Nuclear Safety Engineering Manager

Idaho Falls, ID (MFC site location)
Competitive Salary
14 Mar 2018
22 Mar 2018
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

MISSION/VISION STATEMENT Empowering the Nation's Energy Future MISSION: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure. VISION: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.


Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking a Nuclear Safety Engineering Manager. Responsible for all Nuclear Safety Engineering activities at the Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) Nuclear Facilities, the BEA-owned INTEC nuclear facilities, and the Remote Handled Low-Level Waste (RHLLW) Facility. In addition to directing performance for complex tasks, provides technical review for all safety analyses and participates in the development of safety analyses and safety basis documents that support operations at MFC-managed nuclear facilities. Scope of work includes planning, scheduling, and tracking of assigned safety analysis tasks, preparation of safety analysis reports, technical safety requirements (SAR/TSRs) that meet customer expectations (specifically, the nuclear safety rule, 10 CFR 830). Work also includes execution and technical supervision of the USQ process at MFC to support day-to-day operations and to address safety basis issues. The position is also responsible for providing support to operations during implementation of safety basis documents, interfacing with facility operations, interfacing with DOE-ID, and contributing organizations (e.g., structural analysis, criticality safety, radiation protection, etc., improve existing SARs through both annual and out-of-cycle reviews to simplify controls to improve compliance and operational flexibility. Provide direction for evaluation and resolution of complex engineering problems. Make technical decisions based on sound engineering practices and in accordance with Laboratory policies and procedures. Provide staff with learning opportunities, career development, and mentoring. Helps set individual goals and provides feedback. Provides leadership to staff and work groups through direct line or matrix management in broad technical/functional areas to solve complex diverse problems and issues. Activities are generally multi-foci, requiring coordination of multiple functions with the organization or coordination of single functions across multiple organizations. Represents the Lab in business discussions with customers and makes commitments to clients. Actions have visibility and require occasional interaction with the senior leadership team. Works independently with little oversight required.

Minimum Qualification Requirements (Education and/or Experience): Must have at least a Bachelors degree in engineering or related science plus 7 years relevant experience in safety and/or hazards analysis and nuclear facility operations, or Advanced degree in engineering or related science plus 5 years relevant experience in safety and/or hazards analysis and nuclear facility operations. Special Requirements and/or Training: - Must be able to obtain and maintain DOE Q Security Clearance. - Must be a US Citizen. - Previous experience in developing SARs/TSRs that are compliant with the nuclear safety rule (10 CFR 830) and execution of the USQ Process (or similar commercial nuclear process) required. - Experience in interfacing with regulators in resolving comments and other issues that arise in the development and update of SARs/TSRs. 


Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

WORK CONDITIONS: Radiation work, Typing/keyboard, Working than 8 hours/day.

CERTIFICATION EXAM(S): Testing Designated Position (TDP).

PLEASE APPLY BEFORE: March 22, 2018 (midnight, MST)