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Health Physicist Job

Location(s): MN - Welch


Do you have the attention to detail and commitment to safety needed for a successful and rewarding career in the field of nuclear power? We’re looking for people who are looking to grow their career with a company that maintains one of the safest nuclear fleets in the nation. If that describes you, we’d like you on our team.



Xcel Energy has an exciting opportunity for a Health Physicist to join the team located at our Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant in Welch, MN.


This position is responsible for providing technical analysis, support and program ownership for the Radiation Protection department in Health Physics and Radiation Protection technology. Provides ownership and oversight to areas such as; dosimetry program, emergency planning, dose assessments, radiochemistry, radiological engineering, shipping, and ensuring NRC regulations and industry standards are maintained. Supports the ongoing operations of the fleet and is jointly accountable with fleet personnel for the fleet meeting its excellence plan.




  • Perform technical evaluations of RP programs, procedures and associated controls. Act as change agent to improve ALARA via dose reduction initiatives and plant modifications.
  • Develop new and review existing procedures that dictate radiological controls. Review Radiological Work Permits for technical adequacy.
  • Review isotopic analysis, bio-assay results, and station isotopic mixes to determine impact on station RP controls, instrumentation, and dosimetry.
  • Perform dose assessments and calculations. Oversee and provide input to dosimetry control program.
  • Carry out refueling outage special assignments such as; dose tracking and ALARA reviews, function as area leads and coordinators.
  • Perform radiological/engineer calculations and safety evaluations. Oversee shipping processes.
  • Participate with Emergency Planning during drills, training, and scenario development.





  • Bachelor's degree in Health Physics, Science, or Engineering.
  • Some applicable Health Physics experience is required; for example academic research, internship, or cooperative experience.





  • Master's degree in Health Physics, Radiation Protection, or Radiological Engineering preferred.
  • American Board of Health Physicists CHP certification preferred.


Must live within 60 minutes to ensure proper implementation of Emergency Response plan.


A condition of employment will be successfully obtaining and maintaining General Security Clearance and a Nuclear Security Clearance for unescorted access to Xcel Energy nuclear plants including successful completion of nuclear General Access Training (GAT) and the nuclear security screening process (typically consists of an alcohol/drug screen, a criminal history check, a psychological assessment, initial credit and background investigation and periodic credit & criminal history checks).


This position requires continuity in your new role for 24 months. During that time, you will not be eligible to apply for or request to be moved to any other job at the Company until the continuity timeframe has been met, unless otherwise approved by senior leadership.






As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.


Posting Notes:  MN - Welch || MN - Welch || United States (US) || Nuclear Rollup || 45635:FT PI Radiation Protectn Spprt || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 9709

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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