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Computational/Transport Methods Engineer

Naval Nuclear Laboratory
June 07, 2023
About Us

The Naval Nuclear Laboratory comprises the U.S. Department of Energy locations and personnel responsible for developing advanced naval nuclear propulsion technology, providing technical support to ensure the safety and reliability of our nation's naval nuclear reactors, and training the Sailors who operate those reactors in the U.S. Navy's submarines and aircraft carrier Fleets. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory includes the Bettis and Knolls Atomic Power Laboratories, the Kenneth A. Kesselring Site, and the Naval Reactors Facility which have proudly supported the nation since 1946. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory has nearly 8,000 employees working at primary locations in Pennsylvania, New York, South Carolina, and Idaho. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory also has an established presence at numerous shipyards and vendor locations around the globe. We are dedicated solely to the support of the United States Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory is operated by Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC, a wholly own a wholly owned subsidiary of Fluor Corporation.

Job Description

group is looking for a Nuclear Engineer to join their team. Joining this team, you will have an opportunity to develop, evaluate, and implement computational methods for use in reactor physics and nuclear engineering design computer programs. The Reactor Physics group develops and implements particle transport theory and computational methods to solve engineering problems on modern high-performance computing platforms. Join our team dedicated to delivering exceptional engineering solutions supporting the world's best Navy!

Required Combination of Knowledge and Skill

  • PhD in Nuclear Engineering or Engineering Physics from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience with particle transport and computational methods.

Preferred Skills

  • Experience developing new capabilities for Monte Carlo and/or deterministic particle transport codes, providing the necessary user support, documentation, and testing to bring the capabilities into general use
  • Demonstrated leadership in your area of cognizance, contributing to the advancement of reactor physics methods technology, and routinely supporting teaching and training opportunities, design reviews, software code reviews, and process/quality improvement initiatives.
  • Demonstrated abilities in technical writing and presentation of technical material.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop scientific software in a team environment.
  • Experience with reactor core design nuclear engineering fundamentals.
  • Experience with Fortran 2008, C++, Python, Unix/Linux, and other programming/scripting languages.
  • Experience with parallel programming and/or programming with GPUs.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

All candidates must be U.S. citizens. Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. FMP is a government contractor and maintains a drug free workplace and workforce. All candidates must be able to pass a drug test in compliance with FMP company policy and 10 CFR 707. Federal regulation requires FMP test for marijuana. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042, Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC (FMP) may require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by their start date, subject to approved disability or religious accommodations. We understand this federal requirement is subject to litigation and enforcement may change. Fluor Marine Propulsion is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Veterans/Disabilities) Committed to Workplace Diversity