Nuclear Engineer
Niskayuna, NY 
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Job Description
Job Title
Nuclear Engineer
Job Classification
Salary/Exempt
Organizational Unit
Naval Nuclear Laboratory -> Technology -> Reactor Technology
Location
Niskayuna - Niskayuna, NY 12309 US (Primary)
Category
Engineering/Science
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Full-time
Job Description

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
Required Skills

Advanced:

  • BS degree in engineering or Bachelor's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of four years of relevant experience; or
  • MS degree in engineering or Master's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two years of relevant experience; or
  • PhD degree in engineering or Doctoral degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university; or
  • Currently or previously NPE qualified or CTE/ACRS and one year of EOOW in the Nuclear Operations Program; or
  • Watch Instructor and Refueling Facility Area Refueling Engineer and one year as SRE

Senior:

  • BS degree in engineering or Bachelor's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of six years of relevant experience; or
  • MS degree in engineering or Master's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of four years of relevant experience; or
  • PhD degree in engineering or Doctoral degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of one year of relevant experience; or
  • Currently or previously Shift Supervisor Part I qualified or EDO and two years as EOOW in the Nuclear Operations Program; or
  • Three years as SRE plus Watch Instructor and Refueling Facility Area Refueling Engineer and Fuel and Barrier Shift Supervisor (ECF only), or SRE qualified and six years of experience
Preferred Skills
  • PhD or MS in Nuclear Engineering or Engineering Physics
  • Experience performing nuclear analysis using modern reactor physics solvers
  • Demonstrated scripting and/or programming skills
  • Practical application of diffusion theory, discrete ordinates methods, Monte Carlo, and/or statistical analysis to solve nuclear engineering problems
  • Experience and knowledge gained by working in a nuclear analysis group (e.g. nuclear design, reactor performance, criticality safety). Experience with high performance computing
  • Practical application of data mining and analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
About Us
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.
Fluor Marine Propulsion is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Veterans/Disabilities) Committed to Workplace Diversity

Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC, who operates the Naval Nuclear Laboratory, is an Equal Opportunity Employer that fosters inclusive work environments that value and respect all individuals and their contributions. We have a commitment to small business and supplier diversity, including small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses, veteran-owned small businesses, and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
4+ years
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