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Entry Level Core Design Engineer

Looking for an exciting opportunity in the nuclear industry? Grow your career at Framatome!

Framatome is a major international player in the nuclear energy market recognized for its innovative solutions and value-added technologies for designing, building, maintaining, and advancing the global nuclear fleet. The company designs, manufactures, and installs components and fuel for nuclear power plants and offers a full range of reactor services.

With 14,000 employees worldwide, every day Framatomes expertise helps its customers improve the safety and performance of their nuclear plants and achieve their economic and societal goals.

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Framatome is owned by the EDF Group (75.5%), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI 19.5%) and Assystem (5%).

Framatome is an international leader in nuclear energy recognized for its innovative solutions and value-added technologies for the global nuclear fleet. With worldwide expertise and a proven track record for reliability and performance, the company designs, services and installs components, fuel, and instrumentation and control systems for nuclear power plants. More than 14,000 Framatome employees work every day to help our customers supply ever cleaner, safer, and more economical low-carbon energy.

The Framatome Core Design team is currently seeking an Entry Level BWR/PWR Neutronics Core Designer Engineer for its Richland, WA location.

Framatome Inc. has been serving the U.S. nuclear energy industry since the 1950s and has approximately 2,300 employees working from locations across North America. In the Fuel Design team, it is our passion and commitment to design and deliver the most competitive, safe, and reliable fuel solutions for the worldwide nuclear industry. We are responsible for the design and implementation of fuel assembly designs (including our robust HTP fuel and our newest products ATRIUM-11 and GAIA), development and implementation of advanced codes and methods, and development of accident tolerant fuel and advanced fuel management products.

Come join a team with a passion for Nuclear Science and Engineering and its application to solve the nuclear industrys challenges of today and tomorrow. Our team supports a vast array of projects, including R&D development of higher burnup core designs using high enrichments and advanced fuel management techniques, using the industry's most advance core design tools, implementing our advanced control rod ejection and safety analysis methodologies. These advanced tools and methods are state of the art and ready for a highly motivated engineer to introduce them to the industry. We commit daily to making nuclear reactors safer and more efficient this is a career that makes a difference.

Come have an impact on a global organization and participate in regular collaboration with colleagues and customers across the globe. Hone your professional skills as you defend new techniques to regulatory bodies for approval, interface with engineers in mechanical, materials, thermal-hydraulics, and safety analysis disciplines, and take advantage of opportunities to present Framatomes achievements to the nuclear community to continue advancement of our industry.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with the core designs for BWR/PWR reload projects

  • Assist with reload licensing activities

  • Develop economic core designs - developing Continuous Improvement automation and optimization tools

  • Work as part of a team that includes engineers from other departments and Codes and Methods development engineers as well as Project Managers responsible for different BWR/PWR fuel reload customers.

  • Interface with and interaction with BWR/PWR customers. This activity usually starts as soon as basic reload design and analysis engineering capabilities have been established.

    Travel: Occasional/sporadic.

Required SkillsRequired Experience

All candidates must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for this opportunity:

  • BS in Nuclear or Mechanical Engineering/Engineering Technology plus 0 -2 years of engineering experience. In applicable states a PE license will be accepted in lieu of a 4 year engineering degree.

  • Please attach a copy of your unofficial academic transcript as part of your application. Transcripts can be added in the Profile Attachments section (Step 5) of the online application.

  • Strong technical problem-solving abilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills

    The following requirements are desired and will be used to differentiate all candidates who apply for this position.

  • Previous internship/co-op experience in field of study

  • BWR or PWR core design and/or nuclear analysis experience.

  • Computer model development and application (e.g. SERPENT, MCNP, SCALE, CASMO, SIMULATE or other nuclear industry analysis code).

  • Experience working with engineering workstation computers and LINUX operating environments.

  • Computer programming/software capabilities and experience in FORTRAN, C/C++, and/or PYTHON.

    This opportunity is in Richland, Washington

    Richland is located in the Columbia River basin in southeastern Washington a few hours east of Seattle. After work, the Richland, Kennewick, Pasco Tri-cities area offers a variety of water sports and fabulous fishing. A short drive puts you in the beautiful Cascade Mountains. With very little rainfall annually, you can enjoy the outdoors year-round. Join your co-workers in a Habitat for Humanity build, join a sports league or enjoy one of the unique restaurants in the area.

    Framatome is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Salary Range
$66,000.00 - $83,000.00
per Year
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Richland, WA, 99352, US