MFC Project Engineer (PE)
Company: Battelle Energy Alliance
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: March 28, 2020
Job Title: MFC Project Engineer (PE)
Org: Materials & Fuels Complex
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (MFC Site, 4x10 Schedule)
MISSION/VISION STATEMENT: Empowering the Nation's Energy Future
MISSION: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy
solutions, other clean energy options and critical
VISION: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our
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
Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) at the Idaho National
Laboratory (INL) is seeking a Project Engineer reporting to the MFC
Projects Division Director in support of ongoing and future capital
asset projects. If you want to be part of enabling nuclear energy
research and development, including deployment of next generation
nuclear reactors then this position is for you!
INL is recognized as the lead national laboratory for the United
States Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, providing
much of the nuclear research, development, and demonstration
capability needed to move nuclear innovation forward to deployment.
MFC hosts a unique combination of personnel, facilities and
infrastructure and offers the ability to perform research and
development of nuclear fuels from fuel design, development and
fabrication, and post irradiation analysis. MFC is plays a pivotal
role in supporting the National Reactor Innovation Center, which
provides resources for testing, demonstration, and performance
assessment to accelerate the deployment of new, advanced nuclear
In this role you will serve as a technical coordinator/expert for
emerging projects of high risk and significance and will support
highly complex technical activities related to strategic
development, organizational policies, programs, capabilities,
goals, and objectives in support of the MFC mission. You will
provide leadership and direction for technical assignments on
complex projects and ensures the delivery of engineering products
and services, from concept formulation through construction and
turnover to operations. You will also lead and manage technical
tasks utilizing company standards and processes while adhering to
performance metrics for cost and schedule.
Key functions of the role include:
Plans and implements assigned technical/engineering work packages
and activities to include development of the scope of work to
accomplish engineering and other technical solutions, development
of technical, cost and schedule baseline information, negotiating
work with subcontractors and/or internal INL resources, managing
engineering resource performance, technical decision making,
reporting, and, identifying corrective actions and solutions.
As part of a project team, works closely with project management,
procurement, and functional organizations and outside vendors to
obtain desired outcomes.
Working closely with facility engineering, leads development of
Functional and Operational Requirements and Technical and
Functional Requirements as projects mature through the design
Supports development of project concepts to satisfy evolving
mission needs and objectives.
Leads development of design specifications based on design
requirements, customer requirements and standards, and established
Leads all aspects of engineering design, including establishment of
design teams, development of conceptual, preliminary, and final
designs, and, conduct of formal design reviews.
Leads design changes and configuration management efforts through
construction and turnover to facility operations.
Oversees and manages requests for information during design and
construction, construction field changes, and review and approval
of vendor data during construction.
Works closely with quality assurance to define inspection
requirements and develop and implement inspection plans.
Maintains product and company reputation by complying with federal
and state regulations.
Analyzes risks and manages work consistent with INLs Earned Value
Management System (EVMS) process, systems, and tools (as
Provides technical direction and enhances the technical and
professional skills through directing, mentoring and training of
other project staff.
Acts in a liaison capacity with other organizations (internal and
Responsible for the application of engineering principles for
facility, product or process modifications.
Must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a
Department of Energy (DOE) Security Clearance
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and 10-14 years of relevant
experience in construction or project engineering or Master's
Degree and 8-12 years. Preferred degree disciplines are Civil
Engineering, Structural Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
Must hold a current Professional Engineering License (PE)
Must have a proven successful track record in managing multiple,
highly technical project and technical work scopes from design
through construction and turnover to operations
Must have experience leading and coordinating multi-discipline
design teams (mechanical, electrical, civil/structural).
Working technical knowledge of project management and project
control activities preferred
Demonstrated experience managing facility/system designs of various
sizes and complexity from initial concept through construction and
Considerable oral and written communication and problem-solving
Extensive/strong knowledge of applicable codes, policies,
standards, and best practices.
Familiarity with requirements of DOE Orders, Standards, Guides, and
Handbooks, including but not limited to:
DOE O 420.1C Facility Safety,
DOE-STD 1020, Natural Phenomena Hazards Design and Evaluation
Criteria for Department of Energy Facilities,
DOE-STD-1027, Hazard Categorization of DOE Nuclear Facilities,
DOE-STD-1066, Fire Protection,
DOE HDBK-1169, Nuclear Air Cleaning,
DOE-STD-1189, "Integration of Safety into Design
SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible for employment at INL males between ages 18 and 25
must register (or 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.
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
Work Conditions: stairs, typing/keyboard, 8 hrs./day,
overtime/irregular hours, working alone
Certification Exams: testing
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