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Cognizant System Engineer

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: February 16, 2023
Reference Code: 19203
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 Cognizant System Engineer.
Our team works an on-site 4x10 schedule located at our ATR facility with every Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
  • Ensure continued operational readiness of assigned systems and safety systems.
  • Interact with technical networks inside the Laboratory.
  • Perform complex assignments given general results expectation and guidelines.
  • Select and develop technical approach to assignments. Decisions or recommendations may impact programmatic objectives.
  • Influence project and program strategies and directions. Lead engineering review work within organization and be available for peer review by others.
  • Select and widely apply principles, theories, and concepts in major field of specialization. Oversee technical aspects of system changes as the system owner. Determine or approve engineering approach for solving problems and meeting client needs. Prepare reports, engineering documentation, and presentations.
  • Mentor and support peers and junior staff in technical growth, and be available to work on key project teams.
  • Contribute to expanding engineering capabilities within the division. May receive recognition as a co-author or co-presenter.
  • Identify need for and ensure performance of necessary repairs, as well as directing preventive, predictive, and routine maintenance to meet performance objectives.
  • Identify need for and carry out performance monitoring based on equipment requirements, maintenance records, operational history, and system availability requirement.
  • Develop, ensure adequacy of, and maintain configuration management and the technical baseline of multiple systems.
  • Ensure all design modifications meet the system's technical baseline requirements.
  • Attain and maintain qualifications as a Nuclear Operations Plant Engineer, System Engineer and Cognizant System Engineer for assigned systems. Maintain safety, Conduct of Engineering, Maintenance, and Operations training current.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering or related engineering field and 2 years of position-related experience, or an advanced degree in Electrical Engineering or related field and 1 year of experience.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
Preferred Requirements:
  • 2 years nuclear facility experience desired.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade 210 ($93,492 - $154,212) / 220 ($107,520 - $177,336)
  • 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.
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills.
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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INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
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.