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Spent Fuel Analyst

Company: Battelle Energy Alliance
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

DescriptionORGANIZATION: 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 Used Fuel Management group at INL is seeking a skilled engineer for the used fuel program. The Spent Fuel Analyst contributes expertise to a broad range of spent fuel related projects, including but not limited to: DOE's National Reactor Innovation Center program, other DOE-led advanced reactor deployment programs, and industry/vendor collaborations. This expertise might include the areas of facility design, package design and licensing support, spent fuel behavior analysis, future waste form development and management solutions, and spent fuel systems analysis.


  • Contribute to the development of storage, transportation, and disposition options for spent fuels from advanced and first-of-a-kind nuclear reactors.
  • Support the characterization and investigation of historic spent fuels for applicability to future advanced reactor spent fuel management options
  • Publish work in various customer-required reports as well as peer-reviewed journal publications.
  • Involved in the preparation, peer review, and delivery of program plans, oral presentations, and other activities related to INL spent fuel programs and projects.
  • Work effectively both independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Individual must take direction from other team members and peers and provide input in a constructive manner, even under pressures and tight deadlines.
  • May provide mentorship to more junior technical peers.


    • MS in Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineer, Civil Engineering, Physics or related discipline plus 3 years relevant experience; OR PhD in same plus 2 years relevant experience. Preference for PhD.
    • This position requires ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance; therefore US Citizenship is required.
    • Requires in-depth knowledge of used/spent fuel generation, characterization, and modelling and analysis.
    • Broad understanding of advanced reactor fuel design and operational concepts is highly preferred.
    • Project management experience and strong leadership skills are highly preferred.
    • Understanding of spent fuel facilities (e.g., independent spent fuel storage installations, spent fuel pools, canister/cask handling procedures) and technologies (e.g., canister and cask design system design, canister and cask closure options, drying technologies, repair/mitigation alternatives) is highly desirable.
    • Must be able to work in a culturally diverse environment.

      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

      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 FallsJob:EngineeringOrganization:Nuclear Science & Technology (Cxxx)Schedule:Full-timeEmployee Status:RegularJob Posting:Nov 16, 2020, 5:37:45 PMUnposting Date:Ongoing

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