Lead Nuclear Safety Inspector at Battelle Energy Alliance in Idaho Falls, Idaho

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Job Description:


Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!

Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Mission Support/Assurance group is seeking forward-thinking, professionals interested in exploring a career as a Lead Nuclear Safety Inspector (LNSI)!

As a Lead Nuclear Safety Inspector in the INL Office of Nuclear Assurance (ONA), this position provides independent inspection of INL Nuclear Facilities (ATR, ATR-C, MFC, and associated facilities) by conducting oversight, performing nuclear safety analyses, reviewing and recommending nuclear safety authorization bases changes for approval. Inspection efforts also include sampling of facility hazard categorizations for conformance to applicable Department of Energy (DOE) regulations and inspections of the adequacy of line organization documentation that supports nuclear safety operations at INL. The LNSI reviews operating event timelines and causal evaluations developed by the line organizations to ensure the causes of operating events are identified and actions to prevent recurrence are appropriate and timely implemented. The position provides support for preparation of nuclear safety standards at INL.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Identifying and developing performance trends through utilization of line organization's corrective action documentation, event reports, incident reports, and other applicable source documents.

  • Maintaining an awareness of Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) lessons learned documentation and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Information Notices in the areas of both equipment and human performance is an expectation of this position.

  • Develop metrics to assess nuclear safety performance, inspection procedures, assessments, support for preparation of nuclear safety standards, and other duties as assigned by the Manager of ONA.

  • Establish objectives, sets priorities, and advise INL senior management regarding nuclear safety issues.

  • Develops and maintain effective communication with facility operations, supporting organizations, and DOE field office/headquarters personnel.

  • Subject matter expertise in strategic areas to facilitate accomplishing the Laboratory's mission in an effective and efficient manner, as determined by the Manager of ONA.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors plus 8 years related experience, or Advanced Degree and 6 years related experience

  • 5 years in nuclear facility operations including reactor facilities experience or support activities

  • Demonstrated expertise in verbal and written communications

Preferred Requirements:

  • Working level knowledge of DOE nuclear safety and criticality safety requirements, standards, and guides

  • Previous experience or demonstrated ability to master like requirements in the commercial nuclear industry or NRC

  • Experience as an NRC Senior Resident Inspector or qualified Inspector, Shift Manager in a commercial power plant, or equivalent

Job Information

  • Salary Grade: 220

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.

Reasonable Accommodation:

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Other Information:

When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.

Benefits & Salary:

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/. .



Primary Location

: US-ID-Idaho Falls


: Environmental Safety & Health


: Environment, Safety, Health & Quality (Hxxx)


: Full-time

Employee Status

: Regular

Job Posting

: Jul 21, 2021, 1:07:59 PM

Unposting Date

: Aug 5, 2021, 5:59:00 AM