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Regulatory Development and Support Engineer- Senior

Idaho National Laboratory

Location: US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: November 30, 2022
Reference Code: 18788
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 Science and Technology group is seeking forward-thinking, professionals interested in exploring a technical career as a Regulatory Development and Support Engineer.
Responsibilities Include:
The nuclear reactor regulatory development and licensing support engineer will lead medium to large projects in a dispersed work team environment and perform tasks associated with current light water reactor and advanced reactor designs in both developing and existing regulatory frameworks, including those established in conjunction with either the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) or the Department of Energy (DOE).
This individual will direct and/or contribute to projects or significant tasks that may involve multidisciplinary activities in direct support of reactor owner-operators, reactor technology developers, the NRC, or DOE programs addressing reactor deployment and sustainability. The work will frequently tackle complex or longstanding regulatory challenges, requiring the candidate to be able to develop broad-based and collaborative approaches to provide solutions which are highly innovative. The person in this position will be expected to frequently interact with industry partners, including the commercial sector, other parts of DOE's national laboratory complex, the NRC, and DOE to regularly confirm that the approaches developed meet customer needs. Some travel and public speaking will be required.
Candidate will lead significant regulatory framework development projects or tasks and is encouraged to build teams across organizations, and will participate in professional activities and/or external collaborations. Opportunities will exist for the development of professional publications. The individual is expected to proactively identify, promote, and develop appropriate new technical capabilities and develop and implement plans for new and significant project opportunities. This includes highlighting the department capabilities to potential new customers; foster relationships with the NRC and existing customers; serving in positions of visibility in professional organizations, conferences, and various non-government organizations.
Minimum Requirements:
BS degree in a scientific or engineering field plus 12 years of relevant experience,
OR MS degree plus 8 years similar experience
OR PhD plus 6 years similar experience
  • Regulatory experience with various types of reactors, including commercial nuclear power plant operations, advanced light water and non-light water reactor technologies, and test or research reactor facilities
Level 5
  • Depending on the level awarded to the selected candidate, review and approval by the designated review committee may be required.
  • Able to work in a culturally diverse environment
Preferred Requirements:
  • Required skills include a demonstrated ability to work independently and write technical reports with minimal supervision, handle subcontract work scopes and subcontractor work products, and regularly report on project status and earned value.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade: 250 ($156,216 - $265,548)
  • 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 confirmed 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 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.

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 a 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.
Benefits & Salary:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, 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.