Savannah River Plutonium Processing Facility Special Counsel

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC

SRPPF Special Counsel

Who We Are

As the Savannah River Site’s management and operations contractor since 2008, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) makes the world safer. With safety and security in the forefront, SRNS develops innovative approaches to deliver on our environmental commitments and nuclear materials challenges; supplies products and services necessary to maintain the nation’s nuclear deterrent; secures nuclear materials to prevent unwanted proliferation; and transforms nuclear materials into assets and stable wasteforms.

The SRNS workforce is highly capable, engaged, and adaptable to meet existing and expanding missions. SRNS employees apply superior expertise and innovative solutions to complex and challenging national and global issues. We have the knowledge to address a range of national and international nuclear issues. We make the world safer – and you can, too.
What You’ll Do in This Position

Candidate will be responsible for providing legal guidance throughout the life of the Savannah River Plutonium Processing Facility (SRPPF) project – from current state through execution, turn over for operations, and close-out. Candidate must be able to function effectively in a team environment both within the Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS) Office of General Counsel (OGC) and with other SRNS organizations, such as Supply Chain Procurement. The ability to assist in the preparation of Statements of Work and subcontract terms and conditions, support subcontract management (claims, schedule delays, etc.), address project management challenges, communicate effectively with company and agency executive leadership, and employ appropriate dispute resolution techniques is essential.

What You’ll Do

• Serve as an integral member of the SRNS OGC team to provide primary working-level counsel to the SRNS SRPPF project
• Provide practical and actionable project/business-oriented legal advice and recommendations on a broad spectrum of legal issues surrounding capital line-item construction projects (Department of Energy (DOE) Order 413.3B)
• Support the SRNS Supply Chain Procurement and SRPPF Project teams in drafting, negotiating, and managing subcontracts
• Collaborate with OGC peers in areas such as labor/employment, environmental, safety, and health, ethics, and compliance to provide timely and quality advice
• Prepare training materials and conduct training
• Execute other duties as assigned

Security Clearance Information

SRNS is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, criminal records, and employment history, and education verifications. Positions with SRNS may require applicants to obtain and maintain a DOE L or Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. Factors such as pre-employment background review results, dual citizenship status, and unpaid and/or unfiled taxes may impact your ability to obtain a security clearance. This list of factors is not exhaustive; pre-employment information and security clearance requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Clearance Required to Perform Job?  Q

Qualifications We Require

Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school

Other Qualifications

• Must be licensed in at least one jurisdiction
• Extensive experience practicing law
• Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE “Q” security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire

• Experience within Government contracting and subcontracting, particularly with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and DOE Acquisition Regulation (DEAR)
• Experience with Federal capital projects and subcontracting
• Experience with Department of Energy Order 413.3B (capital projects)
• Background in general contracts and/or construction law
• Possess advanced negotiating skills and experience with changes, requests for equitable adjustment, claims, and disputes.
o Strong business judgment and acumen
o Advanced analytical skills and written and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision, collaborate with peers, participate in cross-functional teams, effectively manage shifting priorities, and consistently meet tight timing requirements with high quality work product
o Ability to stand firm in a tactful and professional manner
o Ability to build consensus and trust with all levels of management
• Willingness to collaboratively provide legal support to a wide range of functional groups, including Environmental, Safety and Health, Procurement, Human Resources, Compliance, and Finance.
• Experience selecting and managing outside counsel.
• Consideration may be given for credentials or certifications relating to Government contracting, construction, project management, subcontract/contract management, and business.

What We Offer

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) Benefits team is constantly assessing trends in the benefits area to provide the best possible services to our workforce. We ensure high quality outcomes of each service provider by consistent monitoring and oversite for positive results. We also negotiate cost effective premiums that will meet the needs of our evolving workforce. Your SRNS Health & Welfare benefits provide peace of mind and financial protection for you and your family. Some of the Benefits offered to full service employees include:

– Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance options
– Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
– Employer paid life insurance with buy up options
– Employer paid Short Term and Long Term Disability
– 401(k) with Employer Match
– Various wellness programs
– Paid Time Off and Holidays
– Discounts and other supplemental benefits

SRNS employees are critical to the success of SRNS, all while making the world a safer place. The work that we do every day makes a difference.

Standards of Excellence

The SRNS vision states that we will “be the standard of excellence in nuclear materials management by delivering knowledge, innovation and experience.” This is underpinned by the recognition that everything we do relies on our employees and how they demonstrate the SRNS Standards of Excellence every day.

Built on the foundation of safety and security, each employee is expected to:
Model Excellence by demonstrating the highest standards and values in work and promoting them within the organization and to the customer.
Deliver Results by meeting customer expectations to ensure objectives, goals and deadlines are met while being good stewards of resources.
Energize and Recognize Teams through growing organizational strength and recognizing continued excellence.
Build Relationships by developing relationships with coworkers and customers to foster a respectful workplace.
Shape the Future by creating a diverse, innovative and integrated workforce that fosters mission success and company growth.


SRNS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. SRNS is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, you may contact us by phone at 803-952-8207, or by e-mail at

Job Expires 27-Mar-2024

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