Nuclear Engineer

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.

Key Responsibilities

  • 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

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • 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.

Career Level

Licensed Professional, Skilled Worker

Job Specializations

Engineering