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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Nuclear Safety Engineer in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311543

Directorate: Operational Systems Directorate

Division: Campus Development and Nuclear Operations

Group: Nuclear and Criticality Safety

Job Description

The Nuclear and Criticality Safety Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) provides an opportunity to work in a dynamic environment supporting challenging and interesting nuclear Research and Development (R&D) projects with national and international impact. We are seeking a Nuclear Safety Engineer with a strong technical background and proven ability and competency to prepare and evaluate nuclear safety hazards and accident analyses and prescribe compliant and creative methods to resolve nuclear safety issues.

The 325 Building Radiochemical Processing Laboratory (325RPL) is a DOE Hazard Category 2 non-reactor nuclear facility where the majority of nuclear R&D activities are performed at PNNL. The successful candidate will be responsible for documentation and implementation of safety analyses associated with the 325RPL Documented Safety Analysis (DSA), assure compliance with the Technical Safety Requirements (TSRs), perform unreviewed safety question (USQ) evaluations, and support implementation of these safety basis documents.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 6+ years of relevant experience. Advanced degree and 4+ years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

The individual must possess technical and operational experience, preferably in nuclear safety; must be self-motivated and self-directed; and must have proven writing and verbal communication skills. The incumbent must possess good negotiation skills and be able to effectively communicate with a variety of levels of staff and external DOE clients. The incumbent should also have experience in preparing technical procedures, reports, and assessment responses. Knowledge of DOE ES&H and Conduct of Operations regulations, policies, programs and standards are preferred.

Experience in the interpretation and application of DOE requirements for development and implementation of nuclear safety analysis, the unreviewed safety question process, and technical safety requirements is preferred. The individual should have experience with the development of hazards and accident analysis associated with nuclear facility safety bases.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Closing Statement

  • The ability to obtain a DOE security clearance.

  • The ability to obtain Radiological Worker I qualifications.

Directorate: Operational Systems

Job Category: Engineering/Engineering Techs

Group: Nuclear & Criticality Safety

Opening Date: 2021-01-14

Closing Date: 2021-01-28