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Nuclear Reactor Fuel Reliability Summer Student Engineer

Company: Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

Job Title:
Nuclear Reactor Fuel Reliability Summer Student Engineer

Charlotte, NC, Palo Alto, CA

Job Summary and Description:

The position is for a graduate student or experienced undergraduate with a chemical, mechanical, and/or nuclear engineering background to support nuclear reactor fuel reliability projects.

The candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  • Collect, review, and analyze large datasets and generate concise figures summarizing key results.
  • Compare and benchmark plant operational data to simulation results.
  • Perform numerical sensitivity studies with custom software that generates text-based numerical output.
  • Prepare presentations and present results to a research team.

    The ideal candidate will have several of the following skills:
    • Proficiency with large scale Excel spreadsheets
    • Proficiency with VBA macros (for Excel), Python programming, and/or other data aggregation/analysis programming languages.
    • Demonstrated competence in mass and energy balances for heat transfer systems.
    • An understanding of general corrosion of metals and inorganic aqueous chemistry.
    • An understanding of material science, how temperature and/or irradiation impact materials, and how materials undergo deformation over time.
    • Familiarity with Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) design and operations.

      This position will ideally be based out of our Palo Alto, CA or Charlotte, NC offices. Applicants interested in applying for a remote-based position may also be considered.

Keywords: Electric Power Research Institute, Inc., Palo Alto , Nuclear Reactor Fuel Reliability Summer Student Engineer, Engineering , Palo Alto, California

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