Nuclear Fuel Engineer

Camden, NJ
Full Time
Mid Level

Holtec International and its subsidiary companies are designing an unfailingly safe and secure source of clean energy using nuclear fission, called 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 designers and engineers designing the next generation nuclear power plant. Holtec International is seeking Nuclear Fuel Engineers to perform advanced technical and engineering problem solving in support of nuclear fuel and plant operations, as needed for development and licensing of the SMR-160 passive, natural circulation, integral light water reactor. This position requires a highly-motivated individual with the flexibility and willingness to work on a wide array of technical and regulatory topics. Engineer will be part of a team executing a U.S. Government cost-shared development program requiring efficient completion of engineering assignments.

Typical Responsibilities would include:

  • Provide in-depth technical expertise to develop, manage and implement nuclear fuels engineering analysis, activities and programs.
  • Develop and implement technical oversight and collaboration activities with fuel vendor to assure fuel and core component in-reactor design requirements are in accord with SMR-160 licensing activities
  • Design, modeling, and analyses of the nuclear core and fuel system that involve the use of engineering computer codes, empirical methods, and first principle methods
  • Calculations that support safe plant operation by confirming that fuel rods thermo-mechanical properties are in accord with SAFDLs and to provide initial (pre-transient) fuel rod conditions as input to downstream safety analyses (i.e., rod ejection accident).
  • Report preparation and licensing documentation
  • Participation in meetings with clients, collaborators, and with the United State Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Applicants should meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for this position: 

The following attributes are desired and will be used to differentiate all candidates who apply for this position:


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