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Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Senior Spent Fuel Analyst

Job Information Job Title: Senior Spent Fuel Analyst
Grade: 220/240
Org: Spent Fuel Storage & Transport
Work Location: Idaho Falls (9x80s schedule)
Mission/Vision Statement Empowering the Nation's Energy Future Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure. Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.Responsibilities

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking an experienced engineer to contribute in the effective long-term management and disposition of the DOE’s inventory of spent nuclear fuels (SNF) as a Senior Spent Fuel Analyst.

The selected candidate will contribute to a broad range of spent fuel related projects, including but not limited to: DOE-NE’s Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition program, DOE-EM’s Technology Development activities, and industry/vendor collaborations. Job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Working with INL leadership, DOE-ID, DOE-HQ, and other national laboratories to establish agreements, priorities, strategies, and problem resolutions to promote successful integration and completion of DOE SNF program objectives.
  • Developing INL capabilities to better support SNF program needs and mentoring project team members to ensure project/program goals and strategies achieve overall success.
  • Performing project management functions such as: cost analysis and reporting; preparation of detailed, resource-loaded, project schedules; establishing measures and tracking/reporting performance; providing technical direction, procuring equipment, solving emergent problems, and coordinating efforts among various work entities and government agencies to keep the projects on track.
  • Leading studies to identify and evaluate options and alternatives for future fuel handling and storage of DOE SNFs.
  • Preparing and reviewing various technical and programmatic reports as well as peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • Contributing to the design of fuel, cask, and container handling and storage equipment.
  • Developing technical documents and directing engineering analyses.
  • Directing engineering studies, criticality and radiological safety evaluations, and hazard evaluations to support nuclear safety analysis work in compliance applicable regulations.
  • Developing operating procedures and other work control documents and training personnel to ensure effective implementation and enforcement of the safety and technical requirements associated with handling, storage, transport, and disposal of spent nuclear fuel.

Candidates considered at the level 5 for this position are expected to have unique knowledge and broad spent fuel expertise, serve as a sponsor main point of contact, train and mentor junior and senior staff, and act and work independently toward long-range goals and objectives. In addition, level 5 candidates will require review and approval by the technical committee.


BS degree in an engineering or science related field plus 8-12 years relevant experience; or MS degree in an engineering or science related field plus 6-8 years relevant experience; or PhD in an engineering or science related field plus 4-6 years relevant experience.

Requires in-depth knowledge of used/spent handling, storage, transport, and disposal considerations.

Previous experience with canister and cask loading and closure operations.

Project management, leadership, and oral and written communication skills. These skills will be necessary to function effectively with multi-disciplinary teams representing different site agendas and interests.

Preferred Requirements

Experience in both wet and dry fuel handling and storage equipment, systems, and facilities is preferred.

Knowledge of radiological and criticality safety regulations is preferred.

Selective Service Requirements To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see Job Functions Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

Motor Abilities: Fine motor control (hands), repetitive and intermittent work

Special Senses: Visually demanding work, near vision, speech discrimination

Work Conditions: Stairs, typing/keyboard, >8 hrs/day, working alonePlease Apply Before: January 31, 2019 (11:59 p.m., MST) Environmental, Safety and Health Statement Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.Other Information When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.INL Overview INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.
The Idaho Falls Area Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit and Employment Opportunity Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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