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Irradiation Experiment Neutronics Analysis Department Manager

Idaho National Laboratory

Location: US
Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: November 29, 2022
Reference Code: 18763
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) Irradiation Experiment Neutronics Analysis (IENA) group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as an Irradiation Experiment Neutronics Analysis Department Manager.
Our team works an on-site 9x80 schedule located at our Research Education Campus with every other Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
The Irradiation Experiment Neutronics Analysis (IENA) Department within the Reactor Systems Design and Analysis Division performs complex, innovative and unique neutronics analyses and safety calculations to enable research, design and development (RD&D) of experiments irradiated in nuclear research reactors or conducted in nuclear facilities. The department staff works closely with staff from the Nuclear Science and Technology (NS&T) Directorate as well as staff from nuclear facilities across the Laboratory; such as staff from the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR), Transient Reactor Test (TREAT) Facility and Hot Fuel Examination Facility (HFEF). The department staff activities include working on multiple engineering design project teams, applying complex modeling and simulation methods, using reactor physics and neutron/photon transport codes, data analysis and visualization, verification and validation, serving on engineering design review boards, writing formal engineering calculation reports, presenting and defending methods, assumptions, calculations, analysis results, conclusions and recommendations.
The IENA department manager will be a key member and leader within the RSD&A division and NS&T. The manager will be responsible for the overall human capital management within the department. More specifically, the DM will:
  • Create a culture of technical excellence, collaboration, inclusion, and diversity with focus toward professional development
  • Assure analysis deliverables meet nuclear quality assurance, NQA-1 requirements for nuclear safety basis application
  • Build a strong supportive peer group promoting a questioning attitude and a strong safety culture
  • Assign staff and coordinate their work in support of Laboratory goals and objectives
  • Ensure training, qualification, and overall competence of staff.
  • Oversee, mentor and guide professional development of staff
  • Recruit, hire and retain highly skilled staff
  • Develop and increase department work portfolio
  • Review department deliverables for quality, policy and procedure compliance, justification of assumptions, conclusions and soundness of recommendations
  • Act as neutronics analysis technical authority for INL irradiation experiments; review, contribute to, and concur with engineering requirements documents; observe, comment on and concur with engineering design reviews; review, comment and approve analysis calculations and evaluation documents
  • Evaluate department work processes; lead and develop guidance to implement process improvement and efficiencies
  • Encourage research accomplishments (e.g., LDRD proposals) and promote publication of results
  • Identify and benchmark innovative approaches to analysis from comparable technical fields
  • Manage allocated department overhead funds; track and ensure appropriate use
  • Conduct staff performance reviews
  • Verify/approve day-to-day activities such as time sheet certification, use of charge numbers, travel authorizations, equipment purchases, expense reimbursements, non-standard software use, training, personal leave and work assignments
  • Represent the Department, the Division, the Directorate and the Laboratory as a leader in nuclear technology
  • Coordinate with NS&T departments, other directorates and user facilities to provide integration of work across programs and the Laboratory
  • Collaborate with user facilities, programs and customers to improve integrated processes


Minimum Requirements:
Degree in Nuclear Engineering or closely related subject area with commensurate experience in the nuclear enterprise:
  • BS and 12+ years of experience
  • MS and 8+ years of experience
  • PhD and 6+ years of experience
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "Q" clearance, which requires US Citizenship
Job Information
  • Salary Grade: 240 ($135,816 - $230,904)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: This is a 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 Overview:
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.
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 men born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO 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:
When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits & Salary:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. 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.