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System Design Engineer, Fluid Systems

Bellevue, WA 98008

Posted: 04/04/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Core Technologies - Contract Job Number: 27074

Job Description

Position Title: System Design Engineer, Fluid Systems
Position Description: Protingent Staffing has an exciting contract System Design Engineer, Fluid Systems opportunity with our client located in Bellevue, Washington. 
Job Responsibilities:
  • Perform and review radiation shielding design and analysis for piping systems in an advanced nuclear reactor plant design.
  • Thoroughly document analysis calculations, assumptions, and results.
  • Update previous radiological calculations to estimate operator dose.
  • Provide input to design and trade studies to guide fluid system design decisions.
  • Coordinate with partners and suppliers that calculated dosage is acceptable for system equipment and component designs.
  • Provide input to plant layout with respect to radiation zoning and potential for operator dose.
  • Develop and review radiation source term based on materials activation analysis.
  • Design and execute sensitivity studies to understand the effects and validity of various modeling assumptions, including model geometry complexity, meshing, variance reduction techniques, transport options, cross section preparation, etc., and help build corrected methods if necessary.
  • Establish and maintain documentation of analysis results and radiation shielding design solutions.
  • Work closely with partners and suppliers throughout the design process.

Job Qualifications:
  • B.S. in Mechanical or Nuclear Engineering, or related discipline from an accredited university and 2+ years direct experience with proven nuclear analysis skills.
  • Knowledgeable or highly motivated to quickly learn basic nuclear reactor design concepts to meaningfully support engineering team with understanding of systems being designed and code being reviewed.
  • Experience in core and/or radiation shielding design and analysis.
  • Strong computational expertise.
  • Experience with radiation shielding software such as MCNP, Serpent, Attila, MAVRIC, MicroShield, ORIGEN, SCALE, OpenMC, Whisper, PARTISN, etc.
  • Experience with nuclear core analysis software such as ARMI, DIF3D, MC2, DRAGON etc.
  • Experience with computed aided drafting (e.g., SolidWorks, SpaceClaim/ANSYS, Cubit)
  • Good working knowledge of nuclear and/or general numerical methods (e.g., activation analysis, dose rates, PDEs, dynamics, deterministic and stochastic particle transport, isotopic depletion, nuclear data, etc.).
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills.
  • Ability and professionalism to work within published regulatory guidelines for nuclear reactor design.
  • Fast reactor experience preferred.
  • An ability to perform professional-quality software development for nuclear applications is preferred.
  • Strong programming skills in any language is a plus, but bonus points will be awarded for Python, Git, C++, and Fortran skills.
  • Experience working under NQA-1 quality program desired.
  • 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: $60-80/h
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.

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