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Nuclear Energy Project Engineer/Associate

Position Title: Nuclear Energy Project Engineer/Associate

Reports To: Director, Global Nuclear Energy Strategy

Type: Full-time

Location: Remote; flexible within North America, Europe, or Latin America


Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a nonprofit organization working to safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid global development and deployment of low-carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies. This is accomplished through research and analysis, public advocacy leadership, and partnership with the private sector. CATF is highly respected for its deep expertise and research on energy and industrial systems and potential strategies, technologies, and policies that can radically shrink their impact on the planet’s atmosphere. Our team of 150+ experts and advocates (and global network of subject matter experts and civil society partners) put this research and knowledge into action by designing and enacting public policies that drive toward zero emissions. We also support policies and work directly with private industry to innovate in technology to make the path to zero emissions swift and affordable. CATF has offices in Boston, Washington D.C., and Brussels, with staff working virtually around the world.


The Nuclear Energy Project Engineer/Associate at CATF will leverage broad global nuclear industry experience and nuclear technology knowledge to manage, monitor, and execute nuclear energy projects related to CATF’s nuclear energy theory of change strategy and related initiatives, programs, projects, and tasks. The nuclear energy theory of change strategy focuses on transforming the global nuclear energy industry in order to position it for wide scale deployment at a pace that is relevant to global decarbonization  by identifying the various barriers and challenges the nuclear energy sector is facing today. The Nuclear Energy Project Engineer/Associate will lead the development of project charters, defining objectives, deliverables, schedules, and budgets.

Key Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Support the Nuclear Energy Program Director and staff on assigned activities, including proactively leading short- and long-term projects with both internal and external resources.
  • Take ownership and responsibility for key technical tasks and related project management on assigned projects. When asked, lead single, small and/or large teams, composed of internal CATF personnel as well as external stakeholders. Support bid and proposal process for funding opportunities and similar engagements as assigned.
  • For assigned projects, support all aspects of planning process including authoring project charters, developing scope of work, schedule, cost estimates, resource requirements, etc.
  • Identify, synthesize, and communicate key technical trends across the nuclear sector ecosystem, including industry players, government organization, regional markets, NGOs, and academia.
  • Proactively engage internal and external stakeholders to drive policy and advocacy activities in support of CATF nuclear strategy, projects, and initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or related discipline.
  • 3-5 years of professional experience with demonstrated experience in project/program management.
  • Knowledge of the global nuclear industry and key stakeholders including, but not limited to, reactor developers, nuclear utilities and end users, regulatory authorities, nuclear supply chain, construction/A&E firms, government organizations, NGOs, etc.
  • Knowledge of nuclear technology including, but not limited to, reactor design, nuclear safety, nuclear power plant operations and maintenance, power plant construction, nuclear fuel design and fabrication, nuclear waste and D&D among other related technical topics.
  • Familiar with general policy and advocacy activities as well as general engagement with government organizations and other stakeholders.
  • Effective oral and written communications skills (i.e., develop white papers, reports, blogs, proposals, deliver presentations and remarks to large audiences either in person or on-line) with an ability to translate technical information into plain language.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills to effectively convey information to partners and decision makers.
  • Oral and written English fluency.
  • Self-starter who enjoys taking initiative and helping others.
  • Consistent follow-through, and a commitment to high-quality work.
  • Capable of working and collaborating in a virtual office environment.
  • Mission-driven and dedicated to CATF’s broader mission of advancing climate solutions.
  • Willingness to work occasional odd hours to accommodate global partners in different time zones.
  • Able to travel within the U.S. and internationally (approximately 10% of time) for meetings and events.
  • Ability to deal with people in all types of interpersonal dynamics while always acting in a respectful, professional manner.
  • Ability to make judgments or decisions based on subjective or objective criteria, quantitative or qualitative inputs.
  • Ability to independently carry out position functions with broad guidance on policy and goals and minimal daily oversight and direction.

Compensation and Location: 

This is a full-time, remote position located within the North America, Europe, or Latin America. This position has an annual salary range of $65,000-$85,000 USD commensurate with experience, in addition to competitive benefits.


Please follow this link to submit a resume, cover letter referencing the position title, and contact information for two to three professional and/or academic references. 

CATF provides equal employment opportunities.