Senior Equipment Stress Engineer
Richland, WA 99354 US
$65-$83/hr + PD
From Mgr.: Candidates need to have ASME Section VIII or Section III experience. Candidates need to be able to hit the ground running and work independently on assigned equipment analyses.
The primary role of the Senior Equipment Stress Engineer is to collect the process, mechanical, controls, safety, and other requirements for the process equipment in order to develop highly detailed documents and calculations for the equipment to meet the applicable requirements. The primary products of the Equipment Analysis Group are design calculations validating the suitability of equipment for use on project.
The Senior Equipment Stress Engineer will:
Perform equipment analyses using CFD or FEA software to produce equipment design calculations, as well as perform reviews of analyses and other submittals prepared by equipment vendors.
Resolve technical issues related to the equipment design and discuss them with other disciplines, groups, suppliers and the customer.
Interface and coordinate with other engineering disciplines in the development of the design.
Support the production of the equipment drawings. This may be performed as an individual contributor or leading other engineers.
Prepare reports and studies in resolving open technical issues related to the equipment design.
Support development of cost estimates and schedules for mechanical equipment.
Ensure work is performed to the project’s quality standards for nuclear facilities while executing to the schedule.
Qualifications and Skills
Level 1: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering (or equivalent) with minimum of 9 years of experience. Related experience includes, but is not limited to, the design and fabrication of complex equipment, experience with liquid & gas handling equipment preferred (vessels, tanks, air handling equipment, mixers, etc.)
Level 2: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering (or equivalent) with minimum of 13 years of experience. Related experience includes, but is not limited to, the design and fabrication of complex equipment, experience with liquid & gas handling equipment preferred (vessels, tanks, air handling equipment, mixers, etc.
Knowledge of industry and regulatory guides, codes, and standards;particularly fabrication and construction of process equipment, including ASME Section VIII, ASME B31.3, AISC ASD, AISC N690, etc.
Significant experience using CFD analysis software (such as STAR-CCM+ and/or ANSYS Fluent).
Understanding of fluid dynamics, specifically fluid flow, heat transfer and acoustics.
Experience working with procedures employing quality assurance programs such as ASME-NQA-1, MIL-Q-9858A, or ISO-9000.
Broad knowledge of the application of Mechanical Engineering design principles
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), work well with others, and is flexible.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products (i.E. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical (if located at the construction site), and background check which includes verification of employment and education.
Must be able to obtain a Department of Energy badge for access to the Hanford Site.
Must possess the right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.
Professional Engineering license.
MS degree in Engineering (Mechanical or related).
Experience in DOE or commercial nuclear facilities, particularly in equipment design analysis.
Experience using STAR-CCM+ and/or ANSYS Fluent CFD Software Packages?
Experience using ANSYS Finite Element Analysis Software (Mechanical APDL or Workbench).
Experience performing equipment analyses using FEA software to produce equipment structural design calculations?
Understanding of equipment design;specifically structural, thermal and dynamic (e.G. Seismic modal and response spectra) analyses.