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Risk Analyst Engineer



Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Thanks for your interest in Oklo! We are searching for a Risk Analyst Engineer to join our team. We are looking to fill this position immediately!

Position Description

The Risk Analyst Engineer is responsible for conducting probabilistic risk analyses to support our fast reactor design development, licensing, deployment, and operation. Risk Analyst Engineers work with our engineering teams to conduct quantitative risk analyses, including identification of initiating events (via Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, or FMEA), development of event trees and fault trees, quantification of event sequence probabilities, and evaluation of event sequence consequences. Risk Analyst Engineers also work with our engineering design teams to incorporate risk insights back into the design to drive improvements in reliability and safety.

Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Developing probabilistic risk analysis (PRA) models of our fast reactor designs
  • Working with our engineering analysis teams to analyze event sequences and compile risk insights
  • Conducting internal and external risk analyses
  • Using PRA techniques to evaluate external hazards
  • Working with our engineering design teams to incorporate risk insights into the design and improve system reliability
  • Supporting licensing activities through generation of technical reports, technical analyses, and supporting documentation

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's in nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or similar
  • Familiarity with PRA techniques
  • Experience with PRA software (CAFTA, SAPHIRE, ADAPT, RAVEN, etc.)
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Experience with fast reactor design and analysis
  • Experience with uncertainty analysis and/or Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Experience with transient analysis or source term analysis
  • Experience with Human Reliability Analysis
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience in operations, maintenance, or engineering support of operating nuclear power plants

Who you are:

A startup person: You aren't driven by titles or hierarchy, and prefer efficiency to excess process. You don't need or expect to have a lot of guidance but you enjoy working in a fast-paced team. If you prefer the culture and feel of a large organization, that is great, but you likely won't enjoy working with us! There is plenty of important work and plenty of good opportunities with organizations like that.

Motivated: You are self-motivated. You bring an enthusiasm to the team, and imbue a sense of passion that goes beyond clocking in and clocking out. This isn't about a fake or arbitrary "pieces of flair" mentality or lack of work-life balance! It is about being a part of the vision and feeling a part of reaching team goals.

A team-player: Oklo genuinely is a team. We aren't about taking credit for ourselves, and we aren't about pushing blame to others. We do incredible things because we work as a team.

An excellent communicator: We need a person who is not only technically competent but also a clear and upbeat communicator.

Creative: Being creative means that when things fall outside clear scopes or processes or problems arise without clear solutions, you are able to identify it as well as invent ways to solve a problem or fill a need without micromanagement. The successful person in this job will not only be creative, but also enjoy being creative and solving open-ended problems which may change day-by-day.

Detail-oriented: This focus is a big part of excellence, consistency, and quality. Excellent grammar and spelling matter for both good communication as well as the image of the company that we put forward.

About Oklo compensation:

Salary: $73,000-$157,000

Salary may fall outside of the range provided and will be dependent on applicant experience.

Oklo offers flexible time off, equity, competitive pay, 401k, health insurance, FSA, flexible work hours, and other benefits.

About Oklo Inc.: Oklo is a California-based company developing clean energy plants to provide emission-free, reliable, and affordable energy using advanced fission. Oklo is a fast-growing startup with a history of reliable funding and milestones for more than 5 years. Oklo's first product is a microgrid scale powerhouse. The powerhouse can produce clean energy for decades without needing to refuel, and also has the capability to turn nuclear waste into clean energy.

Oklo received a Site Use Permit from the U.S Department of Energy, demonstrated fabrication of its fuel, was awarded fuel from the Idaho National Laboratory, and submitted the first accepted advanced fission license application to the regulator.

Oklo has been featured in Popular Mechanics, Wired, Architectural Digest, Hyperallergic, POWER Magazine, has been the subject of a Harvard Business School case, and was featured in the documentary The New Fire, among many other features.