Nuclear Engineer

Department Of Energy Idaho Falls , ID 83405

Posted 4 months ago

  • Duties

Help Duties Summary

The Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office (DOE-ID) is seeking candidates to serve as a Nuclear Engineer (Project Engineer) for the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The incumbent is responsible for technical oversight, development, review and coordination of safety analysis, and other nuclear engineering design attributes for the VTR EIS.

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Responsibilities

The Nuclear Engineer (Project Engineer) for the VTR EIS is responsible for:

  • Conducting oversight and reviewing highly complex nuclear reactor designs, operations, hot cell facilities, nuclear fuel processing, special nuclear material transportation, and special nuclear material storage facilities.

  • Initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a diverse design team to achieve the VTR EIS goals and meet specific success criteria at the specified time.

  • Reviewing the EIS for technical accuracy & adequacy.

  • Reviewing contractor designs and inputs to the EIS, providing constructive comments and suggestions to the NEPA team to meet DOE and NEPA requirements.

  • Reviewing Environmental, Safety, and Health provisions; Quality Assurance activities; and technical work plans in accordance with DOE rules and regulations.

  • Directing highly specialized support service contractors

  • Ensuring that work is completed on time, within budget, and in compliance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and DOE regulations.

  • Representing and speaking for DOE-ID on technical aspects of the VTR design and EIS progress within Headquarters, other DOE field offices, industry, and inter agency personnel at conferences, meetings, and negotiations.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
13

  • Job family (Series)
    0840 Nuclear Engineering

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  • Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen.

  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.

  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.

  • Subject to satisfactory security and suitability determinations.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Appointment is contingent upon initial and continued compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.

Qualifications

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-13 in the Federal service.

Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Working as a Nuclear Engineering professional with demonstrated experience providing technical direction to professional and technical specialists, and interacting with a variety of technical and non-technical stakeholders to present cross-cutting program issues. In addition, candidates must demonstrate at least one of the following: (1) preparing and/or overseeing nuclear reactor designs, and/or (2) performing or overseeing nuclear reactor operations.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position.

  • Mastery of the advanced concepts and principles associated with development, approval, and maintenance of documented safety analyses (DSA) for DOE nuclear facilities. This includes DSA and Technical Safety Requirements (TSR) development, maintenance, and implementation, as well as the implementation of the Unreviewed Safety Question (USQ) process.

  • Ability to review highly complex nuclear reactor designs, operations, hot cell facilities, nuclear fuel processing, special nuclear material transportation, and special nuclear material storage facilities.

  • Skill in administering a diverse organization comprised of a variety of professional and technical specialists.

  • Skill in written and oral communication to present complex technical information in both verbal and written reports and presentations in order to provide understandable, easily assimilated information to all levels of contractor management, DOEID and Headquarters personnel, State and Federal agencies, and public interest groups.

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Education

Basic Requirements:

A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.

OR

B. Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:
1.Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1 , or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.
2.Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
3.Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.
4.Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

For a complete copy of the Engineering Standard see the following link: 0800 professional engineering

This position has a positive education requirement. You MUST provide college transcripts. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website

Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.


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