Engineer I/II/III - Probabilistic Risk Assessment-Nuclear Engineering Innsbrook

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Job Summary

Dominion Energy at the Innsbrook Technical Center in Glen Allen, VA is currently seeking Engineers at the entry, mid and senior levels. The position will be filled at the level commensurate with the successful candidate's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. 


Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) is part of the Nuclear Safety Engineering (NSE) organization in the Nuclear Engineering and Fuel (NEF) department.  PRA has responsibility for developing, maintaining, and applying probabilistic models to support Dominion Energy’s nuclear plants in Virginia, Connecticut, and South Carolina.  The PRA models are designed to evaluate plant response in the event of an accident at a nuclear power station.  They take into account the design of plant systems and the responses of plant operators to potential accidents in order to evaluate the importance of systems and components to plant risk.  Risk insights are used to improve safety and efficiency of plant operations and maintenance.  


Job Responsibilities:

  • PRA Modeling - Use the EPRI IRT PRA software to modify PRA model files in accordance with the ASME/ANS PRA Standard
  • PRA Supporting Analysis - Perform supporting analyses involving component failure rates, initiating event frequencies, thermal-hydraulic transients, and other related topics to support PRA modeling
  • PRA Applications - Perform analysis using the PRA models to support regulatory and elective risk-informed programs and applications
  • Fire PRA Development - Support the development and refinement of new Fire PRA models 
  • PRA Documentation - Document model changes, supporting analyses, and PRA applications to efficiently and effectively establish model bases
  • PRA Project Management - Lead and manage PRA projects that involve multiple engineers and interface with multiple departments 
  • PRA Software Testing - Perform testing and validation of new code versions and new software packages used to perform PRA
  • Organizational Interface - Interface with Engineering, Operations, Maintenance and Planning, IT, and other departments when working on projects that involve cooperation of several discipline


Military service members and veterans with ranks from E-3, W1, or O1, plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

•    Engineer I:  0-2 years of experience in nuclear engineering, station engineering, or nuclear plant operations.  Students who will receive their degree by Spring 2023 are eligible for consideration.
•    Engineer II: Minimum 3 years of relevant engineering experience (PRA, nuclear plant engineering, and/or nuclear plant operations is preferred) 
•    Engineer III: Minimum 5 years of relevant engineering experience (PRA, nuclear plant engineering, and/or nuclear plant operations is preferred) 
•    Prior Operations or Shift Technical Advisor experience is a plus 
•    Prior experience in Fire PRA, NFPA 805, Seismic PRA, 10 CFR 50.69, and/or Risk-Informed Technical Specifications are a plus. 
•    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. 
•    Problem-solving skills, including demonstrated ability to define problems, collect information, evaluate data, draw valid conclusions, and develop solutions
•    Professional orientation and effective interpersonal skills; effective communication skills in both written and oral forms; ability to work in teams or independently under own initiative 
•    Ability to effectively operate a personal computer and standard Microsoft applications. 


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

Education Requirements

Preferred:  Degree in nuclear engineering, or other four-year accredited engineering degree with emphasis in nuclear engineering or engineering physics.

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 degree in Engineering (non-ABET accredited), 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

Safety-sensitive position, subject to random drug testing Qualification for unescorted access to Dominion nuclear sites Access to information under the purview of 10 CFR 810  

  • Safety-sensitive position, subject to random drug testing
  • Qualification for unescorted access to Dominion nuclear sites
  • Access to information under the purview of 10 CFR 810

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

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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