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Probabilistic Safety Analysis Engineer (SMR) at HOLTEC International

Probabilistic Safety Analysis Engineer (SMR)

HOLTEC International Camden, NJ Full-Time
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Holtec International and its subsidiary companies are designing an unfailingly safe and secure source of clean energy using nuclear fission, called the SMR-160 small modular reactor. The position is offered by SMR LLC as a member of the Holtec International family, a global turnkey supplier of equipment and systems for nuclear, solar, geothermal, and fossil power generation sectors of the energy industry.
Come join a growing multidisciplinary team of designers and engineers designing the next generation nuclear power plant. The PSA Engineer is responsible for supporting internal and external events probabilistic safety analysis evaluations of the SMR‑160 plant at its early design stage. The PSA Engineer will work alongside engineers, designers, and analysts in a dynamic development environment. The PSA Engineer participates in the daily activities of the multinational PSA team, ensuring continued technical communication/information exchange between various PSA task leaders during the development of internal and external events PSA for the SMR plant in its design phase. The PSA Engineer is familiar with event trees and fault tree modeling methods and is hands-on in requirements development, detailed development, engineering analysis and technical documentation.
The ideal PSA Engineer will have experience with the CAFTA suite of computer codes and will be capable of performing system level and plant level quantification, uncertainty analysis, and sensitivity analysis. Experience with cut set reviews, Internal Flood PSA development, Low Power and Shutdown PSA development, Fire PSA development, Seismic Margins analysis, or High Winds analysis is highly desirable. The Engineer will be part of a team executing a U.S. Government cost-shared development program requiring efficient completion of engineering assignments.
Specific Areas of Responsibility:

  • Execute key PSA activities as a member of the multinational PSA team, including engineering analyses and technical documentation.
  • Gain a deep understanding of the SMR-160 concept design, its safety features and design functions of the plant’s Systems, Structures, and Components (SSC).
  • Interact with team members from other disciplines and vendors.
  • Prepare and review design deliverables and presentations.
  • Develop and implement PSA methodologies for internal and external events.
  • Performing system level and plant level quantification, uncertainty analysis, and sensitivity analysis.
  • Support development of engineering and licensing documentation.
  • Applicants should be prepared to play an active role in a project-driven and highly integrated engineering team.
Minimum Requirements:
  • B.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or closely related field of engineering.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and computer skills.
  • 0-5 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and capable of producing error-free documents.
  • Eligible to work under 10 CFR Part 810.
Optional Additional Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in Nuclear Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or closely related field of engineering.
  • Applications for Specialty PSA Engineers should have a minimum of 5-10 years of experience in the PSA discipline, with 2-5 years of experience in the specialty area.
  • 5+ years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  • Experience in commercial nuclear or naval nuclear design and/or operation.
  • Experience in safety analysis of Pressurized Water-type reactors (PWR).
  • Experience with using CAFTA, MELCOR, RELAP and/or other conventional computer codes for NPP model development and risk quantification.
  • Experience with Thermal-Hydraulic Analysis and/or Component Reliability Analysis and/or Human Reliability Analysis will be an asset.
  • Experience in Low Power/Shutdown, Internal Flood, Internal Fire, External Flood, High Winds or Seismic Margins Analysis PSA modeling will be an asset.
 

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