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Subject Matter Expert | Nuclear Energy Subject Matter Expert (SME) [DNE008]

companyProSidian Consulting, LLC
locationIdaho Falls, ID, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Company Description

ProSidian is a Management and Operations Consulting Services Firm focusing on providing value to clients through tailored solutions based on industry-leading practices. ProSidian services focus on the broad spectrum of Enterprise Service Solutions for Risk Management | Compliance | Business Process | IT Effectiveness | Engineering | Environmental | Sustainability | and Human Capital. We help forward-thinking clients solve problems and improve operations.

Launched by former Big 4 Management Consultants; our multidisciplinary teams bring together the talents of nearly 190 professionals globally to complete a wide variety of engagements for Private Companies, Fortune 1,000 Enterprises, and Government Agencies.  Our solution-centric services are deployed across the enterprise, target drivers of economic profit (growth, margin, and efficiency), and are aligned at the intersections of assets, processes, policies, and people delivering value.

ProSidian clients represent a broad spectrum of industries including but not limited to Aerospace And Telecommunications | Consumer Products, Services, And Retail | Development And Sustainability | DOD/Military | Energy, Resources, & Industrials | Financial Services | Government & Public Services | Information Technology, Media, And Telecommunications | Life Sciences & Health Care | Manufacturing And Operations | Nuclear and Environmental | Professional Services |, etc.  Learn More About ProSidian Consulting at

Job Description

ProSidian Seeks a Subject Matter Expert | Nuclear Energy Subject Matter Expert (SME)  [DNE008] Engagement Team | Subject Matter Expert I Labor Category - HIGH LEVEL Non-Exempt Professional aligned under services related to NAICS: 541611 located Idaho National Laboratory (INL) - Idaho Falls, Idaho to 0

Seeking candidates with with relevant Nuclear and Environmental Management Sector Experience (functional and technical area expertise also ideal) to support professional services engagement for Nuclear and Environmental Management Sector Clients such as DOE.  Primary activities serve a branch of the DOE responsible for overseeing various nuclear-related activities. Specifically, it focuses on managing and supporting operations related to nuclear energy, research, and environmental management.

This as a Contract Contingent or Contract W-2 (IRS-1099) Position and ProSidian reserves the right to convert to a Full-Time ProSidian employed W-2 Position.  This position aligns with functional/technical service requirements and client engagements in the Nuclear and Environmental Management Client Industry Sector: Energy, Infrastructure, And Environment (EIE) Sector Group: Tailored Solutions To Meet Global Needs And Manage Resources across Energy, Infrastructure, And Environment to protect/optomize Natural Resources, Manage land and infrastructure, and Conserve/Develop Energy.   Subject Matter Expert | Nuclear Energy Subject Matter Expert (SME)  [DNE008] Candidates shall work to support requirements for TBD Nuclear Energy Subject Matter Expertise (SME) Support Functional Area Services and shall  work as a Subject Matter Expert | Nuclear Energy Subject Matter Expert (SME)  [DNE008].

Job Overview

Provide services and support as a Nuclear Energy Subject Matter Expertise (SME) Support (Nuclear Energy Subject Matter Expert (SME) ) in the Nuclear and Environmental Management Industry Sector focussing on Engineering Solutions for clients such as U.S. Department of Energy (DOE | NE) | Idaho Operations Office | Office of Nuclear Energy Located In Idaho National Laboratory (INL) - Idaho Falls, Idaho and across the  West Region.

Responsibilities and Duties

Seeking a highly qualified Nuclear Energy Subject Matter Expert (SME) to represent The Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE/NE) regarding the AC-100M Centrifuge Development and Licensing. The ideal candidate will possess extensive knowledge and experience in nuclear energy technologies, specifically in the development, demonstration, and operations of the AC-100M centrifuge. The primary responsibilities of this role include providing independent technical reviews in various areas such as centrifuge design, manufacture, installation, operation, maintenance, and Balance of Plant support systems and deployment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct independent technical reviews in centrifuge design, manufacture, installation, operation, and maintenance.
  • Provide expertise in Balance of Plant support systems and deployment.
  • Collaborate with DOE to assess reports and presentations related to centrifuge development and licensing.
  • Support DOE in the evaluation of enrichment capability deployment projects.
  • Ensure compliance with program schedules, cost containment, and performance metrics.
  • Assist in the hiring and retention of key personnel for project execution.
  • Mitigate risks associated with project implementation.
  • Provide services under a performance-based service acquisition contract.

Core Support Functions:

  • Provide support through steady state operations with special emphasis on cascade performance, maintenance activities and parts replacement (as needed).
  • Perform functional assessments of Centrus’ compliance to regulatory criteria of the Lessee Requirements Document contained within the lease agreements between Centrus and DOE.
  • Perform independent evaluations (operational and compliance based), readiness reviews, assessments, walk-downs, and field inspections at the Centrus facilities in Piketon, OH.
  • Support coordination of regulatory boundary activities with co-located DOE contractors, DOE site personnel, and with the NRC (when appropriate).
  • Support coordination and interface with DOE entities, Lease activities, and other DOE contractors for liaison activities associated with Centrus and NRC regarding regulatory activities.
  • Develop analyses, technical assessments, and white papers to support decisions by DOE/NE management at DOE Headquarters (HQ).
  • Review and develop analysis of reports, assessments, and technical/programmatic descriptions/proposals and/or cost analysis documentation related to uranium enrichment technologies.
  • Analyze DOE requirements involving Memorandums of Agreement (MOAs), Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) as they may relate to DOE lessees, contractors, and other federal agency activities such as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission related to the ACP Facilities.
  • Analyze security/facility access programs, maintenance of security access agreements including the performance of technical evaluations readiness reviews, assessments, walk-downs, and field inspections.
  • Address general NE-HQ requests associated with Centrus facilities in Oak Ridge, TN, Bethesda, MD, and Piketon, OH.
  • Provide SME, project management, engineering and technical assistance to NEHQ regarding the project planning, execution, and deployment of domestic uranium enrichment capability and capacity to meet commercial power reactor, research reactor and defense needs, including the HALEU Demonstration and Operations Program.
  • Provide review and input on additional Special Technical Topics/Issues that might develop, the specifics of which will be defined and negotiated as topics/issues arise.  This includes support for formal cost estimates.
  • Attend and provide review and assessment of reports and presentations prepared and given by Centrus on the status, progress and requirements associated with deployment and operation of centrifuge technology.


Desired Qualifications For Senior Nuclear Energy Subject Matter Expert (DNE008) Candidates:

Core Knowledge Areas and Functions:

  • DOE Orders and Requirements
  • DOE/USEC/Centrus Leases and amendments
  • Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Processes/Technology
  • Centrifuge manufacturing process/technology
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response
  • Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) for the transfer of real property
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requirements
  • Other regulatory requirements to assist in the oversight and transfer of utility, and transportation services at PORTS, and OR sites
  • Environmental conditions at PORTS
  • Licensing of transportation equipment, facilities, and services
  • Strategic planning
  • Nuclear energy technology
  • Security associated with Nuclear Facilities and their operations
  • Safety associated with Nuclear facilities and industrial activities
  • Energy engineering technology
  • Nuclear energy inspection and regulation
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements
  • Nuclear reactor manufacturing technology
  • Nuclear power plant construction
  • Electric/nuclear power generation
  • Uranium enrichment technology
  • Telecommunication systems and classified computer systems
  • General engineering and support
  • Project management.


  • Bachelor's degree in Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in nuclear energy technology development and operations.
  • In-depth knowledge of the AC-100M centrifuge development and licensing process.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification preferred.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to meet program schedules and performance metrics.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Familiarity with DOE regulations and requirements related to nuclear energy projects.

Competencies Required

Excellent oral and written communication skills (This employer participates in the e-Verify program).  Proficient with Microsoft Office Products (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, & Adobe)

Ancillary Details Of The Roles

Employees are subject to regulatory and mandatory training requirements. These requirements will change for individuals based on their job duties or position assignment.

Standard Skills Required: Proficiency in project management methodologies and tools. | Exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills for effective team management. | Outstanding time management and prioritization abilities to meet project milestones. | Adaptability to changing project requirements and priorities | Ability to multi-task and pay close attention to detail. | Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills | Strong communication skills, both oral and written.

EEO Statement: We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow.  We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment.  We provide career opportunities spanning various disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build, and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients.

Full Time Regular VISA Sponsorship: No - We will not support sponsorship, i.e., H-1B or TN Visas for this position.  U.S.  Citizenship Required - You must be a United States Citizen

Background Check And Drug testing: ProSidian reserves the right to require background checks, including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions.  In addition, ProSidian may conduct drug testing for designated positions.

Other Details

Work products shall be thorough, accurate, appropriately documented, and comply with established criteria. All employees, in the performance of their respective responsibilities, shall conduct themselves in the highest possible standards of ethical and business conduct.  The candidate shall ensure that duties are performed in a competent and professional manner that meets milestones/delivery schedules as outlined.

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Additional Information


  • Teamwork – ability to foster teamwork collaboratively as a participant, and effectively as a team leader
  • Leadership – ability to guide and lead colleagues on projects and initiatives
  • Business Acumen – understanding and insight into how organizations perform, including business processes, data, systems, and people
  • Communication – ability to effectively communicate to stakeholders of all levels orally and in writing
  • Motivation – persistent in pursuit of quality and optimal client and company solutions
  • Agility – ability to quickly understand and transition between different projects, concepts, initiatives, or work streams
  • Judgment – exercises prudence and insight in decision-making process while mindful of other stakeholders and long-term ramifications
  • Organization – ability to manage projects and activity, and prioritize tasks

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  • Business Tools – understanding and proficiency with business tools and technology, including Microsoft Office.  The ideal candidate is advanced with Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word, and proficient with Adobe Acrobat, data analytic tools, and Visio with the ability to quickly learn other tools as necessary.
  • Business Tools – understanding and proficiency with business tools and technology, including Microsoft Office.  The ideal candidate is advanced with Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word, and proficient with Adobe Acrobat, data analytic tools, and Visio with the ability to quickly learn other tools as necessary.
  • Commitment - to work with smart, interesting people with diverse backgrounds to solve the biggest challenges across private, public and social sectors
  • Curiosity – the ideal candidate exhibits an inquisitive nature and the ability to question the status quo among a community of people they enjoy and teams that work well together
  • Humility – exhibits grace in success and failure while doing meaningful work where skills have impact and make a difference
  • Willingness - to constantly learn, share, and grow and to view the world as their classroom

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At ProSidian, we invest in our employees to help them stay healthy and achieve work-life balance. Our team members receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes Competitive Compensation, Group Health Insurance Health Benefits, 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan Contributions, Vacation and Paid Time off (PTO) Benefits, Pre-Tax Payment Programs, Purchasing Discounts & Savings Plans, a ProSidian Employee & Contractor Referral Bonus Program, Performance Incentives, etc.  Our comprehensive benefits package includes a medical, dental and vision plan.  Our growing list of benefits currently include the following:

  • Competitive Compensation:  Pay range begins in the competitive ranges with full Gold Level (Tier 1) Group Medical Benefits, Pretax Employee Benefit Plan, plus performance incentives
  • Group Health Insurance Health Benefits:  Group Health Insurance Including Medical, Dental And Vision Insurance: Contributions are deducted from pay on a Pretax basis - Employee and family coverage is available with employer contribution of 50% of Employee (only) premiums under the Health and Vision Plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield NC (Blue Options Medical Plan Code: PB07840 / Metallic Level: Gold - -‎) and Dental Plan (Ameritas -
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan: 401(k) Retirement Savings Plans help you save for your retirement.  Eligible employees can make before-tax contributions to the 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan to help you save for retirement.  Contributions are deducted from pay on a pretax basis.  A wide range of investment options are available with a personal financial planner available to assist you. The Plan is a Safe Harbor 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan.  
  • Vacation And Paid Time Off (PTO) Benefits:  The flexibility of Paid Time Off (PTO) lets you set your own priorities. Eligible employees use PTO for vacation, a parent-teacher conference, a doctor’s appointment, or any number of events in your life.  Currently these benefits include Vacation/Sick days – 2 weeks | Holidays - 10 Federal Government.
  • Pre-Tax Payment Programs:  Pre-Tax Payment Programs currently exist in the form of a Premium Only Plan (POP).  These Plans offer a full Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Plan and a tax benefit for eligible employees.
  • Purchasing Discounts & Savings Plans:  We want you to achieve financial success. We offer a Purchasing Discounts & Savings Plan through The ProSidian Corporate Perks Benefit Program - Helping You Do More With Less:  This provides special discounts for eligible employees on products and services you buy on a daily basis.
  • Security Clearance: Due to the nature of our management and operations consulting engagements for Private Companies, Fortune 1,000 Enterprises, and Government Agencies of all sizes; oftentimes there are Security Clearance requirements for Engagement Teams handling sensitive Engagements in the Federal Marketplace.  A Security Clearance is a valued asset in your professional portfolio and adds to your credentials based on past, present, and future work.
  • Leverageable Experience and Thought Leadership:  By collaborating with firm leadership, other members of the team, as well as Fellows and collaborating partners in what is a flat organization, you'll make valuable professional connections, interact with clients daily, gain leverageable Experience, and contribute to Thought Leadership while you build a basket of marketable experiences.
  • ProSidian Employee & Contractor Referral Bonus Program:  ProSidian Consulting will pay up to $5k for all referrals (payments made after new hire has been employed for 90 days) for candidates submitted through our Employee Referral Program.
  • Performance Incentives:  Due to the nature of our management and operations consulting engagements for Private Companies, Fortune 1,000 Enterprises, and Government Agencies of all sizes there are performance incentives associated with each new client that each employee works to pursue and support.
  • Flexible Spending Account:  Pending

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - See Below Instructions On The Best Way To Apply

  • ProSidian Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
  • ProSidian Consulting has made a pledge to the Hiring Our Heroes Program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the “I Hire Military” Initiative of The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) for the State of North Carolina.  All applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of Veteran Status.
  • Furthermore, we believe in "HONOR ABOVE ALL" - be successful while doing things with the right way.  The pride comes out of the challenge; the reward is excellence in the work.  FOR EASY APPLICATION USE OUR CAREER SITE LOCATED ON OR SEND YOUR RESUME’S, BIOS, AND SALARY EXPECTATION / RATES TO CAREERS @ PROSIDIAN.COM.  ONLY CANDIDATES WITH REQUIRED CRITERIA ARE CONSIDERED. Be sure to place the job reference code in the subject line of your email.  Be sure to include your name, address, telephone number, total compensation package, employment history, and educational credentials.

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