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Nuclear Engineer Core Design

Company name
Idaho National Laboratory

Idaho Falls, ID, United States

Employment Type

Engineering, Cad

Posted on
Nov 13, 2020

Valid Through
Feb 26, 2021

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Nuclear Engineer, Core Design','15314','!*!ORGANIZATION:  Nuclear Science & Technology (NS&T) 

GRADE:  220/230

WORK LOCATION: Idaho Falls, ID (In town - 9x80 schedule)

Idaho National Lab (INL) will change the world’s energy future and secure our critical infrastructure! Join us – innovate the future!

INL is seeking experienced nuclear engineers with a strong background in reactor core design to support the USDOE Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP). The position requires in-depth knowledge of reactor physics, thermal hydraulics, core design and analysis tools and methods.


Contribute to the nuclear facility document safety analyses (DSAs), updates, and revisions.

Advise management on technical approach for resolution of complex issues.

Responsible for technical approach, product quality, and timely completion of core design projects.

Ensure that core designs meet requirements with appropriate safety margins.

Present and/or participate in design reviews including qualification testing on prototypes and perform calculations to support designs.

Select and widely apply reactor physics principles, theories, and concepts.

Provide imaginative, thorough, and practicable solutions to a wide range of complex, ambiguous, and/or difficult problems.

Have a key role in defining technical approach and setting technical directions for solving problems and meeting client needs.

Be responsible for implementing strategies necessary to meet key programmatic or organizational objectives dependent upon decisions or recommendations.

Lead peer review work within organization and be sought out for peer review by others.

Enhance technical/professional skills of junior staff through active mentoring and training as well as build (as appropriate) high performance teams across organizations.

Proactively identify, promote, and develop appropriate new technical capabilities within division.

Work with only occasional oversight on specific assignment objectives, complex features, and possible solutions.

Perform complex assignments given general results expectation and guidelines (for senior candidates at PR4 level). Select and develop technical approach to assignment.


Bachelor’s in relevant field & 5 years, OR Masters & 3 years, OR Doctorate & 2 years experience.

Familiar with the various reactor technologies currently under consideration, e.g., sodium-cooled reactors, gas-cooled reactors, molten salt reactors.

Must be able to work in a culturally diverse environment.

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 males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see

Equal Employment Opportunity

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities 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. 


Other Information

When applying to positions please provide a 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.

Benefits, Salary, and Relocation

We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit:

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