The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
9 days old

Technical Leader – Fuel Performance/Reliability

Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
  • Job Type
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    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Technical Leader – Fuel Performance/Reliability

Charlotte, NC

Position Summary

  • Leads research efforts in the area of nuclear fuel performance and reliability, with emphasis on global utility/plant operations and reactor computational tools
  • Applies technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines.
  • Participates in the development and application of products and services in those areas through contractors and departmental or cross-functional teams.
  • Organizes the external and interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/product on schedule and within budget. Interfaces on a diverse set of technical topics including but not limited to core design, thermal hydraulics, fuel material-water interactions, structural mechanics, fuel performance/reliability, and high performance computing.
  • Manages small or medium (less complex) projects including budgets and resources.
  • Individual contributor.

Job Functions

  • Plans, designs, and leads the progress of project work within the technical department to meet member objectives and priorities; prepares and presents research reports.
  • Influences project teams in the engineering aspects of the technical work.
  • Supports and leads technical engineering related communications with the client
  • Supports proposal efforts and new promotional work.
  • Preparing proposals, technical publications/papers, and making presentations. Acts as technical specialist for projects or project tasks.
  • Continuing to lead national and international technical networks with manufacturers, consultants, academia, and research organizations.
  • Works independently on technical activities with some direct supervision


Education and Years of Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field or equivalent experience required; advanced technical degree preferred.
  • 5 -7 or more years of research and development project and promotional experience, including development of advanced concepts for internal research or equivalent experience.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Understands global industry needs and operations; ability to translate research results and implement in utility/plant procedures and processes.
  • Can perform/manage multiple and tasks with limited direction.
  • Demonstrates a strong work ethic and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Possesses problem solving, creative and critical thinking skills.
  • Works well in a team environment.
  • Is willing to travel about 25% time, including international destinations.
  • Experience supporting successful proposal preparation, and marketing activities.
  • Shows maturity of technical expertise and assumes responsibility for highly specialized technical objectives using creative imaginative solutions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Increasing technical depth/breadth to become a subject matter expert
  • Individual contributor
  • Communicates project results to advisors and members

The Ideal Candidate

  • Understanding of light-water reactor fuel performance/reliability, core design, thermal hydraulics, and water chemistry; utility and nuclear plant experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with industry issues related to in-reactor fuel performance/reliability and used fuel / high level waste management.
  • Experience in applying advanced modeling and simulation techniques and methodologies.
  • Ability to communicate with technical and managerial teams about the status of complex projects.

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EPRI is an equal opportunity employer.


Together . . . Shaping the Future of Electricity.


  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering - Energy
  • Mechanical Engineering - Nuclear


EPRI is at the center of a quickly evolving energy landscape. With significant challenges facing the electric industry and the world, we are always seeking top talent with hands-on experience to address issues as they relate to the generation, delivery, use, management and environmental responsibility of global electricity.

Industry expertise, thought leadership and innovative solutions guide the work of EPRI’s employees. Our commitment to fact-based, objective research allows individuals to harness the power of focused collaborations with the electric industry, academia and numerous stakeholders. As an employee of EPRI, you may grow professionally and build a rewarding career in a setting where people leverage their skills, talents, experiences and interests.

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