecting and / or auditing licensed facilities or activities.
  • Knowledge of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and its Regulations.
  • Working knowledge of ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System requirements.
  • Good knowledge of continuous improvement and quality service principles and methodologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and independently without direct guidance or supervision.
  • Good project management skills (planning, organizing, leading, and directing).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize work based on changing demands of the project.
  • Computer operating skills and familiarity with MS Office software and other applicable software utilized at CNL.
  • Excellent customer service, organization and time management skills.
  • Effective team leadership and membership skills and a proven self-starter