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National Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC) Demonstration Reactor Project Engineer

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: March 6, 2023
Reference Code: 19296
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) Reactor Project Engineering group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as an NRIC Demonstration Reactor Project Engineer.
Our team works an on-site 4x10 schedule located at our Materials and Fuels Complex with every Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
The Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking applicants as a National Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC) Demonstration Reactor Project Engineer. The NRIC Demonstration Reactor Project Engineer will be the lead technical point of contact with advanced micro reactor demonstration projects at the NRIC testbeds. The positions will be in the Reactor Project Engineering department at MFC and is collocated with the NRIC testbeds. Engineers in the Reactor Project Engineering Department are classified as Nuclear Research Facility Engineers.
INL is recognized as the lead national laboratory for the Department of Energy. The NRIC testbeds provide a unique capability to allow testing of first of a kind advanced micro reactors. Being collocated with MFC allows demonstrators to use additional nuclear fuels research and development expertise along with numerous post-irradiation examination and analytical capabilities.
The successful candidate will be assigned to one of the NRIC testbeds to support advance reactor demonstration projects. The NRIC Demonstration Reactor Project Engineer must have a wide range of skills and deep background in large scale technological projects including system engineering, requirements management, digital engineering, project engineering, project coordination, and customer interaction. The successful candidate will work with reactor demonstrators and will apply knowledge, practices, and techniques to develop designs for new or modified systems, processes, and specialized equipment through design and implementation phases for reactor operations in the test bed facilities.
In this role a senior level engineer will work independently with various NRIC customers to support test bed operations. Technical understanding of system design requirements, system performance criteria, physical configuration, operation, testing, and maintenance of assigned systems and components is key. Key functions of the role are:
  • Preform Project Engineering role for assigned advanced reactor demonstration project
  • Perform System Engineering role for modifications to testbeds necessary to support the assigned demonstration reactor
  • Perform Lead Engineer role for reactor installation
  • Perform Design Engineer role for modifications to support operational and research needs
  • Perform as Lead Engineer for ancillary projects as assigned by engineering manager
  • Configuration Management of assigned systems/projects
  • Specify equipment maintenance for assigned systems
  • Monitor performance of assigned systems
  • Failure analysis for assigned systems
  • Operations Support for assigned systems


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in an applicable engineering subject area and 5-8+ years relevant engineering experience, or a master's degree and 3-6+ years relevant experience
  • Applicable degrees include; Mechanical, Nuclear, Chemical, Electrical, and Instrumentation & Control's engineering, Aerospace. Other degrees may be considered with sufficient relevant experience
  • Ability to design, analyze and evaluate assigned systems
  • Ability to communicate with operations, engineering, nuclear safety, maintenance, and programmatic personnel both verbally and through written products
  • Ability to identify and complete engineering work tasks such as design efforts, maintenance activities and operating written instructions
  • Ability to plan, organize, and lead engineering work
  • Familiarity with digital and systems engineering methods and tools
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "Q" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Experience performing system engineering functions within a nuclear facility/environment
  • Professional Engineering License
Job Information:
  • Salary Grade PR0300 220 ($107,520 - $177,336) / PR0400 230 ($121,212 - $206,232)
  • 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.
  • 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 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.