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Engineer II/Engineer III-Nuclear Safety Analysis

At Dominion Energy we love our jobs.  That’s right.  Love.  Every day we go to work filled with passion to be excellent, to creatively problem solve and to innovate.  These are exciting days for energy companies, and Dominion Energy aims to shape the future of energy in America. We are looking at all of our work with fresh eyes, retooling everything we do, in every part of the company, to operate more sustainably and to deliver energy more reliably than ever.  We are looking for interesting, independent thinkers and doers who can help shape the culture of a forward-looking company that’s proud of its rich legacy. Are you a change agent?  Do you think differently?  Do you want to fall in love with your job? If you answered “yes,” then read on!

At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.

 

Job Summary

Dominion Energy is one of the industry leading utilities for performing full-scope in-house safety analyses in support of safe operation of its pressurized water reactors (PWRs).  The Nuclear Safety Analysis (NSA) engineering team is responsible for reactor system transient analyses, containment response analyses, vendor LOCA analyses, fuel reload analyses and licensing, radiological consequences analyses, emergency procedure technical bases and setpoints, evaluations of as-found plant conditions, and 10 CFR 50.59 screens and evaluations for changes to the plant, safety analyses, and station procedures. 

There is one position that will be filled at the level commensurate with the successful candidate's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 

Job Responsibilities:

 

  • Establish and communicate bounding conditions of safe operation (safety analyses) for the reactor core, reactor coolant system, balance of plant, containment systems, engineered safeguards, and safety-related auxiliary equipment of the Dominion Energy nuclear units.
  • Support the maintenance of plant configurations consistent with the safety analyses.
  • Modify safety analyses in support of plant design changes or fuel changes.
  • Evaluate unanticipated as-found plant conditions (with system thermal-hydraulic or radiological consequence models and codes), provide input for operability determinations, and provide recommendations for restoration of equipment to the design conditions.
  • Prepare 10 CFR 50.59 screens and evaluations to support changes to the plant, procedures, and safety analyses.
  • Participate in ongoing training and continuous improvement activities to maintain and enhance our role in supporting safe and efficient plant operation.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • Minimum four-year accredited engineering degree, preferably in nuclear engineering, or other four-year accredited engineering degree with emphasis in nuclear engineering or engineering physics. M.S. degree preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in nuclear engineering, station engineering, or nuclear plant operations for Engineer II.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in nuclear engineering, station engineering, or nuclear plant operations for Engineer III.  
  • Knowledge of fundamental nuclear, mechanical, and electrical theory and engineering principles.
  • Knowledge of fundamental theory, design, systems, structures, components, and operation of pressurized water reactors.
  • Knowledge and experience with nuclear application codes, especially those used to perform detailed reactor core analysis, reactor coolant system transient analysis, and PWR containment systems analysis (e.g., RETRAN, RELAP, GOTHIC, VIPRE).
  • Knowledge and experience with radiological consequences analyses and codes (e.g., RADTRAD, ORIGEN).
  • Knowledge of nuclear regulations and regulatory processes and specific experience with 10 CFR 50.59 screens and evaluations and use of industry guidance documents.
  • Ability to effectively operate a personal computer and workstation computer, including standard Microsoft applications and Linux. Programming skills are desirable.
  • Ability to define problems, collect information, evaluate data, draw valid conclusions, and develop solutions in a time-critical environment.
  • A demonstrated professional orientation, and an ability to lead, communicate effectively in both written and oral forms, and work effectively in teams and independently under own initiative.
  • Strong communication, teamwork, analytical, and project management skills are essential for success in this position.

 

 

 

Other

Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will count as one year toward the year of experience. A Master's Degree will count as one year toward the years of experience.

 

Military service members and veterans with a rank of E-5 or higher plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined above are encouraged to apply.

 

Preferences:

•           Nuclear Engineering degree preferred.

•           Post-graduate degree(s) preferred.

•           Professional Engineer certification preferred.

•           Advanced thermal-hydraulic modeling and analysis skills desirable.

•           Familiarity with NSSS vendor analytical methods and safety analysis processes preferred.

•           Experience with nuclear plant design basis accident scenarios, including the intersection of plant systems response, operator actions, simulator validation, Emergency Operating Procedures, Severe Accident Management Guidelines, and FLEX Support Guidelines.

 

Job Conditions:

•           Occasional overtime.

•           Position requires nuclear plant access, including associated background checks and random drug testing.

 

Education Requirements

For placement of a candidate in the Engineer job series, the following criteria must be met: 

Possess a 4-year engineering degree from an ABET accredited engineering program based on the year that the engineering program was accredited by ABET, or 

Possess a 4-year engineering degree from an institution outside of the U.S. which is accredited through the country's own engineering accrediting body under the Washington Accord as a full signatory, and is a degree that was recognized by the country's accrediting body on or after the date that full signatory status was achieved, or 

Possess a 4-year engineering degree from a non-ABET accredited program and a postgraduate engineering degree from an institution where the undergraduate degree in the same engineering discipline is ABET accredited based on the year the engineering program was accredited by ABET, or 

Possess a 4-year degree in Physics, Chemistry, Math or Engineering Technology and a post-graduate engineering degree from an institution where the undergraduate degree in the same engineering discipline is ABET accredited based on the year the engineering program was accredited by ABET, or 

Holds or has previously held a valid U.S. Professional Engineer license.

 

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Depending on functional responsibilities and location of position must review ANS 3.1 12/79, ANSI N18.1-1971 or ANSI/ANS 3.1-1993 and DOM-QA-1 as appropriate.

Working Conditions

Cold Up to 25%
Energized Wires Up to 25%
Heat Up to 25%
Loud Noise Up to 25%
Office Work Environment 76 -100%
Operating Machinery Up to 25%
Outdoors Up to 25%
Radiation Up to 25%
Travel Up to 25%

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

No Testing Required

 

Export Control


Certain positions at Dominion Energy may involve access to information and technology subject to export controls under U.S. law.  Compliance with these export controls may result in Dominion Energy limiting its consideration of certain applicants.

 

Other Information


We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more.   To learn more about our benefits, click here dombenefits.com.

Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.  

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Top 3 Reasons to Work at Dominion Energy

There are many reasons to work at Dominion Energy, but below are the top three employees have shared with us. Click on each of the links to learn more!

1. Safety Centric Work Environment
2. Generous Pay and Benefits
3. Collaborative & Inclusive Culture 

About Dominion Energy

I am your warm cup of coffee in the morning and I light your home at night. I am the cool breeze from your A/C on the hottest day in summer, and the red coil that heats your soup pot on a frigid winter’s day. I am sustainable, reliable and affordable.
 
I am not just any energy… I am Dominion Energy.
 
We're transforming the way we do business to build a more sustainable future for the planet, our customers, our team and our industry.  We're shaping the future of energy in America.
 
Join us!
 

Facts:
·17,000 employees
·Headquarters: Richmond, VA
·16 states in the US
·$100 billion of assets
·Nearly $35 million in charitable contributions
·100,000+ volunteer hours recorded in the community

Our Commitment to NetZero by 2050

We’ve cut carbon emissions from our electric generation business by approximately 43% (since 2005) and methane emissions from our natural gas business by 32% (since 2010) — and we're just getting started. By growing wind, solar, and renewable natural gas and pursuing innovative technologies, we expect to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. We’ve also committed to reducing the emissions of our suppliers and customers — so we can all move forward together.


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