DCPP (Nuc) Engineer, Senior - ESC (Probabilistic Risk) - Diablo Canyon Power Plant (Avila Beach, CA)
Nuclear Power Plant Engineer Job in Atascadero, CA
Requisition ID # 142120
Job Category: Engineering / Science; Nuclear Generation
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Business Unit: Generation
Work Type: Onsite
Job Location: Avila Beach; San Luis Obispo
Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) safely and reliably produces electricity that is environmentally responsible and cost effective for our customers and shareholders. DCPP's mission is to be the leading nuclear power plant in the country and to: Inspire and positively influence the industry through our safe, reliable, and excellent operational performance. Embrace new ideas to continuously improve our plant and our work environment. Proactively learn from ourselves and others. Enrich our communities and the environment, increasing the public's trust and confidence in nuclear power.
This is an ESC Local 20 represented exempt classification currently subject to collective bargaining.
To obtain and maintain employment, you must be able to pass a drug and alcohol screen, a security background check for unescorted access to a nuclear plant, psychological screen, and be subject to random drug and alcohol screening in fulfillment of federal requirements.
This category is for the engineer that has acquired extensive knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices, and works independently with only general direction. This senior engineer provides technical direction to engineers and completes assignments that require integration with other departments and are of broad scope and complexity. The duties of this position include:
• Perform common PRA (Probabilistic Risk Assessment) tasks including initiating events analysis, accident sequence analysis, success criteria, systems analysis, human reliability analysis, data analysis, quantification, and LERF analysis
• Use PRA quantitative results to identify important accident sequences, systems, and components
• Identify, interpret, and document insights from the analysis
• Utilize PRA to justify and prepare risk-based or risk-informed decision-making in support of plant design changes, technical specification changes, license amendment requests, or other risk-related tasks
• Develop, modify, or revise the PRA portions of nuclear plant programs such as the Maintenance Rule and Mitigating Systems Performance Index
• Maintain proficiency in risk assessment tools such as RISKMAN, CAFTA, and EPRI Risk and Reliability Software suite
• Maintain a working knowledge of the ASME / ANS PRA Standard, related NRC Regulatory Guides, and related NEI guidance documents
May be required to fill a rotation in the DCPP Emergency Response Organization (ERO) as necessary.
To obtain and maintain employment and unescorted access at DCPP, you must be able to pass a drug and alcohol screen, a security background check, psychological screen, computer-based training, and be subject to random drug and alcohol screening.
A four-year Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited curriculum in the United States or the equivalent as defined in ANSI/ANS-3.1 - 1993, MA/MS/PHD desired
Mastery of the Associate and Journey level Engineer job duties and demonstrated knowledge and ability to perform the basic duties of the Senior Engineer. Meets specific technical requirements gained through a minimum of eight years of cumulative experience in engineering and related science.
- Current and active California PE license desired
- Fire PRA, Seismic PRA, and other external event PRA model development and application experience
- Has good to excellent knowledge of applicable ASME / ANS PRA Standard, related NRC Regulatory Guides, and related NEI guidance documents.
- Interest and experience with thermal-hydraulic software to support PRA success criteria or design-basis analysis (e.g., MAAP, MELCOR, GOTHIC)
- Experience in a high safety, high quality environment such as nuclear or other power plant experience
- Maintains an absolute commitment to safety for self and others.
- Investigates/analyzes assigned technical issues, with close supervision of method, progress, and resources.
- Applies basic analytical and investigative principles and scientific theory to routine problems. Prioritizes, plans, and recommends solutions.
- Effectively communicates, both written and orally.
- Approaches and plans work in an organized manner applying established policies and procedures.
- Demonstrates good judgment and conservative decision making when making decisions and recommendations.
- Frequently shows initiative.
May perform functions of Associate and Journey level Engineers and in addition: (This list is not all-inclusive, and all items may not be applicable to all sections and disciplines.)
Applies extensive knowledge of concepts, principles and practices in a specific discipline, field, or area of expertise to resolve complex problems.
Works independently with only general direction.
Provides technical direction to entry and journey employees.
Completes assignments of broad scope and complexity with few precedents or standards.
Completes assignments that require integration of information from a variety of sources.
Leads large, complex (multi-discipline, multi-group) technical projects for DCPP.
Provide support to other departments in technical and engineering areas.
Acts as a mentor for journey or associate engineers.
May lead troubleshooting o problem resolution teams.