Staff Engineer - Mechanical / Nuclear (Thermal-Hydraulics)

Date: Jun 1, 2023

Location: Hancock's Bridge, NJ, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition: 70540

PSEG Company: PSEG Power    

Salary Range: $ 89,400 - $ 169,900 

Incentive: PIP 15%   

Work Location Category: Hybrid  


PSEG operates under a Flexible Work Model where flexible work is offered when job requirements allow. In support of this model, roles have been categorized into one of four work location categories: onsite roles, hybrid roles that are a blend of onsite and remote work, remote local roles that are primarily home-based but require some level of purpose-driven in-person interaction and living within a commutable distance, and remote non-local roles that can be effectively performed remotely with the ability to work in approved states.


PSEG offers a unique experience to our more than 12,000 employees – we provide the resources and opportunities for career development that come with being a Fortune 500 company, as well as the attention, camaraderie and care for one another you might typically associate with a small business. Our focus on combatting climate change through clean energy technology, our new net zero climate vision for 2030 and enhanced commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and supporting the communities we serve make this a particularly exciting time to join PSEG.


Consistent with our core commitment of safety, PSEG has made the decision to require all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of hire.  "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a disability can request a reasonable accommodation.

Job Summary

Mechanical Design/Analytical Engineer to provide technical expertise in Thermo-Hydraulics to support plant design basis.  The successful candidate is responsible for providing thermal hydraulic analysis of piping systems/Heat Exchangers to address plant conditions, using applicable computer programs.  Typical programs would include, but are not limited to:  GOTHIC, PROTOFLO, PROTOHX (training will be provided, as required).  Use and understanding Microsoft Office is a requirement.  

This is an advance level position. Successful candidates will be evaluated/selected based on level of experience /education

Job Responsibilities

The candidate shall be capable of verifying that the problem to be solved by the customer has been clearly understood and agreed upon. Identifying, estimating, and coordinating Design Engineering and inter-facing departmental resources needed to support development and implementation of a design analysis.  Developing a schedule for completion of engineering design activities.  Manage contracted engineering efforts with respect to technical acceptance and other associated duties. Interfacing with station management to ensure that Engineering deliverables meet the overall station needs. The successful candidate will also perform other assigned duties as determined by the Design Engineering Branch Manager.   

Support the plant design bases as pertaining to mechanical thermal-hydraulic issues.  The identification, investigation, and resolution of plant operating, safety, and design issues to ensure plant system reliability, availability and compliance with design/ license basis.  Individual may perform plant walkdowns, as required to assess plant conditions.

Job Specific Qualifications

 Required : 

• Bachelors Degree in Mechanical or Nuclear Engineering. 
• 7 or more years of experience in thermal hydraulic analyses (educational experience will be accepted)
• Available for Shift Work
• Must meet Nuclear requirements for Unescorted Plant Access.

Desired : 

• Experience in Nuclear Power Plant Engineering.
• Masters and/or PhD Degree in Mechanical or Nuclear Engineering.  
• Licensed Professional Engineer, 
• Experience in Multi-Phase Fluid Mechanics.

 ** The title and market reference point assigned to the successful candidate will be determined by assessing skills and related experience from the interview process




Bachelor in Engineering


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