Criticality Safety Engineer 2

    • Amentum
  • Posted 52 days ago | Updated 2 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


Verification and validation
Software Quality Assurance
Program management
Technical writing
Analytical skill
Security clearance
Proposal writing
Design of experiments

Job Details

Job Description

Amentum is seeking a Criticality Safety Engineer 2 to be based in our Aiken, SC location. The Engineer is responsible for perform a variety of engineering assignments in planning and overseeingthe development and design of process systems. Prepare, review, and approve nuclear criticality calculations for a variety of nuclear processes. Will support teams and work independently on a variety of tasks.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Perform a range of calculations, analysis, or review tasks under minimal supervision.
  • Act as a lead on less complex tasks and responsible for a portion of an analysis or calculation review.
  • Coordinate and work closely with other engineering, logistics, financial, and program management disciplines to define system specifications and requirements.
  • Establish and maintain a filing system or databases as needed for tracking work status.
  • Develop, maintain, and produce technical documentation and system/subsystem specifications.
  • Direct interface and liaison with customers at all levels from quotation to final calculations and technical working group meetings to comply with requirements and specifications.
  • Conduct site visits, analyze engineering problems, propose solutions and alternatives, and provide recommendations.
  • Verify and comply with engineering documentation standards and procedures.
  • Support development of technical proposal and provide comments on the technical content and level of effort of the proposed scope of work
  • Working knowledge of computer systems and integrated software application programs
  • Demonstrated experience with MCNP and/or SCALE codes
  • Demonstrated experience with implementation of ANSI/ANS 8 Series Standards

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, or related scientific field and at least 2 years of job-related experience or equivalent. Good communications and analytical skills; Position may require travel. Position may require the ability to pass and maintain a DOE Security Clearance.

Experience with:

Demonstrated DOE and/or commercial nuclear experience in performing criticality safety analytical and operational oversight tasks in accordance with ANSI/ANS 8 series of standards.

Develop nuclear criticality safety evaluations (NCSE) and supporting criticality calculations in accordance with DOE standards and guidelines.

Develop criticality safety strategies, specifying criticality safety structures, systems, and components (SSCs).

Dual Citizenship not permitted


Advanced degree in Nuclear Engineering.

Certification from a Hands-On Criticality Safety Course (e.g., DOE NCSP 2-Week Criticality Safety Engineer Course)

Familiarity with criticality computing platform selection/maintenance and Verification and Validation techniques to satisfy Software Quality Assurance requirements.

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