NuScale Power Mechanical 3 - NSSS Systems Analysis Engineer (857-2018) in Corvallis, Oregon


Applies technical knowledge, insight, reasoning, and decision making to perform analyses of the fluid systems within the NuScale Power Plant nuclear steam supply system (NSSS) to support advancement of the design. Candidates should possess a strong analytical background, and prior experience with transient analysis, flow induced vibration, and computational fluid dynamics are desired.


  1. Uses thermal-hydraulic software and engineering tools to perform analyses on the design and performance of NSSS systems.

  2. Perform and check engineering evaluations in accordance with NuScale company procedures, by applying sound engineering thermal hydraulics and structural mechanics fundamentals, including familiarity with standard system analysis software (e.g. RELAP, ANSYS).

  3. Interacts with co-workers and other disciplines to promote effective coordination of design activities and resolution of technical problems.

  4. Possess strong written and oral communication skills and routinely interacts with colleagues and regulatory bodies.

  5. Performs other duties as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES: 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.


  • Education: A minimum of a B.S. degree in Engineering (preferably Mechanical). A registered professional engineer license (P.E) is desired.

  • Experience: A minimum of 4-8 years of relevant professional experience as a thermal-hydraulic engineer. Advanced degree may offset some years of experience. Additional experience in the following areas is desired:

    1. Analysis of system performance and transient operations.

    2. Use of software: RELAP, ANSYS (Mechanical and CFD), plus normal office software.

    3. Analysis of components for flow induced vibration mechanisms, as well as experience with vibration testing and data analysis.

    4. Computer programming skills (e.g. Python, Matlab).

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

  • Overall Job Knowledge and Performance: In-depth understanding of engineering concepts, principles, theories. Good organizational skills. Familiarity with Small Modular Reactor (SMR) design.

  • Skills: Strong technical writing skills. Good communication, computer, presentation and interpersonal skills. Exceptional organization skills and ability to manage complex projects with multiple work phases.

  • 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 preferred.

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.

Disclaimer: Employee(s) must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employee(s) assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and or skills required of all employees in this classification.