System One has an immediate need for a remote Fuel Code Engineer supporting our client in Lynchburg, VA. This is a long-term contract position performing design and analyses of fuel rods and control rods as well as the development of codes and methods for nuclear applications.
In this position, you will support research efforts aimed at improving current materials and developing new alloys as well as provide direct support to manufacturing on issues and process improvement.
This is a great opportunity for a mid-level engineer in the nuclear industry to advance their career in Fuel Code Design.
- Perform thermal and mechanical analyses to support the safe irradiation of existing and new fuel designs including the advanced or accident tolerant fuel designs. These analyses involve the use of engineering computer codes, empirical methods, and first principle methods.
- Perform thermal and mechanical analyses of control rods (CRAs, CEAs, and RCCAs) to demonstrate that all functional requirements are met.
- Maintain existing fuel rod analysis codes (perform code changes to address outstanding issues or to implement suggestions for improvement raised by analysts)
- Develop automation software to streamline the fuel rod analyses based on the calculation-intensive advanced methods
- Engineer II: BS in Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, or related equivalent plus 2-3 years’ experience; Engineer III: BS in Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, or related equivalent plus 3-5 years’ experience.
- High degree of familiarity with software development processes and NQA-I requirements.
- Nuclear industry engineering experience.
- Experience in scientific/technical code development and programming (e.g. Fortran or C++) and other modern coding tools or techniques (e.g. PYTHON or SCRUM), and in technical document preparation and review
- Prior experience with fuel rod performance codes and fuel rod analyses.
- French and/or German language skills.