Consulting Engineer- with severe accident and thermal hydraulic experience

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Experienced Engineering and Consulting


Jensen Hughes is seeking a mid or senior career engineer with severe accident and thermal hydraulic experience. The project team is located in West Chester, PA but remote work options are available.  Our team provides consulting to the nuclear industry and serves customers located throughout the world.  We perform specialty technical services in a wide variety of engineering projects, which range from day-to-day nuclear power plant operation to cutting edge research and development in all areas related to plant safety. 


The Consulting Engineer will join a dynamic team of nuclear consultants located nationwide.  The successful candidate will:

  • Lead and perform thermal hydraulic analyses, calculations, assessments, and guidance to support a diverse variety of projects supporting the nuclear industry, such as engineering analyses, regulatory/licensing activities, probabilistic risk assessments (PRA), PRA-based licensing applications, EOP/SAMG support, and thermal hydraulic code development and review.
  • Interface with clients to understand thermal hydraulic and severe accident needs and provide technically excellent and creative solutions
  • Mentor junior staff in thermal hydraulic and severe accident methods and concepts
  • Participate in periodic thermal hydraulic analysis team meetings to coordinate work, evaluate strategic actions, and innovate improvements
  • Develop and conduct training internally and externally in thermal hydraulic code and severe accident topics
  • Interface with USNRC to support and defend analyses on behalf of clients
  • Participate in industry working groups and user’s groups to drive industry innovation and excellence in thermal hydraulic and severe accident analysis


The primary computer code used will be the Modular Accident Analysis Program (MAAP), with the potential for some use of MELCOR and RELAP5, or other technology-specific codes. As a consultant, a solid grasp of engineering fundamentals, ability to learn quickly, analytical mindset, attention to detail, and excellent oral and written presentation skills are key.


B.S. degree in an Engineering discipline required

Experience in the nuclear industry with thermal hydraulic transient and severe accident computer codes (e.g., MAAP4, MAAP5, MELCOR) is required

Excellent communications and writing skills


Preferred qualifications:

Experience with other thermal hydraulic computer codes (e.g., RELAP5, RETRAN, SNAP, GOTHIC, etc.)

Experience with nuclear thermal hydraulic computer code development, modification, or methods development, V&V, or review

Knowledge of Emergency Operating Procedures and Severe Accident Mitigation Guideline use, development, basis, and application (PWR and/or BWR)

Experience with advanced reactor technology thermal hydraulics (non-LWR)

Experience with thermal hydraulic analysis interface with PRA and risk-based applications a plus

Project management skills a plus




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