Consulting Engineer – Nuclear Safety Analysis Innsbrook

Dominion Energy
September 10, 2021
Glen Allen, VA
Job Type


At Dominion Energy we love our jobs.  That’s right.  Love.  Every day we go to work filled with passion to be excellent, to creatively problem solve and to innovate.  These are exciting days for energy companies, and Dominion Energy aims to shape the future of energy in America. We are looking at all of our work with fresh eyes, retooling everything we do, in every part of the company, to operate more sustainably and to deliver energy more reliably than ever.  We are looking for interesting, independent thinkers and doers who can help shape the culture of a forward-looking company that’s proud of its rich legacy. Are you a change agent?  Do you think differently?  Do you want to fall in love with your job? If you answered “yes,” then read on!

At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.


Job Summary

Dominion Energy is one of the industry’s leading utilities for performing full-scope in-house safety analyses in support of safe operation of its pressurized water reactors (PWRs).  The Nuclear Engineering and Fuel (NEF) department’s Nuclear Safety Analysis (NSA) engineering team is responsible for core thermal/hydraulic analyses, reactor system transient analyses, containment response analyses, vendor LOCA analyses, radiological consequences analyses, fuel reload analyses and licensing, emergency procedure technical bases and setpoints, evaluations of as-found plant conditions, and 10 CFR 50.59 screens and evaluations for changes to the plant, safety analyses, and station procedures. 

Job Responsibilities:

•    Establishing and communicating bounding conditions of safe operation (safety analyses) for the reactor core, reactor coolant system, balance of plant, containment systems, engineered safeguards, and safety-related auxiliary equipment of the Dominion Energy nuclear units.
•    Establishing and implementing the bases for accident response procedures and guidelines that coordinate the station design and licensing basis with station operational needs. Examples include the Emergency Operating Procedures (EOPs), Severe Accident Management Guidelines (SAMGs), and Flex Support Guidelines (FSGs).
•    Identifying, evaluating, and determining the necessity for deviations between site-specific operational guidance and industry-provided generic bases (e.g., Emergency Response Guidelines).
•    Supporting station design changes and maintenance of plant configurations and procedural operator actions consistent with the safety analyses.
•    Evaluate unanticipated as-found plant conditions and provide input to Engineering and Operations for restoration of equipment and procedures to design conditions.
•    Prepare 10 CFR 50.59 screens and evaluations to support changes to the plant, procedures, and safety analyses.
•    Driving Dominion Energy priorities, goals, and initiatives in the industry by participating in and providing technical leadership to the Pressurized Water Reactor Owners Group (PWROG).
•    Participate in ongoing training and continuous improvement activities to maintain and enhance our role in supporting safe and efficient plant operation.

Job Conditions: Occasional overtime, Occasional travel for industry meetings and plant support.  Position requires nuclear plant access, including associated background checks and random drug testing.

The company is actively seeking United States military veterans and service members who meet the qualifications outlined below.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

•    Minimum four-year accredited engineering degree. (Minimum qualifications screening requirement)
•    Minimum 8 years of combined experience in nuclear plant engineering and/or nuclear plant operations. (Minimum qualifications screening requirement)
•    Direct experience with pressurized water reactor (PWR) EOPs as demonstrated by a Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) license, Shift Technical Advisor (STA) certification, or other functional role.  (Minimum qualifications screening requirement)
•    Knowledge of nuclear regulations and regulatory processes and specific experience with 10 CFR 50.59 screens and evaluations and use of industry guidance documents.
•    Ability to effectively operate a personal computer and learn complex code execution.
•    Ability to define problems, collect information, evaluate data, draw valid conclusions, and develop solutions in a time-critical environment.
•    A demonstrated professional orientation, and an ability to lead, communicate effectively in both written and oral forms, manage projects, and work effectively in teams and independently under own initiative.


•    Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) license or Shift Technical Advisor (STA) preferred.
•    Direct experience with nuclear plant accident scenarios, plant systems response, time-critical operator actions, simulator validation, and accident condition procedures preferred.
•    Familiarity with NSSS vendor analytical methods and safety analysis processes preferred.

A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will count as one year toward the year of experience.
A Master's Degree will count as one year toward the years of experience.

Military service members and veterans with ranks from E5-E9, W1-CW5, or O3-O6, plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined above are encouraged to apply.

Education Requirements


For placement of a candidate in the Engineer job series, the following criteria must be met:

Possess a 4-year engineering degree from an ABET accredited engineering program based on the year that the engineering program was accredited by ABET, or

Possess a 4-year engineering degree from an institution outside of the U.S. which is accredited through the country's own engineering accrediting body under the Washington Accord as a full signatory, and is a degree that was recognized by the country's accrediting body on or after the date that full signatory status was achieved, or

Possess a 4-year engineering degree from a non-ABET accredited program and a post-graduate engineering degree from an institution where the undergraduate degree in the same engineering discipline is ABET accredited based on the year the engineering program was accredited by ABET, or

Possess a 4-year degree in Physics, Chemistry or Math and a post-graduate engineering degree from an institution where the undergraduate degree in the same engineering discipline is ABET accredited based on the year the engineering program was accredited by ABET, or

Holds or has previously held a valid U.S. Professional Engineer license.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Professional Engineer (PE)

Depending on functional responsibilities and location of position, must review ANS 3.1 12/79, ANSI N18.1-1971 or ANSI/ANS 3.1-1993 and DOM-QA-1 as appropriate.

Working Conditions

Cold Up to 25%Energized Wires Up to 25%Heat Up to 25%Loud Noise Up to 25%Office Work Environment 76 -100%Operating Machinery Up to 25%Outdoors Up to 25%Radiation Up to 25%Travel Up to 25%Dust / Grease / Oil Up to 25%

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

No Testing Required

Export Control

Certain positions at Dominion Energy may involve access to information and technology subject to export controls under U.S. law.  Compliance with these export controls may result in Dominion Energy limiting its consideration of certain applicants.

Other Information

We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more.   To learn more about our benefits, click here

Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.  

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