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Mechanical Codes and Methods Engineer

Bellevue, WA 98008

Posted: 08/24/2022 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Core Technologies - Contract Job Number: 26166

Job Description

Position Title: Mechanical Codes and Methods Engineer

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

Job Responsibilities:
  • 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 the 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
  • 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 next assignment
  • Willingness to openly give and receive professional criticism through reviews
  • Strong verbal communication skills desired
  • A 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 salary, 100% paid health insurance, 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

Laura Duarte

I have worked in Technical staffing for over 17 years in the Pacific NW primarily, and Nationally. My specialty is finding candidates for contract, contract to hire and direct hire jobs in Technical & Engineering fields for some of the greatest Hardware & Software product development companies around. I listen to what you are looking for and will ensure your resume looks great.  I am honest and communicative throughout the hiring process. I am passionate about putting our Veterans back to work, and helping underrepresented people get into STEM careers.


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