Nuc Simulator Software Engg Specialist

Date: May 7, 2024

Location: SURRY, VA, US, 23883

Company: Dominion Energy

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!



Military service members and veterans with ranks from E5-E9, W1-CW5, or O3-O6, plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined below will be considered for this opportunity. 



Job Summary

Provides expert technical consulting for the nuclear training simulator. Performs as the lead technical expert for all aspects of the nuclear training simulator. Possesses and applies advanced knowledge and technical skills to solve complex problems and to lead large scale simulator upgrade projects. Serves as the management consultant for the station training simulator and serves as the liason with other station nuclear training simulator teams. Designs, tests and implements code for new software installation. Repairs simulator deficiencies and improves the simulator performance as needed. Responsible for the neutronics and thermo hydraulics software, as well as the modeling software of the plant systems. Serves as the code and system administrator for simulator software. Interface and provide consultation/guidance to plant engineering on design change needs, plant computer systems issues and schedule of maintenance and upgrades. Implements and maintains structured software design and develop processes which includes software configuration, model verification, validation testing, technical procedures and software documentation. Serves as the subject matter expert for company and vendor engineering staff to obtain necessary design data for simulator models. Serves as point of contact for simulator software issues, modifications and maintenance. Responsible for providing technical expertise and instruction to lower level positions. The impact of errors will result in significant costs and have major impact to station operations. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

The knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences that are required for entry into this job include the following:

12+ years directly related experience.  Mastery of the subject matter. Expert level knowledge of plant systems, design and operation. Expert level knowledge of computer systems hardware/software, client/server architecture. Expert level knowledge of Windows based operating systems, Sun Solaris and HP VMSExpert level knowledge of computer programming languages, Fortran, C++, Basic and other programming languages in a real-time simulation environment. Expert level knowledge of the simulator executive and software architecture. Expert level knowledge of computer interfaces, I/O, network and serial communications. Expert level knowledge of stimulation, emulation and hybrid technologies in simulationAbility to read/write and interpret protocols to interface new simulator design changes Expert level knowledge of analog/digital electronics, components, design, fabrication, assembly, maintenance, repairs, testing and troubleshooting problems to solutionExpert level knowledge of embedded software used in microprocessor based equipmentAbility to analyze and apply logical processes and knowledge to perform integrated system troubleshootingAbility to setup and configure computer equipment, use test equipment, install, remove electronic components, terminate connections, solder cable and components, cut and fabricate assemblies, modify control boardsExpert level knowledge of power system operations, plant computer systems and instrumentationExpert level knowledge and maintenance of electrical equipment, UPS and power supplies Expert level knowledge of simulator NRC requirements and industry standard ANS 3.5Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications skills, and team player

Education Requirements

Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education:


Preferred Discipline(s): Computer Engineering, Engineering Chemistry, Engineering Technology, Engineering/Electrical, Engineering/Mechanical, Engineering/Nuclear

Other disciplines may be substituted for the preferred discipline(s) listed above.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Preferred: SRO License - Unspecified, SRO Certificate - Unspecified

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 76 -100%
Travel Up to 25%

Other Working Conditions

Occasional overnight travel required and must be available to monitor and respond during off-hours.

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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