Nuclear Power Plant

Reactor Systems Engineer

Company: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Post Date: 7/3/2017 10:10 PM
Location: Rockville, Maryland Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: Projected End Date:
Job Description

Background


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proud to be ranked as a BEST Place to Work in the Federal Government.  We've earned our top ratings by creating a work environment rich in opportunity, diversity, leadership training, teamwork, and work life balance.  Help guide our nation into the next generation of nuclear safety!  Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission where you can be part of a select group of professionals who protect people and the environment with the peaceful use of nuclear materials in medicine, industry and research.

 

Duties

 

These positions are located in: 1) the Office of New Reactors (NRO), Division of Safety Systems, Risk Assessment and Advanced Reactors (DSRA), Reactor System, Nuclear Performance and Code Review Branch (SRSB); and 2) the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR), Division of Safety Systems (DSS), Nuclear Performance and Code Review Branch (SNPB).

 

As a Reactor Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for: 1) Reviewing and evaluating design, process design parameters, and performance of reactor systems and nuclear fuel designs for operating, new and/or advanced reactors, including both thermal hydraulic and reactivity phenomena under steady-state, transient and accident conditions for design basis events; 2) Conducting reactor systems confirmatory analyses for operating or new reactor licensing reviews; 3) Preparing safety evaluation reports, audit reports and other documentation related to operating or new reactor design reviews; and 4) Presenting results of evaluations at the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) and providing briefings and hearing testimony related to reactor systems performance and transient and accident analysis.

 

Qualifications

Candidates must possess a thorough knowledge of principles, theories, and practices in the field of nuclear engineering, as evidenced by a bachelor's or higher degree in engineering or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

In addition, in order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GG-12) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as experience reviewing reactor systems, reactor core design, and operating performance for nuclear power reactors. Such experience includes performing and supporting reviews of the reactor core and nuclear fuel designs under steady-state, transient and accident conditions for design basis and beyond design basis events.

A description of how you possess the specialized experience as well as how you meet the qualifications desired in an ideal candidate should be addressed in your resume and the additional space provided in the announcement.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  1. Demonstrated knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices in the field of reactor systems and nuclear fuel sufficient to review and evaluate design, process design parameters, and performance of reactor systems and nuclear fuel designs (including advanced fuel designs) for nuclear reactors considering both thermal hydraulic and reactivity phenomena under steady-state, transient and accident conditions for design basis events and beyond design basis events.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to conduct reactor systems confirmatory analyses for operating or new reactor licensing reviews. Experience using new analytical methods and thermal-hydraulic and fuel-related computer code models is highly desirable.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of NRC rules, regulations, and policies through familiarity with system design standards, regulatory guides and practices related to core physics, fuel behavior, reactivity control system and control rod design, and core thermal-hydraulic performance, and through the performance of regulatory reviews associated with the design and operation of nuclear reactor facilities.
  4. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely through written and oral presentations of technical issues, recommendations, or regulatory positions and to establish effective working relationships with various audiences.

How to Apply

Visit www.nrc.gov to learn more about NRC.  Connect to www.usajobs.gov the Federal Government's official employment site.  Indicate Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the location Rockville, Maryland to find the Reactor Systems Engineer Announcement Number ALL OFC-2017-0017 among the jobs listed on USAJobs for NRC. Follow the instructions to apply on-line by July 31, 2017. If you are viewing this opportunity after July 31st please visit NRC’s website and discover additional opportunities for which you might be interested.

 

 







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