Principal Reactor Physics Engineer in Cranberry Township, PA at Westinghouse Electric Company

Date Posted: 11/26/2019

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Job ID: 30153BR

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.
If this sounds like an environment you would thrive in, we have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Reactor Physics Engineer in the Westinghouse Government Services group, reporting to Joseph Halackna.
Your Day-to-Day:
• Perform advanced reactor core design and physics calculations for steady state and transient conditions, including transport and Monte Carlo methods.
• Strong understanding of NRC or DOE regulations for nuclear design and accident analyses.
• Modeling of first-of-a-kind radiation experimental configurations.
• Lead complex technical projects, coordinating multi-functional teams to accomplish project objectives while meeting established schedule and budget requirements.
• Experience in system engineering, licensing application, and configuration control.
• Identify and define technical issues and challenges, direct efforts to successful resolution.
• Bring engineering rigor to resolution of problems that are sometimes loosely- or only partially-defined, requiring knowledge and experience within given discipline.
• Verify work of other engineers on assignments that range from basic to complex.
• Provide technical guidance and direction to and collaborate with other personnel including partners such as Los Alamos National Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory

Minimum Requirements:

The successful candidate for this position will possess the following:
• U.S. Citizenship is required.
• This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain an US Government security clearance. Clearance must be maintained without interruption.
• M.S. in Nuclear Engineering
• Proficient in the application of both deterministic and stochastic tools for the core design (:
o Required: MCNP
o Preferred: SERPENT
o Optional: ERANOS, MC-2/DIF3D/REBUS
• Familiarity with LWR core physics analysis, using both Westinghouse tools and other advanced tools, e.g. CASL
• Strong computer skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
• Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
• Strong teamwork skills
• Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects and tasks
• Minimum of 6 years of experience required or advanced degree


"Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety & Quality First

  • Valuing Ethics, Integrity & Diversity

  • Passion for Serving Our Customers Globally

  • Dedication to Each Other Through Servant Leadership

  • Creating Value for Shareholders, Customers and Employees

  • Consistently Delivering Our Commitments.

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being. In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting link

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