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Nuclear Design Engineer

Bellevue, WA 98008

Posted: 05/28/2024 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Core Technologies - Contract Job Number: 28937

Job Description

Position Title: Nuclear Design Engineer
Position Description: Protingent Staffing has an exciting contract Nuclear Design Engineer opportunity.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Perform core design and analysis activities of advanced nuclear reactors, including calculation and optimization of fuel management, power distributions, reactivity coefficients,  control rod worth and shutdown margin, sensitivity and uncertainties, and support of reactor operational interfaces, consistent with required functional and quality requirements
  • Design and analyze new systems for solving complex problems
  • Design and execute sensitivity studies to understand the effects and validity of various modeling assumptions, including meshing, physics coupling, transport options, cross section preparation, fission product treatment, spatial kinetics, etc., and help build corrected methods if necessary
  • Establish and maintain documentation of analysis results and neutronic design solutions

Job Qualifications:
  • B.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering or equivalent experience; Advanced degree and 2+ years of relevant experience with nuclear analysis preferred
  • Knowledgeable or highly motivated to quickly learn basic nuclear reactor design concepts to meaningfully support engineering team with understanding of systems being designed and code being reviewed
  • Experience in core design and analysis including fuel management optimization, reactivity coefficients, shielding and activation, control rod worth and uncertainty analysis.
  • Experience with interfacing with Operations as well as Reactor Engineers is a plus
  • Strong computational expertise: we like to consider computers as the universe at our fingertips rather than burdensome necessities
  • Experience with nuclear engineering software such as DIF3D, MC2, PARTISN, MCNP, Serpent, SCALE, PARCS, APA, CASMO/SIMULATE, DRAGON, etc.
  • Good working knowledge of nuclear and/or general numerical methods (e.g. PDEs, dynamics, deterministic and stochastic particle transport, isotopic depletion, perturbation theory, nuclear data, kinetics, etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Ability and professionalism to work within published regulatory guidelines for nuclear reactor design
  • Experience in transient analysis, thermal hydraulics, fuel performance, etc. desired
  • Fast reactor experience or experience with Core Operating Limits Report/Tech Specs is desired
  • An ability to perform professional-quality software development for nuclear applications is preferred
  • Strong programming skills in any language is a plus
  • Experience working in NQA-1 environments desired
  • Maintain software by working with team to implement clearly defined enhancement requests and bug fixes
  • The successful candidate will possess a high degree of trust and integrity, communicate openly and display respect, and a desire to foster teamwork.
Job Details:
  • Contract 
  • Pay Rate Range: TBD
  • ITAR obligations are associated with this role, U.S. citizenship, U.S. legal permanent resident status, or protected person status under 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a) (1), (3) is required.
Benefits Package: Protingent offers competitive salaries, insurance plan options (HDHP plan or POS plan), education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO), and an administered 401k plan.

About Protingent: Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom, and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

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