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Spent Fuel Analyst and Database Manager

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: November 29, 2022
Reference Code: 18736
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) Used Fuel Management group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Spent Fuel Analyst and Database Manager.
Our team works an on-site 9x80 schedule located at our Research Education Campus with every other Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
The position requires understanding of used/spent fuel generation, characterization, modelling, and analysis, as well as an understanding of managing database applications. Based on seniority, the individual may contribute to or lead efforts to develop applications advanced systems engineering concepts and advanced decision-making techniques, principles, and practices on highly complex national programs and projects. Efforts include assessing customer and program/project needs; identifying customer and program/project requirements; facilitating the identification and analysis of system alternatives, identifying and evaluating alternatives, systems, components, and technologies; identifying and evaluating system risk, cost, and performance measures; developing and using simulation models; developing solutions to unusually complex problems requiring a high degree of ingenuity and innovation; documenting and presenting analysis results, conclusions, and recommendations; supporting and participating in decision making processes; and integrating systems, components, and organizations. In addition, serves as a primary or sole contributor to the generation of reports, publications, proposals, and intellectual property, as appropriate. Interacts with and represents the organization to sponsors and peers through programmatic and technical presentations. Assists with organizational business and strategic plans, and marketing efforts, as appropriate.
The individual will contribute to a broad range of spent fuel related projects, including but not limited to: DOE-NE's Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition program, DOE-EM's Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition program, and industry/vendor collaborations. Job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
  • Contributes to application software maintenance activities to correct any issues that are found and add features as needed. Familiarity with Microsoft Visual Studio would be desirable
  • Knowledge of database management and developing complex SQL queries using SQL Server is required
  • Responds to data requests as needed from a wide variety of customers and decision makers
  • Supports the characterization and investigation of historic spent fuels to correct errors and fill in missing data
  • Development and maintenance of Spent Fuel Database application and data according to quality assurance procedures
  • Maintains contacts at all DOE sites that store Spent Nuclear fuel and works directly with them to receive periodic data updated
  • Works efficiently both independently and as a member of a diverse multi-disciplinary team
  • May provide mentorship to more junior peers


Minimum Requirements:
  • BS degree in science/engineering and 4 years relevant experience or an advanced degree and 2 years relevant experience
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "Q" clearance, which requires US Citizenship
Preferred Requirements:
  • A strong working knowledge of DOE and DOD programs is desired
  • Demonstrated knowledge of systems engineering principles is required, with emphasis on customer interfaces, mission and needs assessments, and various approaches to decision analysis
  • Travel may be necessary at one week intervals and up to 30% of the time
Job Information
  • Salary Grade 210 ($91,032 - $150,156)/220 ($104,688 - $172,668)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: This is a 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.
  • 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.