Holtec International, a global turnkey supplier of equipment and systems for the nuclear, solar, geothermal and fossil power generation sectors of the energy industry, is seeking to add a Simulator Design Engineer to the SMR-160 nuclear reactor engineering team. The Simulator Design Engineer is responsible for supporting development and maintenance of plant simulation tools the SMR-160 nuclear engineering team.
The Simulator Design Engineer is principally responsible for the development and maintenance of the engineering simulator for the SMR-160 Small Modular Reactor (SMR). The Engineer applies his or her knowledge and experience, industry best practices, regulatory guidance, codes and standards, and engineering judgment to support the development of controls strategies and simulator assisted design activities.
Specific Area of Responsibility:
As part of a highly-integrated engineering team, perform the following engineering activities:
Perform programming to develop and improve the SMR-160 power plant simulator model.
Maintains configuration control of the power plant simulator models.
Support simulation-assisted design scope through model and control logic variations.
Support development of system and integrated plant control logic, including control algorithm development for thermal-hydraulic process systems through interfaces with other engineers.
Supports interfacing the power plant simulator with the plant control platform provider.
Support development of SMR-160 human-system interface concepts with the plant digital control system supplier and other project stakeholders.
BS in Engineering from an ABET-accredited program is required.
One (1) to (5) years of demonstrated, applicable experience in fossil and nuclear fields.
Experience with instrumentation and control of integrated systems.
Demonstrated technical writing skills and effective communication skills.
Demonstrated good judgment, ability to act independently, flexibility, and adaptability.
Ability to plan and organize work tasks and meet deadlines.
Strong inter-personal skills; effective in a team environment.
Strong basic computer skills.
Eligible to work in accord with Department of Energy 10 CFR Part 810.
Experience using the Western Services Corporation 3KeyMaster simulation tool suite.
Master's degree in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, or closely related field.
Prior experience with DCSs, PLCs, HMIs and their requirements in a nuclear setting.
Five (5+) years of demonstrated, applicable experience in design and maintenance of I&C and electrical systems for the nuclear industry.
Experience with the control of I&C, process, and nuclear systems for light water nuclear reactors.
Experience with integrated process control strategies.