Senior Nuclear Safety Engineer

Position Overview

Under general supervision, Nuclear Safety Engineering job functions as assigned by management.  Typical job responsibilities assist and support management in nuclear safety support of operations and engineering system design. The specific work assignment may include duties or activities that assist and support management in one or more of the following functional areas, in addition to other duties as assigned:

Performs tracking and trending of Nuclear Safety performance
Performs maintenance/supports Nuclear Safety operability or engineering evaluations when necessary
Prepares problem disposition reports for assigned projects
Prepares and reviews USQ Screenings and USQDs
Performs reviews of Safety Basis documents
Prepares new and revised Safety Basis Documents
Performs project engineering functions involving monitoring of progress and preparation of procedures
Identifies and evaluates project issues and problems
Ensures compliance with DOE regulations and standards
Conducts NS review and provides input to feasibility studies and evaluates potential technologies
Performs research to analyze and validate NS aspects of design or theory concepts
Responsible for technical ownership of assigned Nuclear Safety projects
Subject matter expert for assigned Nuclear Safety projects
Assists in training preparation and facilitation
Evaluates operations and proposed modifications to determine compliance with engineering disciplines and standards, federal, state or local statutes and regulations as well as project/company policy
Lead role for projects as assigned
Partners with senior Nuclear Safety Engineers in completing assigned engineering tasks and job functions
Ensures compliance with DOE regulations and standards
Prepares or reviews Un-reviewed Safety Question Determinations (USQDs) and reviews USQD screens
Interfaces with other technical and production organizations to compile the technical information required to prepare documentation
Serves as a resource for lower level positions
Provides assigned technical or functional support to team members
Performs a variety of tasks complex in nature
Other job related duties as assigned
Maintains knowledge of and demonstrates ability to perform work safely in accordance with all approved safety policies, procedures and applicable regulations and performs assigned duties in a safe manner
Actively participates in Safety Work Groups

Minimum Requirements

BS degree in a related field and 7 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, is required.  Typical experience ranges from 7 - 10 years.

Expert understanding of pertinent codes, governing regulations and industry practices

Expert knowledge of applicable codes and standards, as well as project procedures

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Understanding of multiple engineering disciplines

Must possess a DOE “L” clearance or the ability to obtain a DOE “L” Clearance

Working Conditions

Work in an environmental restoration atmosphere (outdated and/or abandoned facilities). Potential exposure to equipment movement hazards, dangerous chemicals/solvents or hazardous and radioactive materials if proper safety procedures are not followed.

Ability to wear respirator and other protective equipment to enter various types of potentially hazardous areas (such as but not limited to chemical, dust fumes, mists, heat stress factors, etc.).

Ability to carry several instruments/equipment or tools while walking extensively. Potential prolonged walking/standing, repeated pushing/pulling.

Ability to perform medium to very heavy work, exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, non-repetitive, up to 50 pounds of force frequently (any exertion of force/lifting greater than 45 pounds requires usage of a two person “buddy system”), and/or more than 20 pounds of force constantly, repetitive; performing such activities as lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling, standing, walking, grasping, kneeling, stooping, reaching.

Potential for prolonged driving of or riding in a motor vehicle, machine operation, and/or working around moving equipment/machinery or motorized vehicles (such as but not limited to car, truck, golf cart, gator, heavy equipment).

Ability to work in confined areas, tanks, heat stress conditions, high noise and areas with radiation and chemical hazards.

Environmental conditions may include weather or temperature extremes, inclement weather (such as but not limited to wind, rain, excessive heat, excessive cold, snow/ice, etc.)

In some cases radiological training may be required.

May be required to operate company vehicle during the course of work. All safety and DOT regulations and procedures must be adhered to at all times.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform job-related duties as requested by management.   All requirements are subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.