26 Aug
Transportation Engineer

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ORGANIZATION: Materials and Fuels Complex (MC)

GRADE: 230

WORK LOCATION: Idaho Falls, ID (MFC Site: 4x10 schedule)

The Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking a primary Transportation Engineer reporting to the Space Nuclear Power & Isotope Technologies Division Director. If you want to be part of enabling nuclear energy research and development, including deployment of next generation nuclear reactors then this position is for you.

INL is recognized as the lead national laboratory for the United States Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, providing much of the nuclear research, development, and demonstration capability needed to move nuclear innovation forward to deployment. MFC hosts a unique combination of personnel, facilities and infrastructure and offers the ability to perform research and development of nuclear fuels from fuel design, development and fabrication, and post irradiation analysis. MFC is plays a pivotal role in supporting the National Reactor Innovation Center, which provides resources for testing, demonstration, and performance assessment to accelerate the deployment of new, advanced nuclear technology concepts.

The Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS) Transportation Engineer is a recognized expert within the field of radioisotope power systems and is responsible for all payloads involving RPS units or radioactive components.


  • Provide good technical communication skills and considerable creativity and skill in conceiving and designing innovative solutions for specialized radiological equipment and support systems.

  • Serve as RPS Program lead for nuclear safety, including maintenance of INL safety analyst qualification. These systems have a net worth of $100M.

  • Responsible for the maintenance of SARPs for the various shipping casks associated with the RPS programs.

  • Primary contact for outside customers, NASA and national security clients, regarding Pu-238 transportation missions and issues.

  • Serve as Cask Management Project Engineer (CMPE), Nuclear Package Lead Engineer (NPLE), and subject matter expert for RPS Program Type B shipping packages, as appointed by RPS Program Director.

  • Lead others and provide technical direction and supervision of other RPS engineers.

  • Responsible to leverage engineering expertise and lead the following engineering activities for transportation and nuclear safety,

  • Leads the creations of engineering designs, drawings, specifications, implementation documents and performs analysis to meet customer's design inputs.

  • Responsible to define requirements and develop concept by communicating with the customer to understand customer requirements and identify goals

  • Develops work packages to include negotiating schedule with customers, cost estimates and request resources to support work

  • Complete and document details design to include confirmation code compliance, issuing design documents, developing materials and parts lists, inspection plans, etc.

  • Present and/or participate in design review including qualification testing on prototypes and perform calculations to support designs

  • Support procurement of materials, equipment and services, and support close-out of project phases

  • Provide technical coordination cross multi-discipline teams for isotope activities

  • Routinely participate in development and delivery of technical and programmatic reports and presentations that support isotope programs.

  • BS degree in Mechanical or Nuclear Engineers is preferred, with 8 years' experience.

  • Must have extensive expertise in nuclear operations and operation of nuclear facilities.

  • Must have the ability to provide leadership to large groups of engineers and technicians to perform complex tasks involving fragile and expensive equipment in a timely fashion.

  • Must be willing and able to maintain INL Technical Staff, OJT Instructor, and Principal Investigator qualifications in support of Type B shipping package operations and maintenance.

  • Skill in writing and presenting new scientific results.

  • This position requires ability to obtain and maintain a DOE "Q" clearance, therefore US Citizenship is required.

Please apply before August 14, 2020

INL Overview:

INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.

INL Mission:

Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

INL Vision:

Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.

Selective Service Requirements:

To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Other Information:

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Benefits, Salary, and Relocation:

We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview/.

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