The Naval Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is seeking a motivated individual to perform neutronics analysis supporting validation and deployment of state-of-the-art reactor physics analysis software. The individual will develop new analytical approaches for use on modern high-performance computing platforms with the goal of improving the accuracy and efficiency of calculations supporting nuclear design, operations, and criticality safety. Data mining of NNL benchmark experiments will be leveraged to identify future areas of development.
Work activities include, but are not limited to:
- Performing modeling and analysis with modern Monte Carlo and deterministic transport solvers
- Verification and Validation (V&V) of nuclear engineering design computer programs
- Developing new approaches to analysis to improve calculational accuracy and efficiency
- Engineering support of software development
- Data mining and analysis
The Naval Nuclear Laboratory is operated for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC (FMP), a wholly owned subsidiary of Fluor Corporation. Naval Nuclear Laboratory personnel are FMP employees who work at four DOE facilities: Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, Kenneth A. Kesselring Site, and Naval Reactors Facility, and at the U.S. Department of Defense-owned Nuclear Power Training Unit-Charleston. FMP employees also have an established presence at numerous shipyards and vendor locations. For nearly 70 years, the Naval Nuclear Laboratory has developed advanced nuclear propulsion technology, provided technical support, and trained world-class nuclear operators to ensure the safe and reliable operation of our nation's submarine and aircraft carrier Fleets. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory is a national asset solely dedicated to the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. We rely on the dedication and innovation of our nearly 8000 engineers, scientists, technicians, and support personnel.