Reactor Systems Engineer
These positions are located in: 1) the Office of New Reactors (NRO), Division of Safety Systems, Risk Assessment and Advanced Reactors (DSRA), Reactor System, Nuclear Performance and Code Review Branch (SRSB); and 2) the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR), Division of Safety Systems (DSS), Nuclear Performance and Code Review Branch (SNPB).
The supervisor for NRO/DSRA/SRSB is Rebecca Karas and the supervisor for NRR/DSS/SNPB is Robert Lukes.
These positions are in the Bargaining Unit.
- Occasional Travel
- This position requires occasional travel.
- Relocation expenses may be paid, as appropriate. Travel expenses associated with interview travel may be paid, as appropriate.
In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GG-12) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:
- Demonstrated knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices in the field of reactor systems and nuclear fuel sufficient to review and evaluate design, process design parameters, and performance of reactor systems and nuclear fuel designs (including advanced fuel designs) for nuclear reactors considering both thermal hydraulic and reactivity phenomena under steady-state, transient and accident conditions for design basis events and beyond design basis events.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to conduct reactor systems confirmatory analyses for operating or new reactor licensing reviews. Experience using new analytical methods and thermal-hydraulic and fuel-related computer code models is highly desirable.
- Demonstrated knowledge of NRC rules, regulations, and policies through familiarity with system design standards, regulatory guides and practices related to core physics, fuel behavior, reactivity control system and control rod design, and core thermal-hydraulic performance, and through the performance of regulatory reviews associated with the design and operation of nuclear reactor facilities.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely through written and oral presentations of technical issues, recommendations, or regulatory positions and to establish effective working relationships with various audiences.
A description of how you possess the specialized experience as well as how you meet the qualifications desired in an ideal candidate should be addressed in your resume and the additional space provided in the announcement.
Candidates must possess a thorough knowledge of principles, theories, and practices in the field of nuclear engineering, as evidenced by a bachelor's or higher degree in engineering or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.
L - Atomic Energy
As a Reactor Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for: 1) Reviewing and evaluating design, process design parameters, and performance of reactor systems and nuclear fuel designs for operating, new and/or advanced reactors, including both thermal hydraulic and reactivity phenomena under steady-state, transient and accident conditions for design basis events; 2) Conducting reactor systems confirmatory analyses for operating or new reactor licensing reviews; 3) Preparing safety evaluation reports, audit reports and other documentation related to operating or new reactor design reviews; and 4) Presenting results of evaluations at the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) and providing briefings and hearing testimony related to reactor systems performance and transient and accident analysis.