Nuclear Safety Analysis Engineer
American Electric Power - Buchanan, MI

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This position is posted in a range from Engineer I to Principal Engineer. Education and relevant experience will be used to determine appropriate salary and salary grade.

Nuclear Safety Analysis Engineer with capability and expertise in one or more of the following areas: Fluid Flow, Heat Transfer, Radiological Dose Analysis, Thermodynamics, Thermal/hydraulic modeling and analysis, Nuclear Engineering, Physics.

Responsible to the assigned supervisor for performing engineering work activities and projects requiring the application of engineering knowledge in a safe, effective, efficient and economic accomplishment of assigned objectives. Engineering responsibilities and job scope are specific to the organizational unit (e.g. division, section, plant, region, district, etc.) and, when prepared by the business unit, are given on an addendum to this position description. The addendum must be prepared by each organizational unit. Decision making: uses diverse approaches to make decisions in the absence of a definite framework or where few precedents exist; can handle conflicting interests related to approaches on projects or studies; analyzes options and risks; decisions affect the operations or results of the department and may have some impact on a major project.

Business awareness characteristics: exhibits an awareness of AEP s competitive position and how business decisions impact their organizational unit; understands the specific goals and objectives of their individual organizational unit and is proficient in establishing measurable goals and objectives; effectively manages project budgets using cost management techniques and understands how their decisions and recommendations impact AEP s expenses and revenues; demonstrates an awareness of profit incentives, optimizing growth of customers businesses and using our services to attract new business.

Problem solving and initiative: identifies, clarifies, resolves, and initiates solutions to routine problems that sometimes involve analysis of inadequate or conflicting data; demonstrates the ability to divide problems into component steps; consistently looks for opportunities and presents new ideas and approaches.

Communication skills: develops, reviews or prepares reports on complex technical subjects clearly, concisely and effectively, in a manner suitable for presentation to management and professional societies regulatory bodies, etc.; leads and facilitates meetings effectively.

Interpersonal skills: functions as a team leader and member; networks upward and downward in several disciplines inside and outside the AEP system; leverages network to get things done.

Technical expertise: possesses intermediate level knowledge plus performs varied assignments demonstrating proficiency in the application of theory and analytical techniques to solution of diverse problems or to extensive analysis; keeps abreast of new products, developments, technologies, procedures and equipment; understands and analyzes interrelationships between systems and component equipment; interprets codes and regulations, and develops standards relevant to the area of assignment.

Leadership and guidance: leads, facilitates and coordinates work activities of others within the work group, team, department, corporate entity, or those external to the company as required to perform all routine engineering effort; ensures all work activities are performed in accordance with the policies, practices standards and rules of the company and comply with the regulations and procedures required by external agencies; promotes engineering professionalism and standards; coordinates and conducts training sessions.

Planning and organization ability: participates in the development of plans by establishing measurable goals, objectives and requirements relative to specific area of responsibility; coordinates the development of input necessary to establish projected cost of all projects; is proficient in use of scheduling techniques (CPM, PERT, flow charts, etc.) for budget and planning activities; identifies and initiates appropriate corrective action when objectives are not being met.

Bachelor s degree in engineering in a program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

[Acceptable alternatives are (1) a Bachelor s degree in engineering (non-ABET), plus a Professional Engineers (PE) license in any state of the U.S. or (2) a Bachelor s degree in engineering (non-ABET) independently evaluated and found to be equivalent to an engineering degree awarded by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.]

Typically should be achieved with 4 - 7 years of engineering experience as an Engineer II or equivalent.

Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in any U. S. state is encouraged and preferred.

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