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Posted: Tue Feb 20 2024

Senior Mechanical Analysis Engineer, Reactor


Our client, a renown renewable energy company, is seeking a contract for a Senior Mechanical Analysis Engineer, Reactor to join their team. In this role, you will focus on analyzing the mechanical performance of various reactor core components, reactor structures, reactor vessels, and nuclear island components.  The position will join the Engineering Analysis team and will work as part of a high functioning team of engineers and scientists focused on developing the design of next generation advanced nuclear reactors.
Duration: 12 Months
Location: Remote
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.
  • Perform mechanical analyses of reactor structures, systems, and nuclear island components to verify that their performance remains within imposed limits as defined by applicable structural and pressure equipment codes and standards (ASME BPVC, and AISC).
  • Work with interdisciplinary team of engineers to establish and optimize nuclear components design consistent with required functional and quality requirements.
  • Establish and maintain documents of analysis results and design solutions.
  • Perform peer review to maintain the expected quality standard as per the engineering quality assurance plan.
  • Assist the team Manager and Senior Manager when necessary.
  • Mentor the engineers and team members as necessary to build a skilled and confident team.
  • Work as a technical point of contact for various focus tasks.

Must Have Requirements:
  • Minimum 3 years of nuclear industry working experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of hands-on experience in finite element analysis, in particular using Ansys.
  • Minimum 3 years of working experience with ASME PVBC Sec. III Div. 1 or 5

Preferred Requirements:
  • B.S, M.S. or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from accredited university. Aerospace and Civil Engineering degrees are also considered.
  • Minimum of 8+ years of related experience with a B.S. degree, or 7+ years with an M.S. or 5+ years with Ph.D. degree.
  • Proficient in finite element stress analysis, mechanical analysis methods and commercial mechanical stress analysis modeling tools with emphasis on ANSYS.
  • Strong understanding of solid mechanics, fracture mechanics, and fatigue failure.
  • Candidate should have demonstrated experience in mechanical analysis of equipment or components.  This may include structural analysis, buckling analysis, thermal analysis, or creep / inelastic analysis.
  • Candidate should have demonstrated experience in seismic analysis of equipment or components; in particular, experience with response spectrum and time history modeling techniques in accordance with the requirements of ASCE 4, ASCE 7, and/or ASCE 43 is highly desirable.
  • Experience or familiarity working under stringent quality assurance requirements such as ASME NQA-1, MIL-Q-9858A, or ISO-9000.
  • Working experience with pressure equipment design codes and standards such as ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section III, Div. 1 and 5, Section VIII Div. 2, Process Piping analysis code B31.1 and B31.3.
  • Working experience with structural design codes and standards such as AISC N690, AISC 360, AWS D1.1, and AWS D1.6 is desirable.
  • Experienced with conceptual design and sizing for equipment and structural components through basic calculation and utilizing Mathcad.
  • Strong communication skills and collaborative teamwork is highly desired.
  • The successful candidate will possess a high degree of trust and integrity, communicate openly and display respect and a desire to foster teamwork.

Estimated Compensation Range for WA residents: $50.00/hr - $100.00/hr
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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