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Advanced Field (RPCO) Engineer

Niskayuna, NY, US

  • Niskayuna, NY, US
  • 2023-11-29 09:00:10
  • Engineering & Science
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Working at the Naval Nuclear Laboratory we foster pride in belonging to an organization whose culture is made up of these core values: Trust, Empowerment, and Collaboration. Our company encourages diversity and inclusion in all its forms while ensuring 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. Looking for a lifetime career Apply today!

Job Description

Are you seeking a position with autonomy, significant responsibility, and a career broadening hands-on experience  Do you want an opportunity to be part of the construction of VIRGINIA Class submarines and the next generation of ballistic missile submarines, the COLUMBIA Class The Reactor Plant Contractors' Office (RPCO) Program is seeking Field Engineers for the Electric Boat location in Groton, CT.  The amount of construction work in progress currently is energizing and you have the opportunity to be part of building submarines that will be in operation for the next 40 years! RPCO engineers operate in a fast paced, dynamic environment and independently exercise authority to ensure that work is conducted in a safe manner.  RPCO field engineers are on-site representatives of NNL and BPMI.  The selected candidate will provide engineering support and independent oversight of work associated with installation, testing, and modification of reactor plant systems, components, and safety systems.  RPCO engineers are engaged during nuclear work and operations and are expected to influence and provide feedback to on-site management and partner organizations.  This position involves direct interaction with Navy personnel, shipyard engineering, local government representatives, and partner organizations at the Naval Nuclear Laboratory and Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc.  Successful completion of a job-specific Joint Test Group qualification is required for this position.      
Training and qualification associated with this position is expected to take approximately 6-10 months, depending on previous experience, and will be conducted at the Knolls Laboratory Site in Schenectady, NY.  At the conclusion of the qualification, the prospective RPCO Field Engineer will be expected to demonstrate an adequate understanding of the principles and details associated with reactor plant operation and testing and the ability to function in an engineering and oversight capacity at a remote location.
This position is an exciting opportunity to be part of the submarine new construction process.  Opportunities to travel to other field locations may exist to support peak work periods. This is a 3 to 5 year assignment in a field office upon completion of qualification.     

Required Combination of Knowledge and Skill

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in engineering or science related field and 4 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree from an accredited college or university in engineering or science related field and 2 years of relevant experience; or Currently or previously NPE qualified; or CTE/ACRS and 1 year EOOW qualified in the Nuclear Operations Program; or Watch Instructor and Refueling Facility Area Refueling Engineer and 1 year as SRE.

Preferred Skills

•    Strong written and verbal communication skills 
•    Previous experience in applying innovative solutions to resolve problems/improve performance 
•    Prior Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program operational or design experience is desired but not required.   
•    Strong leadership and mentoring ability.   
•    Eagerness to learn and adapt to varying tasks and responsibilities. 
•    Experience working with US Navy Nuclear Fleet and/or nuclear capable shipyard.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Coverage
  • 401(k) Savings Program
  • Capital Accumulation Plan
  • Personal & Medical Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Disability, Life and Accident Insurance
  • 9/80 Work Schedule
  • Flexible Start/End Times
  • Tuition Assistance for Eligible Employees
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
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Pay Range

$82,400 - $128,800 annually

Note the salary information provided above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

The Naval Nuclear Laboratory is operated for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC (FMP), a wholly owned subsidiary of Fluor Corporation. Naval Nuclear Laboratory personnel are FMP employees who work at four DOE facilities: Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, Kenneth A. Kesselring Site, and Naval Reactors Facility, and at the U.S. Department of Defense-owned Nuclear Power Training Unit-Charleston. FMP employees also have an established presence at numerous shipyards and vendor locations. For nearly 70 years, the Naval Nuclear Laboratory has developed advanced nuclear propulsion technology, provided technical support, and trained world-class nuclear operators to ensure the safe and reliable operation of our nation's submarine and aircraft carrier Fleets. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory is a national asset solely dedicated to the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. We rely on the dedication and innovation of our nearly 8000 engineers, scientists, technicians, and support personnel.

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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