Engineer III-Sr Lead - PRA (Nuclear)

Date: May 11, 2022

Location: Jackson, Mississippi, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date:  

Work Place Flexibility: Onsite 


*This position may be filled at either of the following Entergy Nuclear Facilities: Echelon (Jackson, MS), Waterford 3 (Killona, LA), Arkansas Nuclear One (Russellville, AR) or Grand Gulf Nuclear Station (Port Gibson, MS). *



Probabilistic Risk Analysis (PRA) is responsible for risk assessment activities as a result of internal/external events. Design integrity of the risk assessments is maintained through effective configuration control of design output documents (i.e., specifications, calculations, drawings, test requirements, and procedures).



• Provides plant support in the area of probabilistic risk assessments (PRA).

• Develops and maintains the EN sites’ PRA models - Level 1 PRA (Performing system modeling, data analysis, human reliability analysis, fault tree modeling, quantification), Thermal Hydraulic analysis, and LERF determinations.

• Adapts/develops quantitative and qualitative risk assessments in the area of internal events PRA, Fire PRA, Seismic risk, Shutdown risk, Internal flooding, and related areas.

• Work on various PRA applications such as Maintenance Rule, MSPI, on-line risk management, risk-informed regulatory issues, licensing renewal, regulatory interfaces, etc. as requested.

• Develop PRA engineering products in accordance with regulatory and procedural guidelines.

• Review plant design modifications for impact on PRA models, documentation and products.

• Perform engineering calculations in the areas of PRA and risk based initiatives and SDP issues as requested

• Familiarization and use of relevant PRA computer software as needed.



Minimum education required of the position:

  • Minimum education required of the position B.S. Degree in Engineering or other closely related scientific discipline generally associated with power plant operations, or equivalent work experience (equivalent experience is defined as demonstrated success at the Engineer.)
    • Desired: B.S. Degree in Nuclear Engineering or Mechanical Engineering


Minimum experience required of the position:

  • Engineer III: 4+ years experience in nuclear power design, operations, or equivalent, depending upon engineering level.
  • Engineer Sr or Sr Lead: 6+ years experience in nuclear power design, operations, or equivalent, depending upon engineering level.
    • Desired: 5+ years’ experience in PRA Engineering or Safety Analysis


Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position:

  • Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position Technical proficiency in the assigned area.
  • Technical understanding of nuclear generation principles and operation.
  • Good communication, conflict management, and change management skills. 
    • Desired: Proficiency in computer codes CAFTA, EOOS, Phoenix, FRANX, PRAQUANT and MAAP


Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position

  • Desired: SRO license or certification on a PWR or BWR.



Primary Location: Mississippi-Jackson
Job Function: Engineering
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Level II
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 106894
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%


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As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

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