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    Summary

    The purpose of the position is to conduct technical reviews of the settlement claims from the nuclear industry for the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Energy (DOE), providing determinations regarding the claim to the nuclear utilities, DOJ and DOE senior management, and to plan and coordinate engineering analyses associated with the technical requirements that arise from the Department's responsibilities.

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    Responsibilities

    This position is located in the Office of General Counsel, Office of Standard Contract Management.

    As a General Engineer, you will:

    • Technically and administratively plan, develop, implement, manage, and evaluate the activities under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act that relate to the settlement of claims under the Standard Contracts between the Government and nuclear utilities.  This includes technical analysis of ongoing settlement claims with knowledge of contractual, engineering and technical requirements for storage of spent nuclear fuel under settlement agreements.
    • Independently review specific ongoing claims submitted for costs directly resulting from the Department of Energy's (DOE) delay in waste acceptance.  Conduct sufficiency review cataloging and evaluating the sufficiency of the claims.  Process relevant data, creates the DOE Review Master and catalogs claim submittal data, identifies and catalogs deficiencies in claim submittal, creates comprehensive written requests to the utilities for claim costs not sufficiently supported, catalogs issues which need to be examined further during the claim, and prepare material to support the determination related the claim submission.
    • Perform independent allowable reviews of claims using engineering expertise to assess whether modifications to existing plants, additional spent fuel pool storage, spent nuclear fuel dry storage systems, equipment, materials, studies, and analysis are allowable under the terms of the settlement agreement.
    • Represent the Department at settlement claim review meetings with the Department of Justice and nuclear utility representatives.  Preparation for discussions with Department of Justice and industry representatives involves presenting and formulating decisions relating to a broad range of technical issues.
    • Provide technical support, recommendations, oral and written reports, letters, staff papers in the preparation of responses to external and internal information requests and investigations from congress, the General Accounting Office, the Inspector General, owners and generators of nuclear and spent fuel, senior Office of the General Counsel and Department management, and other public entities relative to activities related to the Standard Contract under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Approximately 10% or less overnight travel may be required in order to attend meetings, conferences and/or training.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

  • Job family (Series)

    0801 General Engineering

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