Role: Senior Licensing Specialist
Contract Duration: 18 months, 40 hours Monday - Friday
Work Location: 80% work from home, 5% USA travel
These contract roles are supporting OPG project sites in Wilmington and Ontario.
Provide senior licensing engineers working under the direction of GEH New Power Plants and Products Licensing with supervision by the GEH Canadian Regulatory Affairs Manager to assist in the preparation and review of BWRX-300 licensing basis documentation and regulatory submittals to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), and to support GEH New Power Plants and Products Licensing interactions with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Staff and CNSC Staff, in support of deployment of the BWRX-300 in Canada. Additional BWRX-300 Project Team support to Engineering for design activities will be required.
- Support BWRX-300 licensing activities with OPG and CNSC with input from the BWRX-300
- Project Team for deployment of the BWRX-300 in Canada and provide support to Engineeringfor assigned design activities.
- Support preparation, review, and conduct of technical and licensing presentations to OPG and CNSC in assigned areas.
- Coordinate and attend BWRX-300 meetings with the OPG and CNSC as directed.
- Prepare and review responses to CNSC Requests for Information (RFIs), as well as other correspondence and licensing submittals from GEH through OPG to the CNSC, as directed.
- Prepare and review responses for correspondence from the CNSC through OPG to GEH as directed.
Qualifications / Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in engineering, scientific discipline, or other related technical fields.
- Ten years or more interacting with CNSC Staff on behalf of nuclear power plant licence applicants and license holders preferred.
- Experience in preparation of licensing submittals to the CNSC, and facilitation of CNSC reviews and approvals in support of nuclear power plant or other nuclear facility licence applications.
- Experience in CNSC regulations and licensing processes, including Preliminary Safety Analysis Report preparation and validation, responses to Requests for Information (RFIs), and CNSC license application decisions and approvals.
- Specific experience in CNSC regulations and regulatory guidance in one or more of the following technical areas:
- Canadian nuclear power plant licensing requirements for design processes, construction, commissioning, operation, and decommissioning
- Nuclear power plant structures, systems, and components classification process
- Equipment qualification and environmental factors
- Human performance programs
- Protection against internal and external hazards
- Reactor fuel design and core management requirements
- Reactor pressure vessel and ASME Class 1 valve design requirements
- Emergency core cooling system and other engineered safety features design requirements
- Dry containment design, including containment isolation requirements
- Evaluation of normal operation, anticipated operational occurrences, postulated accidents, and beyond design basis events, including transient and accident analysis and acceptance criteria requirements
- Safety-related structural design requirements
- Operational limits and considerations
- Onsite and offsite radiological dose analyses
- Emergency management and emergency planning zone development
- Electrical systems design
- Instrumentation & Controls design
- Other nuclear safety systems
- Non-nuclear safety systems
- Radiation protection programs
- Radiological and chemical effluent management systems and monitoring programs
- Fire protection systems and programs
Additional Desired Characteristics
- Previous experience with BWR designs is highly desired.
- Previous experience with Small Modular Reactor licensing activities preferred.
- Ability to primarily work remotely and meet deliverable schedules, with on-demand support of travel to GEH SMR Canada office in Markham, ON, and to GEH office in Wilmington, NC office and other locations including CNSC Headquarters or customer sites in Canada in support of BWRX-300 licensing activities. Travel dependent upon COVID-19 travel restrictions.