Systems Engineer, I (Nuclear)

GSE Systems - Sykesville, MD3.0

30+ days agoFull-time
Position: Nuclear/Systems Engineer

Location: Sykesville, MD

Terms: Full Time, Direct Hire

Who We Are

GSE Systems, Inc. is a world leader in real-time high-fidelity simulation, providing a wide range of simulation, training and engineering solutions to the power and process industries. Its comprehensive and modular solutions help customers achieve performance excellence in design, training and operations. GSE Systems is headquartered in Sykesville (Baltimore), Maryland, with offices in Columbia, Maryland; Huntsville, Alabama; Navarre, Florida; Montrose, Colorado, and Beijing, China. Information about GSE Systems is available at

Who We Need

GSE is currently looking for a Nuclear Engineer with a background in nuclear reactor thermal-hydraulic code analysis to join our team in our Sykesville, MD Corporate office. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and have knowledge of plant transient analysis, nuclear power plant thermal-hydraulics, heat transfer and reactor severe accident analysis. This individual will help to create cutting edge safety and training solutions for nuclear reactors around the world.

What You Will Do

§ Model thermal-hydraulic systems of nuclear power plants using industry grade computer codes.

§ Understand and analyze customer furnished data (drawings, design specifications, manuals and other text electronic media). Extract information from data to develop requirements or implement design.

§ Maintain organized and thorough calculation notes of all engineering design work.

§ Employ critical problem solving skills to work through engineering issues experienced during project assignments.

§ Coordinate with other project engineers and maintain communication with the customer to remain on schedule.

§ Test thermal-hydraulic models to ensure they meet acceptance criteria of the customer and the appropriate nuclear regulating agency.

§ Follow standards and procedures identified for assignment. If existing procedures are not sufficient, report issues to supervisors, and identify possible solutions.

§ Willing to travel at short notice based on project needs.

§ Willing to learn how to achieve a good and professional communication with customers during project implementation.

§ Willing to collaboration with R&D to improve the software tools and provide input/feedback.

§ Willing to learn a suite of simulation software beyond thermal-hydraulic models like control/logic and other aspect of simulation.

§ Maintain a positive work attitude, a high level of communication and cordial relations that foster teamwork across project, offices, and company as a whole.

§ Learn Company's tools products, manuals and procedures applicable to assignment.

§ Provide documentation to the appropriate project manager for all development phases as required by project.

§ Participate in various design reviews and bring follow-up action items to closure.

§ Consults with users to identify current operating procedures and to clarify program objectives.

What You Need

§ Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field

§ GPA of 3.0 or above (if less than 3 years of experience)

§ Minimum of strong classroom, project, internship or work experience with plant transient analysis, plant thermal-hydraulics and/or reactor safety analysis

§ Experience with RELAP, MAAP, TRAC, TRACE or MELCOR is required. RELAP or MAAP experience strongly preferred

§ Experience with Linux based operating systems is recommended

§ Experience with computer programming. Fortran and/or C++ is strongly preferred

§ Experience with core neutronics codes is recommended

§ Willingness to learn quickly and step outside of assigned role to help the project or team

§ Strong written and verbal communication skills

§ Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% of the time

What We Offer

Company has over 40 years of expertise in simulation background with next-generation training technologies and engineering services. We are a total solutions provider for the energy industry.
Culture that values each of our employee’s expertise, service to our customers and unique contributions.
Culture where your ideas are important and your voice matters.
Competitive compensation package.
Benefits that become effective the first day you start including - Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance and much more.
15 days of vacation, 5 sick days, holidays, and more
401K w/ 50% match up to a maximum employee contribution of 6%

GSE Systems, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer