NuScale Power Limited Duration ISV Plant Operator - Engineer 1 or 2 (651-2017) in Corvallis, Oregon

POSITION SUMMARY: The Integrated System Validation (ISV) Plant Operator will complete a rigorous training program consisting of approximately seven months of classroom and simulator training to gain an in-depth knowledge of the NuScale plant systems, conduct of operations, and operating and casualty procedures. This training program is modeled on a commercial nuclear plant Senior Reactor Operator certification program and will include a final written and operating (simulator) exam. Following successful completion of training, the ISV Operator will perform as a reactor operator crew member in the ISV testing of the NuScale 12-unit power plant control room design. The ISV Plant Operator will apply human factor tools, a strong nuclear safety culture, sound operational knowledge, techniques and practices to the NuScale ISV testing. ISV testing includes several full-scope simulator exam scenarios. An ISV Plant Operator cannot have been involved in the NuScale human-system interface design. As a minimum, this position is for the duration of ISV training and testing which is scheduled for approximately one year in duration. All training and testing will be performed at the NuScale offices in Corvallis, Oregon. This position may include a minor amount of shift work.


  1. Supports the goal of successful completion of NuScale’s ISV testing. This is accomplished by completion of prescribed training and rigorous application of knowledge and standards in the performance of ISV testing.

  2. Understands and applies expert level knowledge of nuclear power plant operational principles, techniques, and practices to support the Human Factors Engineering Verification and Validation per NUREG-0711, Human Factors Engineering Program Review Model.

  3. Participates and supplies constructive feedback to the ISV training program.

  4. Participates and supplies constructive feedback to the ISV testing program.

  5. Performs other duties as assigned.

*CORE COMPETENCIES: * To be successful in this position the individual should demonstrate competencies in performing the essential functions of this position, including:

Problem solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and reviews information appropriately. Uses own judgment and acts independently; seeks input from other team members as appropriate for complex or sensitive situations.

Oral written communication: Listens carefully and speaks clearly and professionally in all situations. Communications comply with applicable NuScale standards. Able to read and interpret complex written directions.

Planning organizing: Prioritizes and plans training and work activities so time is used efficiently.

Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent interruptions, changes, delays, or unexpected events.

Dependability: Consistently at work on time, responds to management expectations and solicits feedback to improve performance.

Team Building: Capable of developing strong interpersonal networks and trust within the organization especially at a crew level for the performance of ISV testing.

Safety Culture: Adheres to the NuScale Safety Culture and is expected to model safe behavior and influence peers to meet high standards.


  • Qualifications:* Bachelor of Science (BS) in engineering, engineering technology, or a related physical science. Advanced degree preferred.

Experience: Preferred experience in fluid systems, control systems, or thermal hydraulic system operation. BS degree with 0-1 year of full-time post graduation experience qualifies for Level 1 Engineer. BS degree with 2-3 years of full-time post graduation experience OR M.S PhD qualifies for Level 2 Engineer.

Industry Requirements:* Eligible to work under Department of Energy 10 CFR Part 810.

Overall Job Knowledge and Performance: In-depth understanding of engineering concepts, principles, theories. Good communication and interpersonal skills.

*PHYSICAL DEMANDS: * The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to understand and communicate clearly using a phone, personal interaction, and computers.

  • Ability to learn new job functions and comprehend and understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately in a rapidly evolving environment.

  • The employee frequently is required; to sit and stand; walk; bend, use hands to operate office equipment; and reach with hands and arms

  • Ability to travel locally using common forms of transportation.

    • Disclaimer:*Employee(s) must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employee(s) assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and or skills required of all employees in this classification.