Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Nuclear Engineer in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 306242

Directorate: National Security

Division: Signatures Science & Technology

Group: Nuclear Engineering & Analysis

Job Description

This position is responsible for interfacing with internal and external customers, presenting research results to the technical community, planning work, developing teams, executing work scope, preparing quality deliverables on time, and managing budgets. Additionally, the incumbent will lead technical decision-making within responsibility area, advising senior project management and developing project proposals for future work. This position will be expected to work with non-sensitive, sensitive, and classified information as appropriate for individual projects. The person in this position must recognize and accept that they will be working in technical areas associated with topics related to the National Security of the United States.

Specific responsibilities include:

- Experience using Monte Carlo N-Particle code for shielding and criticality analysis OR SCALE code package for criticality analysis

- Independently completing recurring assignments, exercising limited judgment on work details, and making preliminary selections and adaptations of technical alternatives

- Working with project and operations staff to develop operating limits

- Preparing and explaining process criticality safety analysis

- Working on multiple projects concurrently

- Mentoring more junior staff and interns

- Presenting technical research to peer technical community and operations staff

- Being a contributing or lead author on technical reports and design documentation

- The ability to work in a proceduralized environment

- Technical Expertise: Skilled professional working on becoming a known technical expert in their field. Applies, on a broad basis, existing theories, principles, and concepts to a specialty field.

- Breadth of Technical Knowledge: Knowledge of nuclear engineering and nuclear design is required. Knowledge of commercial nuclear reactor systems and operations is preferred. May direct technical projects that involve multi-disciplinary activities.

- Level of Responsibility: Fully competent in all conventional applications of knowledge common in the specific discipline and function of work assigned. Subject matter expert in nuclear physics codes; leader for major technical tasks; lead author on technical reports and other written or oral deliverables; direct communication with clients within and exterior to PNNL. Will also mentor junior staff and interns to aid in their professional development.

- Business Development: Generates ideas for new proposals and business development opportunities. Leads development of technical section of small to medium proposals. Demonstrates ability to acquire internal/external funding for self, and possibly others.

- Technical Products: Primary author or contributor on calculations, technical and regulatory documents, literature publications or reports; presents information to external review groups and papers at national meetings; may present invited papers. May develop intellectual property leading to publications, copyrights and/or patents. May contribute to technology transfer.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree with at least 2-3 years experience or a Master's degree

Conceives and develops hypotheses, new methods, techniques or approaches to address critical technical problems.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering or physics plus 5 years of experience, Master's with 3 years experience or PhD Level will be determined on education and experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain a federal security clearance in a timely manner. Which requires:

* U.S. Citizenship

* Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

* Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.

Directorate: National Security Dir

Job Category: Engineering/Engineering Techs

Group: Nuclear Engineering & Analysis

Opening Date: 2017-01-30

Closing Date: 2017-03-01