Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

Nuclear Safety Analyst Engineer (Prin Engineer)

Posted Date 1 month ago(1/11/2018 2:00 PM)
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If you’re looking for an interesting, fulfilling career, you’ve come to the right place!


At Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS), we’re a dynamic team of employees who manage and operate the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), formerly known as the Nevada Test Site. A premier outdoor, indoor and underground national laboratory for unique, high-level experiments, the NNSS has offices across the country, including Southern Nevada; Santa Barbara and Livermore, California; Washington, D.C.; and Albuquerque and Los Alamos, New Mexico. We’re dedicated to working together as a team to keep our nation safe. Join us!


MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and Stoller Newport News Nuclear, Inc. (SN3).


  • Bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering or a calculus-based Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) field, plus at least 9 years’ relevant experience. Advanced technical knowledge of engineering systems, calculations, and applications of engineering methods. Expert level of awareness of industry or regulatory standards and design criteria pertinent to the implementation of nuclear safety. Must possess planning/organizing skills and initiative. Must be able to employ independent judgment and apply professional knowledge to ensure that assignments are completed efficiently and on time. Must possess interpersonal communication skills to deal with contacts in an effective, positive, and professional manner. Must possess mathematical skill and ability to understand complex data, terminology, procedures, laws, and regulations.
  • Technical knowledge of calculations, and applications of engineering/analytical methods. Knowledge of nuclear safety software quality assurance and capability in specific modeling applications such as Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport (MCNP) and MELCOR Accident Consequence Code System 2 (MACCS2).  The position requires advanced knowledge of governing Department of Energy (DOE) regulations, requirements, and guidance for development, implementation, and maintenance of nuclear safety programs and safety basis documents. Expert working level of knowledge of 10 CFR 830, subpart B; DOE-STD-1027-92; DOE-STD-1189-2008; DOE-STD-3009-2014; DOE-STD-3007-2007; DOE-HDBK-3010-94; DOE O 420.1C; DOE G 420.1-1; DOE G 420.1-2; DOE G 423.1-1; and DOE G 424.1.-1B and other applicable DOE directives and ANSI/ANS-8 series standards.  Experience working at the Nevada National Security Site is preferred. 
  • Must possess an appropriate, valid driver’s license.
  • Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level) and Human Reliability Program (reference 10 CFR Part 712, “Human Reliability Program”) certification. Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR Part 707.4, “Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites,” will be conducted. Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, and subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, will be required. Reference 10 CFR Part 709, “Counterintelligence Evaluation Program.” Eligibility Requirements – To obtain a clearance, an individual must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age. Reference DOE Order 472.2, “Personnel Security.”
  • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and/or develops the strategic vision and approach for the preparation and revision of Nuclear Safety Basis Documents.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert and safety basis technical authority and, as such, facilitates timely resolution of comments on draft technical products.
  • Participates in technical reviews of Safety Basis Documents and nuclear operations procedures for compliance with DOE Directives and standards.
  • Participates in detailed reviews of drawings and documents to ensure accuracy, completeness, and format suitability.
  • Supports technical, programmatic, and performance mentoring sessions.
  • Assists in the development/maintenance of nuclear safety training materials and Lessons Learned documents.
  • Interfaces with NNSA/NFO, as directed, to resolve compliance issues.  Interfaces with both internal and external stakeholders to assure that nuclear safety performs its assigned functions in an integrated manner.
  • Interprets sources of change, (e.g., Unreviewed Safety Question documents) for incorporation into safety basis documents. Performs related work and provides consultative services to the Nuclear Assets Directorate. Prepares transmittal letters for Nuclear Safety Basis Documents, Safety Basis Strategies, and other nuclear safety products.
  • Assists in the preparation of changes to Documented Safety Analyses, Technical Safety Requirements, Justifications for Continued Operations, Basis for Interim Operations, Safety Basis Strategies, Evaluation of Safety of the Situations, and Unreviewed Safety Question Determinations.
  • Supports improvements in Safety Basis, Criticality Safety, and Unreviewed Safety Question program implementation.
  • Assists safety analysts and engineers in reviewing and recommending action on requests for safety basis changes and obtains the required approvals.
  • Assists with hazard categorization determination for facilities that stage radioactive materials. Assists with computer related activities such as preparing data and using computers to solve technical problems.
  • Performs technical research and assists with gathering data needed by engineers and safety analysts. Develops or reviews routine calculations and analyses in support of consequence and probability of occurrence of accident events, criticality safety evaluations, and other technical documents.
  • Accepts individual responsibility and accountability for environment, safety, health, and quality processes within personal control, personal safety, and the safety of co-workers.  Complies with established regulations and procedures for environment, safety, health, and quality and perform duties in a way that will not cause personal danger, endanger other individuals, or violate environment, safety, health, and quality regulations.  Promptly corrects or reports any hazard or potential hazard to supervision.   Participates in and embraces MSTS environment, safety, health, and quality initiatives.