This position will focus on the development and deployment of cutting edge simulators to support nuclear propulsion plant operator qualification. Some of the key elements of this work are the development and maintenance of real-time software models of nuclear plant systems, and the creation of training support tools in software. The successful candidate will develop and maintain real-time 3-phase AC electrical generation and distribution system models as well as instrumentation and control system software models using commercial and custom software packages. This requires the candidate to learn how various plant systems operate in order to provide software model support from conceptual design through actual deployment. In addition, the candidate will be involved with the design and development of hardware/ software interfaces with PLCs, VME I/O, and other I/O systems associated with a simulator. Duties will also include regular verbal and written communication with coworkers, management, and customers as required for program documentation and progress reporting. The candidate must be comfortable with the extensive use of computer software packages and have computer programming skills.
Bachelor of Science or advanced degree in electrical engineering from an accredited college or university.
Coursework or job related experience in C++, FORTRAN, VHDL, or assembly language programming within the last 6 years is required.
Co-op, internship, or prior employment in an engineering field is required.
The same as associate level requirements except:
A minimum of two years of relevant experience; or
MS degree in electrical engineering from an accredited college or university.
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0/4.0 is preferred.
• Coursework or job related experience in electrical distribution systems and/or electrical machinery is preferred.
• A strong understanding of 3-phase AC electrical systems is preferred.
• Coursework or job related experience in systems or process modeling is preferred.
• Experience with PLC programming is preferred.
• Experience with developing hardware/software interfaces is preferred.
• Previous experience in developing real-time software models is desirable for associate level and required for intermediate level.
• Nuclear plant operations experience is desirable.
• Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills and excellent written and oral communication skills are highly desirable.
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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