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Simulation Lead for Innovative Nuclear Energy Solutions

Company: Battelle Energy Alliance
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Description Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Integrated Energy and Market Analysis Department is seeking forward-thinking, professionals interested in exploring a technical career as a Simulation Lead for Innovative Nuclear Energy Solutions. This role will provide expertise to multiple programs. Responsibilities Include: The Simulation Lead for Innovative Nuclear Energy Solutions will coordinate and support the development of modeling, simulation, and optimization tools in support of multiple programs. The developed suite of tools will support the design and dynamic simulation of physical facilities (e.g., nuclear plants, hydrogen production, other industry applications) and conduct of technoeconomic analysis to assess both technical feasibility and economic feasibility when operated within identified regions. Facilities of particular interest could leverage multiple clean energy resources (e.g., nuclear, renewables) to produce electricity and other consumer products. In particular, the facilities and proposed energy system configurations must be assessed with respect to their financial performance when interacting with the electricity market as other commodity markets (e.g., hydrogen, biofuels). Minimum Requirements: PhD in Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or comparable discipline and a minimum of 4 years experience Demonstrated oral and published written communication skills Must be able to work in a culturally diverse environment Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment Preferred Requirements: Desired areas of Expertise: Nuclear plant operations Energy system economics Electricity markets and broader energy markets Artificial intelligence (e.g., machine learning, data mining) Deep understanding of numerical methods, such as optimization, robust optimization, PDE and ODE solutions Statistical analysis Knowledge of the financial management process, including determination of discount rates, risk analysis, creation of complex proforma based analysis Understanding of multi-physics numerical modeling of nuclear reactors and chemical plants Familiarity with uncertainty propagation, verification, and validation methodologies Familiarity with nuclear power plant risk analysis Security clearance is a plus but not required for the position Job Information Salary Grade: PR04/C32/230 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 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions. INL Mission: Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure. INL Vision: Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure. 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). For more information see www.sss.gov. 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. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply. COVID Safety Protocols: As a condition of employment, Idaho National Laboratory will inquire about COVID vaccination status and expects candidates to comply with all required COVID safety protocols, including mask-wearing as applicable. If safety protocols evolve to include mandatory vaccinations, Idaho National Laboratory will require compliance with such vaccine mandates subject to applicable protections under State and Federal Law. Idaho National Laboratory has implemented a required vaccination policy effective immediately requiring all new hires must be vaccinated against COVID - 19 as a condition of employment, unless exempt under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or other applicable state or federal law. In accordance with Idaho National Laboratory's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations. Reasonable Accommodation: We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. 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. Benefits & Salary: We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview/. . Qualifications . Primary Location : US-ID-Idaho Falls Job : Computer Information Technology Organization : Nuclear Science & Technology (Cxxx) Schedule : Full-time Employee Status : Regular Job Posting : Jul 30, 2021, 9:42:48 PM Unposting Date : Ongoing

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