Test Program Specialist 4 - Test Engineer

NuScale Power   •  

Corvallis, OR

Industry: Energy & Utilities


8 - 10 years

Posted 78 days ago

This job is no longer available.


This position directly supports the Testing Supervisor. The Test Program Specialist is responsible for developing and executing test programs that support the design, certification, manufacture and commercial deployment of the NuScale SMR, while also mentoring junior staff in all areas of testing. Test programs conducted provide technology maturation and risk reduction, technology demonstrations, software validation, and environmental qualification of reactor structures, systems, components and instrumentation.


  1. Plans, develops and executes various types of test programs including proof-of-concept, component, performance, functional, compliance, reliability and environmental qualification.
  2. Leads cooperative and collaborative efforts among members of large project teams with responsibility for results.
  3. Leads test planning, development and review of test specification, approval of supplier test procedures, oversight of test execution, data review and data acceptance.
  4. Mentors and trains others in sound approaches and standards for solving problems in test program development, test facility design and test program conduct.
  5. Manages and oversees test project progression through supplier evaluation, contract execution, design, implementation, testing, reporting, data acceptance, and contract close out.
  6. Prepares test program budgets, schedules, resource requirements, statements-of-work, requests for quote, test specifications and test reports.
  7. Leads and reviews design drawings, sketches, schematics, procedures, results, reports and documentation.
  8. Leads test hardware design reviews and resolve comments stemming from these reviews.
  9. Exercises in-depth knowledge and experience to develop and achieve test program objectives and goals in creative and effective ways.
  10. Participates in and develops plans for supplier audits, supplier surveillances and NRC inspections.
  11. Analyzes test data and supports software development and validation efforts that utilize test data.
  12. Enforces stringent NQA-1, 10CFR50 Appendix B and 10CFR Part 21 quality requirements.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, the individual should demonstrate competencies in performing the essential functions of this position by performing satisfactorily in each of these competencies.

  • Problem solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and reviews information appropriately. Uses own judgment and acts independently; seeks input from other team members as appropriate for complex or sensitive situations.
  • Oral/written communication: Listens carefully and speaks clearly and professionally in all situations. Edits work for accuracy and clarity, Is able to create, read and interpret complex written information. Ability to develop strong interpersonal networks within the organization.
  • Planning/organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities, organizes personal and project timelines and deadlines, tracks project timelines and deadlines, and uses time efficiently.
  • Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent interruptions, changes, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Dependability: Consistently on time and at work, responds to management expectations and solicits feedback to improve performance.
  • Team Building: Capable of developing strong interpersonal networks and trust within the organization.
  • Safety Culture: Adheres to the NuScale Safety culture and is expected to model safe behavior and influence peers to meet high standards.


  • Education: A minimum of a B.S. degree in Mechanical, Nuclear or Chemical Engineering from a four year accredited college or university. An advanced degree is preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum of 8 years of engineering experience in developing and managing testing programs for fluid, mechanical or electro-mechanical hardware or devices is required. Demonstrated project management skills is required. Professional Engineer (PE) license is preferred.
  • Industry Requirements: Eligible to work under Department of Energy 10 CFR Part 810.
  • Quality Assurance: Demonstrated understanding and implementation of quality assurance regulations, standards and guidelines of 10 CFR 50 Appendix B, 10 CFR 21, and NQA-1.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to understand and communicate clearly using a phone, personal interaction, and computers.
  • Ability to learn new job functions and comprehend and understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately in a rapidly evolving environment.
  • The employee frequently is required; to sit and stand; walk; bend, use hands to operate office equipment; and reach with hands and arms.
  • Ability to travel nationally and locally using common forms of transportation