Nuclear Operations Simulation Software Engineer

Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Hancocks Bridge, NJ, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition: 77983

PSEG Company: PSEG Power    

Salary Range: $ 101,600 - $ 160,900 

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.

Job Summary

Applicant will be responsible for the coordination of testing, cost control, maintenance, application of software, and development of programming to address simulator performance in a full scope nuclear power plant control room simulator. The successful candidate will develop and maintain real-time software models of nuclear power plant electrical, reactor control, thermal heat balance, and fluid process systems, using commercial and custom software package. Interface with simulator instructional staff to ensure modeling fidelity and coordinate with a hardware specialist to ensure accurate plant emulation and simulator performance. Categorize work requests and produce simulator performance metrics for management oversight.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ability to work independently to identify/troubleshoot/resolve simulator software issues, including the development and implementation of testing schedules, program diagnostic activities, and apply software patches.
  • Develop simulator model project plans and work with vendors to obtain service support. In addition, develop upgrade cost projections and software life cycle plans.
  • Proficiency in FORTRAN computer programming language and working knowledge of the Windows operating system is required.
  • Additional proficiency in C++, Visual Basic, JavaScript, and Microsoft Office applications and experience with software programming is a plus.


Job Specific Qualifications


  • Bachelor of Science or Applied Science degree.
  • In lieu of a degree must have 10 years of equivalent work experience which may include power plant operations, electrical, electronics, programming, simulation modeling, and/or digital controls.
  • Available (as needed) for off-normal hours work to meet simulator schedule for maintenance and testing.
  • Two years of professional experience building software. Experience in C++ 
  • Education, training, or experience in thermal power plant basics or ability to be successful in completing power plant systems training.
  • Physically able to crawl into panels, lift equipment up to 25lbs, work on a ladder, walk into the station, and around power plant equipment.
  • Must meet and maintain Nuclear requirements for Unescorted Site Access.


  • A degree in any engineering field, computer science, physics, or chemistry
  • Commercial, naval or Nuclear power plant experience
  • Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor).
  • Typically 9 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+4 years' related work experience, Master+7 years' related work 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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