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Posted: Mon Feb 05 2024

System Design Engineer, Fluid Systems


Our client, a renown renewable energy company, is seeking a contract System Design Engineer to join their team. This individual will focus on system design, analysis, systems engineering, and engineering oversight. The successful candidate will integrate and coordinate with engineers working on interfacing systems and will work as part of a high-performing team of engineers and scientists.
Duration: 12 Months
Location: Remote (Seattle Area Preferred)
Benefits: Three insurance levels: Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance, 401K + match, sick time, working at a great company!

Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test.
  • Design of reliable air handling systems from development of requirements through final design and commissioning.
  • Oversee supplier designed ducting, dampers, and blowers.
  • Support design reviews as system designs are established and refined.
  • Coordinate system level operations and author system level operational narratives.
  • Coordinate and develop interface control documents and interface loads.
  • Develop system level requirements and flow requirements down to component specifications.
  • Establish and maintain system requirements and specification documents for major plant equipment.
  • Plan verification and validation activities for system, equipment, and component level requirements.
  • Develop and review technical design documents, such as System Design Descriptions, Interface Control Documents, Engineering Design Specifications, etc.
  • Generate design packages for system designs including coordinating of calculations, design reports, drawings, and specifications.
  • Interface with the design team to create and manage drawing packages of system designs, including but not limited to Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), 3D models, and system interface drawings.
  • Interface with various design disciplines (such as mechanical, instrumentation and controls, civil, and nuclear) to identify and develop system design and performance criteria.
  • Propose and initiate testing programs for system development and qualification.
  • Provide Support and oversight during test execution, evaluation of test results, and reporting of test results.
Must Have Requirements:
  • Looking for early career.
  • Experience with or interested in applied heat transfer and fluid mechanics.
  • Interested in process engineering and system level design.
Preferred Requirements:
  • B.S. in Mechanical, Chemical, Nuclear Engineering, or related discipline from an accredited university and 2+ years direct experience with proven mechanical systems skills.  M.S. in engineering discipline can be credited for 2 years of experience.
  • Ability to read and draw P&IDs.
  • Experience with piping systems and/or large air handling systems, blowers, and dampers.
  • Experience working to quality standards on design activities, such as ASME NQA-1, AS 9100, ISO 9001, or equivalent. 
  • Experience working with suppliers on system design and fabrication.
  • Familiar with FMEA, Event Tree Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, Probabilistic and Deterministic Risk Analysis.
  • Familiar with the Defense in Depth safety philosophy.
  • Must be a self-starter and possess ability to coordinate with minimal direction.
  • Ability to handle projects that include many competing objectives and design constraints, with ability to resolve conflicts between objectives.
  • The successful candidate will possess a high degree of trust and integrity, able to communicate openly, and display respect and a desire to foster teamwork.
  • Attention to detail and aspiration for technical excellence.
  • Strong communication skills desired
  • The successful candidate will possess a high degree of trust and integrity, communicate openly and display respect, and a desire to foster teamwork
  • Actual position starting level and title will be determined based on assessment of qualifications.
Estimated Compensation Range: $50.00 - $100.00 per hour. This range represents the estimated low end and high end of the compensation range for this position. All experience levels considered. 
About Hansell Tierney:
Hansell Tierney is one of the premier staffing and recruiting companies in the Pacific Northwest. Launched in 2001, we are a woman-owned business that serves and staffs Northwest organizations by doing things the right way, not just the easiest way. Hansell Tierney partners with candidates and clients to match the best candidates with interesting local opportunities. We navigate every relationship with the highest level of discretion and service while holding ourselves accountable to our promises. Our business thrives on our deep understanding of the job market and our ability to skillfully tailor our recruitment process to meet our clients’ unique needs.

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