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Naval Reactors Engineer (#4203473)

Fission. Enriched uranium. Pressurized water reactors. Things that may be important in the plot of a cinematic thriller are real-world concerns for Naval Reactors Engineers in America’s Navy. They are assuming oversight for designing, maintaining, operating and regulating the nuclear reactors and power plants that drive the most advanced fleet of submarines and aircraft carriers on earth. With oversight of the Navy’s entire fleet as well as shore-based prototypes and nuclear propulsion facilities, they are involved in a wide array of technical areas, including:
  • Reactor and fluid systems design
  • Reactor physics
  • Materials development
  • Component design such as steam generators, pumps and valves
  • Instrumentation and control of reactor, steam and electric plants
  • Testing and quality control
  • Shielding
  • Chemistry and radiological controls
As a Navy Engineering Officer stationed at Naval Reactors Headquarters in Washington, D.C., you will provide technical oversight while managing projects ranging from reactor design to fleet operations to de-fueling and decommissioning warships. Part of a small team of just 500 people, you will oversee the entire Naval Nuclear Propulsion program from cradle-to-grave. Even junior level engineers assume responsibility for key technical work at Department of Energy laboratories, nuclear prototype training sites, shipyards and the thousands of firms that support the Naval Reactors Program.

Our people are our most valuable assets, so we care for them well. With world-class training, opportunity to pay for college and advanced degrees, access to the best health care in the country, retirement plans, tax incentives, and more perks than you could have imagined, Navy active-duty benefits are the most competitive out there.
•      Earn up to $168,300 while finishing your degree
•      Free Graduate Education through Post 9/11 GI Bill
•      A regular monthly income ranging from $3,280 to $5,610 for up to 30 months prior to your graduation   
•      Receive an immediate one-time sign-on bonus of $15,000
•      Opportunities to travel the world
•      30 days of paid vacation time each year
•      Competitive and pay and bonuses - Lieutenant total compensation at 4 years of Service ($112,343.76 - with dependents stationed in San Diego)
•      Automatic Promotions based on ability and performance
•      Comprehensive medical and dental care at no cost to sailor
•      Low-cost childcare services
•      Excellent retirement benefits including Blended Retirement System/Pension and 5% 401K Government matching contribution
•      Food allowances
•      A housing allowance that is based upon the location of the school you attend
To be an eligible candidate, you must be:
•      A U.S. Citizen
•      19-29 years old
•      In pursuit of a bachelor's degree within 2.5 years from graduation and be currently enrolled full time, or have obtained a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
•      Completion of one year of calculus through differential and integral calculus with a grade of B or better
•      Completion of one year of calculus-based physics with a grade of B or better
•      Complete the rigorous NUPOC interview process with the Director of Naval Reactors and the Director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion
•      Prior Service Navy and other branches of service are welcome to apply
Makeup of a competitive candidate:
•      GPA > 3.0, preferably in preferably in mathematics, engineering, physics, chemistry or other technical areas
•      Physical fitness
•      Extra-curricular activities
•      Community involvement
•      Outstanding character
•      Great leadership potential
•      Excellent communication skills
•      True desire to serve in the Surface Warfare community