Lead Engineer Valve Programs - Nuclear

Date: Jul 4, 2024

Location: Hancock's Bridge, NJ, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition: 78727

PSEG Company: PSEG Power    

Salary Range: $ 88,400 - $ 140,000 

Incentive: PIP 10%   

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.

We want you to be healthy, balanced, and feel secure. That’s why you’ll enjoy a comprehensive range of benefits, with a focus on supporting your whole health. Starting on day one of your employment, you’ll be offered several health-related benefits including medical, vision, dental, and well-being and behavioral health programs. We also offer 401(k) with company match, company paid life insurance, tuition reimbursement and a minimum of 18 days of paid time off per year.

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.

Job Summary

Provide technical expertise in the identification, investigation, and resolution of plant operating, safety, and design issues to ensure plant reliability and availability. Including use of technical expertise to support safe and reliable plant operation and maintenance of components.

Job Responsibilities

  • Developing mechanical technical evaluations e.g. repair plans, bolting, torquing, and gasket evaluations. 
  • Monitoring, trending and assessing system, program and component health to improve plant reliability.
  • Championing Strategic Improvements to Systems and Components
  • Support maintenance and work management by resolving engineering technical issues within the work management process, including simple trouble shooting support
  • Leading complex troubleshooting activities with maintenance and operations support. 
  • Leading design, development and installation of strategic, emergent and temporary modifications in the plant. 
  • Identify, prioritize and support other plant processes and programs including: the corrective action program, operability determination, adverse condition monitoring and operational decision making processes
  • Perform field support of plant activities and conducting paired or individual system walk downs.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to manage/resolve system performance issues.
  • Ensure Program/Component/System readiness and compliance with design / license basis 
  • Address emergent issues to minimize the impact on engineering core business activities.
  • Strategy recommendations and support for regulatory and industry inspections
  • Perform other assigned duties as determined by the Engineering

Job Specific Qualifications


  • BS Degree in Mechanical, Civil or Chemical Engineering or related technical degree with a minimum of (5) years performing Engineering work in a nuclear or in a related industry. 
  • Available for Shift Work during plant outages and generation challenges. 
  • Must meet Nuclear requirements for Unescorted Site Access.
  • Support plant outage engineering priorities and participate in the Emergency Response Organization and Engineering Duty Team for emergent plant issues
  • Attend/represent PSEG at industry seminars, trainings and meetings.


  • Valve experience.  Valve design.  Valve operation.  Valve maintenance.  Valve programs management. 
  • Nuclear Power Plant Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Current or Previous SRO license/cert
  • Master's Degree or US Navy Nuclear experience
  • Industry Leadership and System or Component SME
  • Engineering In Training Certification
  • Professional Engineer (PE) License
  • Experience managing reliability of mechanical systems or components
  • Experience managing projects and/or external vendors

Minimum Years of Experience

5 years of experience


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PSEG is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legally protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics include race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.


As an employee of PSEG you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.


For all roles, PSEG’s drug and alcohol testing program includes pre-employment testing, testing for cause, and post-incident/accident testing. For employees in federally regulated roles (including positions covered by USDOT, PHMSA, or NRC regulations), this also includes random testing. Although numerous states throughout the country have legalized marijuana/cannabis products recreationally and/or medically, it is prohibited for employees in federally regulated roles. Employees who are hired or transfer into a federally regulated role are subject to drug and alcohol testing, inclusive of marijuana. Please note that the use of CBD products may result in a positive drug test for THC/Marijuana and such use is not a legitimate medical explanation for such a positive result.


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