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Nuclear Criticality Safety Engineer in Columbia, SC at Westinghouse Electric Company

Date Posted: 4/16/2018

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Job ID: 25485BR

Energize your career with Westinghouse Electric Company! Our commitment to safe, clean nuclear energy is second to none, and we’re proud of our rich heritage of technical innovation and commitment to our global customers’ success. If you are interested in being a part of a company that values exceeding customer expectations and providing future generations around the globe with emission-free energy, we want to hear from you.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Criticality Safety Engineer. In this position, a Principal Criticality Safety Engineer can be expected to be responsible for the following:

Provide technical leadership in Nuclear Criticality Safety (NCS) to ensure fissile materials are processed, stored, and handled safely so that personnel and property are protected against a nuclear criticality accident. Support plant operation by reviewing procedures and proposed plant modifications. Produce high quality documentation to establish limits and controls to support the NCS program.
  • Complete/continue NCS qualification.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the design basis, safety analyses, and operations of plant systems.
  • Develop, revise, and review Criticality Safety Evaluations and Calculation Notes in accordance with plant guidelines for both normal and credible abnormal conditions.
  • Establish normal and credible abnormal conditions in cooperation with engineering and operations staff through the use of hazard analyses.
  • Review documentation such as procedures and drawings to ensure proper NCS implementation.
  • Review and actively develop new processes or proposed changes through the Configuration Control process.
  • Provide specific NCS professional interpretations and advice.
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert to support training as requested.
  • Mentor less-experienced NCS Engineers.
  • Provide NCS program development, mentoring, and implementation support as needed.
  • Participate in audits, inspections, incident investigations, and design reviews.

EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability

Please know, your application will only be considered if it is completed and submitted via the Westinghouse careers website.
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Minimum Requirements:

The successful candidate for this position will possess the following:
  • Bachelors of Science in engineering or physics from an accredited university; Bachelors of Science (or higher) in Nuclear Engineering from an accredited university preferred
  • 4+ years in NCS at a Nuclear Regulatory Commission or Department of Energy licensed facility
  • Please provide any other skills necessary for job. Please try to keep to 5 bullets at the most.
  • Good writing, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to be an individual contributor and work effectively in teams
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proficiency in SCALE (KENO) or MCNP

Westinghouse Electric Company is a group company of Toshiba Corporation.


Employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short Term Disability & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 401(k) Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of work/life programs such as flextime and a variety of training and development opportunities.


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