Deterministic Safety Analyst
Duration: Full-time Permanent
The department of Deterministic Safety Analysis at our client is engaged in deterministic safety analysis in support of new CANDU Nuclear Power Plants as well as supporting the operation and safety of the existing domestic and international CANDU plants.
The Safety Analyst will work as part of the team to develop and applying advanced analysis methodologies to address client/project concerns regarding safety and licensing for plant support, refurbishment and new-build. These include issues related to trip coverage assessments, large and small loss-of coolant accident (LOCA), severe accident progression and containment analyses.
The candidates are expected to acquire basic technical skills through on-the-job-training, and be ready to take on various technical tasks within a short period of time, this includes but not limited to:
- Responsible for deterministic safety assessments of plant systems (process and safety), especially heat transport system (HTS) and containment, as well as severe accident progression analysis.
- Analyzing of postulated accidents using state-of-the-art methodologies and computer codes
- Assisting in the development of approaches to be used on safety analysis tasks assisting in the development of analysis basis plans Document analyses in technical notes and reports, and present results at meetings.
- Ensuring work is performed consistent with project requirements
- A Relevant honours degree from a university of recognized standing in Engineering or Science
- A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience (experience obtained in advanced degree programs will be considered for applicability against this requirement)
- Must be conversant with computer environments; proficiency in both Linux and WINDOWS environments is a strong asset; Broad knowledge of thermal-fluid sciences (fluid flow, heat transfers, multi-phase flow and thermodynamics)
- Familiarity and experience with some of the safety and licensing computer codes such as CATHENA, NUCIRC, GOTHIC and MAAP Proficiency in computer programming, especially FORTRAN, is desirable; Good knowledge of the CANDU design, with particular emphasis on the heat transport system (HTS) and plant control, containment and moderator systems would be an asset
- Good knowledge of underlying engineering principles and practices Experience in licensing activities would also be an asset Excellent oral and written communication skills are required
- Ability to work well under pressure and be flexible, i.e., must be able to perform varied work assignments effectively and respond quickly to changing project needs
- Ability to show initiative while working in a team environment; Ability to work to budget and schedule
- Must be willing to travel occasionally to participate in meetings and workshops. Full commitment to working in a formal QA environment.