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Digital Design Engineer SME-Nuclear

Southport, NC 28461

Posted: 11/16/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 582545 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Requesting an individual with Digital Design Experience to work inside the Instrumentation & Control (I&C) Design Organization.The individual will perform design engineering work for digital and I&C projects within the engineering organization. The digital I&C engineering work will include digital and software focused items. Experience in digital system design and networking architecture is highly desirable. Digital design requires the assessment of existing systems, identifying network requirements, designing replacement requirements, working with selected vendors, identifying testing requirements, and support system instillation. Current qualification at a nuclear utility as a Modification Engineer under an INPO Accredited Program and knowledge of Passport or Consolidated Asset Suite for design and work order development is highly desirable. Experience in Operations department is considered a desirable trait as well. Individual will be required to obtain qualifications for a Modification Engineer prior to working independently.

Selected individual will act as the Lead Technical and/or Responsible Engineer for assigned projects and in a support capacity on other project teams.

Responsibilities will include design package development, developing conceptual designs and specifications for bidding purposes, evaluating alternatives, technical support during implementation, setpoint development, coordination of design efforts with selected vendors/AEs/designer and conducting design package reviews.

A working knowledge or familiarity of cyber security regulations as mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is required as digital designs need to be cyber security compliant. Design products related to major digital controls system replacements, software evaluations, instrument component upgrades, and control circuits are expected to be developed. Individual will be required to qualify in the necessary duty areas to act independently as a Responsible Engineer for modifications within past qualifications and product demonstration from other utilities as an acceptable alternative.

Lastly, the individual will be expected to exhibit sound technical judgment and guidance to the project team. Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years engineering experience in the nuclear industry
  • Ability to obtain and maintain unescorted access to a nuclear facility (General Employee Training, Radiation Worker Training, Security Clearance checks and subject to the sites Fitness for Duty Program)
  • Strong oral / written communication skills within a professional environment
  • Skilled in the practices of researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations and preparing and presenting recommendations.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Registration/Licensure as a Professional Engineer
  • Experience in digital hardware / software modifications
  • Digital / I&C engineering experience at Brunswick Nuclear Plant
  • Working knowledge of digital upgrade specific licensing requirements and current 10CFR73.54 Cyber Security Requirements
  • Experience developing digital / software modification test plans
  • Experience in the 10CFR50.59 with respect to designing modifications to a nuclear facility.
  • Workers at this level solve more complex problems in engineering areas of specialization with limited supervision. Workers are expected to develop advanced skills and the ability to work with even greater independence. They effectively apply fundamental concepts and procedures to work that is progressingly complex and varied.?15 years discipline experience and unique SME skills.
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