About the role : 

The senior engineer will perform a key role to design, research and develop new nuclear reactors within a team environment, working with partner organizations and suppliers to advance plant conceptual and detailed design and successfully deliver a new plants project. The engineer will produce a design through a balance of cutting edge and proven technologies and will also be responsible for development and implementation of licensing and technical requirements for advanced work in new nuclear plants.

Responsibilities : 

  • Provide system design deliverables which include: system design specifications, which include performing structural analysis and calculations
  • Perform Soil-Structure-Interaction (SSI) analysis of Nuclear Power Plant Safety-Related Structures
  • Perform design and analysis of Nuclear Power Plant Safety-Related Structures in accordance with the following codes: ASME B&PV Section III Division 2, AISC N690 code, and ACI 349 code.
  • Perform Static and Dynamic analysis of complex NI and Containment structures using SAP4, ANSYS and/or NASTRAN computer codes.
  • Understand and analyze the effect of thermal stresses in the reactor containment and resolve over stress conditions
  • Define hydrodynamic input loads for calculation of dynamic response of containment structure and the C/S design of reactor containment
  • Analyze the effects of missiles, aircraft impact and severe wind on reinforced concrete structures
  • Develop engineering reports and licensing documentation.
  • Interface with internal and external customers, suppliers, partners, the NRC and international regulatory authorities on technical issues.
  • Incorporate design requirements into analyses and design documents; prepare systems documentation using the designated requirements management tool
  •  Lead and conduct design analyses, evaluations, and verifications for various BWR structural systems
  • Apply engineering knowledge and practical experience to the analysis, investigation, and solution of complex design problems and application issues
  • Develop drawings and specifications to assure products can reliably meet all engineering and quality requirements
  • Work proactively with existing BWR product line and quality personnel through process procedure approvals, process qualification approvals, and non-conforming material disposition
  • Perform work tasks in accordance with current regulatory guides and industry standards applicable to the Systems and Equipment and the associated components and their interfaces with other systems
  • Provide on-time, quality delivery of equipment packages and engineering documentation in accordance with contract requirements, business procedures, and regulatory agency guidelines

Candidate requirements :

  • Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in energy business (nuclear preferred) or equivalent technical environment
  • Minimum of 4 years of FEA and/or ANSYS
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a program or technical leadership role
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working with customers, regulators and suppliers
  • Relocation to Wilmington, NC is required once site reopens (Site currently closed due to Covid-19)

Desired Characteristics

  • PhD in Civil Engineering
  • Proven ability to think strategically, be creative and move quickly
  • Strong team building skills
  • Process oriented with ability to facilitate continuous performance improvement
  • Open communication style and proven ability to develop team relationships
  • Working knowledge of BWR plants and specifically the BOP/TI/HVAC system side of the plant
  • Experience in the construction of a nuclear power plant
  • Knowledge of nuclear business products, business processes, customers and competitive environment
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