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Nuclear Engineer/Principal Investigator - Nuclear Systems

Company: Battelle Energy Alliance
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: June 15, 2019

Job Description:

JOB INFORMATION

*THIS IS A MULTI-LEVEL POSTING*

Job Title: Nuclear Engineer/Principal Investigator - Nuclear Systems
Grade: 200/210
Org: Fuel Design & Development
Contact: jacob.bastow@inl.gov
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (9x80 Schedule)

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MISSION/VISION STATEMENT


Leading Nuclear Energy and Research Technology

MISSION: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

VISION: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.


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RESPONSIBILITIES


The Fuel Design & Development department within the Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Nuclear Science & Technology directorate is seeking an individual to join its team as a Nuclear Engineer/Principal Investigator for Nuclear Systems.

As Principal Investigator (PI), the individual will be responsible to participate in the timely and accurate execution of experiments that support the irradiation of materials or nuclear fuels. The PI will be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the area of nuclear thermal/hydraulics performance and modeling, and will design, lead, model, analyze, and report on thermal/hydraulics experiments supporting development of nuclear fuels and irradiated materials testing. The PI will coordinate activities with other PI's and project leads, assist in the development of engineering requirements, support the design of irradiation vehicles, plan and coordinate the safety and programmatic assessments of flow experiments, irradiation experiments, and test specimens, and support the development of all documentation and reports.

The PI is expected to present the ongoing progress of experiments with several venues including customers, conferences, management, and in scientific archival-quality publications. The ideal candidate will have strong communication and organizational skills, be able to lead a team effort, and have the technical background to establish and defend the experiment design and execution. The PI will be required to do scoping calculations and interpret the validity and quality of supporting complex, computational, or analytical analyses that experiments and analysis might require.

If you meet the minimum requirements as outlined below, we encourage you to apply!

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REQUIREMENTS

This position is subject to export control restrictions per the Department of Energy. For this reason, you must be either a US Citizen or a US Green Card holder to qualify for the job. However, the DOE and INL will review and approve the selected candidate post offer acceptance.

Qualified candidates must meet at least one of the following combinations of education and experience to be considered for the position:

- MS degree in Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related discipline and 2-4 years of related experience, or
- PhD in Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related discipline and 0-2 years of related experience.

Qualified candidates must be able to work in a culturally diverse environment.

Preferred candidates will have over 5 years experience in a nuclear fuels development program in thermal/hydraulics, with experience in empirical testing of thermal/hydraulic systems, and analytical and modeling tools such as 1-D systems codes, Finite Element Analysis, and computational fluid dynamics such as RELAP5, ABAQUS, and STAR-CCM .

SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENTS


To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see www.sss.gov.

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EMPLOYEE JOB FUNCTIONS


Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

MOTOR ABILITIES - fine motor control (hands), repetitive, intermittent work

SPECIAL SENSES - visually demanding work, near vision, speech discrimination

WORK CONDITIONS - stairs, typing/keyboard, working alone, working 8 hours/day, overtime/irregular hours


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PLEASE APPLY BEFORE:

June 21, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (MDT)

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ENVIRONMENTAL, SAFETY AND HEALTH STATEMENT

Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.

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OTHER INFORMATION

When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.

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INL OVERVIEW

INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.

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THE IDAHO FALLS AREA

Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit www.visitidahofalls.com and www.visitidaho.org.


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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.


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