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An ever growing engineering field is the nuclear engineering practice.  These specialty engineers research and develop the processes, instruments, and systems used to derive benefits from nuclear energy and radiation.

They also may design, develop, monitor, and operate nuclear plants to generate power. They may work on the nuclear fuel cycle—the production, handling, and use of nuclear fuel and the safe disposal of waste produced by the generation of nuclear energy—or on the development of fusion energy.

We have worked with nuclear engineers for many years on behalf of our clients.  While some specialize in the development of nuclear power sources for naval vessels or spacecraft, others find industrial and medical uses for radioactive materials, as in equipment used to diagnose and treat medical problems.

The nuclear engineering field is the youngest of the engineering professions having achieved all of their technological application in the last fifty years.

Nuclear engineering and radiological sciences are concerned with the technological uses of radioactive materials for applications such as the extraction of useful energy from the nucleus of the atom; the manufacture and safe handling of an incredible number of radioactive isotopes that are used in industry and in many hospital diagnostic procedures; the modification of material properties for practical purposes; and the development of new instruments and scanners to detect and image radiation.

Sequence is a leader recruiting in the nuclear engineering industry.

We have been in the forefront recruiting and staffing in the nuclear engineering field. At Sequence, we know and understand the vital role nuclear engineers have in the construction, engineering and environmental industries. We are the premier executive recruiting and staffing firm committed to providing employment solutions to these major industries around the world. 

Our team of experts understands the history of this important profession.  In 1896, Antoine Henri Becquerel explained how exposure to light could cause salts of uranium to emit strange rays very much like the x-rays discovered a few months before. Strangely, the most exciting feature of his discovery was that he was wrong; uranium did not emit anything because of exposure to light.

In fact, Becquerel had observed the spontaneous transmutation of one supposedly immutable "element" into another.  It was in this fantastic shift of our world view that the fields of nuclear engineering and radiological science have their origin. For his pioneering work, Becquerel won the 1903 Nobel Prize; in addition, a unit of radiation equal to1 decay per second was named after him.

Nuclear engineers are an important component to our future energy needs.

Today nuclear applications support an industry which contributes roughly 4.1 million jobs and $300 billion dollars each year to the U.S. economy.  The electric power generation industry is a major contributor to our quality of life in America; almost 20 percent of this industry's output is from nuclear-electric generating stations.

By virtue of the small volume and solid form of its waste product, nuclear power plants produce electricity with only a tiny environmental impact when compared to the truly massive airborne and solid waste released from coal plants. Nuclear engineers are actively involved in the day-to-day operations of nuclear power plants. They plan and design refueling operations and also design the fuel to be installed.  Refueling optimizes maximum energy delivery and has several years of useful life. These activities involve engineers at the utility as well as hundreds of engineers at consulting firms and reactor fuel design and manufacturing companies. 

There are about 100 nuclear power plants currently operating in the U.S. representing an investment of over $200 billion.  Nuclear engineers are increasingly needed by utilities and other industries supporting the operation of these plants.  They are also needed in the design of future generation power plants planned for many parts of the world.

Consequently, there are increasing concerns about radiation safety, increased regulation of medical radiation, international nuclear disarmament, environmental remediation/restoration programs, and radioactive waste disposal concerns.  The demand for our graduates will be stable and most likely increase over the next 20 years.

Sequence: for all of your HR needs. 

Knowing and understanding the technical and professional nuances of the nuclear engineering vocation is paramount at Sequence.  Our team of experienced, highly skilled recruiters and staffing professionals has broad industry experience.  They know the nuclear engineering field. 

Their expansive industry network means they know where the finest talent is and how to obtain the best and the brightest nuclear engineers for your organization. 

Our recruiting philosophy, methodology and recruiting practices adhere to the highest standards in the industry.  It is why Sequence is able to carefully screen and present only the most qualified nuclear engineers who are readily available to make a difference in your organization. 

Sequence can meet all of your personnel needs, from filling individual nuclear engineering jobs to recruiting and staffing entire practice groups, for both small firms or for global engineering, construction and environmental corporations. 

We recruit and staff executive, management, administrative and field-level personnel for temporary and temporary-to-permanent nuclear engineering jobs, and for direct-hire positions throughout the engineering sector worldwide.  We also offer short and long-term temporary contract placements, outplacement services, long-term recruiting in addition to contracting a full range of HR services.  

With such a diversity of applications, there is a nearly endless list of engineering sub-specialties with which Sequence has experience. Many of these specialties are vital to the clients we serve and require highly skilled expertise in planning, design and execution. 


۰ American College of Nuclear Physicians
۰ American Nuclear Society (ANS)
۰ Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA)
۰ CASEnergy (Clean and Safe Energy)
۰ Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
۰ Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
۰ European Nuclear Society (ENS)
۰ Foundation for Nuclear Studies
۰ Health Physics Society (HPS)
۰ Heartland Institute
۰ International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
۰ National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
۰ National Atomic Museum
۰ National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP)
۰ National Hydrogen Association (NHA)
۰ National Mining Association
۰ North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NA-YGN)
۰ Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)
۰ Nuclear Energy Institute
۰ Nuclear Radiation Studies Board (NRSB)
۰ Nuclear Regulatory Commission
۰ Nuclear Transparency in the Asia Pacific

۰ NucNet (ENS)
۰ Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
۰ U.S. Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste (ACNW)
۰ U.S. Department of Energy
۰ U.S. DOE Argonne National Laboratory
۰ U.S. DOE Energy Information Administration (EIA)
۰ U.S. DOE Idaho National Laboratory
۰ U.S. DOE International Safety Center (INSC)

۰ U.S. DOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management
۰ U.S. DOE Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology
۰ U.S. DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
۰ U.S. DOE Sandia National Laboratories
۰ U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
۰ U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
۰ U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
۰ U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (NWTRB)
۰ Women in Nuclear
۰ World Energy Council / Conseil Mondial de l'Energie (WEC)
۰ The World Nuclear Transport Institute
۰ World Nuclear Association