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Nuclear Science, Engineering, and Technology Advisor

Key Role:  

Immerse yourself in cutting-edge nuclear technologies while serving as a strategic technical consultant to the client and other energy clients. Work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment as a Technical Science, Engineering, and Technology Advisor (SETA) providing strategic assessments of new technologies to guide seeding and growth of publicly-financed Research and Development (R&D) programs. Characterize the state of a technical field, including analyzing state-of-the-art technologies and assessing promising new technological approaches. Perform technical analyses to recommend technology performance and cost targets for nuclear-related technologies that enable new learning curves in energy. Identify key technical experts across academia, industry, and national labs, perform technical outreach, and facilitate the formation of new multi-disciplinary technical communities. Review highly technical proposals and support scoping and negotiation of selected projects, including advising on project plans and technical milestones for long-lead-time and complex R&D projects. Perform direct, periodic oversight of R&D projects, including assessing performance against technical and commercial metrics, aiding the client in managing projects towards clear and compelling outcomes.

Basic Qualifications:  

  • 2+ years of experience with authoring technical papers, reports, or program plans for technical and non-technical audiences on research related to nuclear science or engineering and at least one of the following areas, including nuclear waste management, including reprocessing and recycling technologies, materials science, nuclear physics, waste form development, repository science, radiochemistry, safeguards or materials accountancy technologies and practices, or reactor design and operations

  • 2+ years of experience in postdoctoral, academic, government, or industry roles related to nuclear science or engineering technologies   

  • Experience in conducting, directing, or assisting with research and development in the engineering, design, development, and implementation of nuclear programs or projects

  • Ability to provide technical support, advice, and assistance for nuclear fuel cycle programs or projects, conduct technical analyses in nuclear materials development and testing, transmutation, reprocessing, safeguard technologies or materials accountancy and practices, waste form development, or repository science research and development  

  • Ability to propose nuclear design approaches and prepare statements of work and technical based portions of solicitation packages

  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • Doctorate degree in Materials Science, Nuclear Engineering, Physics, or Radiochemistry

Additional Qualifications:  

  • Experience in a consulting environment  

  • Experience with energy technology development or analyzing a diverse set of energy technologies  

  • Ability to establish and manage collaborative nuclear energy Research and Development activities with industry for advanced reactor concepts and innovative technologies, based on priorities that reflect technical, licensing, and business assessments  

  • Ability to demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness when dealing with uncertainty and ask insightful questions that challenge traditional thinking  

  • Ability to develop and communicate meaningful insights, significant contributions, and recommendations to address complex client issues  

  • Ability to learn, grow, and develop new skills 

  • Possession of excellent data gathering, analytical, and problem-solving skills 

  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


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Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $73,100.00 to $166,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

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