Senior Engineer Analyst – Nuclear Licensing

Location: Naperville, IL U.S.A., and other U.S. locations with hybrid remote work options

About the Job

Kinectrics has a growing portfolio of services supporting operating nuclear power plants and the development and deployment of new nuclear power plants worldwide. This includes all reactor technologies currently in operation around world and proposed for deployment in major markets including: Pressurized Water Reactors, Boiling Water Reactors, CANDU Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors, as well as Small Modular Reactors and Advanced Reactors of all technology types.

As a Licensing Engineer staff member within our Licensing & New Technology directorate, your primary focus will be help external and internal customers ensure that both current operating facilities and new nuclear power plants have a robust safety, design and licensing basis and that design and operations can be demonstrated to be in compliance with the bases.

General Duties

Provide technical consultancy services to clients in the nuclear sector in the areas of Nuclear Siting, Environmental Assessments/, Design Assist Analysis, Deterministic Safety Analysis, Probabilistic Safety Analysis, Operational Nuclear Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Nuclear Security, Regulatory Affairs and other related disciplines.

  • Outline, assign and supervise complex work.

Educational & Technical Competencies


Requires advanced knowledge of the theory, principles, and practices associated with science and engineering disciplines normally acquired in a 4-year undergraduate college or university education.

Additional technical education including graduate degrees, project management, and/or business/financial courses are considered to be an asset.

Professional Experience:

A minimum of ten (10) years’ licensing experience in the nuclear industry at nuclear power plants, nuclear reactor suppliers, or nuclear industry architect-engineering firms is desired. Other nuclear, engineering, legal, or regulatory background may be considered.

Alternatively, candidates with an advanced engineering degree along with a minimum 6 years of US Navy nuclear experience may be considered.

Selection Criteria:

  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Effective project management skills are an asset

Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience at an advanced level in several or more of the following:

  • Safety analysis methods
  • Design support analysis
  • Development of integrated safety cases
  • Implementation of design changes and/or new designs from a safety and licensing perspective
  • Regulatory affairs and licensing
  • Safe operating envelope
  • Reactor safety / Operational support
  • Safety design methods such as code classification and/or establishment of safety design criteria
  • Performing design support and/or safety analysis in the areas of Computational Fluid Dynamics, Radiation Shielding and/or Dose calculations
  • Environmental assessment/impact assessment
  • Siting of nuclear facilities including power reactors, fuel facilities, or other licensed facilities
  • Must be motivated by working with engineering professionals committed to producing timely and high-quality technical work.
  • Must be able to organize and prioritize assigned work and to coordinate multiple activities efficiently.
  • Flexible in terms of willingness to accept evolving assignments as current projects end and new projects begin.
  • Candidates are expected to have or pursue attainment of the P.E. designation, if eligible
  • You are innovative, enthusiastic and ready to be part of our dynamic team.
  • You have an in-depth understanding and can implement quality assurance regulations, standards and guidelines of 10 CFR 50 Appendix B, 10 CFR 21, and NQA-1.
  • Familiarity with the application of NEI 18-04, “Risk-Informed Performance-Based Technology Inclusive Guidance for Non-Light Water Reactor Licensing Basis Development” and NEI 21-07, “Safety Analysis Report Content for Applicants Using the NEI 18-04 Methodology” (or Gen IV Forum Integrated Safety Analysis Methodology (ISAM)) is an asset.
  • Familiarity with the New Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Program, Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program, and/or the Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program is an asset. 
  • Experience involving direct interactions with regulatory agencies preferred.
  • Knowledge of project management systems preferred.
  • Experience working at a nuclear power plant or Reactor Operator experience is considered an asset
  • Occasional travel to other Kinectrics’ locations, client sites, and key industry events will be required.

Additional Requirements:

  • Permanent authorization to work in the U.S., without current or future need for sponsorship.
  • Candidates must meet industry requirements for eligibility to work under Department of Energy 10 CFR Part 810.
  • Position is subject to pre-employment background check and drug testing.

Why Work For Us?

Employee surveys consistently rank Kinectrics as “one of the best places to work”. Although this phrase may mean different things to different people, Kinectrics is widely recognized as a company that employs some of the best and brightest minds in the energy and utility industry.

Kinectrics AES, Inc. offers a comprehensive benefits plan which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurances, generous PTO and a 5% match on our 401k plan.

About Us

Kinectrics is the category leader in providing life cycle management services for the electricity industry. Trusted by clients worldwide, our expertise in engineering, testing, inspection, and certification is backed by our independent laboratory and testing facilities, a diverse fleet of field inspection equipment and an award-winning team of over 1,000 engineers and technical experts. 

From initial design and type testing to operational deployment and maintenance services, Kinectrics collaborates closely with customers to ensure that utility assets perform safely, reliably and efficiently throughout their entire range of disciplines across the energy sector. 

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Kinectrics AES is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.

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