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Thermal/CFD Analyst

Company: Battelle Energy Alliance
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Job Description:

ORGANIZATION: Nuclear Science & Technology (NS&T)
WORK LOCATION:Idaho Falls, ID (In town - 9x80 schedule)
Idaho National Lab (INL) will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure! Join us - innovate the future!
The Irradiation Experiment Thermal Hydraulics Analysis (IETHA) Department within the Reactor Systems Design and Analysis Division (RSD&A) at INL performs complex, innovative and unique thermal-fluids-structural analyses and safety calculations enabling research, design and development (RD&D) of experiments either irradiated in nuclear research reactors or conducted in nuclear facilities. The department staff works closely with staff from within the Nuclear Science and Technology (NS&T) Directorate as well as staff across the Laboratory; specifically staff from the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR), Transient Reactor Test (TREAT) Facility and Hot Fuel Examination Facility (HFEF). Additionally, working on multiple engineering design project teams, applying complex modeling and simulation methods, using finite element (FE), computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and multi-physics codes, data analysis and visualization, verification and validation, serving on engineering design review boards, writing formal engineering calculation reports, presenting and defending methods, assumptions, calculations, analysis results, conclusions and recommendations.
We are seeking a talented Thermal/CFD Analyst to join our team to select and broadly apply principles, theories, and concepts in engineering. This role will work on unusually complex problems and utilize specialized techniques to develop solutions.

  • Develops and contributes to technical projects involving multidisciplinary performers and activities.
  • Defines technical approach and sets technical direction.
  • Seeks, develops and implements innovation as appropriate to meet sponsor needs.
  • Develops and implements R&D plans at the project and program level.
  • Contributes to Laboratory and program strategy.
  • May act as Principal Investigator, conducting research with emphasis on irradiation testing.
  • May provide internal and external leadership for nuclear programs, including direction of high-performance, multi-disciplinary research teams, principal investigators, engineers, and technicians.
  • Identifies new research opportunities, leads technical teams to respond to those opportunities, generates proposals, and secures funding for the conduct of the research.
  • Establishes research plans and experimental designs for research projects/programs.
  • Leads and mentors junior level staff.
  • Performs peer reviews and serves as a technical resource and liaison for both internal and external collaborations.
  • Serves as primary contributor to the generation of reports, publications, proposals, and intellectual property.
  • Represents the organization to sponsors and peers through programmatic and technical presentations.
  • Assists with organization business planning and marketing efforts. Qualifications
    • Degree in mechanical engineering or closely related field is required
      • Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 8 years of experience
      • Master's Degree and a minimum of 6 years of experience
      • Ph.D. and a minimum of 4 years of experience
      • Expert in the field of thermal/mechanical/fluids science with demonstrated experience in modeling, simulation and analysis.
      • Capable of solving complex problems to enable the design, fabrication, irradiation, shipment, and post irradiation examination of irradiation experiments conducted in nuclear facilities such as the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR), the Transient Reactor Test Facility (TREAT) or the Hot Fuel Examination Facility (HFEF).
      • Application and use of uncertainty quantification techniques
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      • Must be able to work in a culturally diverse environment. Preferred Experience and Skills
        • Advanced Mechanical/Nuclear Engineering Degree
        • Nuclear safety analysis
        • Advanced user of RELAP5
        • Advanced user of FEA and/or CFD codes and techniques
        • Contributing member on multidisciplinary engineering design teams
        • Proficient using High-Performance Computer (HPC) systems
        • Benchmarking and validation activities; computer codes and models
        • Maintenance and use of nuclear safety software that meets software quality assurance (SQA) standards for ASME NQA-1
        • Proficient using programming languages (FORTRAN, C++, Java, Python, etc...) 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 .

          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.

          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, and Relocation
          We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit: .

          Primary Location : US-ID-Idaho Falls
          Job : Engineering
          Organization : Nuclear Science & Technology (Cxxx)
          Schedule : Full-time
          Employee Status : Regular
          Job Posting : Dec 11, 2020, 1:29:57 AM
          Unposting Date : Ongoing

Keywords: Battelle Energy Alliance, Idaho Falls , Thermal/CFD Analyst, Professions , Idaho Falls, Idaho

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