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Advanced Reactor Spent Fuel Analyst

Company: Battelle Energy Alliance
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Job Description:

DescriptionIdaho National Lab will change the world's energy future and secure our infrastructure! Join us - innovate the future! The Used Fuel Management (UFM) Department has recently re-established INL's focus and technical leadership in the area of used fuel management and disposition and is dedicated to providing government and industry with comprehensive and innovative solutions to the current challenges. Department researchers are leading a portfolio of projects focused on the storage, transport, and disposal of used nuclear fuel and high-level waste arising from both commercial and non-commercial nuclear reactors, including advanced reactors. The UFM Department is searching for an Advanced Reactor Spent Fuel Analyst to provide impactful advanced reactor solutions in the areas of advanced reactor spent fuel characterization, management, and packaging. Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to the development of storage, transportation, and disposition options for spent fuels from advanced and first-of-a-kind nuclear reactors.
  • 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 storage and transportation package design, licensing support, spent fuel behavior analysis, future waste form development, and alternative near-term management solutions.
  • Supports the characterization and investigation of historic spent fuels for applicability to future advanced reactor 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.
  • Works efficiently both independently and as a member of a diverse multi-disciplinary team.
  • May provide mentorship to more junior peers. Qualifications:
    • Willingness to work on team with a diverse background (e.g., good verbal communication, ability to work with others at different technical levels).
    • Requires in-depth knowledge of used/spent fuel generation, characterization, and modeling and analysis.
    • Understanding of spent fuel facilities and technologies is highly desirable.
    • Individual direction from other team members and peers and provide feedback in a constructive manner, even under pressure and tight deadlines.
    • Able to work in a culturally diverse environment. Minimum Requirements:
      • Degree required in Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Physics or a related field with work experience as follows:
      • MS plus 1-3 years proven experience.
      • PhD plus 0-2 years relevant experience.
      • Ability to hold a "Q" clearance required. Preferred Requirements:
        • PhD is preferred
        • Thorough understanding of advanced reactor fuel design and operational concepts is highly preferred
        • Strong leadership skills are highly preferred Job Information
          • Salary Grade: 220
          • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of validated experience and skills. 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. 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, and Relocation: 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 FallsJob:EngineeringOrganization:Nuclear Science & Technology (Cxxx)Schedule:Full-timeEmployee Status:RegularJob Posting:Mar 12, 2021, 6:01:48 AMUnposting Date:May 12, 2021, 5:59:00 AM

Keywords: Battelle Energy Alliance, Idaho Falls , Advanced Reactor Spent Fuel Analyst, Professions , Idaho Falls, Idaho

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