The Naval Nuclear Laboratory has an entry level nuclear engineering position in the Thermal and Nuclear Design unit within the Surface Ship & Prototype Programs department! The Thermal and Nuclear Design unit broadly supports all aspects of the nuclear design and follow of the A1B reactor in the FORD class of aircraft carriers along with supporting A1B core manufacturing and updates to the A1B Reactor System Performance Analysis. Engineers within the unit interface with a large number of stakeholders within the Program, such as Ship’s Force, NAVSEA 08, and Newport News Shipbuilding. They also interact regularly with the other disciplines within reactor engineering (thermal/hydraulic and reactor protection), as well as mechanical and fluid systems, core manufacturing, reactor technology, shipboard IT, and I&C systems. The successful candidate will also have an exciting chance to participate in fleet physics testing of the FORD class.
Required Skills *
- BS degree in nuclear engineering from an accredited college or university required.
- BS degree in nuclear engineering from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two years of relevant experience; or
- MS degree in nuclear engineering and a minimum of one year of relevant experience; or
- Currently or previously EOOW qualified in the Nuclear Operations Program; or
- SRE Qualification
Strong verbal and written communication skills with an ability to articulate technical ideas in a clear and concise manner will be essential to the candidate’s ability to contribute effectively in this teaming environment.
Experience running Monte Carlo and Diffusion Theory analysis methods for reactor design analyses.
Strong computer programming skills, i.e., experience using languages such as Python, Matlab, Java, etc. is also preferred for this position.
GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred