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Associate Engineer Nuclear

West Mifflin, PA, US

  • West Mifflin, PA, US
  • 2023-05-23 21:00:06
  • Engineering & Science
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About Us

The Naval Nuclear Laboratory comprises the U.S. Department of Energy locations and personnel responsible for developing advanced naval nuclear propulsion technology, providing technical support to ensure the safety and reliability of our nation’s naval nuclear reactors, and training the Sailors who operate those reactors in the U.S. Navy’s submarines and aircraft carrier Fleets. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory includes the Bettis and Knolls Atomic Power Laboratories, the Kenneth A. Kesselring Site, and the Naval Reactors Facility which have proudly supported the nation since 1946. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory has nearly 8,000 employees working at primary locations in Pennsylvania, New York, South Carolina, and Idaho. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory also has an established presence at numerous shipyards and vendor locations around the globe. We are dedicated solely to the support of the United States Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory is operated by Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fluor Corporation.

Job Description

At Naval Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), a culture of diversity, teamwork, and collaboration is key to our success.  Come join a team with a broad work scope ranging from fast-paced tasks to long-term development efforts, supporting multiple fleet platforms. Spent Fuel Safety Engineering, part of the Fleet Reactor Engineering Department, currently has an opening for an Associate Nuclear Engineer. As an engineer in Spent Fuel Safety Engineering, you will have the opportunity to perform engineering evaluations and analyses and make engineering decisions in the following technical work areas: 

  • Analysis support: provide quality and timely criticality safety analysis supporting defueling, packaging, transportation, storage and disposal of expended Naval nuclear fuel,
  • Complex modeling: model development and nuclear analysis using state-of-the art Monte Carlo solvers,
  • Research and development of machine learning concepts for use in criticality safety applications.

Responsibilities also include project planning and documentation of work tasks with support from mentors and the leadership team. The ability to pay close attention to detail and strong teaming skills are a must for this position. 

Join our team dedicated to delivering exceptional engineering solutions while supporting the world’s best Navy! 

Required Combination of Knowledge and Skill

BS degree in nuclear engineering or Bachelor's degree in physics from an accredited college or university required.

Preferred Skills

  • Motivation and willingness to learn. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively. 
  • Experience working effectively on a team. 
  • Knowledge in nuclear design and/or nuclear criticality analysis. 
  • Familiarity with Monte Carlo methods. 
  • Familiarity with project planning. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

All candidates must be U.S. citizens. Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. FMP is a government contractor and maintains a drug free workplace and workforce. All candidates must be able to pass a drug test in compliance with FMP company policy and 10 CFR 707. Federal regulation requires FMP test for marijuana. Fluor Marine Propulsion is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Veterans/Disabilities) Committed to Workplace Diversity

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