Nuclear Licensing Engineer
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Provides engineering and technical assistance to ensure that nuclear power systems or facilities meet state and federal safety and licensing requirements. Monitors changes to licensing requirements. Works with design engineers to develop systems and document system changes. May assist with nuclear power plant or nuclear research lab licensing.
There were 1 Nuclear Licensing Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 30 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Nuclear Engineer industry, which includes the Nuclear Licensing Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Nuclear Licensing Engineer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $83,682.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $100,796.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Nuclear Licensing Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $72,582.
Education and Experience
Posted Nuclear Licensing Engineer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.
Posted Nuclear Licensing Engineer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.
|Years of Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||16%|
|3 to 5 years||60%|
|6 to 8 years||8%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Nuclear Licensing Engineer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (47%)
- Microsoft Office (37%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (33%)
- Writing (33%)
- Microsoft Excel (27%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Project Management (30%)
- Construction Permitting (23%)
- Nuclear Energy (20%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Contract Review (20%)
- Professional Engineer (20%)
- Regulatory Affairs (17%)
- Engineering Documentation (13%)
- Engineering Specifications (13%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Design Change Packages (7%)
- Power Plant Operations (7%)
- Compliance - NERC (3%)
- Design Analysis (3%)
- Engineering Analysis (3%)
Salary Boosting Skills
A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.
- ICS Security Standards - NERC CIP (3%) – marginal value $10,789
- Nuclear Design (3%) – marginal value $5,007
- Design Change Packages (7%) – marginal value $3,012
- Compliance - NERC (3%) – marginal value $1,798
- Power Plant Operations (7%) – marginal value $984
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Nuclear Licensing Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Nuclear Engineer II - Licensing
- Licensing Engineer - Nuclear Plant
- Nuclear Engineer II- Licensing
- Nuclear Licensing Specialist/Engineer
If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.
- Nuclear Project Engineer
- Nuclear Engineer
- Nuclear Systems Engineer
- Nuclear Safety Engineer
- Nuclear Operations and Power Engineer
- Nuclear Repair Engineer
- Isotopes and Radiation Engineer
- Wind Energy Engineer
Here are the employers that have posted the most Nuclear Licensing Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Entergy (5)
- NextEra Energy, Inc. (5)
- Terrapower (5)
- Rangam (2)
- Tennessee Valley Authority (2)
- Actalent, Inc (1)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!