Principal Nuclear Engineer

Requisition Number:  5061
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co

Dallas, TX, US, 75201

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.


If this sounds like an environment you would thrive in, we have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Nuclear Engineer

Your Day-to-Day:

This Principal Nuclear Engineer will provide miscellaneous plant support functions to support the operations of Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant (CPNPP) Units 1 and 2 in fulfillment of the Core Design & Safety Analysis (CDSA) function outsourcing arrangement between Vistra (operating company for CPNPP) and Westinghouse Electric Company.   This support is centered on performing thermal-hydraulic engineering analysis principally for CPNPP; however, support for other nuclear power plants will also be required.  Primary duties are:


  • In support of the CDSA functions at CPNPP, perform complex system thermal-hydraulic engineering analysis and provide technical leadership/project management in development, performance, and application of safety analysis methods based upon a broad understanding and working knowledge of PWR NSSS design and safety systems.
  • Interface with CPNPP engineering organizations and the Westinghouse Resident Site Operations (RSO) Manager to develop work scopes and obtain approval for engineering work authorizations as needed to support engineering work activities.
  • Obtain and maintain CPNPP qualifications for Safety Analysis Engineer, Engineering Orientation, and 10CFR50.59 Screen and Evaluation.
  • Initiate, evaluate, and disposition Condition Reports as required.
  • Provide technical input and written documents supporting the design, development, training, performance, and delivery of technical products and services to customers that require integration of team efforts across multifunctional groups. Effectively define, manage, and drive projects to successful completion to meet customer needs.
  • Support special requests from site as part of site engineering support.  Examples include self assessments, equipment reliability support, outage emergent issue support, calculation reviews, etc.
  • Process vendor documents, such as Westinghouse Letters, NSALs, INs, etc., per site requirements.
  • Support Emergency Response Organization (ERO) by maintaining qualification for the Severe Accident Mitigation Guideline (SAMG) engineer position.
  • Activities not limited to CPNPP; will also be required to apply engineering analysis (transient analysis, setpoints analysis, containment analysis, etc.) to other plants under the Westinghouse QA program


Who You Are:
As a successful candidate, you will bring the following to the team:

Degrees or Certs required for the job:  Engineering Bachelor’s Degree in Nuclear (nuclear strongly preferred), Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Materials or Physics required; post-graduate degree preferred.  Professional Engineer license preferred. 

Experience Requirements: Typically, 10 or more years, preferably with at least 2 years stationed at a domestic PWR plant.

Unescorted Access needed:  Unescorted access at CPNPP will be required.

Other Information:  Successful candidate must be permanent US resident or citizen to be legally eligible to work.

Required Skills:

  • Ability to perform assigned analyses related to the delivery of fuel reloads including fuel core and thermal hydraulic design, Chapter 15 LOCA, non-LOCA, and containment transient analysis.
  • Sufficient experience and logic/problem-solving capabilities to apply advanced engineering principles and techniques to propose, direct, and integrate solutions to highly complex (possibly system level), loosely defined technical problems and to identify direct approaches for the successful resolution of significant technical issues. May be required to serve as lead expert within discipline for technical problem solving.
  • Lead resolution of emergent plant support issues.
  • Coordinate and integrate complex technical projects across multi-functional groups, within schedule and budget.
  • Lead integration and development of major technical descriptions for customer proposals.
  • Lead engineering work of, and instruct, train, and guide personnel on significant technical projects, tasks, and activities and provide periodic performance feedback.
  • Provide periodic updates and recommendations regarding the nature and status of work/projects to all appropriate internal and external personnel; identify and present recommendations for business growth opportunities to management. Develop and deliver presentations to communicate statuses, problem resolutions, recommendations, or promote business-related products.
  • Develop new or improve existing products and services using current economic studies and recent technical advancements and coordinate/prepare supporting documentation.
  • Provide expert knowledge within specific engineering discipline to peers, vendors, and customers.
  • Develop procedures, processes, and methods for implementing technical requirements.


Specific Desired Proficiencies:

  • Expertise in the use of standard Thermal-Hydraulic computer codes used to support CPNPP operations, including RETRAN02, VIPRE01, and Westinghouse-specific equivalents.
  • Familiarity with NRC Regulations and requirements for safety analysis applications (FSAR Chapter 15).
  • Familiarity with safety analysis computer programs such as FATHOM, RETRAN, MAAP, and GOTHIC or equivalents, for modeling of system response to accident scenarios.
  • Familiarity with plant operating procedures to aid in determination of plant responses to specific scenarios.
  • Effective project management skills to direct activities to meet project scope schedule and budget commitments.
  • Strong communication and writing skills.  Must effectively address client needs and be able to create opportunities for safety analysis and licensing business growth.



Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being.  In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

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