The Nuclear Engineer uses their knowledge about nuclear energy to solve engineering problems. Their work allows for the practical application of many discoveries by nuclear physicists and other scientists. He/She has knowledge of the processes that produce nuclear energy and understand the properties of the radiation and radioactive atoms produced in nuclear reactions. He/She is also trained to use this specialized knowledge in design, construction, research, and development.
- Oversees technicians who use radiation technology to manufacture products
- Solves design or operational problems with reactor cores and shielding, hydraulic and electrical systems, and complex instrumentation such as monitoring equipment
- Analyzes, identifies and resolves difficult and complex technical issues pertaining to nuclear energy production.
- Works closely with other specialists and supervise the part of the construction for which they are responsible
- Researches new uses for nuclear energy in the industrial or medical field
- Manages staff and budgets for complex design, construction, maintenance, expansion, safety and decommissioning projects
- Develops nuclear hardware and software such as reactor cores, cooling systems, and control mechanisms.
- Designs and develops nuclear plants that generate power
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and other related fields
- Master’s degree in engineering with coursework in the nuclear industry
- Proven experience of working in the Nuclear engineering field
- More than five years experience in a production or research environment
- Must have obtained license as a Nuclear Engineer
- Excellent knowledge of nuclear and radiation safety measures and regulations.
Skills needed for this role
The Nuclear Engineer must have the willingness to keep up with fast-moving developments in science and technology. He/She must have the ability to communicate with colleagues and outside specialists about work issues. He/She must have good communication skills to speak with the general public about the nuclear industry or safety issues.
Licensed Professional, Skilled Worker