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Risk and Reliability Engineer or Scientist

Idaho National Laboratory

Location: US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: December 5, 2022
Reference Code: 18803
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) Regulatory Support group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Risk and Reliability Engineer or Scientist.
Our team works an on-site 9x80 schedule located at our Research Education Campus with every other Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
Staff member responsible for supporting activities performed by Regulatory Support Department. This support is with respect to both national and international customers requiring development of advanced risk analysis methods or tools for various applications. The staff member supports activities of basic reliability or risk analysis theories, principles, methods, concepts, tools, and technologies. The staff member applies these skills for various applications with a major work focus towards systems such as commercial nuclear power and aerospace applications. The staff member uses knowledge in other related fields, such as data analysis or machine learning to develop new risk information. The staff member is mentored with the expectation of becoming a contributing professional who is building a reputation for technical expertise. After initial on-the-job risk assessment and licensing aspects training, the staff member supports the development of advanced risk analysis methods and tools with minimal oversight. The staff member works on project(s) teams to building effective internal relationships and a spirit of cooperation, teamwork, resource sharing, and mutual respect for those in the Regulatory Support Department. The staff member is encouraged to participate in professional activities, university interactions, special assignments, and external special interest groups. The staff member will be groomed to contribute to the development of new capabilities within the department. Products and deliverables will include portions of journal papers, reports, proceedings, scientific, and technical products.
Work in some or all of the following areas of research and applications will likely be performed:
  • Understanding of probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) with application to nuclear power plants
  • Basic understanding of nuclear power plant systems, and component operation
  • Basic understanding of programming language(s)
  • Functional ability to use, read, write, or modify code (e.g., C#, Python, R, C, etc.) or manipulate input/output files
  • Hazards assessment
  • Machine learning or time-series data analysis.
  • Graphical fault trees and fault tree analysis
  • Reliability, availability, maintainability, analysis (RAM)
  • System safety analysis
  • Verification and Validation of modeling and simulation applications
  • Fire PRA or fire simulation modelling (such as CFAST or FDS)
  • Statistical analysis
  • Regulatory and licensing activities with the nuclear community
  • Development of advanced risk analysis methods


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and 5 years relevant experience, or Master of Science degree in engineering and 3 year relevant experience, or Doctorate in engineering and 2 years
Preferred Requirements:
  • Degree(s) in nuclear engineering preferred
  • Must be able to work in a culturally diverse environment
Job Information
  • Salary Grade 220 ($104,688 - $172,668)/230 ($118,020 - $200,808)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • 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.