Principal Engineer - Reactor Safety - Severe Accident Analaysis
Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory - Niskayuna, NY

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Job Description:
Selected applicants will be subject to a Federal
background investigation and must meet eligibility
requirements for access to classified matter. US
citizenship is required.
Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory
For more than 60 years, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory
(KAPL), as part of the Naval Reactors Program has been
at the forefront of technological and operational
submarineinnovation. We have a proud tradition of
producing reactor plants for submarines and surface
ships that provide unprecedented endurance and power. We
also train the sailors who operate those plants. We are
a Program with cutting edge technology, high technical
standards and integrity. If you are interested in a
challenging career and working with some of the finest
technical people in the country, then explore your
future with the Naval Reactors Program. We know that you
will consider many factors when choosing where to work.
The Naval Reactors Program has much to offer, including
the opportunity to work with some of the brightest
engineers, scientists and professionals from a wide
spectrum of disciplines. Our management team will
challenge you to apply your skills, learn new things and
grow professionally and personally.
Job Description
Perform complex analysis of hypothetical severe
accidents on naval nuclear power plants using
state-of-the-art computer codes. Develop a thorough
understanding of severe accident phenomena and evaluate
relevant test data. Determine the effectiveness of
design features used to mitigate consequences, provide
procedural guidance and integrate severe accident
insights into accident management guidelines.
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Job Requirements:
  • BS plus 9 years experience in Mechanical Engineering
or Nuclear Engineering from an accredited college or
  • Experience with analysis of engineering problems and
computer simulations
  • Ability to interface across a broad range of
internal and external organizations to solve
problems, develop new analytical techniques and
provide mentoring and training.
Open Date : 2012-04-18 11:00:00
Date Required : 2012-07-18
Req. Code : 3700
# of Openings : 1
Other Skills : Experience in the analysis of severe
accident scenarios in nuclear power plants. Analytical
experience with a severe accident computer code such as
MELCOR, MAAP or SCADAP. Knowledge of severe accident
phenomena. Demonstrated leadership.
Offer Relocation : No
Exemption : Exempt

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