Experiment Design Department Manager

Idaho National Laboratory Idaho Falls , ID 83405

Posted 2 weeks ago

ORGANIZATION: Experiment Design Department Manager

GRADE: 240

CONTACT: Brenda.Maiers@inl.gov

WORK LOCATION: Idaho Falls, ID (9x80s schedule)

Idaho National Lab (INL) will change the world's advanced nuclear technology future! Join us - innovate the future!

INL is seeking a Department Manager for their Experiment Design Department within the Nuclear Fuels and Materials Directorate. This department is responsible for providing innovative and unique design support of research and development (R&D) experiments to be irradiated in nuclear research reactors and/or tested in non-nuclear research facilities.

The staff of this organization provides R&D experiment design engineers to conduct nuclear fuel/material experiment designs and participate on experiment irradiation teams.

Your role will be to:

  • Ensure staff availability to perform experiment designs to applicable ASME and other pertinent codes and standards and development of new fabrication and assembly techniques, to support and oversee fabrication, assembly and installation of experiments and supporting equipment.

  • Function as the Experiment Design Authority, responsible for review of the design and verification process for possible deficiencies and ensure the design meets applicable requirements in accordance with company procedures.

  • Review, comment, and approve applicable support documentation, ensuring accuracy, consistency, and completeness. Design will be conducted for various programs including DOE - Nuclear Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Office of Science, and other domestic and international partners through Cooperative Research and Development Agreements and Strategic Partnerships Projects.

  • Assure that the department personnel perform their duties providing support and coordination between Experiment Managers, analysts, experiment teams, fabrication shops and facility personnel.

  • Regularly evaluate processes and when necessary, will lead and provide guidance to implement process improvements.

  • Ensure allocated department overhead funds are tracked and appropriately administered.

  • Coordinate with directorate departments, other directorates, and user facilities to provide integration of work across programs.

  • Work with user facilities and programs to improve execution and process efficiency.

The department manager will also be responsible for the overall human capital management of the department. As a leader in the Nuclear Science and Technology Directorate, the department manager is responsible for creating a culture of technical excellence, collaboration, inclusion, and diversity with focus toward the professional development of staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

BS or MS degree in nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, and related discipline with commensurate experience in the nuclear field plus at least 5 years of experience in nuclear materials R&D.

Must have evidence of increasing leadership and management experience demonstrating effective skills in recruiting and developing engineering staff.

Knowledge of nuclear fuel and material experiments and irradiation testing.

Must be able to obtain and maintain an active DOE "L" clearance.

Must be a US Citizen.

Must have knowledge of nuclear fuels, irradiation testing, characterization, and post-irradiation examination.

Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required.

Business management experience also preferred.

Experience with Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) and/or TREAT experiment design and operations are an advantage.

Professional Engineer License a plus.

Must be able to clearly describe complex experiment designs and analyses and develop persuasive arguments to defend designs and analysis.

Knowledge of nuclear reactor systems, and reactor experiments is required.

Further requirements include experience with quality assurance (specifically NQA-1), design control, specifications, procurement/contracting, and graded rigor application.

Experience with ATR experiment design and operations are an advantage.

Knowledge of design and drafting practices and tools (e.g., 3-dimensional modeling, engineering analysis, and design software)

Please Apply Before: April 10, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (MDT)

MISSION/VISION STATEMENT: Empowering the Nation's Energy Future

MISSION: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

VISION: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.

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.

Employee Job Functions

Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation.

Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

Motor Abilities - fine motor control (hands); repetitive, intermittent work

Special Senses - visually demanding work; near vision; speech discrimination

Work Conditions - stairs; typing/keyboard; working alone; working >8 hours/day

Certification Exam(s) - ATR Testing Designated Position (TDP)

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). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see www.sss.gov.

Environmental, Safety and Health Statement

Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.

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.

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 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.

The Idaho Falls Area

Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit www.visitidahofalls.com and www.visitidaho.org.



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