Nuclear Engineer Job Description

Nuclear Engineer Job Description

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Nuclear engineer provides mechanical Engineering support to the development team in design, development, and selection of basic hardware components utilizing fundamental mechanical engineering principles, theories and techniques.

Nuclear Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Plans and advises engineering testing and development in order to mitigate identified threats to the supply chain
Advises for complex projects, initiatives or programs on behalf of D/860 Systems Engineering
Anticipates future engineering needs
Prepare Engineering Changes and manage the preparation of supporting and affected documents
The successful candidate will have a strong background in materials science and/or process engineering, strong writing and communication skills, and familiarity with nuclear ceramics/metals processing/joining
Carry out engineering calculations and quality check work to deliver valuable functional input to projects
Collaborate with the intelligence community on activities that assure supply chain integrity
Evaluate and develop NEA risk mitigations, procedures and metrics
Plans projects and manages project resources, to achieve cost objectives throughout the lifecycle of the project
Interacts with Design Labs and NSE Plants to establish a NEA program to prevent or mitigate potential consequences of nuclear weapon lifecycle’s Deliberate Unauthorized Acts that may lead to Denial of Authorized Use

Nuclear Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Nuclear Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: FE, PE, STA, SRO, EIT, PMP, ENCOSE, ABHP, MWS, MD

Education for Nuclear Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the nuclear engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Science, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Technical, Education, Engineering and Technology, Engineering Technology, Mathematics, Management

Skills for Nuclear Engineer

Desired skills for nuclear engineer include:

Theories
Engineering theories and principles
Nuclear engineering principles
Various computer applications
Practices for the design and analysis of reactor systems
Fundamental concepts
Practices and procedures
Engineering
Major industry
Object-oriented programming techniques

Desired experience for nuclear engineer includes:

Uses advanced statistical and scientific methods to identify and address potential sources of malicious intent
Provides technical consultation to other technical and administrative personnel to drive and implement short and long-term projects
Prepares comprehensive proposals and cost estimates, evaluates progress and results, and recommends and directs the implementation of major revisions in approaches and objectives
NEA POC influencing the work of a major project, product or component with responsibility for project objectives, completion dates, and technical specifications
Identifies growth based on technical advances and innovation and/or improvement in existing technologies
Identifies, recommends and directs the implementation of revisions in approaches and objectives across the business

Nuclear Engineer Examples

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Nuclear Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a nuclear engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for nuclear engineer
  • Facilitate and chair project meetings and regular progress meetings as required by the Project Manager
  • Ensure production of technical specifications and support the process of contractor selection and contract placement
  • Review documentation including contractor’s documents and drawings
  • Ensure technical queries are managed in accordance with process and procedures
  • Carry out financial and technical appraisals of project options
  • Prepare work packages including preparation of work order cards and review of contractors risk assessments and method statements
  • Prepare commissioning documents and act as test team leader where appropriate
  • Perform the duties of a field supervisor as required
  • Perform the duties of a nominated supervisor as required
  • Review civil and structural design changes and non-conformances
Qualifications for nuclear engineer
  • Three years’ experience in project leadership in a technical or operations role
  • ENCOSE certification
  • Ideally you will have experience in large multimillion pound infrastructure, energy or nuclear projects
  • Conversant with BREEAM, and Energy related legislation
  • 3D/BIM and/or major project expertise an advantage
  • Ability to work accurately, independently and efficiently, and to take ownership of projects
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Nuclear Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a nuclear engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for nuclear engineer
  • Support SNC interactions with the NRC on civil and structural designs
  • Provide technical oversight of Contractor civil and structural design deliverables to support construction
  • Develop technical knowledge in AP1000 civil and structural design
  • Perform field walkdowns at a large construction site
  • Accurately appraise technical issues, and recommend resolutions
  • Material Custodian including the control and accounting for thousands classified and/or NQA-1 compliant components, samples, and test articles
  • Material Balance Area (MBA) Manager of the facility responsible for tracking the storage and use of accountable materials
  • Responsible for the daily operations including ES&H, chemical and waste management, security, maintenance, visitor access control, and shipping/receiving of components and equipment
  • Housekeeping and supporting tours
  • Assistance with writing technical proposals
Qualifications for nuclear engineer
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience at a DOE Facility
  • Prior Navy Nuclear training/experience is a plus
  • Previous nuclear licensing experience required
  • Previous experience at nuclear power plant required
  • Competency with computer programs/processes required
  • Previous new nuclear/Part 52 experience desired
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Nuclear Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a nuclear engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for nuclear engineer
  • Planning programmes of work
  • Researching and reporting on technical topics
  • Production of clear and well-presented reports, specifications, and presentations
  • Interfacing with customers, sub-contractors and partners
  • Candidates are expected to conceive, develop and test new research hypotheses, new methods, techniques or approaches to address critical technical problems
  • Coordinates communications with the NRC
  • Prepares licensing actions such as
  • Prepares regulatory correspondence, primarily with the NRC, to meet regulatory requirements
  • Maintains awareness of plant operational status and events for consideration of compliance and reportability concerns
  • Supports ongoing operations at the nuclear sites and is jointly accountable with site personnel for the sites meeting their excellence plans
Qualifications for nuclear engineer
  • Plant Modification (Mechanical)
  • Nuclear Construction/Start-Up
  • Provides compliance oversight on selected or assigned regulatory issues
  • Provides site regulatory affairs support as directed
  • Attend training and complete other duties and/or projects as assigned by department leadership
  • May be required to assume emergency response duties and live within 30 or 60 minutes from the nuclear generation station
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Nuclear Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a nuclear engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for nuclear engineer
  • Prepare and maintain project documentation including Project Specific Execution Plan and other documents as required
  • Prepare work packages including preparation of implementation procedures and review of contractors risk assessments and method statements
  • Establishes/updates the safety classification of the components of the system
  • Updates the PCSR (Pre Construction Safety Report) chapter related to their system
  • Ensures the proper integration of the P&ID in the 3D model (verifies the 2D/3D consistency)
  • Supports the Equipment Engineer to survey the documents produced by the equipment suppliers
  • These activities are performed in interaction with departments based in Europe
  • Performs commercial grade surveys, nuclear supplier audits, and internal company nuclear audits for deficiency identification and correction
  • Resolves, communicates and tracks non-conformance and corrective action reports
  • Conducts nuclear supplier qualification examinations
Qualifications for nuclear engineer
  • Civil Engineer, experience in civil engineering/steel structures
  • Knowledge on structural calculations, materials strength, dynamics calculations
  • Good knowledge of PDMS and Navisworks software (consultation)
  • Fluent in English, French is a bonus
  • Provide management technical assistance support on the status of projects including tracking and reporting programmatic status/issues such as funding information, obligations and expenditures, and performance metrics
  • Analyzing cost, scope, schedule, risk, and budgets of large NNSA acquisition programs and providing technical support and advice to the Federal Program Manager as program decisions are made
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Nuclear Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a nuclear engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for nuclear engineer
  • Acts as company contact with suppliers, customers and regulatory personnel to resolve quality issues
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and both written and verbal communication abilities that enable productive interface with inter-organizational staff, suppliers, outside customers, and regulatory personnel
  • General physics / fluence / radiological competencies, including benchmarking expertise, ex-core detector performance and measurement uncertainty, spent fuel criticality analysis, training, transient analysis, fluence calculations, component heating
  • Radiological dose and licensing analyses
  • Reload licensing documentation, including support for 10CFR50.59 evaluation
  • Receives assistance and instructions on unusual or more complex features and possible solutions, as needed
  • May independently evaluate, select and apply standard technical techniques, procedures, and criteria using judgement in making minor adaptations and modifications
  • Provide support to field sales by providing technical assistance
  • Promote corporate image by preparing and presenting technical papers, participating in trade shows and exhibits, and developing good customer factory relationships
  • Conduct interdepartmental activities by assisting in new product development
Qualifications for nuclear engineer
  • Identifying and analyzing deficiencies in resources, work scope, and scheduling including evaluating deviations from standards, established cost, schedule, and technical baselines
  • Assisting with interfaces with Department of Defense, and design and production agencies
  • Providing technical advice and support to Federal staff to ensure that technical plans and solutions are proceeding on schedule and that deliverables conform to customer requirements, quality control standards, and negotiated metrics
  • Assessing impact, dependencies and trends on major programs and develop recommendations for improvements or revisions
  • Assisting FPM with implementing solutions, processes, and policies
  • Providing draft responses to high level, directed, critical laboratory/plant or facilities management issues and concerns

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