Nuclear Licensing Engineer (SMR)

Camden, NJ
Full Time
Mid Level

Holtec International and its subsidiary companies are designing an unconditionally safe and secure source of clean energy, the SMR-160 small modular reactor. The Position is offered by SMR LLC as a member of the Holtec International family, a global turnkey supplier of equipment and systems for nuclear, solar, geothermal, and fossil power generation sectors of the energy industry.

Come join a growing multidisciplinary team of engineers designing the next generation nuclear power plant. The Nuclear Licensing Engineer is responsible for applying engineering and nuclear regulatory knowledge and experience in the support of activities associated with developing power plant systems and solutions in accord with US licensing requirements. This requires a demonstrated understanding of 10 CFR Parts 50 and 52, along with associated regulatory and industry guidance. With an eye toward US and global energy markets, the Nuclear Licensing Engineer will be part of the SMR-160 Nuclear Licensing group, which is responsible for understanding, interpreting and informing our design basis as needed to comport with US and international nuclear regulations. The Nuclear Licensing Engineer will work preparing documentation supporting these activities, such as topical and technical reports, Safety Analysis Reports, and applications for certifications, permits, and licenses. The Nuclear Licensing Engineer will work closely with Systems, Controls and Operations engineers as a member of the larger SMR-160 design development team. The Nuclear Licensing team and work are critical elements of our efforts to complete development for commercial deployment of SMR-160s word-wide, and this role provides a unique opportunity in an exciting emerging technology and energy marketplace.

The Nuclear Licensing Engineer must be eager to learn new skills to create feasible/practical solutions to challenging design problems. The Engineer will be part of a team executing a U.S. Government cost-shared development program requiring efficient completion of engineering assignments.

Specific Areas of Responsibility:

  • Coordinate with design personnel to ensure new designs and design changes meet regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare, review, maintain, and defend licensing documentation supporting the SMR-160 design.
  • Prepare and defend SMR licensing position papers for areas where the existing regulatory framework either does not apply, or for which there is a need for the development of new or revised regulatory requirements or guidance.
  • Plan, organize and perform complex assignments in a team environment.
  • Prepare and deliver licensing presentations to internal and external organizations.
  • Support project management for licensing activities, including development of licensing submissions.
  • Support development of engineering and licensing requirements and documentation for nuclear systems and components in an interactive manner with other engineering functional areas.
  • Applicants should be prepared to play an active role in a project-driven and highly integrated engineering team.

Minimum Requirements:

  • BS in Engineering from an accredited college or university.
  • 2-5 years of demonstrated, applicable experience in the licensing of commercial nuclear power plants, including experience with the US NRC Parts 50 and 52 regulations and related regulatory guidance.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex nuclear licensing challenges.
  • Demonstrated technical writing skills and effective communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and balance competing priorities.
  • Ability to plan and organize work tasks; and meet deadlines.
  • Strong inter-personal skills; effective in a team environment.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Eligible to work under 10 CFR Part 810.

Optional Additional Qualifications:

  • > 5 years of applicable experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of 10 CFR 50 and 10 CFR 52.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of NUREG-0800 (NRC Standard Review Plan for LWRs).
  • Comprehensive knowledge of NRC Regulatory Guides, Industry Codes and Standards, and other regulatory guidance.

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