Argonne National Laboratory Nuclear Engineer in Lemont, Illinois
The Nuclear Science and Engineering Division is seeking a highly motivated Nuclear Engineer with a focus on reactor safety and licensing to join the Safety and Risk Assessments Group and support several exciting advanced nuclear reactor projects.
The activities associated with this position include:
Understand regulation, guidance, and standards for nuclear reactor licensing and develop strategies for satisfying applicable requirements.
Participate in nuclear reactor safety reviews and licensing activities.
Assist in the development of nuclear reactor licensing documentation, such as safety analyses, Probabilistic Risk Assessments (PRAs), and source term assessments.
Communicate effectively with supervisors, peers, and the Laboratory community through research reports, project presentations, and other regular channels.
Analyze data and document results in the form of monthly reports, progress reports to sponsors, and technical publications and presentations; prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed publications, attend and make presentations at scientific meetings.
Maintain comprehensive knowledge of pertinent literature.
Develop new ideas, concepts, and/or research proposals to contribute to programmatic growth.
Education and Experience Requirements
The applicant will be expected to have:
Knowledge of one or more specialized areas of nuclear, mechanical, or reliability engineering.
Familiarity with nuclear reactor safety principles, theories, and practices.
Familiarity with nuclear reactor licensing regulation and guidance.
Working knowledge of risk and reliability principles, theories, and practices, such as risk-informed approaches.
Working knowledge of nuclear systems and nuclear system modeling and simulation.
Skill in the conception, design, and evaluation of innovative approaches and solutions to quantitative problems.
Experience leading projects or tasks (for RD3 level)
Demonstrated interpersonal, oral, and written communication.
Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.
Preferred qualifications include:
Experience with advanced (non-light water reactor) designs.
Familiarity with the Licensing Modernization Project (LMP).
Experience in the development and analysis of PRAs.
Familiarity with source term analyses.
This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, or related field. The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level (RD2 or RD3) depending upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge, skills, and experience brought to the position. The requirements for the desired levels are as follows:
RD2: Ph.D. degree level & 0 years’ professional experience, or Master’s degree & 3 years, or Bachelor’s degree & 5 years of experience.
RD3: Ph.D. degree level & 4 years’ professional experience, or Master’s degree & 5 years, or Bachelor’s degree & 8 years of experience.
Other: To perform the essential functions of this position successful applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or Permanent Residency, which is required to comply with federal regulations and contract. Illegal drug testing as defined in 10 CFR 707.4 and a background investigation will be required prior to employment.
This position description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.
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Research Development (RD)
Nuclear/Reactor Engineering 2
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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