Senior Level Advisor for Nuclear Power Plant Materials

Washington D.C.
Jun 01, 2017
Jun 29, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

Organization Location: Office of Nuclear Reagulation Regulation, Division of License Renewal

Duty Station: Rockville, Maryland

Supervisor: George A. Wilson

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required

  • Yes
  • Yes; expenses associated with interview and/or relocation may be paid

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • This is a drug testing position
  • Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.
  • Specialized Experience: You must also have at least seven to ten years of specialized experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience (e.g., graduate degree), that demonstrates extensive knowledge of, and experience as a recognized expert in, the field of materials engineering and related engineering disciplines, including knowledge of state-of-the-art technological issues, problems, and potential solutions sufficient to provide expert advice and analysis on a wide spectrum of scientific and engineering issues. Thorough knowledge and understanding of nuclear technology is desired. At least one year of this experience should be comparable in complexity and responsibility to the kind of work normally assigned at the grade 15 level or higher in the Federal government or equivalent.

    Evaluation Criteria: Candidates will be evaluated on the criteria listed below. Your resume should include information that is clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities; the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, and/or issues involved; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues you addressed; and the results of your actions as they relate to the evaluation criteria. In addition to your resume, you may use the available space provided to supply additional information regarding your qualifications for this position.The ideal candidate for this position possesses:

    1. Experience which demonstrates recognized stature as an expert in the area of materials science and engineering mechanics as applied to nuclear power plants. Knowledge and experience in the application of the theories, principles and practices in the field of materials science and engineering mechanics, including experience in reactor system operation, testing and regulatory analysis, and assessing the integrity of reactor systems, structures and components to operate.
    2. Extensive knowledge of industry codes and standards related to the design and maintenance of nuclear power plant components and structures.
    3. Demonstrated skill in analyzing, evaluating, and resolving complex technical and policy issues, including planning, organizing and implementing teams and/or programs to resolve issues. Demonstrated ability to integrate technical evaluations with other engineering and scientific analysis, including systems evaluations and probabilistic safety assessments to assess the overall safety implications of issues.
    4. Demonstrated advanced oral and written communication skills, and experience effectively conveying and presenting complex and detailed information of a technical and/or policy nature to colleagues, peers, senior management officials, and representatives of other institutions, agencies, or organizations.
    5. Demonstrated ability to function as an organizational representative and liaison on substantive technical and policy issues, and to achieve cooperation and consensus among parties engaged in joint or parallel efforts.

    You must possess a thorough knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of engineering or physical science as evidenced by a bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

    General Engineering Series, 801/Electrical Engineering Series, 806/Materials Engineering Series:

    • Degree: professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
    • Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering.


    L - Atomic Energy

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