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Experienced Nuclear Engineer

Company: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Location: Richland
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewDo you want to impact national security? Does addressing our Nations most challenging problems motivate you? Come and join our Nuclear Engineering Group! Our group consists of 6 teams spanning core performance, fuels and materials performance, material production technologies, reactor technologies, nuclear safety analysis, and project coordination. As a leader in national security, we possess a longstanding capability in the production of nuclear materials to support our nuclear deterrent and to counter proliferation of nuclear weapons. Another major focus of the group is the design, analysis, and development of advanced nuclear reactors and nuclear systems. The group also leads significant efforts in nuclear safety analysis for reactor systems and transportation packages. We are searching for a nuclear engineer with a broad range of nuclear systems experience to support a variety of projects.ResponsibilitiesDesigns, develops, and analyzes components utilized in nuclear applications and nuclear non-proliferation such as reactor fuel, reactor cores, radiation shielding, and instrumentation. Researches and develops analytical methods and technologies supporting all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle including R&D activities related to storage, transportation, and disposal of used nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. Supports nuclear regulatory work, risk-informed nuclear regulatory analysis, and probabilistic risk analysis. Addresses facility and process safety needs, principally in the area of nuclear-related construction, operation, and decommissioning. Studies the effects of interactions of radiation with materials.QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:

  • BS/BA with 5 years of experience
  • OR MS/MA with 3 years of experience
  • OR PhD with 1 year of experiencePreferred Qualifications:In this position, the ideal incumbent will support multidisciplinary projects that require a detailed understanding of nuclear systems, nuclear nonproliferation, and/or safeguards applications. The incumbent should have a detailed working knowledge in some combination of the following skillsets:
    • Demonstrated experience in nuclear power plant core design or nuclear operations
    • Extensive experience performing nuclear, mechanical, thermal, or materials analysis for in-core or irradiation experiments
    • Extensive experience performing radiation transport analysis, shielding analysis, criticality analysis for practical nuclear applications
    • Extensive experience performing safety analysis of transportation containers for radiological and nuclear materials
    • Extensive hands-on experience using detection equipment to perform gamma and/or neutron measurements
    • Extensive experience with commercially available nuclear modeling software, such as SCALE, MCNP, CASMO/SIMULATE and/or RELAP5.
    • Experience with generation of cross section libraries for nuclear modeling software
    • Experience applying machine learning algorithms and/or big data platforms and high-performance analytics techniques
    • Extensive Experience with software programming in C/C++, Fortran, Python and/or other languages
    • Knowledge of software engineering best practices, software project lifecycles, and tools such as GIT.Hazardous Working Conditions/EnvironmentNot ApplicableAdditional InformationThis position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.Requirements:
      • U.S. Citizenship
      • Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance with 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.
      • Drug Testing: All Security Clearance positions are Testing Designated Positions, which means that the candidate selected is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).
      • Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 months can be demonstrated.referral eligibleTesting Designated PositionThis position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP). The candidate selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment and random drug testing for illegal drugs, including marijuana, consistent the Controlled Substances Act and the PNNL Workplace Substance Abuse Program.About PNNLPacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them!At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington Statethe dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Labs campus is only a 45-minute flight (or -3 hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.Commitment to Excellence, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment OpportunityOur laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national security, and energy resiliency. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. In support of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment.Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at careers@pnnl.gov .Drug Free WorkplacePNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs.Mandatory RequirementsBattelle requires employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation. Applicants are required to disclose their vaccination status following a conditional offer of employment and must attest to being fully vaccinated with a Center for Disease Control (CDC)-approved COVID-19 vaccination, or provide documentation of need for medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a country of risk without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Keywords: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland , Experienced Nuclear Engineer, Engineering , Richland, Washington

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