Lead Engineer: Thermal Hydraulics
Alion Science and Technology - Albuquerque, NM

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The successful candidate will become part of Alion¿s rapidly growing nuclear safety analysis practice. As the technical lead for thermal-hydraulic analysis you will support the development of methods for assessing system response to various postulated accidents. You will also mentor other staff in the application of these new methods and those that are already established.

You will apply advanced technical concepts, techniques, and procedures to support multiple project teams in the development of technical analyses and products. You will performs complex engineering work in design, evaluation, planning, testing and operation in support of program-level system and product development, engineering analysis and research. You will carry out complex assignments requiring the development of new concepts or improvement of current techniques and procedures. You will display an advanced understanding and innovative use of concepts and principles in performing assignments.

You will supervise and reviews activities of staff, scheduling and assigning work to meet program/project completion dates. You will work closely with Alion¿s customers to provide solutions to complex problems and advice on technical issues.

You will exercises independent judgment in conducting complex analyses and development efforts, and provide technical direction to other staff. You will educates and advise less experienced technical staff members in all aspects of their efforts.

You will prepare and/or review input to technical reports, project status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contract reports, and formal briefings.

Based upon your own ideas, you will prepare proposals to secure new projects or the expansion of ongoing project activities that involve support of other staff members. You will prepare and/or coordinate the preparation of complex more proposals with a team of other staff.


The successful candidate with have at least a bachelor¿s degree in engineering or physical sciences and ten or more years of experience in conducting research and development. A master¿s degree in mechanical, chemical, or nuclear engineering is typical for this position. An advanced degree in a field relevant to thermal hydraulics may be substituted for experience.

Experience in computational fluid dynamics is essential for this position. An understanding of two-phase flow modeling is essential. Experience in modeling compressible two-phase flow is highly desirable. The successful candidate will have experience applying FLOW-3D, RELAP, STAR-CCM+, Barracuda, TRAC, or similar tool to a variety of situations. Experience using more than one such tool is preferred.

Experience in nuclear thermal hydraulics and safety analysis is preferred. Familiarity with pressurized water reactor (PWR) and/or boiling water reactor (BWR) systems is desirable.

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Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
U.S. Citizenship Required.

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