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Argonne National Laboratory Nuclear Engineer- Code Development in Lemont, Illinois

Nuclear Engineer- Code Development

Requisition Number: 408971 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: NSE-Nuclear Science and Engineering

Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): RD1 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

The Nuclear Science and Engineering Division is seeking a highly motivated Nuclear Engineer with a focus on code development and verification and validation to join the Safety and Risk Assessments Group and support several exciting advanced nuclear reactor projects.

A well-qualified candidate may be able to support a range of activities, including:

  • Assist in the development of computational strategies and computer codes to model the physics and engineering of nuclear reactors.
  • Develop code testing plans and perform code Verification and Validation (V&V) based on developed plans.
  • Participate in the development of nuclear reactor licensing and authorization documents.
  • Communicate effectively with supervisors, peers, and the Laboratory community through research reports, project presentations, and other regular channels.
  • Analyze data and document results in the form of monthly reports, progress reports to sponsors, and technical publications and presentations; prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed publications, attend and make presentations at scientific meetings.
  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of pertinent literature.
  • Develop new ideas, concepts, and/or research proposals to contribute to programmatic growth.

The applicant will be expected to have:

  • Knowledge of nuclear systems and nuclear system modeling and simulation.
  • Knowledge of scripting and task automation.
  • Experience with benchmark processes and documentation.
  • Skill in the conception, design, and evaluation of innovative approaches and solutions to quantitative problems.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, oral, and written communication.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Experience in modern software engineering and knowledge of object-oriented programming techniques.
  • Experience with numerical methods and data structures in both compiled and interpreted languages such as Fortran, C/C++, and Python.
  • Knowledge of reactor transient and accident analysis methods development and computational modeling.
  • Experience in software testing, documentation, software versioning and revision control.
  • Experience in uncertainty quantification and sensitivity analyses.
  • Experience with nuclear power plant licensing and development of licensing documentation.

This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in nuclear engineering, mechanical engineer, computer science, or related field.

The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level (RD1 or RD2) depending upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge, skills, and experience brought to the position. The requirements for the desired levels are as follows:

RD1 Level: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with 0 years’ professional experience.

RD2 Level: Bachelor’s and 5+ years; Master’s and 3+ years, Doctorate and 0+years, or equivalent.

Other: To perform the essential functions of this position successful applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or Permanent Residency, which is required to comply with federal regulations and contract. Illegal drug testing as defined in 10 CFR 707.4 and a background investigation will be required prior to employment.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, 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.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department.