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Nuclear Safety Analyst

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: January 4, 2023
Reference Code: 18896
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) Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) Facility Safety Engineering group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Nuclear Safety Analyst! This team works an on-site 4x10 schedule located at our MFC facility with every Friday off.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Supports completion of nuclear facility document safety analyses (DSAs) and technical safety requirements (TSRs) updates, revisions, or creation.
  • Works with support organizations and ensures DSA and TSR projects are completed and submitted to the Department of Energy (DOE) for approval on schedule.
  • Identifies DSA commitments and derives TSRs to ensure hazardous and radioactive material releases are prevented or mitigated.
  • Leads all aspects of, reviews and ensures the preparation of DSA and TSR ensuring revisions accurately reflect the facility configuration and establish the necessary controls.
  • Reviews procedures, operational events, and facility modifications and support DSA and TSR implementation.
  • Implements unreviewed safety question (USQ) process for proposed facility and procedure changes and new information and develops interim operating restriction, develops, and implements USQ resolution plans.
  • Establishes objectives, set priorities, and advises management of nuclear safety issues.
  • Develops 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 and input, which include requirements management, identify, and implement improvements to current procedures and processes, perform programmatic assessments, and conduct lab-wide training associated with nuclear safety requirements.
  • Implement updated, upgraded, revised, or new DSAs and TSRs for nuclear facilities to ensure that TSRs and DSA commitments are adequately implemented in facility procedures.
  • Frequently work with other organizations, tracking and reporting status, and ensuring projects meet schedule commitments.
  • Collaborate with nuclear facility operation on reviews of routine and abnormal operating procedures and operational events with respect to the facility safety basis and reviews of facility modifications and long-range planning for safety enhancements.
  • Conduct facility hazard identification, assessment, and accident analyses and classification. Ensure that all hazards are identified and that adequately addressed, and that identification, assessment and analyses are adequately documented.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Level 3: Bachelor of Science degree plus 5 years relevant experience or an Advanced degree and 3 years.
  • Level 4: Bachelor of Science degree plus 8 years relevant experience or an Advanced degree and 6 years.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "Q" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
  • Maintain proficiency in the use of analytical tools.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Degree in Physics, Health Physics, Chemistry, Nuclear, Mechanical, Chemical, or Environmental Engineering.
  • A broad range of analytical methods used in developing safety analyses and risk assessments and knowledge of Department of Energy or of Nuclear Regulatory Commission nuclear safety and unreviewed safety question guides and standards.


Job Information
  • Salary Grade 220 ($107,520 - $177,336) / 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: Testing designated position; It will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of 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.