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Engineering – /engineering-jobs2024-02-21T13:18:28-07:00

Engineering

New opportunities arise frequently as existing contracts are implemented, new contracts are awarded, and new business opportunities are sought.  To be considered for employment with HukariAscendent, you may apply to the Jobs listed below or you may submit your resume to: resumes@hukari.com.  You may also fill out the on-line application by clicking the Application link associated with specific job applications. Click here for all jobs available.

HukariAscendent has engineering jobs to support the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear sites and laboratories and the commercial nuclear industry.  We perform engineering in new and existing facility design and construction, maintenance, operations, safety analysis, risk management, and D&D in both nuclear and non-nuclear facilities.

HukariAscendent’s extensive professional and engineering support for government and commercial facilities includes:

Engineering Disciplines

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil/Structural Engineering
  • Criticality Safety Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • I&C Engineering 
  • Licensing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nuclear Safety Engineering
  • Radiological Protection Engineering

Professional and Cross-Discipline Support

  • Configuration Management
  • Construction Engineering
  • Design Engineering
  • D&D Engineering
  • Facility Condition Assessments
  • Field Engineering
  • Glovebox Engineering
  • HVAC Engineering
  • Maintenance Engineering
  • Piping Engineering
  • Project Controls
  • Project Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Waste Engineering

HukariAscendent has been involved in all phases of nuclear licensing, from siting, technology selection, construction license, operating license, combined construction and operating license, and decommissioning.  HukariAscendent has been an instrumental partner in helping nuclear utility and government clients manage and implement projects and programs in:

  • NRC licensed Nuclear New Construction and Startup
  • NRC licensed Nuclear Power Generation
  • NRC and DOE licensed Uranium Enrichment and Special Nuclear
  • Materials Processing
  • NRC and DOE licensed Facility Decommissioning
  • NRC and DOE licensed Waste Management 

In the commercial industry, HukariAscendent is a leader in providing licensing support to new nuclear facilities including:

  • Environmental permitting (Environmental Impact Statements)
  • Licensing and design basis documents
  • Medical Isotope production facility licensing
  • New reactor combined construction/ operating license applications (COLA) development and maintenance
  • NRC licensing communications
  • Nuclear Materials Control and Accountability Programs
  • Regulatory compliance

Position Descriptions 

There are various levels of positions (entry to senior) that we provide for our clients across the country. A sample of responsibilities for these positions is provided below.  The position descriptions and education and experience requirements will vary depending on our client’s needs.  Please see specific opportunities for responsibilities and qualification requirements. Click here for all jobs available.

General Chemical Engineer Job Description

HukariAscendent has Chemical Engineer jobs at many of our Client’s sites. Chemical Engineer skills are applicable in many areas:

  • Criticality Safety/Nuclear Safety
  • Design Engineering
  • Nuclear Plants/Facilities
  • Nuclear Licensing
  • Oversight
  • Process Engineering
  • Project Engineering
  • Safety Analysis
  • Start-up and Readiness Activities
  • System Engineering

There are various levels of Chemical Engineer positions that we provide for our clients across the country. A sample of responsibilities for these positions is provided below. Position descriptions and education and experience requirements will vary depending on our client’s requests. Click here for all jobs available.

Chemical Engineer

  • Provides engineering expertise and support for day-to-day support and Operation of Facilities and Projects.
  • Provide process design and system engineering support for a variety of process systems.
  • Development, review and analysis of process flowsheets.
  • Evaluates chemical impacts on process operations, effects on installed equipment, chemical compatibility, and potential generation of reaction by-products.
  • Determines requirements for design, ensure delivered systems meet requirements and troubleshoot problems.
  • Identify hazards in process designs and process safety controls to mitigates.
  • Lead and participate in design and safety reviews.
  • Provide technical assistance in support of continued operational management and maintenance of assigned systems.
  • Assist in development of operating procedures, chemical management systems, and other management strategies.
  • Support, direct and perform system testing as required.
  • Support development and maintenance of process design basis documents for the system (e.g., P&IDs, PFDs, mechanical drawings, calculations, operating procedures, applicable parts of the documented hazard and accident analyses, vendor submittals).
  • Prepare project plans and manage designs and equipment procurements within scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Perform readiness reviews, compliance assessments and other oversight activities.

Criticality Safety Engineers

Criticality Safety Engineers support the development, review, and implementation of criticality safety documentation to assist engineering and operations in preventing inadvertent, self-sustaining nuclear chain reactions by analyzing normal and abnormal conditions for new or changed fissile/fissionable material operations.

  • Provide technical assistance in developing criticality safety documents and analyses, criticality safety controls, and related technical support documentation.
  • Ensure that the development of criticality safety documentation complies with requirements and as necessary, applicable controls are implemented in field procedures.
  • Perform modeling using MCNP or SCALE.
  • Provide general guidance on the implementation of criticality safety limits, the physics of criticality and criticality accidents, training and assistance to operational personnel.
  • Conduct Criticality Safety Program assessments and maintain program manuals.
  • Mentor and oversee the work of junior level analysts.

General Electrical Engineer Job Descriptions

HukariAscendent has Electrical Engineer jobs at many of our Client’s sites. Electrical Engineer skills are applicable in:

  • Construction Engineering
  • Design Engineering
  • Facility Engineering
  • I&C, Telecommunications and Alarms
  • Maintenance Engineering
  • Nuclear Decommissioning
  • Nuclear Licensing
  • Nuclear Plants/Facilities
  • Oversight
  • Project Engineering
  • Safety Analysis
  • Start-up and Readiness Activities
  • System Engineering

There are various levels of Electrical Engineer positions that we provide for at our clients across the country. A sample of the responsibilities for these positions is provided below. Position descriptions and education and experience requirements will vary depending on our client’s requests.  Click here for all jobs available.

Electrical Design Engineer

  • Responsible for engineering analysis, construction support, walkdowns and design development.
  • Generate design output documents including, but not limited to: Single Line Drawings; Electrical Equipment Lists; Control System Design; Control Schematics and Connection Diagrams; Electrical Equipment Specifications; Bulk Material Specifications; Circuit/Raceway/Wiring/Connection Design; Grounding; Heat Tracing; Fire Detection; Short Circuit Calculations; Arc Flash Incident Energy Analysis; Load Flow Analysis; and Electrical System Sizing Calculations.
  • Plan and schedule engineering efforts associated with assigned projects.
  • Maintain timely and accurate oral and written technical reports regarding assigned engineering activities.
  • Keep proper engineering files and records.
  • Understand and use industry cods and standards and computer software and applications associated with engineering assignments.
  • Express ideas clearly and listens effectively to the ideas of others.

Electrical Engineer

  • Have experience with evaluation, selection and application of standard engineering methods, techniques, procedures, and criteria, having used independent judgment in performing calculations, modifications and designs and ability to present and justify modification packages to quality and safety reviews.
  • Perform a variety of engineering and design activities involving power plant upgrades and/or new power plant projects.
  • Perform power system studies including short circuit and arc flash analyses.
  • Independently evaluate, select, and apply standard techniques, procedures, and criteria to perform a task or sequence of tasks for conventional projects with few complex features.
  • Collaboratively use judgment to determine adaptations in methods for non-routine aspects of assignments.
  • Inspect and accept electrical installations.
  • Interface and work with equipment vendors as needed.
  • Plan and coordinate detailed aspects of the engineering work.
  • Receive guidance, when necessary, on unconventional and/or complex problems, direction on modified techniques and new approaches on assignments with conflicting criteria.
  • Work well independently and on teams.

Senior Electrical Engineer

  • Possess all the skills required for Electrical Engineer.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert on electrical codes and standards.
  • Possesses superior technical knowledge of electrical discipline and can work on project teams with other engineers to evaluate conditions, propose modifications and develop design changes which will improve plant performance, safety, and reliability.
  • Have experience in reviewing and checking designs, drawings and data prepared by other engineers.
  • Provide oversight and technical guidance on electrical designs.

Senior Construction Electrical Engineer

  • Perform walk downs and constructability reviews of proposed installation and modification designs.
  • Perform material take off for installations and modifications.
  • Procure construction field material for installations and modifications.
  • Develop work instructions and work plans for installations and modifications.
  • Perform job hazards analysis for installations and modifications.
  • Provide oversight and inspection of field installation and modification activities.
  • Perform post installation and modification evaluation to ensure completed work meets applicable design, specifications, codes, and standards.
  • Develop as-built drawings of piping systems.
  • Provide support of post installation and modification testing activities.
  • Facilitate resolution of installation, schedule and technical issues which requires significant interface with multiple organizations including Construction Management, Subcontract Management, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Operating Facility Systems Engineering, and Operating Facility Management.
  • Resolve issues which often requires the Senior Construction Engineer to exercise discretion and independent judgment to determine the appropriate path forward after various possibilities have been considered.

General I&C Engineer Job Description

HukariAscendent has I&C Engineer jobs at many of our Client’s sites.  I&C Engineer skills are applicable in:

  • Construction Engineering
  • Design Engineering
  • Facility Engineering
  • Maintenance Engineering
  • Nuclear Decommissioning
  • Nuclear Licensing
  • Nuclear Plants/Facilities
  • Oversight
  • Project Engineering
  • Safety Analysis
  • Start-up and Readiness Activities
  • System Engineering
  • Telecommunications and Alarms

There are various levels of I&C Engineer positions that we provide for our clients across the country.  A sample of the responsibilities for these positions is provided below. Position descriptions and education and experience requirements will vary depending on our client’s requests. Click here for all jobs available.

I&C Engineer

  • Develop initial design concepts.
  • Analyze various design requirements and recommends possible solutions or alternate constructions.
  • Prepare design calculations.
  • Prepare programmable logic control (PLC) programming as required.
  • Prepare specifications, data sheets, and drawings to implement design concepts.
  • Prepare single line diagrams and develops key parameters for use by designers.
  • Review and approve drawings of assigned equipment and systems.
  • Develop instrumentation engineering change documentation.
  • Troubleshoot l&C systems.
  • Respond to plant upset conditions, non-conformance reports, root cause analyses, and issues resolution.
  • Assist with the development, review, and approval of scopes of work, technical specifications, sole source justifications, purchase orders and other procurement aspects within the electrical scope.
  • Provide information for cost estimating, such as layouts and processing sketches and cost data.
  • Interpret electrical codes and provide guidance as needed.
  • Provide technical oversight of l&C field activities including troubleshooting, design changes, repairs and new installation.

General Licensing Engineer Job Description

HukariAscendent has Licensing Engineer jobs at many of our Client’s sites.  Licensing Engineers support:

  • New Facility Licensing
  • Operating Nuclear Power Plants
  • Nuclear Power Plant and Production Facility Decommissioning
  • Post License Renewal Inspections

Licensing Engineers perform the following activities:

  • Combined Construction and Operating License (COL) Development (10 CFR 52)
  • Decommissioning Licensing Support
  • Licensing Interface, Planning, Application, Review, Negotiation, Approval – NRC, State, & Local
  • Licensing Liaison with Vendor, Design Engineering, and Safety Integration during New Nuclear Construction
  • License Renewal and Extension Support
  • NRC Commitment Tracking System Development and Maintenance
  • Nuclear Reactor Safety and Licensing Bases Development (10 CFR 50)
  • Regulatory Compliance Support (Reportability Evaluations, Notice of Violation (NOV) Responses, NRC Correspondence Development)
  • Response to NRC Requests for Additional Information (RAI)
  • Technical Specification Development and Maintenance

There are various levels of Licensing Engineer positions that we provide for our clients across the country.  A sample of responsibilities for these positions is provided below.  Position descriptions and education and experience requirements will vary depending on our client’s requests.  Click here for all jobs available.

Licensing Engineer

  • Prepare and validate documents/submittals supporting a license application under 10 CFR 50 and/or 10 CFR 52.
  • Perform analysis, calculations, and develop designs in support of the assigned facility and engineering programs and projects.
  • Prepare and review responses to NRC Requests for Additional Information (RAIs), as well as other correspondence and licensing submittals to the NRC.
  • Ensure that licensing work products are complete, accurate, and in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements and guidance and industry codes and standards; and project licensing strategy, procedures, guidance, and commitments.
  • Perform technical and quality reviews of a wide array of engineering and technical products.  Advanced experience levels also perform reviews of non-typical documents and situations.
  • Apply sound engineering judgment and professional rigor in the performance of all analyses and assigned tasks.
  • Support the resolution of complex issues and processes to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements for assigned activities.
  • Provide direction and technical regulatory guidance to cross-functional team members for complex issues to resolve licensing strategy, implementation, or interpretation issues.
  • Coordinate and support interface with clients and provide support to clients.
  • Support interactions with industry groups (e.g., NRC, NEI, EPRI etc.).

General Mechanical Engineer Job Description

HukariAscendent has Mechanical Engineer jobs at many of our Client’s sites. Mechanical Engineer skills are applicable in many areas:

  • Construction Engineering
  • Design Engineering
  • Facility Engineering
  • HVAC Engineering
  • Maintenance Engineering
  • Nuclear Decommissioning
  • Nuclear Licensing
  • Oversight
  • Process Engineering
  • Project Engineering
  • Safety Analysis
  • Start-up and Readiness Activities
  • System Engineering

There are various levels of Mechanical Engineer positions that we provide for our clients across the country. A sample of responsibilities for these positions is provided below. Position descriptions and education and experience requirements will vary depending on our client’s requests. Click here for all jobs available.

Mechanical Engineer

  • Perform engineering calculations, prepare specifications, perform analyses, perform testing, issue reports, and maintain related data.
  • Maintain liaison with design and drafting group.
  • Prepare, review, and approve drawings as required.
  • Perform analysis, hand calculations, modeling and simulation of structural and mechanical systems and components.
  • plans for installations and modifications.
  • Perform linear and nonlinear, static, and dynamic, analysis of such factors as stress, force, vibration, and material plasticity. Compare results to the provisions of governing codes, standards, and orders.
  • Provide support to design teams in development of design requirements, alternative analysis, equipment selection and sizing, vendor equipment summaries and evaluations, and drawings.
  • Develop and check specifications, drawings, supporting analysis and calculations and Engineering Design Files.
  • Contribute to and develop cost estimates, and provide status on schedule and budget.
  • Document analyses with accurate and concise reports.
  • Plan and schedule engineering efforts associated with assigned projects.
  • Maintain timely and accurate oral and written technical reports regarding assigned engineering activities.
  • Keep proper engineering files and records.
  • Understand industry codes and standards, and use computer software and applications associated with engineering assignments.
  • Prepare engineering analysis, design requirement development, and generate design output documents.
  • Support procurement of mechanical equipment.
  • Provide start up trouble shooting.
  • Coordinate review of design documents and records among various organizations such as Operations, Engineering, Construction.
  • Develop work instructions and work Perform job hazards analysis for installations and modifications.
  • Provide oversight and inspection of field installation and modification activities.
  • Perform post installation and modification evaluation and testing to ensure completed work meets applicable design, specifications, codes, and standards.

General Nuclear Engineer Job Description

HukariAscendent has Nuclear Engineer jobs at many of our Client’s sites.  Nuclear Engineer skills are applicable in many areas:

  • Design Engineering
  • Nuclear Decommissioning
  • Nuclear Licensing
  • Oversight
  • Process Engineering
  • Project Engineering
  • Reactor Design and Operations
  • Safety Analysis
  • Start-up and Readiness Activities
  • System Engineering

There are various levels of Nuclear Engineer positions that we provide for our clients across the country.  A sample of responsibilities for these positions is provided below.  Position descriptions and education and experience requirements will vary depending on our client’s requests.  Click here for all jobs available.

Nuclear Engineer

  • Designs, develops, and tests nuclear equipment and systems: monitor testing, operations, and maintenance of nuclear reactors.
  • Studies nuclear fuel cycle to define most economical uses of nuclear material and safest means of waste products disposal (nuclear-fuels reclamation engineers, nuclear-criticality engineers, nuclear-fuels, research engineers, or nuclear decontamination engineers).
  • Assists in the design of nuclear systems for a radio isotope design/build project.  Support the design and development of mechanical systems in a high radiation/harsh chemical environment.
  • Review specifications, drawings, and vendor equipment documentation from both within the discipline as well as from other disciplines for compliance with project requirements and actively seeks resolution.
  • Plans, coordinates, or prepares equipment or work specifications, bid evaluations and award recommendations for equipment.
  • Coordinates engineering efforts in assigned areas between specialty and other engineering groups or disciplines with the client, suppliers, and contractors and between other groups.
  • Prepares or assists in preparation of conceptual studies, designs, reports, or proposals.
  • Performs or assists in the performance of problem analysis and original design.
  • Ensures adherence to Industry codes and standards as well as department practices and procedures.
  • Works with Technical managers, engineers, designers, and fabrication vendors to design and analyze complex piping systems and components.
  • Performs oversight of nuclear programs and processes.

Nuclear Safety Engineer

Nuclear Safety (NS) Engineers provide administrative and technical expertise for the development, review, and implementation of nuclear safety documentation and related technical support documentation.

  • Prepare and revise NS analysis, calculations, technical safety requirements, and safety basis documentation.
  • Provide expert analysis and assistance for NS matters.
  • Prepare engineering studies and report preparation.
  • Perform engineering computer modeling as assigned (e.g. MACCS, PostMax, GENII, ARCON, ALOHA, Hot Spot).
  • Prepare Safety Basis Changes, NS Evaluations, Unreviewed Safety Question (USQ) Determinations and USQ Screenings.
  • Document site characterization, hazard identification, accident description, event progression, and controls selection. This includes, but is not limited to, internal operational events and external events (both including fires, explosions, and loss of confinement) and natural phenomena events (including seismic and high wind/tornado).
  • Evaluate existing site operations, modifications, and new operations for compliance with the Safety Basis and Nuclear Safety codes and standards, federal, state, or local statutes.
  • Review, check, and comment on safety analysis documents and calculations prepared by peer engineers and subcontractors.
  • Perform inspections, identify and assess hazards; develop recommendations on Nuclear Safety issues.
  • Develop Nuclear Safety procedures and guides.
  • Conduct Nuclear Safety Program assessments, facility Readiness Assessments (RAs), and Implementation Verification Reviews (IVRs).
  • Ensure that the developed nuclear safety documentation complies with requirements and as necessary, applicable controls are implemented in field procedures.
  • Work with Engineering and Operations to provide technical guidance to project personnel.
  • Mentor and oversee the work of junior level analysts.

Radiological Protection Engineer (Radiation Safety Officer)

Radiological Protection Engineers assist and support management in the development of the Radiation Protection Program core functions by evaluating, monitoring, and interpreting levels of radiation and contamination in accordance with the DOE approved Radiation Protection Program.   Other duties include but are not limited to:

  • Development, review and delivery of Radiological Worker training and Radiological Control Technician training.
  • Determining appropriate preventative measures to limit exposure of site personnel, including data collection, analysis, and ensuring that site operations are conducted in accordance with contractual, statutory, and regulatory requirements.
  • Participating in planning and optimizing ALARA design and control to support Environmental Remediation and Waste Management related to measurements, controls, ALARA evaluations, and data interpretations.
  • Communicating status of measurements exceeding safe levels and recommending engineered controls.
  • Contributing to the modification of policies and procedures to enhance radiological safety.
  • Providing interpretative guidance regarding radiation levels and appropriate controls.
  • Supporting Radiation Protection functional areas such as sampling, data capture, entry and analysis support, documentation, procedure update, report preparation, or related areas.
  • Preparing survey and release plans for facilities and equipment.
  • Developing Final Status Surveys based on historical site assessment, characterization survey report, radiological instrumentation technical data, and current radiological survey data.
  • Evaluating materials and equipment for unrestricted release.
  • Development and maintenance of internal and external dosimetry program.
  • Performing personnel dose assessments.
  • Providing technical guidance in interpreting standards.
  • Providing technical guidance in selecting anti-C clothing.
  • Assisting in the development of corrective actions in response to radiological problems.
  • Performing audits and assessments of functional areas of the radiological program.

HukariAscendent is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran or military status including disabled veterans and Vietnam era veterans, or other protected status.

HukariAscendent maintains a drug-free workplace.

For questions or if you need accommodation in the application process, please contact HukariAscendent Recruiting at (303) 384-9079.