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Reactor Engineer (Seeking Recent College Graduates!)

52110 Susquehanna Nuclear LLC
Full-time
Remote friendly
Worldwide

Number of Openings

1

Time Type

Full time

Job Description 

Talen Energy is soliciting candidates interested in filling the position of Reactor Engineer at the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station located near Berwick, Pennsylvania. This role is open to recent college graduates with a degree in Nuclear, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering from a college or university accredited by ABET or recognized by ABET as substantially equivalent!

Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, one of the largest dual-unit, Boiling Water Reactor sites in the U.S., delivers approximately 2700 MW of electricity to the grid in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Susquehanna Nuclear is a member in good standing with the Utilities Service Alliance.  Located less than 30 miles south of Wilkes-Barre at the western edge of the picturesque Pocono Mountains vacation region, we are conveniently located near the arteries which connect all the major East Coast cities. 

Susquehanna Station represents the nuclear portion of Talen Energy, one of the largest competitive energy and power generation companies in North America.  Talen Energy offers its employees a generous and progressive array of compensation, benefits and growth opportunities.  Apply today and become part of the team which is helping to shape the future of electricity generation

Reactor Engineering is responsible for all on-site nuclear fuel management including the maintenance, administration and implementation of the site's reactivity management program.  This includes the planning, preparation and modeling of plant power maneuvers, ensuring that fuel thermal limits and preconditioning requirements are maintained in accordance with the plant's Technical Specifications and vendor recommendations. The position includes shiftwork during refueling outages, unit de-rates, power maneuvers and startups.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1. Work with limited direction on tasks related to Reactor Engineering, including but not limited to providing technical guidance and recommendations to Operations regarding reactivity changes and power maneuvers

2. Responsible for preparation of power maneuvering schedules based on fuel performance, Technical Specification thermal limit margins and fuel vendor preconditioning guidelines

3. Responsible for operation of the Traversing In-core Probe system for the calibration of in-core neutron detectors

4. Responsible for the coordination and technical support of new fuel receipt and inspection activities

5. Responsible for planning core refueling activities, including fuel, neutron instrumentation and control blade replacements

6. Ensure NRC requirements for the receipt, transfer, inventory and reporting associated with Special Nuclear Materials are met

7. Perform startup physics testing

8. Administration and operation of the Powerplex core monitoring system

9. Review future fuel and core design changes for plant operational impacts and safety

10. Serve as subject matter experts in the field of reactivity management, fuel and core operation

11. Apply sound engineering principles to provide technically correct, timely and cost-effective recommendations

12. Perform duties of the Core Thermal Hydraulics Engineer during station emergencies

13. Interface effectively with other groups, both internal and external to Talen Energy's Susquehanna Nuclear, LLC facility. Work effectively in a team environment, both as a team leader and as a team member

14. Understand and practice Company safety and industrial hygiene policies. Incumbents must be aware of safety rules and environmental hazards and take appropriate action to ensure safety of personnel, the public, and the environment

15. Continually expand and improve technical and business skills set under own initiative with instruction, guidance and direction from others

16. Must obtain and maintain SSES plant security clearance

Candidate Qualifications

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications to receive consideration.

Basic Qualifications

  • Effective work management and communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills required
  • Strong verbal and written skills required
  • Strong customer service focus
  • General computer skills and abilities with Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to work shift work, particularly during refueling outages, power maneuvers and plant start-up activities
  • Ability to perform on-call responsibilities on a rotating schedule.
  • Previous experience in Reactor Engineering / Nuclear Engineering preferred

Requirements for Support Engineer level:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical, Mechanical, or Nuclear Engineering, or other related engineering discipline from a college or university accredited by ABET or recognized by ABET as substantially equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years related engineering experience
  • Engineer in Training Certificate or minimum 5 years of experience specifically related to Reactor Engineering

Requirements for Senior Engineer level:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical, Mechanical, or Nuclear Engineering or other related engineering discipline from a college or university accredited by ABET or recognized by ABET as substantially equivalent or PA Professional Engineer license in the specific position discipline
  • Minimum 5 years related engineering experience
  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements and industry standards specifically related to Reactor Engineering
  • Professional Engineer registered in Pennsylvania or a minimum of 7 years of engineering experience related to Reactor Engineering

Requirements for Principal Engineer Level

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical, Mechanical, or Nuclear Engineering or other related engineering discipline from a college or university accredited by ABET or recognized by ABET as substantially equivalent or PA Professional Engineer license in the specific position discipline
  • Minimum 10 years related engineering experience
  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements and industry standards specifically related to Reactor Engineering
  • Professional Engineer registered in Pennsylvania or a minimum of 7 years of engineering experience related to Reactor Engineering
  • Is recognized as an expert in own area within the organization; Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise; Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends solutions/best practices; Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify solutions; Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations; Progression to this level is typically restricted on the basis of business requirement

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience working in Reactor Engineering or Nuclear Fuels Engineering at a commercial Nuclear Power Plant.
  • Previous qualification as a QRE
  • Completion of Station Nuclear Engineering Training or equivalent
  • Knowledge of LINUX programming language.
  • Knowledge of Visual Basic programming language

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