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Stress Analysis Engineer, Reactor

Bellevue, WA 98008

Posted: 04/18/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Core Technologies - Contract Job Number: 27146

Job Description

Position Title: Structural Analysis Engineer

Position Description: Protingent has an exciting contract opportunity for a Structural Analysis Engineer with our client in Bellevue, Washington.

Job Requirements:
  • Perform mechanical analyses of reactor structures, systems, and nuclear island components to verify that their performance remains within imposed limits as defined by applicable structural and pressure equipment codes and standards (AISC and ASME BPVC).
  • Work with interdisciplinary team of engineers to establish and optimize nuclear components design consistent with required functional and quality requirements.
  • Establish and maintain documents of analysis results and design solutions.

Job Qualifications:
  • B.S, M.S. or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from accredited university. Aerospace and Civil Engineering degrees are also considered.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of related experience with a B.S. degree, or 3+ years with an M.S. or Ph.D. degree.
  • Proficient in finite element stress analysis, mechanical analysis methods and commercial mechanical stress analysis modeling tools with emphasis on ABAQUS or ANSYS.
  • Strong understanding of solid mechanics, fracture mechanics, and metal fatigue principles.
  • Candidate should have demonstrated experience in mechanical analysis of equipment or components. This may include buckling analysis, thermal analysis, or creep / inelastic analysis.
  • Candidate should have demonstrated experience in seismic analysis of equipment or components; in particular, experience with response spectrum and time history modeling techniques in accordance with the requirements of ASCE 4, ASCE 7, and/or ASCE 43 is highly desirable.
  • Experience or familiarity working under stringent quality assurance requirements such as ASME NQA-1, MIL-Q-9858A, or ISO-9000.
  • Working experience with pressure equipment design codes and standards such as ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section VIII or Section III.
  • Working experience with structural design codes and standards such as AISC N690, AISC 360, AWS D1.1, and AWS D1.6 is desirable.
  • 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.
Ideal Qualifications:
  • Working knowledge of computer code development and knowledgeable in modern programming tools on personal computers and code development for parallel processing such as Python.
  • Thorough understanding of the requirements for the design one or more applicable pressure equipment codes (i.e., ASME Boiler Pressure Vessel Code (III, or VIII).
  • Experience or familiarity with the rules of with ASME Boiler Pressure Vessel Code Section III Division 5.
  • Thorough understanding of the requirements for the design to one or more applicable structural design codes (i.e., AISC N690, AISC 360).
  • Thorough understanding of code and standards requirements related to the seismic design of equipment (i.e., ASCE 4, ASCE 7, ASCE 43).
  • Previous experience in the nuclear industry.

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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