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Principal Technical Leader - Severe Accident Analysis

Charlotte, North Carolina
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Job Title: Principal Technical Leader - Severe Accident Analysis


Location: Charlotte, NC


Job Summary and Description:

Plans, designs, and controls the progress of complex project work within the technical department to meet member/client objectives; prepares and presents research reports. Significant customer interface component with ability to lead research programs. Manages medium level projects without direct people management responsibilities.

• Provides high-level engineering efforts to support requirements in development and design and provides guidance to junior staff

• Influences project teams in the engineering aspects of the technical work.

• Coordinates and facilitates technical engineering related communications with the client

• Leads 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 without direct supervision



Advanced degree in science/engineering or equivalent experience required


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• 10-15 or more years of research and development project and promotional experience, including development of advanced concepts or equivalent experience.

• Ability to recognize strategic issues and projects and build collaborative and successfully complete projects.

• Experience in 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

• Continuing to increase depth/breadth in multiple technical areas and recognized as a subject matter expert

• Individual contributor

• Communicates project results to advisors and members, may communicate project status to Sector Council

• Meets with member organizations in support of Sector activities or to communicate Program content and strategy


Additional Job Information:

Job functions include the development of a strategic research plan in furtherance of severe accident analysis and modeling/simulation capabilities at EPRI and leading EPRI’s engagement in thermal-hydraulic and severe accident research for current and next generation reactor designs.  This role may also lead efforts to utilize EPRI’s thermal hydraulic, modeling/simulation, and “data-driven decision-making” initiatives to provide independent and objective technical bases for improved safety and/or operational flexibility for nuclear power plants. This position requires strong leadership, technical, and communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, to provide a compelling vision for the strategic plans and execute on those plans.

Specific tasks and desired attributes include:

  • Technical and management tasks to EPRI research and application of EPRI tools for thermal hydraulic and severe accident analysis.
  • Represent EPRI in global forums and collaborative research projects related to thermal-hydraulic and severe accident analyses
  • Lead collaboration involving severe accidents and thermal hydraulics with the risk/PRA research activities at EPRI and with other related research activities in other nuclear programs
  • Background and / or experience in thermal hydraulics, safety analysis or thermal hydraulic codes.
  • Interest in applying EPRI tools to improve performance and safety of existing nuclear fleet.
  • Shows maturity of technical expertise and assumes responsibility for highly specialized technical objectives.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, at multiple levels of detail.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to think strategically, communicate a vision and gather necessary stakeholder support for that vision.  Specifically the ideal candidate will have 1) strong understanding of the needs and challenges of the nuclear power industry relating to thermal-hydraulics, severe accidents, risk and safety analyses; 2) ability to effectively lead and achieve consensus for actions with diverse advisory groups and task groups; 3) ability to achieve milestones and deliverables using primarily collaborative resources; 4) talent and confidence crafting strategic, interdisciplinary, and innovative solutions; and 5) strong presentation, writing, and interpersonal skills. 


EPRI participates in E-Verify, an online system operated jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration (SSA). EPRI uses the system to check the work status of new hires by comparing information from the employee's I-9 form against SSA and Department of Homeland Security databases.


Note: To ensure compliance with U.S. export controls, please indicate your U.S. citizenship or (for foreign citizens) your U.S. visa/immigration status in your resume or cover letter.


EPRI is an equal opportunity employer. EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/Disabled


Together . . . Shaping the Future of Electricity.





  • Energy / Utilities / Oil & Gas
Posted: 2020-05-19 Expires: 2020-06-18


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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