Senior Licensing Engineer 2021-450-HAINC-CF
HukariAscendent is a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned, Small Business specializing in comprehensive engineering and technical support services associated with commercial nuclear power and Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear activities.
We are looking for senior licensing engineers to work under the direction of GEH New Power Plants and Products Licensing to support GEH Regulatory Affairs interactions with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) Staff located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Canadian customers, and other stakeholders, during the Canadian BWRX-300 Pre-Licensing Vendor Design Review process, during follow-up license application processes for future Canadian customers that select the BWRX-300 for construction and operation in Canada. In addition, will assist in the preparation, review, and submittal of BWRX-300 pre- application licensing submittals and to support GEH Regulatory Affairs interactions with United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Staff during the BWRX-300 pre-application NRC review and approval processes, and will provide support for follow-up license application processes for future United States customers that select the BWRX-300 for construction and operation in the United States.
Support preparation and submittal of Phase 1: Pre-Licensing Assessment of Compliance with Regulatory Requirements documentation and Phase 2: Pre-Licensing Assessment for Any Potential Fundamental Barriers to Licensing documentation to the CNSC for the BWRX-300 Pre-Licensing Vendor Design Review with input from the BWRX-300 Project Team in accordance with the service agreement that establishes the terms and conditions between the CNSC and GEH.Support preparation and submittal of Phase 3 Follow-up documentation to the CNSC for the BWRX- 300 Pre-Licensing Vendor Design Review with input from the BWRX-300 Project Team.
- Support preparation and submittal of follow-up documentation to the CNSC for any BWRX-300 license applications for future Canadian customers that select the BWRX-300 for construction and operation in Canada, with input from the BWRX-300 Project Team.
- Support preparation and conduct of technical and licensing presentations to the CNSC Staff regarding BWRX-300 Pre-Licensing Vendor Design Review activities and CNSC review of Phase 1 and Phase 2 submittals, for Phase 3 activities if required, and for any future license applications for future Canadian customers that select the BWRX-300 for construction and operation in Canada. Coordinate and attend BWRX-300 meetings with the CNSC, Canadian customers, and other stakeholders as directed.
- Prepare and review responses to CNSC, Canadian customer, and other stakeholder questions, as well as other regulatory required correspondence from GEH to the CNSC, as directed.
- Manage Canadian selected contract firms providing services in support of BWRX-300 interactions with and submittals to the CNSC, Canadian customers, and other stakeholders.
- Support preparation and submittal of Licensing Topical Reports (LTRs) for United States BWRX-300 pre-application licensing activities with input from the BWRX-300 Project Team.
- Support preparation and conduct of technical and licensing presentations to the NRC Staff regarding pre-application licensing activities and NRC review of submitted LTRs.
- Coordinate and attend BWRX-300 meetings with the NRC as directed.
- Prepare and review responses to NRC Requests for Additional Information (RAIs), as well as other correspondence and licensing submittals from GEH to the NRC, as directed.
- Prepare and review responses for correspondence from the NRC to GEH as directed.
- Support development of United States license application materials for future United States customers that select the BWRX-300 for construction and operation in the United States.
Period of Performance: 10/18/2021 - 05/31/2023
Work Location: Remote (95%), Wilmington, NC, USA (5%), Travel to Canada
Qualifications / Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in engineering, scientific discipline, or other related technical fields.
- Ten years or more interacting with NRC Staff or international regulatory bodies on behalf of nuclear power plant license applicants and license holders.
- Ability to interact with CNSC Staff on behalf of nuclear power plant vendors during the Pre-Licensing Vendor Design Review process and during license application submittals for construction and operation of a nuclear power plant in Canada.
- Ability to learn, comprehend, and implement CNSC regulatory processes and regulatory guidance, including but not limited to the following:
- Nuclear Safety and Control Act,
- Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Rules of Procedure (SOR/2000-211),
- General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations (SOR/2000-202),
- Radiation Protection Regulations (SOR/2000-203),
- Class I Nuclear Facilities Regulations (SOR/2000-204),
- REGDOC-1.1.2, License Application Guide: Guide to Construct A Reactor Facility,
- REGDOC-1.1.3, License Application Guide: License to Operate a Nuclear Power Plant,
- REGDOC-2.4.1, Deterministic Safety Analysis,
- REGDOC-2.4.2, Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) for Nuclear Power Plants,
- REGDOC-2.4.3, Nuclear Criticality Safety,
- REGDOC-2.5.1, General Design Considerations: Human Factors,
- REGDOC-2.5.2, Design of Reactor Facilities: Nuclear Power Plants,
- REGDOC-2.7.1, Radiation Protection,
- REGDOC-3.5.1, Licensing Process for Class I Nuclear Facilities and Uranium Mines and Mills, and
- REGDOC-3.5.4, Pre-Licensing Review of a Vendor’s Reactor Design.
- Ability to prepare and supervise preparation of regulatory submittals to the CNSC, and facilitation of CNSC reviews and approvals, in support of nuclear power plant Pre-Licensing Vendor Design Reviews and license application submittals for construction and operation of a nuclear power plant in Canada.
- Experience in preparation of licensing submittals to the NRC, and facilitation of NRC reviews and approvals in support of nuclear power plant license applications.
- Experience in 10CFR50 licensing processes, including Preliminary Safety Analysis Report, responses to NRC questions, and Final Safety Analysis Report preparation and submittal.
- Ability to comprehend, and implement United States NRC regulatory processes and regulatory guidance, including but not limited to the following:
- Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended,
- NRC Regulations Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, specifically the following:
- Part 20, Standards for protection against radiation,
- Part 21, Reporting of defects and noncompliance,
- Part 30, Rules of general applicability to domestic licensing of byproduct material,
- Part 40, Domestic licensing of source material,
- Part 50, Domestic licensing of production and utilization facilities,
- Part 51, Environmental protection regulations for domestic licensing and related regulatory functions,
- Part 52, Licenses, certifications, and approvals for nuclear power plants,
- Part 70, Domestic licensing of special nuclear material,
- Part 71, Packaging and transportation of radioactive material,
- Part 73, Physical protection of plants and materials, and
- Part 74, Material control and accounting of special nuclear material.
- NUREG-0800, Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition
- Specific experience in NRC regulations and regulatory guidance in one or more of the following technical areas:- Reactor fuel design and core management requirements
- Reactor pressure vessel and ASME Class 1 valve design requirements
- Emergency core cooling system design requirements, including 10CFR50.46 Evaluation Model development requirements
- Dry containment design, including containment isolation requirements
- Evaluation of normal operation, anticipated operational occurrences, and design basis accidents, including transient and accident analysis and acceptance criteria requirements
- Underground safety-related structural design requirements
- Onsite and offsite radiological dose analyses
- Emergency planning zone development
Additional Desired Characteristics
- Previous experience with GEH, including ABWR or ESBWR licensing activities, highly desired.
- Previous experience with Small Modular Reactor licensing activities preferred.
- Ability to primarily work remotely and meet deliverable schedules, with on-demand support of travel to Wilmington, NC office and other locations including CNSC Headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, Canadian customer offices and sites, or other stakeholders in support of Canadian BWRX-300 licensing activities, and including NRC Headquarters or customer offices and sites in support of United States BWRX-300 licensing activities.
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 www.hukari.com.
HukariAscendent is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.