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TerraPower MCRE, Deputy Nuclear Safety Lead in Bellevue, Washington

TITLE: MCRE Deputy Nuclear Safety Lead LOCATION: Bellevue, WA, USA TerraPower is a nuclear technology company based in Bellevue, Washington. At its core, the company is working to raise living standards globally through a more affordable, secure and environmentally friendly form of nuclear energy along with innovations in medical isotopes to improve human health. In 2006, TerraPower originated with Bill Gates and a group of like-minded visionaries who evaluated the fundamental challenges to raising living standards around the world. They recognized energy access was crucial to the health and economic well-being of communities and decided that the private sector needed to take action and create energy sources that would advance global energy deployment. TerraPower's mission is to be a world leader in new nuclear technologies, while developing innovators and future leaders in the nuclear field. As a result, the company's activities in the fields of nuclear energy and related sciences are yielding significant innovations in the safety and economics of nuclear power, hybrid energy and medical applications - all for significant human health benefits. TerraPower is seeking to hire highly motivated and forward-thinking professionals who are interested in focusing on advanced nuclear reactor research and development and influencing change within the nuclear power landscape and bringing forward the critical production of medical isotopes. MCRE Deputy Nuclear Safety Lead The Molten Chloride Reactor Experiment (MCRE) is slated to be the first liquid fueled fast spectrum reactor built and operated. The MCRE is planned to be built at the Idaho National Laboratory and as such requires authorization from the Department of Energy (DOE) to operate. The MCRE safety case is working towards the development of a Preliminary Documented Safety Analysis (PDSA) to support the next phase of the authorization process. The Deputy Nuclear safety lead will work across the design and testing team to mature the MCRE safety case. Specifically, this will require: - Continued refinement of risk informed performance-based (RIPB) safety case - Documentation of Systems, Structures, or Components (SSCs) safety classification - Understanding DOE authorization requirements and development of work to support meeting them. - Overseeing and performing transient analysis of Safety Basis Events as needed The Deputy Nuclear Safety Lead receives administrative and technical supervision from the Nuclear Safety Discipline Manager. Responsibilities * Work with an interdisciplinary team of engineers to establish SSC functional, performance, safety, and quality requirements as well as support the overall design. * Develop regulatory engagement topics for discussion with the DOE. * Develop and document novel safety analysis methodologies. * Work with analysts to follow and implement software quality assurance into nuclear safety computer codes. * Collaborate with safety verification and validation engineers to develop assessment bases (benchmark, identify applicable tests, etc.) and asses the evaluation model. * Develop schedule to meet safety deliverables in support of DOE authorization * Development of Technical Safety Requirements. Key Qualifications and Skills * B.S. in nuclear, chemical, mechanical, electrical, or aerospace engineering (or similar), with a minimum of 7 years' experience in the nuclear field; or M.S. with a minimum of 5 years' experience; or PhD with a minimum of 2 year experience. * Familiarity with nuclear design, regulatory requirements, and risk-informed performance-based technology guidance for Non-Light Water Reactors is desired (NEI 18-04). * Understanding of NQA-1 requirements associated with analysis and software management as well as experience working under a quality assurance progr