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Nuclear Engineer/Physicist (Seeking All-Levels)

Southern Company

Baxley, GA 31515

This position is for a Nuclear Engineer assigned to Southern Nuclear Company’s (SNC) Nuclear Fuel & Analysis department, located at the corporate headquarters in Birmingham, AL, or Reactor Engineering at one of our 3 nuclear reactor sites, Plant Farley, Plant Vogtle, or Plant Hatch.

The Nuclear Fuel & Analysis department includes BWR Fuel Engineering, PWR Fuel Engineering, and Safety Analysis teams. SNC's corporate Fuel Engineering departments are responsible for nuclear fuel and core design, core management, operational support, reload safety analysis, and reload licensing to support our BWR and PWR nuclear units. SNC’s corporate Safety Analysis provides plant support through performing analyses such as evaluations of containment response, radiological releases, and transient analyses on the entire SNC fleet of BWRs and PWRs associated with assumed accidents and events to ensure compliance. These roles permit an exceptional level of utility ownership and technical depth and are an excellent development opportunity for individual professional growth. SNC’s Nuclear Fuel & Analysis department also offers outstanding opportunities for innovation in the realm of nuclear fuel and core design.

The Reactor Engineering department provides technical direction regarding the safe, efficient, and reliable operation of reactor cores and nuclear fuel. Reactor Engineers deal daily with issues concerning nuclear fuel and reactor operation. They are responsible for optimal core performance, core physics tests, fuel performance, and special nuclear material accountability. Typical duties include monitoring core performance and reactivity control; direction and on-site support to ensure safe core loading, alterations, and power operation, plant startups, and major power changes; performing core physics surveillance testing; providing engineering support to resolve problems in and improve the long-term reliability of the fuel handling, dry fuel storage, and nuclear instrumentation systems. Reactor Engineers at SNC may have opportunities to manage special projects and for future developmental assignments in operations, training, or quality assurance to prepare for supervisory and management positions.


Education :

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited college OR Professional Engineer (P.E.) license/certification required OR
  • Accredited undergraduate degree in an Applied Science, Mathematics, AND a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from an ABET accredited program.

(Note: The position title will be determined based on individual’s educational qualifications.)

Experience :

The following experience is required:

  • Nuclear power plant or related industrial experience.

The following experiences are highly desired:

  • Experience with applications of BWR or PWR reactor physics.
  • Experience with BWR or PWR fuel and core design, and AOO analysis.
  • Experience with FSAR Chapter 6 and 15 safety analyses.
  • Experience associated with the systems, design, and analysis of entire SNC nuclear fleet of BWRs.
  • Experience in reactor engineering at BWR or PWR.

(Note: The position title will be determined based on individual’s experience level.)

Desired Skills:

  • An ability to solve complex problems and make sound, timely engineering decisions, based upon experience, appropriate industry practices, and sound engineering principles that might impact plant safety and reliability.
  • Ability to manage and implement nuclear engineering analysis and technical programs, and to make technical decisions within accountabilities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

Desired Behavioral Attributes:

  • Unquestionable Trust: Honesty, respect, fairness, and integrity drive behaviors. Keeps promises and has ethical behavior as a standard.
  • Superior Performance: Dedicated to superior performance and sets high expectations. Priorities are safety first, teamwork, diversity, and continuous improvement through leadership.
  • Total Commitment: Committed to success of employees, customers, and shareholders and to citizenship and stewardship.
  • Initiative: Self-starter who demonstrates initiative and the ability to work independently.
  • Accountability: Holds himself/herself accountable for business results and behaviors, meeting commitments.


BWR or PWR Fuel Engineer: Coordinate, direct and/or perform reactor physics analyses required to load, license, and operate a nuclear reactor core. Execute, and/or collaborate with the fuel vendor, the modeling, selecting inputs, and validating outputs for the reload design and licensing documentation. Monitor core operations to ensure exposure and licensing assumptions are met. Manage cycle reload process for reload meetings, special assignments, exposure accounting, cycle management reports and control blade/component management. Perform analysis and vendor oversight to support storage of spent nuclear fuel in wet and dry storage in accordance with applicable regulations and licensing documents. Governance, oversight, and support for site implementation of spent fuel strategies. Develop long term fuel storage strategies and projections. Perform governance and oversight of special nuclear material control and accountability. Participate in formulating strategic decisions and recommendations that impact key technical issues across the organization. May serve as a member of the Emergency Response Organization.

Safety Analysis Engineer: This position is responsible for performance and oversight of engineering and technical products associated with the design and licensing basis hazards, accidents, and safety analyses for the SNC fleet. These analyses are conducted to demonstrate the plants operate within acceptable safety limits and design margins following design and licensing basis events. Types of analyses include evaluations of containment response, radiological releases, and transient analyses associated with assumed accidents and events to ensure regulatory compliance. May serve as a member of the Emergency Response Organization.

Reactor Engineering: Managing and completing assigned activities to support timely implementation of required plant operations. Interfacing with customers to identify needs and providing engineering solutions to facilitate operational effectiveness. Monitoring reactor core operation and performing applicable testing, including start-up physics testing. Developing reactivity plans for power maneuvers. Providing control room support during power changes and advising Operations on reactor operations. Interfacing with and coordinating activities performed by internal and external engineering organizations and consulting service companies. Supporting / Performing new fuel receipt and tracking special nuclear material. Preparing and reviewing procedures associated with reactor core operation and nuclear fuel management. May serve as a member of the Emergency Response Organization.

Nuclear Engineer


McLean, VA 22102

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  • Observe nuclear energy production processes and make necessary recommendations regarding safety and sustainable nuclear energy production.
  • Assess technical and non-technical aspects of nuclear processes to generate energy through relevant data analysis.
  • Maintain knowledge on the latest developments in nuclear fuel cycles and nuclear technology, and evaluate and upgrade the existing system according to established guidlines.
  • Identify, analyze and resolve difficult and complex technical issues pertaining to nuclear energy production.
  • Facilitate new levels of research and development (R&D) to optimize nuclear power generation. Prepare and review R&D projects according to required initiatives.
  • Prepare technical documents in line with existing quality assurance procedures and compile results for submission to external and internal experts.
  • Evaluate fuel cycles of uranium, plutonium and thorium and perform comparative efficacy in nuclear reactors.
  • Perform nuclear fuel analysis to facilitate fuel fertility in light water reactors (LWRs), advanced reactors, and research reactors.
  • Develop advanced reactor modeling and design, lattice physics methods, nuclear fuel cycle optimization and spent fuel and source terms characterization through research and analysis.
  • Coordinate with various manufactures, vendors and nuclear energy industry personnel to investigate and rectify system problems.
  • Monitor all functional initiatives to create and implement appropriate cost, resources and time for generating nuclear energy in sustainable environment.
  • Review and analyze ooperation parameters, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and industry to establish energy production standards as per operation guidelines.


  • Requires 12 to 15 years with BS/BA or 10 to 13 years with MS/MA or 10+ years with Ph.D.
  • TS/SCI w/polygraph (active).
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and validation of critical safety computational methods for nuclear systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and validation of radiation shielding related computational methods for nuclear systems.
  • Strong understanding of national and international policies and regulatory frameworks for the storage, transportation, and disposal of radioactive materials.
  • Strong understanding of advanced reactor and microreactor concepts.
  • Well-established research reputation with professional achievements, including excellent technical writing skills.

Nuclear Submarine Engineer


Philadelphia, PA 19112•Hybrid remote

Full Job Description

Responsibilities:Noblis MSD’s mission is to support the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCPD) and their missions’ to enable research, development, test and evaluation, acquisition, engineering, systems integration, in-service and fleet engineering with cybersecurity, comprehensive logistics, and life-cycle savings.

Noblis MSD is seeking an Engineer with a background in submarine systems to support submarine auxiliary/machinery systems. Roles and responsibilities may include:

  • Support testing and troubleshooting efforts (lab-based and shipboard) for auxiliary machinery control systems (propulsion controls, indicator drive units, hotwell controls).
  • Develop, review, update, and execute test plans/procedures.
  • Evaluate technical information received from the Fleet (Fleet messages, advisories, etc.).
  • Develop, review, update technical documentation.
  • Provide engineering support for design, repair, installation, modification, maintenance, and operation of systems.
  • Perform processing and dissemination of Naval Messages.
  • Propose changes to improve reliability, maintainability, and sustainability of submarine systems.

This will be a hybrid position with the ability to work from home part of the time.


  • Bachelors degree and 3 years of experience or HS Diploma and six (6) years of experience
  • Prior Navy Nuclear training required
  • Ability to troubleshoot challenging technical issues
  • Ability to interpret technical information and documentation.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • DoD Secret clearance required, or ability to obtain one.
  • 25% travel

Client Engagement:

  • Begin developing relationships one level up and two levels down. Identify and support opportunities to expand project scope beyond current deliverable and actively share information about clients’ emerging support needs and trends with team members and management.
  • Participate on proposals

Nuclear Scientist and Engineer

Booz Allen Hamilton

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Key Role:

Support clients across the life cycle of nuclear engineering Research and Development (R&D) programs as a nuclear engineering technical Science, Engineering, and Technology Adviser (SETA). Apply technical subject-matter or market knowledge to guide the seeding and growth of publicly financed Research and Development (R&D) programs. Characterize the state of a technical field, including identifying state of the art technologies and promising new technological approaches. Perform technical analyses to recommend technology performance and cost targets for nuclear-related technologies that enable new learning curves in energy. Identify key technical experts across academia, industry, and national labs, perform technical outreach, and facilitate the formation of new multi-disciplinary technical communities. Review highly technical proposals and support negotiations of selected projects, including advising on project plans and technical milestones for long lead time, complex Research and Development (R&D) projects. Perform direct, periodic oversight of portfolio projects' technical aspects, from set up to close out, aiding the client in managing projects towards clear and compelling outcomes.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in authoring technical papers, reports, or program plans for technical and non-technical audiences on research related to nuclear engineering in general and used nuclear fuel reprocessing, recycling technologies, radioactive waste management, waste form development, repository science, radiochemistry, safeguards technologies, or reactor design and operations in particular
  • 2+ years of experience in relevant postdoctoral, academic, government or industry roles related to nuclear engineering technologies
  • Experience conducting, directing, or assisting with research and development in the engineering, design, development, and implementation of nuclear programs or projects
  • Ability to provide technical support, advice, and assistance for nuclear fuel cycle programs or projects; conduct technical analyses of reprocessing, waste form development, or repository science research and development
  • Ability to propose nuclear engineering design approaches and prepare statements of work and other technical based portions of solicitation packages
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Doctorate degree in Nuclear Engineering, Physics, or Radiochemistry

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience in a consulting environment
  • Experience with energy technology development or analyzing a diverse set of energy technologies
  • Ability to establish and manage collaborative nuclear energy Research and Development activities with industry for advanced reactor concepts and innovative technologies, based on priorities that reflect technical, licensing and business assessments
  • Ability to demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness when dealing with uncertainty and ask insightful questions that challenge traditional thinking
  • Ability to develop and communicate meaningful insights, significant contributions, and recommendations to address complex client issues
  • Ability and capability to learn, grow, and develop new skills
  • Possession of excellent data gathering, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills