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Nuclear Safety Analyst

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: August 23, 2022
Reference Code: 18274
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) Nuclear Safety and Assurance group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Nuclear Safety Analyst.
Our team works an on-site 9x80 schedule located at our Research and Education Campus with every other Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
  • Support completion of nuclear facility documented safety analyses (DSA) and technical safety requirements (TSR) updates, revisions, or creation.
  • Collaborate with support organizations and ensures DSA and TSR projects are completed and submitted to the Department of Energy (DOE) for approval on schedule.
  • Identify DSA commitments and derives TSR to ensure hazardous and radioactive material releases are prevented or mitigated. Analyst will ensure preparation of DSA and TSR ensuring revisions accurately reflect the facility configuration and establish the necessary controls. Support nuclear facility operation which includes review of procedures, operational events, and facility modifications and support DSA and TSR implementation.
  • Implement unreviewed safety question (USQ) process for proposed facility and procedure changes and new information and develops interim operating restriction, develop and implement USQ resolution plans.
  • Develop proficiency in the use of analytical tools.
  • Assist in establishing objectives, set priorities and advise management of nuclear safety issues. Develop and maintain effective collaboration with plant systems and experiments engineers, facility operations, supporting organization, company Facility Safety Engineering organization, subcontractor personnel, and DOE oversight personnel.
  • Provide support to the Nuclear Safety Program, which include requirements management, identifying and implementing improvements to current procedures and processes, performing programmatic assessments, and conducting lab-wide training associated with nuclear safety requirements.
  • Establish interface agreements with other organizations, track and report status, and ensure projects meet schedule commitments.
  • Conduct facility hazard identification, assessment, and accident analyses and classification. Ensure proper identification and analyses are adequately documented.


Minimum Requirements:
  • BS degree in Physics, Health Physics, Chemistry, Nuclear, Mechanical, Chemical, or Environmental Engineering preferred plus 2 years of relevant experience, or an Advanced Degree 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:
  • A broad range of analytical methods used in developing safety analyses and risk assessments and knowledge of DOE or of Nuclear Regulatory Commission nuclear safety and USQ guides and standards.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade: 210
  • 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.

COVID Safety Protocols
As a condition of employment, Idaho National Laboratory will inquire about COVID vaccination status and expects candidates to comply with all required COVID safety protocols, including mask-wearing as applicable.

Idaho National Laboratory has implemented a required vaccination policy effective immediately requiring that 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 Idaho National Laboratory'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
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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.