Senior Safety Analysis Engineer - Bellevue, WA - RCS Corporation

Senior Safety Analysis Engineer – Bellevue, WA

Engineering - Nuclear

Job Type: Contract
Posted: 10/26/2022

Bellevue, Washington

RCS Corporation has an immediate need for a Senior Safety Analysis Engineer for our client in the Bellevue, WA area

Who We Are

RCS Corporation is a certified Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) specializing in the recruitment of professionals for best-of-class companies throughout the United States.  Since 1994, RCS recruits top talent for direct hire, temp-to-perm and contract staffing positions and provides customized payroll services. Our Recruiting Specialties consist of all Engineering Disciplines, Project Management, Project Controls, Information Technology, Energy Efficiency and Business Professionals.

About

The Senior Safety Analysis Engineer is part of a growing team supporting the design and licensing of the demonstration reactor and is primarily responsible for performing Licensing Basis Events (LBE) analyses. The Senior Safety Analysis Engineer may also contribute subject matter expertise to other projects under development by the TerraPower Sodium Fast Reactor (SFR) Program. 

In addition to LBE analyses, other engineering activities include, but are not limited to, supporting design and operational transients analysis, contributing to the development of computational methodologies and models for transient analysis, contributing as necessary to software commercial grade dedication, participating in hazard analysis, participating to Phenomena Identification and Ranking Table (PIRT) exercises, participating to Structures, Systems and Components (SSC) classification, as well as supporting validation activities. 

Responsibilities

  • Depending on qualifications and skills, perform transient analyses to meet the safety analysis needs of the demonstration reactor of Anticipated
  • Operational Occurrence (AOO), Design Basis Event (DBE), Design Basis Accident (DBA), and Beyond Design Basis Event (BDBE). 
  • Collaborate with safety methods development engineers to establish methods, computational models, and other aspects of the Evaluation Models. 
  • Work with an interdisciplinary team of engineers to establish SSC functional, performance, safety, and quality requirements as well as support the overall design. 
  • Establish and maintain documentation of model development and analysis results. 
  • Perform engineering reviews of analyses and other engineering design media. 
  • Contribute, as needed, to the development of computational models supporting system modeling for design and operational transients as well as PRA. 
  • Contribute, as needed, to the assessment of the Evaluation Models against applicable tests and perform appropriate benchmark calculations. 
  • Contribute, as needed, to the implementation of capabilities required for transient and accident analysis within the TerraPower software framework. 

Key Qualifications and Skills

  • B.S. degree and a minimum of 5 years of related experience; or equivalent experience in the nuclear field. 
  • Knowledgeable of nuclear systems fundamentals such as thermal-hydraulic, neutronics, dynamics, and reactor transient behavior in general. 
  • Familiarity and experience with analysis of Anticipated Operational Occurrence (AOO), Design Basis Event (DBE), Design Basis Accident (DBA), and/or Beyond Design Basis Event (BDBE) is required.  
  • Significant experience with performing safety analysis using codes such as SAS4A/SASSYS-1, GOTHIC, RELAP5, TRACE, MELCOR, MACCS, RADTRAD or equivalent. 
  • Experience with performing and submitting LBEs analyses to the NRC is highly desirable. 
  • Familiarity with nuclear design, regulatory requirements, and risk-informed performance-based technology guidance for Non-Light Water Reactors is a plus (Licensing Modernization Project process described in NEI-18-04). 
  • Experience with SFR safety analysis is highly desirable. Experience with other reactor designs can be considered when differentiating candidates. 
  • Demonstrated strong quantitative, analytical, modeling and reporting skills. 
  • Understanding of NQA-1 requirements associated with analysis and software management as well as experience working under a quality assurance programs. 
  • Experience in working in multi-disciplinary engineering teams to address engineering challenges. 
  • Programming skills in any language is a plus. 
  • The successful candidate will possess a high degree of trust and integrity, communicate openly and display respect and a desire to foster teamwork.  

Job Functions
 
Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position.  These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation.  Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations.  An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

  • Motor Abilities: Sitting and/or standing for extended periods, bending/stooping, grasping/gripping, fine motor control (hands)
  • Physical exertion and/or requirements: Minimal, with ability to safely lift up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to work in a laboratory setting with fluctuating temperatures
  • Repetitive work: Prolonged
  • Special Senses: Visual and audio focused work
  • Work Conditions: Stairs, typing/keyboard, standard and/or sitting working environment of >8 hrs./day 
  • Travel required: 0-5%

RCS is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. RCS recruits, hires, and promotes for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, genetic information or age. All terms and conditions of employment such as compensation, benefits, work assignment, availability of facilities and privileges of employment are administered on the same basis of equality.

 
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