Energy Northwest Safety Analysis Engineer in Richland, Washington

General Summary

Provide independent engineering service and support to perform highly complex engineering tasks requiring specialized skills and broad experience in the application of engineering fundamentals in support of the design modification, operating, and independent assessment of Energy Northwest facilities. Serve as an advisor to others.


Perform highly complex engineering analyses and designs in support of operations, systems, programs, audit inspections, and assessments requiring skills and experience gained through application of engineering methods and analysis, codes, standards, and regulatory requirements. Work with minimal supervision. Serve as an advisor providing advice and counsel on assignments concerned with specialized or unique engineering requirements. Solutions provided involve unconventional or innovative program solving techniques. Provide technical leadership and training on highly complex or extended projects.

Tasks typically involve highly complex problem solving techniques and require advanced application of practices and methodologies. Provide leadership of small groups to resolve complex issues. Available guidance generally does not exist to fit problems encountered and advanced technological skills are required to provide solutions.

Provide technical direction and leadership routinely to other engineers; serve as a mentor. Provide training to others.

Identify need and initiate development of new policies, programs, plans, and procedures to meet strategic objectives.

Assure compliance with regulatory and industry guidance. Provide interpretation of industry guidance for application.

Identify potential problems in design, quality, or operation and initiate corrective action in accordance with plant Condition Report (CR) process.

Engineering employees are expected to be available and to support the following activities as a condition of employment with Energy Northwest:

  • Emergency Response Organization (ERO) including being on-call (24/7) during your required team duty (2 weeks out of every 8 weeks).

  • 12 hour work shifts during outages as part of our overall Outage support (24/7) including Outage Command Center and Engineering Outage Center

  • Engineering duty cycle support (24/7) including call-out availability during your responsible duty assignment. (This is a shared responsibility across all engineering positions).


Senior Level: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university and five years of discipline specific engineering experience; OR a PE license obtained by an accredited examination and five years of discipline specific engineering experience. High school diploma or GED is required.

Principal Level: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university and eight years of engineering experience, plus one diverse assignment; OR a high school diploma or GED and PE license obtained by accredited examination plus eight years of engineering experience and one diverse assignment.


  • Knowledge and experience with software modeling techniques with FSAR delineated computer codes for safety analysis (i.e. Gothic & RADTRAD)
  • Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) in operations a plus in order to understand and determine key accident analysis/scenarios

Salary Range

Senior Level Salary: $80,816 minimum to $101,020 midpoint

Principal Level Salary: $92,946 minimum to $116,182 midpoint

Typically, selected candidates are hired at a salary rate between the minimum and midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience and qualifications, market rate, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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This posting is open through March 19, 2018.

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Location: Energy Northwest

Job Title: Safety Analysis Engineer

Job ID: 6042