Licensing Engineer/Specialist (Sr/Staff/Consulting)

STP Nuclear Operating Company, 12090 FM 521, Wadsworth, Texas, United States of America Req #702
Thursday, January 6, 2022
The South Texas Project Electric Generating Station is one of the newest and largest nuclear power facilities in the nation.  STP's two units produce 2,700 megawatts of carbon-free electricity - providing clean energy to two million Texas homes.  Through our uncompromising commitment to nuclear safety and continuous focus on improving plant operations, STP has emerged as an industry leader.  Our 1,200 employees maintain an ongoing commitment to the safe and reliable operation of the facility.  The company's culture and core values focus on safety, integrity, teamwork and excellence.


Responsible for coordinating complex activities related to maintaining the operating license, providing support for NRC activities, and responding to regulatory issues. Coordinates closing out inspection findings, violations, and technical and non-technical regulatory issues. Maintains Corrective Action Program activities associated with commitment tracking and department corrective actions. Prepares updates to licensing basis documents and requests for license amendments, identifying and using input from other station organizations, vendors, or consultants as needed. Assists with interpretations of Technical Specifications and other licensing basis documents. Acts as a station and industry lead for resolution of regulatory issues. 



      Bachelor’s degree, technical or legal discipline preferred

      In lieu of educational requirement, relevant work experience in Licensing, Operations, or working with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) may be substituted



      Years of relevant work experience will determine the position/title (see ‘POSITION’ section). A Master’s degree in a related discipline adds 1 year of experience, a PhD in a related discipline adds 2 years of experience.

      For levels above Senior Engineer/Specialist, work experience must include interaction with Operations and Licensing.

      Prior experience in a commercial nuclear plant is preferred.

      Previous experience interacting with NRC inspectors, experience in leading or active participation in NRC inspections and/or assessments, or experience with developing and reviewing technical/analytical reports are preferred.



      Communicates effectively and in a professional manner with strong written and verbal communication skills.

      Produces technically correct, logical, and concise verbal and written communications.

      Reads and interprets engineering documents and drawings and understands technical content related to operations, maintenance, and testing of a nuclear power plant.

      Reads, understands, and interprets regulatory and legal documents.

      Maintains a professional demeanor and functions effectively under pressure or during plant emergencies and in tense situations. Represents STPNOC in a professional manner to all audiences. 

      Maintains and exercises a questioning attitude. Maintains knowledge of station procedures and policies. Demonstrates analytical ability. Works independently. Is flexible and organized.

      Accepts responsibility for project activities and outcomes.

      SRO License/Certification (previous or current) is a plus.



      Obtains and maintains unescorted access.

      Accepts Emergency Response Organization (ERO) position and can meet the response time requirements.

      Accepts outage position, as needed.

      Accepts Licensing Duty responsibilities.



      Overtime and alternate work schedules as needed.

      Subject to callouts 24 hours per day, 7 days per week

      Normal office environment (onsite and remote) with periodic plant visits/tours.

      Travel may be required.

      Required to carry phone. 




      2 - 3 years’ experience (Required)


Senior Engineer/Specialist 

      3 - 5 years’ experience (Required)


Staff Engineer/Specialist 

      5 - 8 years’ experience (Required)


Consulting Engineer/Specialist 

      8-10 years’ experience (Required)

Posting Closes - January 20, 2022


STP is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and is committed to nondiscrimination in all matters relating to employment throughout the organization.  STP will make every good faith effort to meet or exceed its affirmative action goals and commitments.
We thank all individuals for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
NOTE:  In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date.

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