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Nuclear Engineer - Core Design


Akron, OH, US, 44320

Job Function:  Nuclear Generation
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  12750

FirstEnergy at a Glance

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a diverse generating fleet with a total capacity of nearly 17,000 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [FEG]


The Nuclear Core Design Engineer reports to FirstEnergy’s corporate office in Akron, Ohio performing all manner of core design and reactor physics support calculations and analyses for all four of the FENOC nuclear units.


  • Performing core physics calculations using the Studsvik CMS software.
  • Providing core physics data support to Reactor Engineering, Operations, Training, and other applicable groups at each plant site, as well as the FENOC Fuel Planning & Performance group.
  • Initiating vendor analyses and performing verification of the results of vendor-supplied reload analyses.
  • Providing support for vendor design verifications and quality audits.
  • Involved in spent fuel criticality analyses, strategic fuel cycle planning, decay heat calculations, and reactor pressure vessel fluence calculations.
  • Project management of the FENOC core reload process.


An employee hired at the Engineer V level will be expected to perform all of the above responsibilities with more proficiency, and in a more independent manner. Further, the Engineer V level employee will be assigned additional responsibilities related to those above.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution is required (preferably Nuclear Engineering).
  • Minimum of 5 years professional-level engineering experience in the nuclear industry or 8 years of related professional-level engineering experience in a non-nuclear industry required
  • Proven performance in the areas of reactor core design and core physics calculations is desirable.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication abilities.
  • A strong analytical ability is required.
  • Ability to perform computer programming is desirable.
  • Studsvik Scandpower CMS software experience considered a plus.


Qualifications at the Nuclear Engineer V level include all of the above, plus:

  • Minimum of 8 years of professional-level engineering experience in the nuclear industry or 10 years of professional-level engineering experience in a non-nuclear industry required.

Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.


Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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