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Nuclear Core Design Project Manager at Energy Harbor Nuclear Op in Akron, Ohio

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

If you have what it takes to become part of the Vistra family and would like to start a promising career with a global leader, take a look at the exciting employment opportunities that are currently available and apply online.

Job Summary

The Nuclear Core Design Manager/Engineer reports to Energy Harbor’s (a Vistra Company) corporate office in Akron, OH or the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, OH and performs all manner of core design and reactor physics support calculations and analyses.

This role frequently works independently to identify and perform tasks as required to meet company objectives and supports the gathering and analysis of information necessary for initiatives or to solve complex problems.

The position will develop and maintain effective working relationships with others including external to the company.

Job Description

Key Accountabilities:

  • Managing the Davis-Besse core design project

  • Act as the primary contact between the plant and fuel vendor for fuel and safety analysis issues.

  • Performing core physics calculations using the Studsvik CMS software.

  • Providing core physics data support to Reactor Engineering, Operations, Training, and other applicable groups at site as well as the Fuel Procurement and Spent Fuel Management groups

  • Initiating vendor analyses and performing verification of the results of vendor-supplied reload analyses

  • Providing support for vendor design verifications and quality audits

  • Involved in spent fuel criticality analyses, strategic fuel cycle planning, decay heat calculations, and reactor pressure vessel fluence calculations.

  • Identifies and performs task as required to meet objectives

  • Lead interpretation and analysis of complex issues

  • Coordinates assigned projects, studies and initiatives through completion

  • Comply with safety policy and procedures to ensure a safe working environment

  • Prepare and present reports including recommendations to resolve complex issues

  • Participate in and on occasion lead special project and committees including external organizations

  • Lead complex problem - solving efforts

Education, Experience, and Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is required (preferably Nuclear Engineering).

  • Proven performance in the areas of reactor core design and core physics calculations is desirable.

  • Demonstrated written and oral communication abilities.

  • A strong analytical ability is required.

  • Ability to perform computer programming is desirable.

  • Studsvik Scandpower CMS software experience considered a plus.

  • Demonstrated experience performing project management considered a plus

  • Previous relevant job experience strongly preferred


Key Metrics:

  • Team - work and collaboration skills across organizational boundaries

  • Able to communicate complex issues effectively through written and verbal communication

  • Able to influence by establishing effective working relationships across organizational boundaries

  • In-depth understanding of power plant equipment and system interrelationships.

  • Able to evaluate technical alternatives in light of their economic contribution to the business

  • Able to apply systematic problem - solving processes to address complex issues

Job Family

Engineering Services


Energy Harbor Nuclear Op


Downtown Operations Center


We are a company of people committed to:  Exceeding Customer Expectations, Great People, Teamwork, Competitive Spirit and Effective Communication.  If this describes you, then apply today!

If you currently work for Vistra or its subsidiaries, please apply via the internal career site.

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