Nuclear Engineering Safety

Consolidated Nuclear Security
May 24, 2023
Amarillo, TX
Job Type


Participate in and support activities for safety basis documentation development and review. Develop documents utilizing Documented Safety Analysis (DSA) process, format, and content in accordance with current DSA documents and standards. Perform hazard and accident analysis in support of DSA development. Perform Unreviewed Safety Question Evaluations (USQE). Process DSA changes as directed by lead. Provide input and support to supervision as assigned. In a leadership and development role, guides the successful completion of activities in safety basis documentation development and review. Maintains schedules through discussions with customers and coordination of issues with all responsible parties for the development of these projects. Develops and reviews Documented Safety Analysis (DSA) and safety basis documents utilizing DSA process, format, and content in accordance with current DSA documents and standards. Process and review DSA change packages as directed. Performs, leads and reviews hazard accident analyses in support of DSA development. Perform Unreviewed Safety Question Evaluations (USQE) and USQ Independent Reviews.

What You Can Expect

  • Meaningful work and unique opportunities to support missions vital to national and global security

  • Top-notch, dedicated colleagues

  • Generous pay and benefits with a stable organization

  • Career advancement and professional development programs

  • Work-life balance fostered through flexible work options and wellness initiatives

Minimum Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in engineering/physical science discipline with a minimum 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA OR a Master's degree in engineering/physical science discipline with a minimum 3.3/4.0 cumulative GPA OR a PhD in engineering/physical science discipline with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA.

In addition, the applicant must meet the requirements of DOE O 426.2 (i.e., Baccalaureate in engineering or related science, 2 years job-related and at least 1 year nuclear experience, or a DOE 426.2 alternative). DOE 426.2 experience requirements can be satisfied following employment. In the interim, newly hired personnel will not be assigned duties that could impact the safety basis of nuclear facilities. (Ref. DOE O 426.2).

Preferred Job Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Engineering/Physical Science [Chemistry, Physics, or related] from an Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited program in the United States or designated equivalents from Canada or Mexico, the Washington Accord, or the list of substantially equivalent as documented by ABET. Typical experience could range from two to fifteen plus years.

  • Ability to develop, implement and maintain DSA and safety basis documentation in accordance with 10 CFR 830, 10 CFR 851, 29 CFR 1910.119, applicable DOE Orders

  • Ability to provide frequent communication and interactions with variety of customers, both internal and external

  • Knowledge of nuclear facility safety basis documentation and application of related safety basis rules, guides, orders, standards, and handbooks


The minimum education and experience for the lowest career level in the job posting range are listed under Minimum Job Requirements. Successful candidates hired into a higher career level than the minimum in the range must meet the requirements listed in the job leveling charts for the career level into which they are being hired.

If a range of Career Levels is posted, i.e., Senior Associate to Senior Specialist, internal applicants already in one of the Career Levels would come across at their current Career Level. Internal applicants currently in a lower level Career Level would move to the lowest posted Career Level, and internal applicants in higher Career Levels may be considered, on an exception basis, to come across laterally based on the applicant's education and experience, and the scope of work being performed in the role.

Requires a Q clearance; however all qualified candidates will be considered regardless of their current clearance status. The ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy Q clearance is required.

Position may require entry into Materials Access Areas (MAA) and participation in the Human Reliability Program (HRP). If HRP is required, candidate must complete a counterintelligence-scope polygraph, pursuant to 10CFR 709. Medical requirements may apply.

CNS is a drug-free workplace. Candidates accepting a job offer will be required to pass a pre-placement physical, drug screening and background investigation. As an employee, you may be required to receive and maintain a security clearance from the United States Department of Energy in order to meet eligibility requirements for access to sensitive information or matter. U.S. citizenship is a requirement for security clearance applicants. All employees are subject to being randomly selected for drug testing without advance notification.

CNS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

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