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Nuclear Regulatory Policy Expert

Company: Battelle Memorial Institute
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Battelle delivers when others can't. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients-whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. Job Summary Battelle is seeking a Nuclear Regulatory Policy & Procedures Expert orNuclear Engineer. The position location is Alexandria, VA. A senior level subject matter expert in nuclear engineering or related disciplines with a background in nuclear regulation is needed to support the development and implementation of updated nuclear regulations for the Army Reactor Office. Duties include review of program policy, procedural, and internal controls documentation under development in support of the DoD/Army Mobile Nuclear Power Plant (MNPP) - "Pele" Programs. MNPP leverages disruptive technology to provide a mobile electric power system producing between 1-5 MW of electricity by means of nuclear fission using Tri-structural Isotropic (TRISO) fuel, specially manufactured encapsulated low enriched uranium pellets. The Army Reactor Program includes the Army Reactor Office, the regulatory body of the Army, and the Department of the Army (HQDA) Office of the Chief of Engineers (OCE), responsible for the Army Nuclear Power Program. The Army is ramping up to meet a wide range of operational, engineering, logistic regulatory certification and permitting requirements for future Operational Readiness Review (ORR) in accordance with Army Regulation 50-7 "Army Reactor Program" (ARP). The Army Reactor Council is adapting the Dept of Energy (DOE) review process for the ORR. Program plan documentation preparation requires leveraging and integration of information and knowledge from participating government organizations within DoD, DOE, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and other Federal and State agencies, and Army agencies involved in the ARP. Nuclear Power Program policy and guidelines documentation spans reactor operational and quality assurance and system management to safety, security, and environmental controls. Responsibilities

  • Primary integrator and author of Nuclear Power Program documentation
  • Provide nuclear power system operations, engineering, and integrated logistic support subject matter expertise
  • Analyzes and interprets complex data. Takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions.
  • Prepares and presents advanced technical reports and presentations to client, both formal and informal.
  • Assist with inter- and intra-agency collaboration and coordination.
  • Participates in and leads technical working groups as required.
  • Expected to grow into MNPP program expert and representative
  • Supports business development efforts led by others and maintains business interactions with external clients.
  • Participates in scientific conferences, peer review panels, and increases company visibility through publications.
  • Trains lower-level staff to improve technical development. Coordinates and provides day-to-day work direction to lower-level staff to support overall project goals. Key Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in related field with 8 years of experience or master's degree in related field with 5 years of experience or PhD with 2 years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and or experience in a related field.
    • Nuclear Power operations and policy experience
    • Proven multiple-role leader with the ability to adapt and succeed in rapidly changing business environments by using strong interpersonal skills while leveraging robust analytical and technical expertise.
    • Consensus builder easily develops and cultivates relationships with diverse sets of internal and external stakeholders. Benefits: Live an Extraordinary Life We care about your well-being, not just on the job. Battelle offers comprehensive and competitive benefits to help you live your best life.
      • Balance life through a compressed work schedule: Most of our team follows a flexible, compressed work schedule that allows for every other Friday off-giving you a dedicated day to accomplish things in your personal life without using vacation time.
      • Take time to recharge: You get paid time off to support work-life balance and keep motivated.
      • Prioritize wellness: Stay healthy with medical, dental, and vision coverage with wellness incentives and benefits plus a variety of optional supplemental benefits.
      • Better together: Coverage for partners, gender-affirming care and health support, and family formation support.
      • Build your financial future: Build financial stability with an industry-leading 401(k) retirement savings plan. For most employees, we put in 5 percent whether you contribute or not, and match your contributions on top of that.
      • Advance your education: Tuition assistance is available to pursue higher education.
      • Flexible work arrangements: You have options for where you work and when you work. A Work Environment Where You Succeed For brilliant minds in science, technology, engineering and business operations, Battelle is the place to do the greatest good by solving humanity's most pressing challenges and creating a safer, healthier and more secure world. You will have the opportunity to thrive in a culture that inspires you to:
        • Apply your talent to challenging and meaningful projects
        • Receive select funding to pursue ideas in scientific and technological discovery
        • Collaborate with world-class experts in an inclusive environment
        • Nurture and develop the next generation of scientific leaders
        • Give back to and improve our communities Vaccinations & Safety Protocols Battelle may require employees, based on job duties, work location, and/or its clients' requirements to follow certain safety protocols and to be vaccinated against a variety of viruses, bacteria, and diseases as a condition of employment and continued employment and to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated. If applicable, Battelle will provide reasonable accommodations based on a qualified disability or medical condition through the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act or for a sincerely held religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and related state laws). Battelle is an equal opportunity employer. We provide employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle. The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department. For more information about our other openings, please visit

Keywords: Battelle Memorial Institute, Alexandria , Nuclear Regulatory Policy Expert, Other , Alexandria, Virginia

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