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ATR System Engineering Department Manager

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: February 13, 2023
Reference Code: 19176
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) System Engineering group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a System Engineering Department Manager.
Our team works an on-site 4x10 schedule located at our ATR facility with every Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
  • Provide leadership, direction, and technical support for operation of the ATR systems as well as other ATR and ATRC Complex systems.
  • Provide direction and leadership for Nuclear Facility Mechanical Systems, Nuclear Facility Electrical Systems, Nuclear Instrumentation and Control Systems and Balance of Plant Systems.
  • Lead and manage both safety-related and non safety-related systems. Assign system engineers and/or cognizant system engineers, as needed, to facility systems, structures, and components.
  • Act as a design authority for ATR and ATR Complex systems. Provide direction and technical reviews for work orders, procedures, and safety analyses.
  • Ensure predictive, preventative, and corrective maintenance are performed satisfactorily to ensure reactor systems reliability. Ensure current facility procedures and drawings are maintained per the configuration management program.
  • Provide direction for solutions to complex technical and process problems. Make technical decisions based on adaptation of emerging technological developments or processes to determine necessary corrective actions and/or design modifications.
  • Perform safety evaluations for proposed facility changes or new information to identify Unreviewed Safety Questions.
  • Maintain cognizance of Safety Analysis Reports and other applicable Authorization Bases.
  • Review experiment program test data and surveillance reports and evaluate for trends. Promulgate decisions based on technical feedback to ensure optimum operating or maintenance practices to achieve maximum system reliability.
  • Ensure System Engineering personnel are trained adequately such that competency is commensurate with responsibility.
  • Maintain a workplace free of injury and illness. Ensure that safety is integrated into all aspects of Engineering Support programs and projects.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering and 8 years of experience, or Advanced Degree in Engineering and 6 years.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Strong technical background working in nuclear facilities.
  • Experience as a system engineer in a nuclear facility.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade 240 ($139,488 - $237,144)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP-Testing designated position; you will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of your employment.
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 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
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INL Mission
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

INL Vision
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.

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). For more information see www.sss.gov.

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.
Reasonable Accommodation
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information
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Benefits, Salary, and Relocation
We have an extremely competitive salary structure and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview/
About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.