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Core Mechanical Analysis and Methods Engineer

Bellevue, WA 98008

Posted: 05/01/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Core Technologies - Contract Job Number: 27225

Job Description

Position Title: Core Mechanical Analysis and Methods Engineer
Position Description: Protingent Staffing has an exciting contract Core Mechanical Analysis and Methods Engineer opportunity with our client located in Bellevue, Washington. 
Job Responsibilities:
  • Develop and document novel mechanical analysis methods for the purpose of analyzing liquid metal fast reactor core mechanical behaviors and response.
  • Develop software using Python to automate the generation of finite element models for conducting analysis of the reactor core and core components
  • Analyze reactor core and core component mechanical behavior using FEA (Abaqus)
  • Support verification and validation (V&V) of mechanical codes and methods through software testing, mechanical testing, and benchmarking against testing data.
  • Plan testing campaigns for validation of mechanical codes and methods. This includes developing test requirements, acceptance testing criteria, performing pre-test predictions, post-processing test data, and working closely with test engineers to ensure the test design satisfies validation needs of the mechanical codes and methods.
  • Create formal documentation of software requirements, design, implementation, and testing to support V&V in support of licensing.
  • Perform/support commercial grade dedication of third-party software tools.
  • Train reactor designers, developers, and analysts in the use of the mechanical codes and methods.
Job Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering (or equivalent) with 5+ years working experience
  • Strong finite element analysis (FEA) experience, including experience with nonlinear analysis – Abaqus preferred
  • Expert level understanding of finite element methods and underlying theory
  • 3+ years of object-oriented programming experience using Python
  • Expert level understanding of fundamental solid mechanics (statics, dynamics, strength of materials)
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Prior experience in the design/analysis/testing of reactor core components (e.g., fuel assembly, control rod assembly) preferred
  • Experience conducting analysis of high temperature components subject to creep deformation and thermal fatigue preferred
  • Experience interacting on methodology with the NRC under an ASME NQA-1 complaint QA environment preferred
  • Ability to consistently deliver to an aggressive schedule
  • Ability to seek out tasks and produce value aligned with team goals without waiting for next assignment
  • Willingness to openly give and receive professional criticism through reviews
  • 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.
Job Details:
  • Contract 
  • Pay Rate Range: $65-85/h

Benefits Package: Protingent offers competitive salaries, insurance plan options (HDHP plan or POS plan), education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO), and an administered 401k plan.

About Protingent: Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom, and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

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