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Probabilistic Risk Assessment Engineer 4 (Thermal Hydraulics) 2021-179-HAINC-CF

Location : Corvallis, OR
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Reference Code : 2021-179-HAINC-CF
Start Date : 06/01/2021
End Date : 12/01/2021
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 8
Required Education : B.S.-Engineering or physical science
Travel : Yes
Relocation : No

Job Description :

HukariAscendent is a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned, Small Business specializing in comprehensive engineering and technical support services associated with commercial nuclear power and other Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear activities. 


We are looking for qualified candidates to perform the following: 

This positions reports to the Supervisor, Probabilistic Risk Assessment.  This role is considered a senior-level engineer in the area of probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) and/or severe accident analysis experienced in performing PRA analyses on commercial nuclear power plants.   



1.     Perform severe accident engineering calculations using industry-standard methods and simulation tools (e.g., MELCOR, RELAP5).


2.     Apply reactor thermal hydraulic concepts to support design and licensing of the NuScale small modular nuclear reactor.


3.     Effectively communicate with other technical and non-technical disciplines, customers, and regulators; should understand the uses and limitations CDF, LRF, and LERF as risk metrics.


4.     Mentor and train junior engineers.


5.     Performs other duties as assigned.



To perform the job successfully, the individual should demonstrate competencies in performing the essential functions of this position by performing satisfactorily in each of these competencies.

  • Problem solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and reviews information appropriately. Uses own judgment and acts independently; seeks input from other team members as appropriate for complex or sensitive situations.

  • Oral/written communication: Listens carefully and speaks clearly and professionally in all situations. Edits work for accuracy and clarity. Is able to create, read, and interpret complex written information. Ability to develop strong interpersonal networks within the organization.

  • Planning/organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities, organizes personal and project timelines and deadlines, tracks project timelines and deadlines, and uses time efficiently.

  • Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent interruptions, changes, delays, or unexpected events.

  • Dependability: Consistently on time and at work, responds to management expectations and solicits feedback to improve performance.

  • Team Building: Capable of developing strong interpersonal networks and trust within the organization.

  • Safety Culture : Adheres to the NuScale Safety culture and is expected to model safe behavior and influence peers to meet high standards.

This position starts in June 2021 and is expected to continue on a near 40 hour/week basis for approximately 6 months.  Onboarding and future work will be done remotely, with travel to our Corvallis, OR office as needed once COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.


Required Qualifications :

  • Education: A minimum of a B.S. degree in engineering or physical science from a four year accredited college or university is required.  An advanced degree in engineering is preferred.

  • Experience: A minimum of 8 years of full-time, progressively responsible experience in probabilistic risk assessment and/or severe accident analysis is required, preferably on commercial nuclear power plants.   Must be able to demonstrate in-depth understanding of engineering concepts, principles, and theories.  Demonstrated writing and presentation skills.  Viable candidates will have verifiable technical writing skills and showcase strong communication with computer, presentation and interpersonal.  Exceptional organization skills and abilities to manage complex projects with multiple work phases is also required.

  • Industry Requirements: Eligible to work under Department of Energy 10 CFR Part 810.

  • Quality Assurance: Demonstrated understanding and implementation of quality assurance regulations, standards and guidelines of 10 CFR 50 Appendix B, 10 CFR 21, and NQA-1.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to understand and communicate clearly using a phone, personal interaction, and computers.

  • Ability to learn new job functions and comprehend and understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately in a rapidly evolving environment.

  • The employee frequently is required; to sit and stand; walk; bend, use hands to operate office equipment; and reach with hands and arms.

  • Ability to travel nationally and locally using common forms of transportation.

HukariAscendent offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid time off.


Opportunities with HukariAscendent change frequently.  For a complete listing of our current openings, please visit our website at https://www.hukari.com.


HukariAscendent is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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