Nuclear Licensing Engineer Career

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Nuclear Licensing Engineer

Career Area: Engineering

Occupation Group: Chemical, Biomedical, and Related Engineering

Salary

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An example would be the 25th percentile, 25 percent of workers employed in that occupation earn less and 75 percent earn more than the estimated wage value. At the 75th percentile, 75 percent of workers employed in that occupation earn less and 25 percent earn more than the estimated wage value.

A typical Nuclear Licensing Engineer earns the following wages (national and state):

State

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National

The average salary in the United States for those pursuing this career is $93,830

*The salaries depicted here are representative of the range of salaries posted in job listings over the past year. Living wage in North Carolina is $30,000.

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.

Employment Trends

The job demand and job growth statistics shown here were derived from job posts over the past year. Expected job growth projections are extrapolated from year-over-year job post listing history.

Job demand and job growth is expected at the following rates:

LocationGrowth
North Carolina0+7.3%
Nationwide8+4%

Skills

A professional in this position typically utilizes the following skills in the course of everyday work in this exciting and challenging field:

Baseline Skills

The following are baseline skills every Nuclear Licensing Engineer is expected to have in order to experience success in this field:

  • Communication Skills: The ability to convey information to another effectively and efficiently.
  • Research: Experience performing creative and systematic work to understand a product, market, or customer, either before building a new solution, or to troubleshoot an existing issue
  • Written Communication: Working experience of Written Communication, which involves any type of message that makes use of the written word. Written communication is the most important and the most effective of any mode of business communication.
  • Verbal / Oral Communication: Working experience of Verbal / Oral Communication, which is the spoken conveyance of a message or presentation.
  • Planning: Working experience with the process of thinking about and organizing the activities required to achieve desired goals.

Specialized Skills

These skills are specific to working in this career:

  • Professional Engineer: A Professional Engineer (PE) is an engineer certified by a state board of registration to practice engineering.
  • Nuclear Energy: Nuclear energy is energy in the nucleus (core) of an atom.
  • Project Management: Project management is the discipline of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria.
  • Regulatory Processes: Experience working with processes that are part of complying, making, implementing, or changing regulations in a given field.
  • Regulatory Documents: Regulatory documents are documents that serve to demonstrate the compliance of the investigator, sponsor, and monitor with the standards of Good Clinical Practice and with all applicable regulatory requirements.

Experience

This position typically requires the following level of experience. The numbers presented in the pie charts below were derived from actual job posts over the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Experience Required%
0 to 2 years0%
3 to 5 years75%
6 to 8 years25%

Many of the programs offered through NC State are designed for working professionals who need additional credentials to enhance existing work experience.

Students who do not have the expected level of experience may wish to look into internship and employment opportunities.

Common Job Titles

It is possible to find work in this field in positions commonly listed as the following job titles:

  • Nuclear Engineer, Licensing Npg C
  • Senior Engineer Nuclear Licensing Compliance
  • Nuclear Licensing Engineer
  • Engineer II Or Nuclear Engineer III - Licensing
  • Nuclear Licensing Engineer Smr

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