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TREAT Reactor Safety and Engineering Manager

Idaho National Laboratory

Location: US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: December 15, 2022
Reference Code: 18797
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) Transient Reactor Test Facility (TREAT) is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Department Manager, TREAT Experiment Safety Engineering.
Our team works an on-site 4x10 schedule located at our Materials and Fuels Complex with every Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
Provides leadership, direction, integration, policies, and procedures for TREAT reactor engineering, experiment engineering, experiment safety engineering, and nuclear safety analysis at the TREAT facility. Effective interpretation of DOE and INL standards and directives is required as policies and procedures are developed. Ensures that all TREAT experiment-supporting and reactor engineering activities are properly planned, scheduled, coordinated, and performed per company and TREAT procedures. Participates as a member of the TREAT Operations Review Committee (TORC).
Manages assigned staff and resources to enhance performance in the execution of organizational plans and to deliver quality products and services. Develops staff by coaching and mentoring, provide career development opportunities, set goals for staff that align with laboratory strategic objectives, and develop a succession plan that includes the development of the future leaders of the TREAT organization.
  • Reviews and concurs with Experiment Safety Analyses, reactor engineering calculations, technical evaluations, analysis, quality level determinations (QLDs), and calculations affecting experiment system, structures, and components (SSCs)
  • Leads and oversees establishment and implementation of reactor analysis methods for TREAT reactor engineering services
  • Supports the TREAT Plant Manager and Nuclear Facility Manager by leading and overseeing nuclear safety analysis, Safety Analysis Report revision, and other safety basis analyses
  • Supports the TREAT Engineering Manager and the TREAT design authority by reviewing and approving all experiment and experiment support systems that are to be installed in the TREAT facilities and work with TREAT SSCs
  • Designates Cognizant System Engineers (CSEs) for each experiment safety-related (SR), system structures and components (SSCs). Designates's system engineers for each non-safety-related with augmented requirements (NSR-AR) and non-safety-related (NSR) experiment SSCs, and each essential experiment support system
  • Establishes and ensures that the TREAT Reactor Engineering & Safety organization and its support elements are organized and trained to carry out an effective and efficient work-control program
  • Responsible for allocating group resources to experiment project teams supporting TREAT program objectives, including coordinating with TREAT maintenance and Operations for resources required to support experiment objectives
  • Collaborate with TREAT Operations Manager and Nuclear Facility Manager to assure all experiments to be operated in the TREAT facility have the proper analyses, documentation, procedures, and technical support required for safe and compliant operations
  • Collaborate with various experiment organizations and customers at the INL as well as outside the INL to assure that TREAT experiments are designed and analyzed to meet all TREAT authorization basis and operational requirements
  • Ensures department staff are knowledgeable of and are implementing configuration management processes and procedures
  • Represents the INL in interactions with international groups of experiment organizations that support advanced nuclear fuels' development to fully apply TREAT's capabilities
  • Supports the strategic long-range readiness objectives and on-time execution of all actions contained in the TREAT Operations budget baseline and associated control account plans
  • Ensures activities align with Conduct of Operations, Conduct of Maintenance, and Conduct of Engineering, and implement ISMS, VPP, EMS, ES&H, Radiation Safety, and QA requirements and principles


Minimum Requirements:
  • B.S. in engineering or science subject area (M.S. or Ph.D in engineering or science field desired)
  • Ten years relevant experience in technical and leadership roles (8 years with M.S. or Ph.D. in engineering or science subject area)
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "Q" clearance, which requires US Citizenship
Preferred Requirements:
  • Incumbent is expected to know and understand TREAT experiment safety requirements as elaborated in the TREAT Safety Analysis Report (SAR-420) and to understand technical details underlying experiment safety analyses and relevant phenomena, with proficiency established in approximately one year
  • Education and background in one or more technical subject areas will support this expectation
Job Information
  • Salary Grade 240 ($135,816 - $230,904)
  • 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.
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.