Reactor Systems Engineer
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Posted by: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Jul 06, 2019


Location:

Rockville, MD

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

This position is located in the Office of New Reactors (NRO), Division of Engineering, Safety Systems and Risk Assessment (DESR), Reactor Systems, Nuclear Performance, and Code Review Branch (SRSB).
As a Reactor Systems Engineer in NRO's Reactor Systems, Nuclear Performance, and Code Review Branch, the successful candidate will perform the full range of duties. Such duties include, but are not limited to:
1. Reviewing and evaluating design, process design parameters, and performance of reactor systems and nuclear fuel designs for new 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 new reactor licensing reviews.
3. Reviewing and evaluating policy issues related to reactor systems requirements for new reactor designs.
4. Preparing safety evaluations reports, audit reports, and other documentation related to new reactor design reviews.
5. Presenting results of evaluations before the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) and other technical briefings, providing testimony at new reactor hearings and performing technical audits related to reactor systems performance and design basis event evaluations.

Qualifications

In addition to the basic requirements, to qualify for this position you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as experience technically and analytically reviewing and evaluating design, process design parameters, and performance of reactor systems and nuclear fuel design for new reactors, including both thermal hydraulic and reactivity phenomena under steady-state, transient and accident conditions for 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.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate RECENT knowledge and experience in the following:

1. Demonstrated knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices in the field of reactor systems and nuclear fuel sufficient to evaluate designs, process design parameters, and review performance for a variety of new reactor and nuclear fuel designs.
2. Demonstrated ability in formulating sound technical judgments, making recommendations, and finding solutions in regards to issues pertaining to core physics, fuel behavior, reactivity control system and control rod design, and core thermal-hydraulic performance.
3. Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of NRC rules, regulations, and policies pertaining to new reactors through familiarity with new reactor regulatory framework, system design standards, regulatory guides and practices, and through the performance of regulatory reviews associated with design and licensing of new reactor designs.
4. Demonstrated ability to communicate information, ideas, and advice in a clear, concise, and logical manner, both orally and in writing.
5. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with management and staff, colleagues, and representatives of external organizations.

Education

Basic requirement for General Engineer, GG-801: A professional engineering degree is required. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. OR a combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering.

How to Apply

Visit www.nrc.gov Review the NRC Opportunities page and click on “view a list of current NRC vacancies, please visit USAJobs EXIT.” Find the Reactor Systems Engineer Job Announcement Number NRO/DESR-2019-0001 and apply on-line by August 19, 2019. If you are viewing this opportunity after August 19th please visit NRC’s website and discover additional opportunities for which you might be interested.

Education Level:

Bachelors degree or higher

Pay Rate:

$80,000 to $100,000

HR. Website URL:

http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/employment/opportunities.html

Security Clearance:

None

Travel Requirements:

Light

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About U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is an independent agency that was established by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 and began operations in 1975. NRC’s mission is to license and regulate the Nation’s civilian use of radioactive materials to provide reasonable assurance of adequate protection of public health and safety and to promote the common defense and security and to protect the environment. In carrying out its mission it exercises the following vision: Demonstrate the Principles of Good Regulation (independence, openness, efficiency, clarity, and reliability) in performing our mission. NRC’s scope of responsibility includes: the regulation of commercial nuclear power plants, research and test reactors, nuclear fuel cycle facilities, medical, academic, and industrial uses of radioactive materials; the decommissioning of these facilities and sites; and, the transport, storage, and disposal of radioactive materials and wastes. NRC issues licenses for civilian uses of radioactive materials, oversees the licensees, and certifies standard nuclear reactor designs and spent fuel storage casks and transportation packages. It also licenses the import and export of radioactive materials; participates in international nuclear activities, including multilateral and bilateral safety and security activities; and works closely with its international counterparts to enhance nuclear safety and security worldwide. To accomplish its overall mission NRC has identified two Strategic Goals—To ensure the safe and secure use of radioactive materials. We need a wide variety of administrative and technical staff to accomplish our objectives. We hire engineers, scientists, security specialists, information technology professionals, financial analysts, and a range of other occupations. We’re constantly looking for outstanding individuals at all levels – recent grads, mid-career professionals, and senior leaders.

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