Nuclear Engineer Salary in Walnut Creek, California

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Average Salary for Nuclear Engineer in Walnut Creek, California

The average salary of a(n) Nuclear Engineer in Walnut Creek, California is $127,703.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Nuclear Engineer in Walnut Creek, California is $61.40.

The average bonus of a(n) Nuclear Engineer in Walnut Creek, California is $4,942.00.

Job Description:

Researches and develops processes, instruments, and systems used to derive the benefits from nuclear energy and radiation. Researches problems of nuclear energy systems; designs and develops nuclear equipment; and oversees testing, operation, and maintenance of nuclear reactors. Plans and conducts nuclear research to discover facts or to test, prove, or modify known nuclear theories concerning release, control, and utilization of nuclear energy. Evaluates findings to develop new concepts of thermonuclear analysis and new uses of radioactive processes. Plans, designs, and develops nuclear equipment such as reactor cores, radiation shielding, and associated instrumentation and control mechanisms. Studies nuclear fuel cycle to define most economical uses of nuclear material and safest means of waste products disposal. Monitors nuclear tests and examines operations of facilities that process or utilize radioactive or fissionable material to ensure efficient functioning and conformance with safety specifications, regulations, and laws. Prepares technical reports, utilizing knowledge obtained during research and development activities and inspection functions. May direct operating and maintenance activities of operational nuclear facility. May specialize on nuclear fuel cycle of production, handling, use, and safe disposal of waste produced by nuclear energy. Less

Researches and develops processes, instruments, and systems used to derive the benefits from nuclear energy and radiation. Researches problems of nuclear energy systems; designs and develops nuclear equipment; and oversees testing, operation, and maintenance of nuclear reactors. Plans and conducts... More

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