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Duke Energy Nuclear Engineer I/II- PUMA (Uprates and Methods Analysis) in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Are you ready to embark on a rewarding career, as a nuclear professional, helping Duke Energy achieve a clean energy future? Duke Energy’s 11 operating nuclear reactors make Duke a clean energy leader in the electricity generation industry. The Nuclear Fuels Engineering (NFE) department is seeking candidates who are passionate about nuclear energy’s role in a clean energy future. Duke’s NFE department is unique in the industry by owning and performing in-house methods and analysis for nearly all aspects of the fuel cycle, from contracting fuel supply to long term storage of spent fuel. Duke Energy is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, a growing and vibrant city in the Carolinas. Candidates can work from Duke’s brand new, state-of-the-art, headquarters building, with on-site dining and a fitness facility. For those that prefer a suburban or rural lifestyle, we offer the flexibility to work from our nearby nuclear sites at attractive locations such as Lake Norman, NC or Lake Wylie, SC. All our office locations are easy driving distance to the ocean or the mountains, making Charlotte an ideal location for your next home.

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Job Description:

The PUMA (Power Uprates and Methods Analysis) group is responsible for development of NRC approved methods and performance of neutronic analyses supporting the implementation of power uprates and 24 month fuel cycles for the Catawba, Harris, McGuire and Robinson Nuclear stations in North and South Carolina.

Group responsibilities and duties include:

  • Perform and review neutronic analyses of nuclear fuel assemblies and fuel cycle designs

  • Prepare thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, and documentation

  • Develop, qualify, and maintain computer codes used in nuclear design analysis

  • Collaborate/interface with Duke, industry, vendor, and regulatory personnel

  • Participate in technical training activities

“Depending upon the desired qualifications of the successful applicant, the hiring manager may elect to fill this position at a higher level within the job hierarchy”

Basic / Required Qualifications

Nuclear Engineer I

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited program

  • A Master's degree in Engineering will be considered in lieu of a Bachelor of Science in Engineering

  • 0-2 years of engineering experience

Nuclear Engineer II

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited program

  • A Master's degree in Engineering will be considered in lieu of a Bachelor of Science in Engineering

  • 2-4 years of engineering experience

  • Minimum of 1 year of nuclear experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering from an ABET accredited program

  • Fundamentals of Engineering Certificate and/or Professional Engineer (PE) license

  • Experience with neutronics codes, (e.g. ANC, PRISM, PANACEA, MICROBURN, and/or equivalents) and especially the Studsvik code package (CASMO/SIMULATE)

  • Experience with nuclear fuel and PWR fuel cycle design analyses

  • Experience with PWR reactor engineering and core monitoring activities

  • Experience with development and support of License Amendment Requests and 50.59 Evaluations

  • Familiarity with the basic systems of a Westinghouse NSSS reactor

  • Project management experience

  • Unix and/or Linux workstation experience

  • Computer programming experience (FORTRAN/Python/VBA/etc.)

Working Conditions:

  • Hybrid office/remote work environment

  • Flexible work schedule - typically four 10-hour days, 2 in office and 2 remote

  • Some travel to other Duke sites, industry sites, and industry conferences/meetings

  • Occasional off-hour emergent work required

Specific Requirements

  • In lieu of 1 year of nuclear experience, a selected candidate is subject to the oversight and written approval authority of a designated qualified individual until the selected candidate becomes fully qualified

  • Ability to achieve nuclear site Unescorted Access/Security clearance

  • Emergency Response Organization (ERO) responsibilities which could include callouts with a defined response time to ERO facilities and an on-call duty rotation requiring the employee to be Fit for Duty

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) Yes

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

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