Nuclear Engineer

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  • Lemont, IL
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Website Argonne National Laboratory

The Nuclear Science and Engineering Division is seeking a highly motivated Nuclear Engineer to join the Safety and Engineering Analysis Group. You will develop computational strategies and computer codes to model the physics and engineering of advanced nuclear reactors; analyze the multi-physics aspects of nuclear fission reactors including neutronics, thermal-hydraulics, structural mechanics, and fuel behavior; investigate performance of nuclear fission reactors and fuel cycle facilities and contributes to optimization of reactor and fuel cycle design; Produce papers and reports describing results of development work, analyses, and investigations.

Position Requirements

  • Knowledge of nuclear engineering principles, theories, and practices for the design and analysis of reactor systems.
  • Considerable skills in the conception, design, and evaluation of innovative approaches and solutions to quantitative problems.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of fluid flow and heat transfer for nuclear system applications and reactor safety analyses.
  • Considerable knowledge of computation methods and numerical solvers for engineering applications.
  • Considerable skills in the use of computers and in the analysis of computational results, in the clear and effective documentation and communication of results, and in interaction with co-workers and support personnel.

Desired Qualifications

  • Extensive experience in numerical methods such as tool or solver development using the finite-element or the finite-volume methods.
  • Experience in modern software development and knowledge in object-oriented programming techniques.
  • Knowledge of reactor transient and accident analysis method for licensing supporting, such as NRC’s Evaluation Model Development and Assessment Process (EMDAP).
  • Experience in computational modeling of advanced (non-light water) reactor designs.

The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level (RD2 or RD3) depending upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge, skills, and experience brought to the position. The requirements for the desired levels are as follows:

RD2: Ph.D. (or equivalent) level in nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, or an associated field & 0 years’ professional experience, or Master’s degree & 3 years.

RD3: Ph.D. (or equivalent) level in nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, or an associated field & 4 years’ professional experience, or Master’s degree & 7 years.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply, visit the Argonne Careers page and search Requisition Number: 406179

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