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Nuclear Shielding and Criticality Engineer

Bellevue, WA 98008

Posted: 06/24/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Number: 29102

Job Description

Position Title: Nuclear Shielding and Criticality Engineer

Position Description: Protingent Staffing has an exciting REMOTE contract Nuclear Shielding and Criticality Engineer opportunity.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Perform radiation shielding design and analysis for advanced nuclear reactors, including calculating dose rates, activation rates, neutron fluence rates, and energy deposition rates.
  • Develop radiation sources based on material activation analysis for non-fuel in-vessel components.
  • Perform criticality calculations and develop upper subcritical limits (USLs).
  • Establish and maintain formal documentation of analysis results.
  • Work at the company is dynamic and evolutionary. As such, new responsibilities often arise, and you should be capable of and excited about learning and applying specialized skills.

Job Qualifications:
  • B.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering or equivalent experience; Advanced degree and 5+ years of relevant experience with nuclear analysis preferred. For less than 5 years’ experience, a college transcript is required.
  • Strong MCNP skills and experience with performing radiation shielding calculations for both gammas and neutrons are required.  Experience in criticality safety desirable.
  • Candidate should be familiar with variance reduction using MCNP, and features such as surface source read/write, mesh tallies, and weight windows. Familiarity with ADVANTG for weight windows generation is a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal and communication skills required. 
  • Ability and professionalism to work within published regulatory guidelines required.
  • Experience working under NQA-1 quality program desired.
  • Strong computational expertise desired.
  • Experience with Attila /Attila4MC and computed aided drafting (e.g., SolidWorks, SpaceClaim/ANSYS, Cubit) is a plus.
  • Fast reactor experience a plus.
  • Strong programming skills in any language is a plus, and Python is commonly used in this position.
  • Knowledgeable or highly motivated to quickly learn basic nuclear reactor design concepts to meaningfully support engineering team.
  • Actual position starting level and title will be determined based on assessment of qualifications.

Job Details:
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Pay Rate Range: $60-$90/hr.
  • Location: 100% Remote Acceptable
  • 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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