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Mechanical Codes & Methods Engineer

Bellevue, WA 98008

Posted: 03/25/2022 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Core Technologies - Contract Job Number: 25087

Job Description

Position Title: Mechanical Codes & Methods Engineer 

Position Description: Protingent Staffing has an exciting contract opportunity for a Mechanical Codes & Methods Engineer with our client located in Bellevue, Washington.

Job Requirements:
  • Develop and automate novel mechanical analysis methods for the purpose of analyzing liquid metal fast reactor core mechanical behavior and response.
  • 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 V&V 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 mechanical codes and methods.

Job Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent with 5+ years working experience.
  • Strong finite element analysis (FEA) experience – Abaqus preferred.
  • Strong object-oriented programming experience – Python preferred.
  • Strong understanding of solid mechanics: familiarity with constitutive equations, linear elastic material behavior, plasticity and viscoelasticity.
  • Prior experience in the design/analysis/testing of reactor core components (e.g., fuel assembly, control rod assembly) preferred.
  • Experience interacting on methodology with the NRC under an ASME NQA-1 complaint QA environment preferred.
  • Strong technical documentation skills.
  • Ability to consistently deliver to an aggressive schedule.
  • Ability to seek out tasks and produce value aligned with team goals without waiting for the next assignment.
  • Willingness to openly give and receive professional criticism through reviews.
  • Strong verbal 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.

Benefits Package: Protingent offers competitive salaries, 2 insurance plans (100% paid for employee only -HDHP plan, and a buy up 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.

Meet Your Recruiter

Chris Walsh

Since 2013 I have been able to meet a lot of bright minded and interesting people while recruiting for Protingent. I specialize in hardware and software product development engineers. My recruiting style is to build a strong, lasting relationship as I help you achieve your career goals. I am a straight forward open minded individual and treat others as I wish to be treated. I enjoy sports, food and wines. Let’s get started today.

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