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Instrumentation & Control (I&C) Engineer



Rockville, MD, USA
Posted on Friday, December 1, 2023


About X-Energy

X-energy is an entrepreneurial Gen IV nuclear power plant and fuel design company that recently signed an award winning $2,500,000,000.00/ 7 year agreement with the US Department of Energy to complete the design, licensing and construction of its compellingly safe and revolutionary design. We are aggressively staffing up with the world's most ambitious and devoted talent who share our vision of providing carbon-free, safe energy to prevent destructive global warming. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to work for a company intent upon dominating the free market by compelling its selection as the premier nuclear energy power plant of choice around the world for the 21st Century!

Position Description:

The I&C Engineer position will support the development of instrumentation and controls (I&C) systems of advanced reactor designs for microreactors and space nuclear applications. This position supports the full development lifecycle from research and development (R&D), analysis, design, build, test, and deployment for one or more aspects of I&C (functional design, system design, hardware, software, modelling, etc.).


  • Support and perform I&C design activities for one or more of the following technical areas:
    • Control Systems (Distributed Control Systems (DCS) , Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Plant Control Systems, Process Controls)
    • Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs)
    • Plant Communications (Networking, Cyber Security, Data Monitoring)
    • Information Systems
    • Protection Systems (Reactor Protection Systems, Safety Systems)
    • Digital Twins or Simulators
  • Perform design activities for I&C systems:
    • Design descriptions and technical documentation
    • I&C logic (PLC/FPGA) software development and simulation modeling
    • Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID)
    • Controls development (PID controls, closed-loop controls, etc.)
    • Input/output (sensor and actuator) definition, location and hardware
  • Perform analysis activities for I&C systems:
    • Reliability analysis
    • Hazards analysis
    • Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA)
  • Support licensing efforts in accordance with Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) standards
  • Support functional requirement definition and supply chain activities for I&C systems
  • Perform testing and verification and validation (V&V) activities for I&C systems
  • Perform all engineering work within the X-energy quality assurance program
  • Interface with other functional areas and vendors
  • Support and conduct reviews and presentations for both internal and external stakeholders
  • Perform other duties as assigned by manager
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electric, Computer, Nuclear, Software, or Mechanical Engineering (or related field) from an ABET accredited university typically five plus years of experience
  • If a Masters degree in Electric, Computer, Nuclear, Software, or Mechanical Engineering (or related field) from an ABET accredited university typically two plus years of experience required
  • If a Ph.D. degree in Electric, Computer, Nuclear, Software, or Mechanical Engineering (or related field) from an ABET accredited university typically zero plus years of experience required
  • Advanced degrees, high temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR), and/or commercial light-water reactor (LWR) experience may be acceptable in lieu of years of experience

X Energy, LLC offers a robust benefits package that includes a 401K plan with an employer match, Medical/Dental /Vision Insurance, Life and Disability Insurance, Paid Time Off, and a Tuition Reimbursement/Professional Development policy that supports the continuing education of our employees.

Location: Rockville, MD.
Work Schedule: Onsite, Hybrid (at least 2 days per week in company office)
Travel Expectations: Remote employees may be required to travel to Rockville as needed

Status: Full-time, Exempt
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm, Mon-Fri

We are looking to fill this position immediately

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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