Nuclear Engineer III or Senior Nuclear Engineer – Nuclear Fuels – Safety Analysis Models

100 Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC
Remote friendly

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Are you ready to embark on a rewarding career, as a nuclear professional, helping Duke Energy achieve a clean energy future?  Duke Energy’s 11 operating nuclear reactors make Duke a clean energy leader in the electricity generation industry.  The Nuclear Fuels Engineering (NFE) department is seeking candidates who are passionate about nuclear energy’s role in a clean energy future.  Duke’s NFE department is unique in the industry by owning and performing in-house methods and analysis for nearly all aspects of the fuel cycle, from contracting fuel supply to long term storage of spent fuel.  Duke Energy is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, a growing and vibrant city in the Carolinas.  Candidates have the opportunity to work from Duke’s brand new, state-of-the-art, headquarters building, with on-site dining and a fitness facility.  For those that prefer a suburban or rural lifestyle, we offer the flexibility to work from our nearby nuclear sites at attractive locations such as Lake Norman, NC or Lake Wylie, SC.  All our office locations are easy driving distance to the ocean or the mountains, making Charlotte an ideal location for your next home.

Job Description:

The Safety Analysis Models group is responsible for; developing and updating in-house transient analysis methodologies for the proposed power uprates and 24 month fuel cycle transitions at McGuire, Catawba and Harris Nuclear plants; for performing the UFSAR Chapter 15 accident analyses at the uprated power conditions; and for ensuring each reload core design, uprated or non-uprated, is performed in accordance with NRC approved methods and meet all limits.

Group responsibilities and duties include:

  • Perform and review UFSAR Chapter 15 non-LOCA transient analyses
  • Prepare thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, and documentation
  • Develop, qualify, and maintain computer codes used in calculating DNB limits or verifying other limits are met
  • Participate on reload core design teams to ensure each reload is designed to meet all applicable safety limits and are performed in accordance with NRC approved in-house methodologies
  • Collaborate/interface with Duke, industry, vendor, and regulatory personnel
  • Participate in technical training activities

“Depending upon the desired qualifications of the successful applicant, the hiring manager may elect to fill this position at a higher level within the job hierarchy”

Basic / Required Qualifications

Nuclear Engineer III

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited program
  • A Master 's degree in engineering will be considered in lieu of a Bachelor of Science in Engineering
  • 4-6 years of engineering experience
  • Minimum of 1 year of nuclear experience

Sr Nuclear Engineer

•      Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited program

  • A Master's degree in engineering from an ABET accredited school will be considered in lieu of the B.S. Engineering degree
  • Minimum of 6 years of engineering experience or 5 years of engineering experience with state registration as a Professional Engineer
  • Minimum of 1 year of nuclear experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering from an ABET accredited program
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Certificate and/or Professional Engineer (PE) license
  • Experience with core and thermal hydraulic codes such as RETRAN and VIPRE or their equivalents
  • Experience with PWR transient analysis
  • Experience with development and support of License Amendment Requests and 50.59 Evaluations
  • Familiarity with the basic systems of a Westinghouse NSSS reactor
  • Unix and/or Linux workstation experience
  • Computer programming experience (FORTRAN/Python/VBA/etc.)

Working Conditions:

  • Hybrid office/remote work environment
  • Flexible work schedule - typically four 10-hour days, 2 in office and 2 remote
  • Some travel to other Duke sites, industry sites, and industry conferences/meetings
  • Occasional off-hour emergent work may be required

Specific Requirements

  • In lieu of 1 year of nuclear experience, a selected candidate is subject to the oversight and written approval authority of a designated qualified individual until the selected candidate becomes fully qualified 
  • Ability to achieve nuclear site Unescorted Access/Security clearance
  • Emergency Response Organization (ERO) responsibilities which could include callouts with a defined response time to ERO facilities and an on-call duty rotation requiring the employee to be Fit for Duty

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)


Represented/Union Position


Visa Sponsored Position


Posting Expiration Date

Monday, December 11, 2023

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.


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