Core design at KKB

Axpo is driven by a single purpose – to enable a sustainable future through innovative energy solutions. As Switzerland's largest producer of renewable and nuclear energy and an international leader in energy trading and the marketing of solar and wind power, we combine the experience and expertise of more than 6000 employees driven by a passion for innovation, collaboration and impactful change. Through cutting-edge technologies, we innovate to meet the evolving needs of our customers in over 30 countries across Europe, the US and Asia.

Beznau NPP Reactor and Safety Department, Nuclear Division, Beznau, Switzerland

Your responsibilities
Within this project, you can help designing a core and extending the internal core review capabilities. More specifically, this internship project will include the following activities:

  • Get familiar with current core design process
  • Get familiar with the software environment (Casmo/Simulate/Python)
  • Accident analysis and input file preparation
    • Get familiar with the existing licensed analysis
    • Creation of a new tool to do the same internally
  • Curve book (central reference for the operations) 
    • Edition of updated curves 
    • Extension of the tools available to the operations 
  • Documentation

Your profile

  • Good Python skills for scripting
  • Good organization skills
  • Good ability to synthesize
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Command of German is a plus

We offer
You will have the opportunity to work alongside nuclear experts and apply your academic and research background in real industrial applications. In this project you will have the opportunity to work at the Beznau nuclear power plant (with home-office option). This projected is restricted to a 3 months internship.


Axpo Power AG offers 18 internship proposals for the Summer 2024.
Please, apply online using the following link by 21.02.2024
In your online application you can specify for which of Axpo’s projects you are interested in.
A selection day will follow at beginning of March at Axpo’s HQ.

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