Principal Electrical Design Engineer - Nuclear

Date: Jun 29, 2024

Location: Hancock's Bridge, NJ, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition: 77587

PSEG Company: PSEG Power    

Salary Range: $ 114,500 - $ 188,100 

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.

Job Summary

Provide technical support in the Engineering Services department for the Salem Power Uprate Project.  The successful candidate will perform the duties as a Lead Responsible Engineer (LRE) for modifications needed to support the power uprate for Salem Units 1 and 2.  An LRE is responsible for determining solutions, and then managing resources needed to prepare the applicable design deliverables.



Job Responsibilities

Some specific Lead Responsible Engineer (LRE) duties would include:

• Qualify for and fulfill the LRE role for the power uprate plant modifications and be accountable for the design “cradle to grave”.

• Establish modification scope, system performance requirements, and all testing requirements.

• Perform Owners Acceptance Reviews for design analysis, modification packages, procurement, and specifications in accordance with plant procedures.

• Manage technical supplier teams with respect cost, schedule, and quality.

• Schedule and coordinate Engineering and station department resources to deliver and install required design change packages.

• Interface with Project Manager to ensure that Engineering deliverables meet the overall project goals.

• Provide field support during modification walkdowns, installation, testing and as-built verification.

• Comply with regulatory requirements including 50.59, License Amendment Request preparation and any required supporting analysis.

• Perform other assigned duties as determined by the Electrical Design Engineering Manager.

• Assigned duties in the Emergency Response Organization


Job Specific Qualifications


• BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or related technical degree with 13 years of experience performing related Engineering work in a nuclear power plant or related industry.

• Minimum of 7 years of experience in electrical design engineering

• Availability for shift work during installation. 

• Must meet Nuclear requirements for unescorted plant access.

• Must possess a valid US driver's license and maintain a satisfactory driving record. 



• Power uprate experience at a pressurized water reactor (PWR)

• Prior Design Engineering configuration control qualification

• Professional Engineering license (NJ or other state)


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