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Principal SPRA Engineer

Bellevue, WA 98008

Posted: 11/20/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Core Technologies - Contract Job Number: 28057

Job Description

Position Title: Principal Seismic Problematic Risk Assessment Engineer
Position Description: Protingent Staffing has an exciting contract Principal SPRA Engineer opportunity.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Manage SPRA work performed by company vendors in coordination with risk assessment teams, plant design, deterministic safety analysis, and other engineering disciplines.
  • Ensure that the SPRA is appropriate to support plant design and licensing and within regulatory requirements, guidance, and standards such as risk-informed performance-based technology guidance for Non-Light Water Reactors (RG 1.233 and NEI 18-04) and ASME/ANS Non-Light Water PRA standard.
  • Lead the development of planning and schedule for SPRA related activities.
  • Provide technical guidance to engineers and managers on reliability and various SPRA-related topics.
  • Participate in SPRA peer reviews.
  • Review and support the development of event and fault trees for SPRA models to support frequency and consequence analysis under LMP.
  • Review and support the development of seismic induced accident sequences.
  • Work with an interdisciplinary team of engineers to establish core and reactor SSC functional, reliability, performance, safety, and quality requirements as well as support the overall design.
  • Establish and maintain documentation of model development and analysis results.
  • Perform engineering reviews of analyses and other engineering design media.
  • Perform risk integration using the PRA model to report risk metrics and importance measures.
  • Perform focused PRA analysis to support trade studies.
  • Perform hand calculations using first principles to assess and validate more complex models for system performance, containment performance, and radiological consequences.
  • Prepare topical reports describing PRA methods and analytical results for customers and regulators.
  • Deliver presentations for internal management and external customers and regulators.

Job Qualifications:
  • B.S., M.S., or PhD in nuclear, mechanical, electrical, or aerospace engineering (or similar)
  • Fifteen years or more of experience in Probabilistic Risk Assessment
  • In-depth knowledge on PRA principles and the ASME/ANS Non-Light Water PRA standard.
  • In-depth knowledge on risk-informed performance-based regulations and applications, such as NEI 18-04 or 10 CFR 50.69.
  • In-depth knowledge of PRA fundamentals in data, human reliability, accident analysis, severe accidents, and source terms assessments.
  • Experience with PRA software: FRANX in particular; CAFTA, SAPHIRE, Risk Spectrum, or other similar software still considered valuable.
  • Experience with performing assessments using codes such as GOTHIC, MELCOR, RADTRAD, or similar tools is a plus.
  • Demonstrated technical writing and communication skills.
  • Experience with sodium cooled reactors or other advanced reactors preferred.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English language.
  • A broad understanding of the various engineering disciplines and how they interrelate in the design of a Nuclear Power Plant.
  • High degree of trust, integrity, open communication, respect for others, and teamwork.

Job Details:
  • 12  month Contract
  • Location: 100 % REMOTE
  • Pay Rate Range: $80-100/h
  • 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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