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Nuclear Engineer III, Probabilistic Risk Assessment



Rockville, MD, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024


X-energy is seeking professionals to join our Risk Informed Safety Analysis team in the role of Nuclear Engineer III, Probabilistic Risk Assessment. This position will perform risk assessments in accordance with the appropriate industry standards and guidance, authoring and reviewing PRA-related documents that support modelling and applications for risk insights. This role will use risk-related software to create and maintain PRA models that represent the design of X-energy projects. They will also produce and review calculation documents that support and control the PRA model files, use PRA models, and apply them to a range of applications to provide risk insights to support the design and future operation of X-energy projects.

  • Follow the guidance of ASME/ANS RA-S-1.4-2021 (or other applicable PRA-related industry standards) in creating and maintaining PRA models and supporting calculation documents
  • Able to show increasing proficiency interpreting, applying, and assessing Standards
  • Demonstrate the revision and review of several PRA documents
  • Follow the guidance of dozens of PRA-dependent applications (such as NEI 18-04) to acquire risk insights from the PRA and apply them to the design process to ensure risk results are within frequency and consequence limits as endorsed by nuclear regulators
  • Maintain frequent contact with the PRA team by use of emails, meetings, and one-on-one conversations. Communications should involve updates on progress of projects, maintain the correct order of priorities and ability to adapt to change, and raise concerns to the team when there are problems with projects and their timelines
  • Develop increasing proficiency in using PRA-related software (such as EPRI’s Phoenix Architect) in accordance with X-energy procedures, ensuring the correct software version is being used in the manner it was verified, be aware of limitations and restrictions of software, and ensure software is referenced in documents that depend on its use
  • Provide engineering/technical expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis, and resolution of problems of increasing scope and complexity
  • Contribute to team decision-making in the accomplishment of business goals and objectives through effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling, and monitoring of work activities; deal with changing priorities and differing situations and make decisions that may affect the work of the team
  • Prepare thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculations, and sketches related to well-defined problems and analysis of increasing scope and complexity
  • Conduct engineering and related studies; completes routine engineering projects with minimal oversight with increasing ability to independently manage project schedules and interfaces; increasingly competent to design, operate and maintain systems with moderate impact on existing systems
  • Develop positive working relationships to effectively coordinate work activities
  • Support the company's goals and represents the company positively and professionally
  • Perform other duties as assigned by manager.
Minimum Education/Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited program, Master’s preferred
  • 5-9 years of engineering experience
  • Work experience or university courses covering reactor safety or probabilistic risk assessment of nuclear power plants is preferred
  • Experience with using PRA-related software (fault tree editors and quantification processes) to build and modify fault trees following industry PRA guidance and standards is preferred
  • Experience producing and reviewing PRA-related analysis documents that control PRA models and provide risk insights to PRA-related applications is preferred
  • Understanding of basic principles of project management
  • Experience in the utility industry is preferred
  • Possesses and applies the fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Proficient in technical and analytical competencies
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the SECRET level or higher is required
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: 801 Thompson Ave., Rockville, MD
Work Site Expectations: Hybrid (at least 2 days per week in company office)
Travel Expectations: up to 10% depending on project requirements
Job Classification: Fulltime/Exempt
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm ET, Mon-Fri
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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