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Nuclear Simulator Software Engineer/Sr Nuclear Simulator Software Engineer

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!


Job Summary

There is one position which will be filled at the level commensurate with the successful candidates education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities

This role is fully competent at a very high technical level, working independently. Incumbents at this level perform difficult and complex work requiring thorough knowledge and experience within the nuclear simulator. Responsible for all programming and associated hardware connectivity to ensure 100% alignment and fidelity of the training simulator with the actual station simulator, and to ensure NRC simulator acceptance. 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 position. The impact of errors will result in significant costs and have major impact to station operations. Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

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 are encouraged to apply. 


Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Nuclear Simulator Software Engineer

5-10 years experience in Engineering or IT knowledge of plant systems, design and operation with a Bachelors degree/7-12 years of experience in Engineering or IT knowledge of plant systems, design and operation with an Associates degree/9-14 years if experience in Engineering or IT knowledge of plant systems, design and operation with a HS diploma

Senior Nuclear Simulator Software Engineer

10+ years experience required in Engineering or IT knowledge of plant systems, design and operation with a Bachelor degree/12+ years experience required in Engineering or IT knowledge of plant systems, design and operation with an Associates degree/14+ years’ experience required in Engineering or IT knowledge of plant systems, design and operation with a HS diploma.

Both roles require

In depth knowledge of computer systems hardware/software, client/server architecture, Windows and Sun Solaris operating systems.

In depth knowledge of computer programming languages, Fortran, C++, and other programming languages in a real-time simulation environment..

In depth knowledge of computer interfaces, I/O, network and serial communications.

In depth knowledge of stimulation, emulation and hybrid technologies in simulation.

Ability to read/write and interpret protocols to interface new simulator design changes.

In depth knowledge of analog/digital electronics, components, design, fabrication, assembly, maintenance, repairs, testing and troubleshooting problems to solution.

In depth knowledge of embedded software used in microprocessor based equipment

Ability to analyze and apply logical processes and knowledge to perform integrated system troubleshooting

In depth knowledge of power system operations, plant computer systems and instrumentation.

In depth knowledge of simulator NRC requirements and industry standard ANS 3.5

Strong oral, written and interpersonal communications skills, and team player.

Education Requirements

Education Level: Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education: Bachelor , Master , Disciplines: Preferred: Engineering Chemistry,Engineering Technology,Engineering/Electrical,Engineering/Mechanical,Engineering/Nuclear,Computer Engineering

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Preferred:SRO License - Unspecified,SRO Certificate - Unspecified

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 76 -100%

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

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

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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.
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·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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