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Nuclear Engineer/Neutronics Analyst

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: September 6, 2022
Reference Code: 18323
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 group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Nuclear Engineer/Neutronics Analyst.
Our team works an on-site 9x80 schedule located at our Research Education Campus with every other Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
The Nuclear Engineer/Neutronics Analyst will focus on neutronics and reactor physics calculations for irradiation experiment design and operation in the Transient Reactor Test Facility (TREAT), the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR), and other nuclear research and test reactors. The Nuclear Engineer/Neutronics Analyst should have a strong background in neutron transport with demonstrated experience using MCNP, SCALE/ORIGEN, MC21, or OPENMC to model the irradiation of nuclear fuels and materials under varied nuclear conditions. Practical experience using nuclear safety basis knowledge and documents is highly desired. Computer programming skills including python and dedication computing experience is also highly desired. In general, the Nuclear Engineer/Neutronics Analyst will apply physics and engineering theories and concepts to solve problems and perform detailed neutronics and reactor physics calculations and analyses of irradiation experiments for INL customers. The Nuclear Engineer/Neutronics Analyst is expected to be a key participant within an interdisciplinary project team and work effectively both alone and as a team member, be self-motivated and willing to take direction from team members and peers and maintain currency in relevant engineering and scientific literature, prepare internal reports and peer-reviewed publications, and present research results at conferences and meetings.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelors of Science in nuclear science/engineering/physics (or similar subject area)
  • Must be able to work in a culturally diverse environment
Preferred Requirements:
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in nuclear modeling, physics, and reactor engineering analysis
  • Demonstrated experience using MCNP or MC21
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
Job Information
  • Grade 200 ($79,140 - $130,572)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.

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.
COVID Safety Protocols:
As a condition of employment, INL will inquire about COVID vaccination status and expects candidate compliance with all required COVID safety protocols, including mask-wearing as applicable.
INL has implemented a required vaccination policy effective immediately requiring all new hires must be vaccinated against COVID - 19 as a condition of employment, unless exempt under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or other applicable state or federal law. In accordance with INL's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations.
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.