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Nuclear Energy Technology Advisor

Company: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Location: richland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311983

Directorate: Energy and Environment Directorate

Division: Nuclear Sciences

Group:Experimental and Computational

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratorys Nuclear Sciences Division (NSsD) is seeking a Senior Technical Advisor responsible for understanding the challenges associated with nuclear energy systems. The Senior Technical Advisor will conceive, create, develop, and implement an actionable strategy that will enable PNNL to deliver cutting edge solutions to DOE missions in partnership with U.S. industry and other national laboratories.

  • Work with senior PNNL leaders to develop programmatic strategies, utilizing existing PNNL capabilities, and partnerships with other national laboratories and industry to meet Department of Energy (DOE), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) objectives related to regional, national, and global nuclear energy system innovation and sustainability.

  • Inform and support business activities and interacts with senior executives at sponsor locations and PNNL senior leadership to identify and shape future R&D opportunities, both within PNNL and across partner national laboratories and industry.

  • Work across PNNL to identify next generation laboratory capabilities and investments needed to meet DOE and commercial mission objectives.

  • Develop and grow relationships with other DOE labs, research institutions, and industry to collaborate on large-scale projects of national importance.

  • Mentor and guide junior to senior level staff to develop their technical and leadership competencies.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS with 12+ years experience

  • MS with 8+ years experience

  • PhD with 5+ years experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree (MS or PhD) in Mechanical or Nuclear Engineering.

  • Strong understanding of national and international policies and regulatory frameworks related to the nuclear fuel cycle, radioactive waste management, and related infrastructure.

  • Demonstrated experience working with international partners on challenges related to nuclear energy (i.e., International Atomic Energy Agency or United States Department of State).

  • Proven ability to create and execute strategies, identify and interact with key stakeholders, prepare program proposals, and generate future R&D or mission application directions.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral skills; the ability to effectively lead interdisciplinary teams, and a strong orientation toward advancing the state-of-the-art technical capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

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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.

Other Information

Due to business needs and client space, US Citizenship is required:

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is subject to the Department of Energy Unclassified Foreign Visits & Assignment Program site, information, technologies, and equipment access requirements.

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Scientists/Scientific Support

Group: Experimental & Compu Eng

Opening Date: 2021-04-13

Closing Date: 2021-04-18

Keywords: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland , Nuclear Energy Technology Advisor, Other , richland, Washington

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