Siting and Environmental Licensing Engineer


Santa Clara, United States

Thanks for your interest in Oklo!  We are searching for a Siting and Environmental Licensing Engineer to join our engineering team.

Position Description:

The Siting and Environmental Licensing Engineer is responsible for supporting site identification and writing documents on the site to support the NRC environmental review and safety review. This includes working with our licensing team to identify safety significant site characteristics and including descriptions of those site characteristics in licensing documents. Additionally, this includes working with our licensing team on developing licensing documents related to the NRC environmental review.

Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Performing site identification analyses using mapping tools.

  • Writing well-written and thoughtful technical licensing documents discussing the site impact on the safety of Oklo facilities that require NRC licenses.

  • Writing well-written and thoughtful technical licensing documents discussing the environmental impact of an Oklo facility on a particular site.

  • Supporting siting related considerations for customers.


We are looking for a Siting Licensing Engineer that is:

  • An excellent writer who can write in a modern active voice, so make your cover letter compelling and write it well!

  • Able to communicate technical content and results verbally

  • Proficient in at least one GIS tool (e.g., ArcGIS, GeoPandas, QGIS)

  • Familiar with the NRC regulations and process for environmental reviews

  • Familiar with the NRC regulations and process for safety reviews, especially in how the site is considered in safety reviews

  • Passionate about clean energy 

  • Passionate about making advanced fission a reality

  • Willing and able to learn quickly

  • Willing to think differently and do things in new ways 

  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, highly iterative startup environment

  • Excited to think creatively, critically, and reflectively about the problems they are solving while not leaning only on what has been done before 

  • Willing to propose novel and creative solutions to technical problems

Experience level:

Intermediate (2-5yr) or Experienced (5-10yr)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors, Masters, or PhD in a relevant field (e.g., nuclear engineering, environmental engineering, civil engineering, environmental science, geology)

  • Proven familiarity with regulatory requirements processes for performing environmental reviews (does not need to be nuclear specific)

  • Proven team player with excellent verbal, written communication/presentation, and interpersonal skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Bonus Qualifications:

  • A background in risk assessment

  • Fluency with python

  • Technical editing ability

  • Competency with modern software engineering practices and programming languages

  • Nuclear specific familiarity with regulatory requirements and processes for performing environmental reviews

About Oklo compensation:

Salary: $70,000-$135,000

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 an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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.

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