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System One is supporting a nuclear technology company based in Bellevue, Washington. At its core, the company is working to raise living standards globally through a more affordable, secure and environmentally friendly form of nuclear energy along with innovations in medical isotopes to improve human health. They recognized energy access was crucial to the health and economic well-being of communities and decided that the private sector needed to take action and create energy sources that would advance global energy deployment. Their mission is to be a world leader in new nuclear technologies, while developing innovators and future leaders in the nuclear field. As a result, the company’s activities in the fields of nuclear energy and related sciences are yielding significant innovations in the safety and economics of nuclear power, hybrid energy and medical applications – all for significant human health benefits.

System One is seeking to contract with, via agency vendor, highly motivated and forward-thinking professionals who are interested in focusing on advanced nuclear reactor research and development and influencing change within the nuclear power landscape and bringing forward the critical production of medical isotopes. This is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. In addition, as a federal contractor, our client has instituted an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) in an effort to proactively recruit, hire, and promote women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans.

System Design Instrumentation & Controls Engineer – Agency Contract

System One. is seeking to contract with a highly capable and motivated Instrumentation and Controls Engineer. In this role, you will act as I&C Engineer for advanced nuclear reactor projects, including responsibility for the instrument and control system design, prototype development and testing, plant level system integration and commissioning. Your role will include interfacing with a team of scientists and engineers internal and external to our client. You will also identify, specify, and integrate custom instrumentation with advanced control systems for next generation advanced nuclear reactor.

Responsibilities

Responsible for coordinating geographically diverse and international design team members to develop supporting design documentation. The design team members include in-house employees, subcontracted resources, partner employees, and customers.
Perform technology maturation evaluations on innovative instrumentation techniques including eddy-current and ultrasonic for reactor core power monitoring and control.
Lead design efforts of instrumentation of cooling system for a pool type sodium fast reactor including flow rate, temperature, level, and leakage detection.
Perform engineering and design evaluations in the application of nuclear codes and standards, licensing requirements, and NRC regulations.
Provide technical direction and guidance to engineers in applicable nuclear and non-nuclear related design standards.
Specify and describe suitability of instrumentation measurement techniques for use in sodium fast reactor and integrated energy storage technologies, including analysis of measurement range, response time, and measurement accuracy.
Identify and ensure effective application of correct design codes such as IEEE, etc.
Analyze and apply regulatory criteria and standards to complex Instrumentation and Control system design.
Develop and review technical design documents, such as System Requirements Specification, System Design Descriptions, Interface Control Documents, System Design Basis Documents, etc.
Create and manage drawing packages of system and sub-system designs, including but not limited to control system architecture, control logic and loop diagrams, and instrument installation drawings, etc.
Generate integrated design package for key systems and sub-systems.
Provide technical direction and oversight of supplier projects, working with the contract administrator to ensure delivery of data and other deliverables to meet client requirements, as well as coordination and performance of technical reviews of deliverables.
Support continuous learning and application of nuclear industry best practices in order to maintain the highest quality of engineering design and proactively identify process change/enhancement opportunities.
Integrate I&C with work of other disciplines, engineers, scientists, and subject matter experts.
Interface with and support licensing activities associated with Safety Analysis Reports.

Key Qualifications and Skills

B.S. or higher in Controls, Electrical, or related discipline from an accredited university and 5+ years direct experience with proven instrumentation and controls systems skills.
Candidates must have extensive experience in instrumentation and controls development, diagnostics, and a demonstrated ability to design and deliver industrial I&C platforms and report data accordingly.
Previous experience with nuclear reactor safety systems or nuclear instrumentation systems design desired.
Familiar with IEEE 379, IEEE 603, IEEE 7-4.3.2 and IEEE 497, desired but not required.
Familiarity with implementing design control and development in accordance with nuclear power plant quality assurance (e.g. 10 CFR 50 Appendix B, ASME NQA-1).
Experience designing and operating high-temperature (500°C and higher) processes desired but not required.
Ability to handle projects that include many competing objectives and design constraints, with ability to resolve conflicts between objectives.
Familiarity with working with and/or developing industrial process flow diagrams (PFD) and piping & instrument diagrams (P&ID) desired.
Experience with CAD software to deliver design deliverables (e.g. AutoCAD Standard, AutoCAD Electrical, or SolidWorks).
Excellent technical writing, communication, and presentation skills.
Attention to detail and aspiration for technical excellence.
Candidate must be a self-starter and possess ability to coordinate and lead a design team’s effort with minimal direction.
Ability to work on multiple simultaneous tasks that require a multi-disciplinary approach.
The successful candidate will possess a high degree of trust and integrity, able to 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.


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