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[Validation Engineer] REMOTE – Nuclear Verification and Validation Engineer

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REMOTE – Nuclear Verification and Validation Engineer

Working under a V&V Lead Engineer and interfacing with a team of scientists and engineers internal and external to review, audit, test, verify and validate, digital instrumentation and control (I&C) systems, Hardware, Software, Firmware, and Programmable Digital Devices (PDDs) used in Generation IV advanced nuclear reactor technologies.
• Develop Digital V&V Quality Assurance Plans, Procedures and Policies in accordance with NUREG-800, applicable NRC Reg Guides and Standards.
• Provide review, verification, and validation of systems, software and hardware requirement, design documents and specifications for the entire product and production lifecycle.
• Participate in Configuration Management (CM) audits and reviews, and safety analysis.
• Generate design lifecycle phase V&V reports, including CM reports, as defined by the V&V planning documentation.
• Participate and support auditing, inspections, and review of suppliers.
• Perform independent code and high-level software and firmware language reviews.
• Plan, execute and report systems, software, and hardware testing throughout the digital lifecycle.
• Participate and perform independents review of digital I&C platform reports (LTR’s) to ensure supplier platforms meets regulatory and application requirements.
• Participate and perform Commercial Grade Dedication (CGD) of programmable digital devices (PDDs), performing any compensatory V&V tasks required to meet applicable nuclear QA.
• Integrate with work of other disciplines, engineers, scientists, and subject matter experts.
• Interface with and support licensing activities associated with Safety Analysis Reports.

Qualifications and Skills
• B.S. or higher in a S.T.E.M. related discipline
• 5+ years direct experience with proven skills applicable to nuclear V&V.
• Experience working in at least one of the following functional areas (multiples are a plus);
o Full system lifecycle development of digital devices (FPGA, Software or other digital devices).
o Experience with I&C system, software and hardware testing.
o Previous experience with nuclear reactor safety systems or nuclear instrumentation systems designs.
o Familiarity with and have worked to RG 1.28, RG 1.168, RG 1.169, RG 1.170, RG 1.171, RG 1.172, RG 1.173, IEEE 7-4.3.2, IEEE 1012, IEEE 1028 IEEE 828, IEEE 829, IEEE 1008, IEEE 1074 and IEEE 1028 strongly preferred.
o Design control and development in accordance with nuclear power plant quality assurance (e.g., 10 CFR 50 Appendix B, ASME NQA-1).
o Development System, Software and Hardware Plans, such as Project Management Plans, Development Plans, Configuration Management Plans, Test Plans, and other Quality Plans.
• Excellent technical writing, communication, and presentation skills.
• Attention to detail and aspiration for technical excellence.
• Ability to work on multiple simultaneous tasks that require a multi-disciplinary approach


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