Senior Equipment Stress Engineer


Richland, Washington

a month ago

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Senior Equipment Stress Engineer
Richland, Washington

a month ago

Job Description

Job Title - Senior Equipment Stress Engineer
Duration: 12 Months
Location: Richland, WA
Position Summary
  • You will be working as a member of the Equipment Analysis Group designing and analyzing complex mechanical equipment.
  • You will be preparing design documentation, performing calculations using engineering software, and preparing specifications for complex mechanical equipment used in the waste treatment process and support systems.
The ideal candidate will have the following:
  • Experience with computational fluid dynamic (CFD) software to support structural and thermal analyses. WTP prefers STAR-CCM+ or ANSYS Fluent.
  • Experience with finite element analysis (FEA) software for structural and thermal analyses. WTP prefers ANSYS.
  • Experience using industry standards such as ASME Section VIII, ASME B31.3, AISC ASD, and AISC N690.
  • Experience producing equipment design calculations.
  • Experience producing design documents, including specifications and datasheets that incorporate the applicable design requirements, including nuclear safety requirements.
  • 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.
Basic Qualifications
  • 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.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 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.
  • US Citizenship Required
Preferred Qualifications
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of Client's  Corporate guides and standards.

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