Safety Analysis Engineer

Kennesaw, Georgia
05 Oct 2016
24 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
ENERCON Services, is an employee owned, premier Engineering and Environmental Services Company. Our double-digit year-over-year growth is fueled by the quality of work we perform as an EOC (Engineer of Choice) to a large base of the power facilities in the US, as well as to an expanding global customer base. We are the #1 ranked Nuclear Engineering firm (; June 2015). Ranked #103 of the Top 200 Environmental firms, our Environmental Services practice area performs environmental consulting services for a variety of industries, including Utilities, Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Mining, Petro-Chemical, Industrial, Commercial, Water & Wastewater Treatment, and Land Development. We currently have an opening for a Safety Analysis Engineer in Kennesaw, GA. This is a regular full time position.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to develop nuclear and mechanical safety analysis work products supporting licensing, design basis and operability of commercial nuclear power and fuel cycle facilities including radiological, thermal-hydraulic, chemical, probabilistic risk assessment (PRA), and environmental assessments of new and existing plants, structures, systems and components.

Your Key Responsibilities will be to:
• Prepare calculations, evaluations, engineering change packages and licensing documents associated with mechanical, nuclear or chemical safety analysis
• Develop computer models and analyses to simulate complex and/or unique technical problems.
• Verify technical accuracy of calculations, evaluations, models and licensing documents in accordance with regulatory requirements and procedures.
• Provide technical support for license amendment requests (LAR) and NRC requests for information (RAI) responses related to safety analysis licensing submittals.
• Apply knowledge of thermal hydraulics and related computer codes such as GOTHIC, RELAP, RETRAN and MAAP to address problems including room heat-up, reactor or plant system response, high energy line break and environmental qualification.
• Perform shielding and radiological evaluations using diverse methods and models for applications including environmental qualification, spent fuel storage and shielding design.
• Develop nuclear fuels and criticality analyses associated with core design, reload analysis and spent fuel.
• Perform atmospheric dispersion, deposition and plume analyses associated with normal and accident effects of radiological, chemical and thermal releases to the environment.
• Evaluate nuclear and industrial facility hazards including radiation, explosion, smoke and toxic gas for access, habitability, safe shutdown and public safety concerns.
• Develop and assess the nuclear plant safety programs, design basis documents, key calculations, processes, and procedures in accordance with current design and regulatory requirements.
• Utilize Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) tools for analysis of various elements of PRA including external events (e.g. fire, seismic, flood), Severe Accident Mitigation Alternatives (SAMA) and on-line risk monitors.
• Apply PRA to risk informed applications including Maintenance Rule, extended Allowable Outage Times (AOT) and Integrated Leak Test intervals, and development of Mitigating Systems Performance Indicator Design Basis Documents.
• Participate in and support client peer reviews, expert panels and NRC audits.
• Interface with discipline and client counterparts to ensure project understanding and for business development.
• Determine scope, technical approach to tasks, and man-hour estimates in support of proposals and project deliverables.
• Mentor staff and develop group technical capabilities
• Oversee the technical accuracy of products and deliverables.

As a qualified candidate, you will have the above experience and meet the below requirements:

• BS in Nuclear, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering and a minimum of 6 years of experience in the nuclear power industry, specifically working on nuclear power plant licensing and safety analysis. Advanced degree in a field of engineering or analysis and/or Professional Engineering License preferred.
• Experience in thermal-hydraulics, shielding, environmental qualification (EQ), dose assessment, atmospheric dispersion, and/or hazard analysis is desirable, including experience with industry codes such as GOTHIC, RELAP, RETRAN, MAAP, RADTRAD, ARCON, PAVAN, HABIT, MCNP, SCALE, etc.
• Knowledge of PRA, severe accident phenomena and radiological analysis is a plus.
• Experience with 10CFR50.59 screening and evaluations is also desirable.
• Leadership skills desired.
• Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

• Understands the basic discipline work processes.
• Able to perform engineering tasks, within a discipline, having a significant degree of complexity with minimal oversight.

• Interest in application of technical skills to unique, varied and challenging engineering problems.

• Ability to travel between 15-25% of the time; duration of travel may vary depending on project and client needs, ranging from a few days to a few weeks. Position may involve a client site assignment lasting several months at a time.

• Must be able to complete pre-employment drug screen and background check

ENERCON Services, Inc. (ENERCON) is a 32-year old, employee-owned, consulting company, providing premier engineering and technical services to companies in the energy, utility, and industrial verticals, as well as to governmental agencies across the US and Internationally. ENERCON is an employee owned company with excellent benefits and career opportunities. To learn more about ENERCON and career opportunities at our other locations, visit us at .

ENERCON Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer (EEO/AA)