Nuclear Engineer: Nuclear Crit Safety Eng
Bechtel Bettis - Scoville, ID

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Perform engineering evaluations and analyses, and make engineering decisions for all aspects of assigned tasks. Cognizant areas may include planning, designing, modeling, analyzing, documenting, and testing of nuclear, mechanical, structural or electrical components, systems and equipment and facilities. Work may include chemical or materials evaluations, design reviews, operations support, safety analysis, engineering methods and software development, and analysis of vendor's procedures and systems for quality control or manufacturing surveillance.

Essential duties for the Intermediate Engineer include the following:
  • Delegated engineering responsibility for all aspects of assigned tasks with guidance on non-routine tasks, and occasional guidance on routine tasks. Resolve issues in area of cognizance.
  • Delegated responsibility for the study, design, application, analyses, test or preparation of specifications and processes for systems, materials, equipment or components.
  • Provide technical support and oversight for field operations.
  • Team with other engineers performing related phases of the technical work to ensure integration of activities and plans.
  • Prepare project plans to accomplish assigned work. Identify and complete performance measures, including post job assessments. Meet project and scheduler requirements.
  • Communicate status on a periodic basis to immediate management.
  • Perform analytical evaluations which may include the development and application of computer models.
  • Expand on understanding of component and system interrelationships.
  • Prepare revisions to technical manuals, reports or procedures in accordance with NR program quality standards.
  • Design, develop and support the execution and implementation of engineering research and design projects.
  • Understand and implement the BMPC engineering policies and procedures in area of cognizance.
  • Obtain and retain necessary qualifications to perform assigned duties.
Essential duties for the Senior Engineer can be found on the HR website.

Required Skills
BS degree in Nuclear Engineering from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two years of relevant experience; or
MS degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university.

BS degree in Nuclear Engineering from an accredited college or university and a minimum of six years of relevant experience; or
MS degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university and a minimum of four years of relevant experience.

Experience in nuclear fuel design, operation, or processing is highly desirable, particularly in association with the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP). The applicant must be prepared to qualify as an NCS Engineer in accordance with the associated NNPP qualification standard. Good written and oral communication skills are mandatory to support effective interaction with all levels of personnel associated with nuclear fuel handling operations.

Preferred Skills
Specific Duties for the Nuclear Criticality Safety Engineer:

The successful candidate will provide independent oversight of NRF nuclear fuel processes, as required by DOE Orders and the associated NR Implementation Bulletins.

This oversght will include, but is not limited to:
  • Review and approval of fuel handling technical work documents and equipment designs;
  • Advising the Engineering staff on nuclear safety topics;
  • Surveillance and audits of fuel handling operations;
  • Authoring nuclear safety procedures - including safety analyses, and
  • Providing training on related principles.
The Nuclear Criticality Safety (NCS) Engineer will interface with engineers, scientists, crafts personnel, managers, and Customer representatives on all aspects of nuclear criticality safety. Sharing of best practices with BMPC Laboratory personnel is also expected.

About Us

Bettis Laboratory and Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory are operated for the Department of Energy by Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation. The Bettis and KAPL Laboratories, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Niskayuna, New York, respectively, develop naval nuclear propulsion systems. Our team of over 6,000 people design the world’s most technologically advanced reactor plants and systems, and we support the U.S. fleet of nuclear-powered ships. The Laboratories train enlisted and officer propulsion plant operators at the Charleston, SC and West Milton, NY facilities and operate a one-of-a-kind reactor core examination facility in Idaho Falls, ID. All candidates must be U.S. citizens. Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. BMPC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is Committed to Workforce Diversity.

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