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Mechanical Design Principal Engineer (SMR) at Holtec International

Mechanical Design Principal Engineer (SMR)

Holtec International Camden, NJ (Onsite) Full-Time

Holtec International and its subsidiary companies are designing an unfailingly safe and secure source of clean energy using nuclear fission, called the SMR-160 small modular reactor. The position is offered by SMR LLC as a member of the Holtec International family, a global turnkey supplier of equipment and systems for nuclear, solar, geothermal, and fossil power generation sectors of the energy industry.

Come join a growing multidisciplinary team of designers and engineers designing the next generation nuclear power plant. The Mechanical Design Principal Engineer is the mechanical/structural subject matter expert who will provide technical leadership to the civil/mechanical team of junior engineers, analysts, and designers. The civil/mechanical team designs and analyzes mechanical and structural components of buildings and systems within the SMR-160 plant. The designs and analysis support engineering and licensing requirements, leading to the licensing and construction of the first SMR-160 plant. The Engineer must possess a keen understanding of mechanical engineering methodologies and tools to lead, mentor, and grow a capable civil/mechanical team to efficiently deliver the SMR-160 design. The Engineer will be part of a team executing a U.S. Government cost-shared development program requiring efficient completion of engineering assignments.

Specific Areas of Responsibility:

  • Prepare and review engineering calculations, technical reports, functional and requirements specifications, design specifications, drawings, and other engineering work products.
  • Prepare sketches and other conceptual design information for subsequent development.
  • Perform independent verification, validation, and oversight of engineering activities.
  • Develop and maintain SMR standards and conduct of engineering methods in functional area.
  • Plan, organize, lead, and perform complex assignments in a team environment.
  • Support and manage procurement of contracted services and equipment.
  • Provide mentoring, training, and technical direction to a team of civil/mechanical engineers.
  • Prepare and deliver technical presentations to internal and external organizations, including regulatory interactions for which the Engineer will provide subject matter expertise.
  • Collaborate with subcontractors and colleagues, including other subject matter experts.

Minimum Requirements:

  • BS in mechanical, nuclear, or closely related field of engineering.
  • 10+ years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  • 5+ years of nuclear experience (e.g. NSSS vendor, EPC, utility, engineering consulting, etc.).
  • 5+ years of design experience using ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code for design of vessels, heat exchangers, internals, and other components.
  • Effective communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and capable of producing error-free documents.
  • Demonstrated good judgment, flexibility, adaptability, leadership skills, and ability to act independently.
  • Ability to plan and organize work tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Strong math, analytical, problem-solving, and computer skills.
  • Working knowledge of mechanical design (CAD tools - SolidWorks and AutoCAD) and analytical tools (ANSYS and PV Elite).
  • Eligible to work under 10 CFR Part 810.

Optional Additional Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in mechanical, nuclear, or closely related field of engineering.
  • P.E. License.
  • Experience using FEA simulation to support product development.
  • Experience working with fabricators/constructors to develop practical and cost-effective designs.
  • Experience with the SmartPlant software suite.
  • Experience in commercial nuclear or naval nuclear design.
  • Subject matter expertise with ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section III.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of U.S. Nuclear Regulations and Guidance from 10 CFR 50; 10 CFR 52; NUREG-0800 Chapters 3, 4, 5, and 6; and nuclear quality assurance.

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