Mechanical Design Manager- Bellevue, WA - RCS Corporation

Mechanical Design Manager- Bellevue, WA

Engineering - Nuclear

Job Type: Direct Hire
Posted: 05/26/2022

Bellevue, Washington

RCS Corporation has an immediate need for a Mechanical Design Manager for our client in the Bellevue, WA areaThis is a direct hire opportunity.

Who We Are

RCS Corporation is a certified Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) specializing in the recruitment of professionals for best-of-class companies throughout the United States.  Since 1994, RCS recruits top talent for direct hire, temp-to-perm and contract staffing positions and provides customized payroll services. Our Recruiting Specialties consist of all Engineering Disciplines, Project Management, Project Controls, Information Technology, Energy Efficiency and Business Professionals.


Our client is seeking a highly motivated Engineering Manager to manage engineering efforts of the Mechanical Design (MD) team and join the MD management team, which comprises a senior manager and three first line managers. This role will manage a portion of the MD discipline work process execution to assure technical adequacy in accordance with company, contract, and industry standards, with an emphasis on equipment design. The Mechanical Design Manager will support projects in functional-related matters, including technical support, training, staffing requirements and personnel performance.  This people manager role is expected to allot ongoing and on-demand technical contribution that ensures appropriate performance of project(s) technical scope.


  • Keep Mechanical Design Senior Manager and engineering management informed of major emerging technical issues.
  • Interface with regulators, stakeholders, and customers on discipline design issues.
  • Support any complex analytical work to be performed and provide project support for the work.
  • Assist in the continued development tools for the discipline.
  • Recognize the need and recommend obtaining external subject matter experts.
  • Ensure periodic meetings with discipline engineers to ensure appropriate communication of discipline and project information within project purview.
  • Assist in developing the engineering staffing plan for the discipline using input from the project, including maintenance of load boards for discipline personnel.
  • Assist in the recruitment, onboarding, and indoctrination of new discipline engineers within the Mechanical Design discipline.
  • Recommend staff changes (replacements due to attrition, new requirements, de-staffing).
  • Assist in resolving priority conflicts in conjunction with the projects when issues arise that compete for resources. Elevate those that cannot be resolved to the discipline manager level.
  • Support employee development through mentoring, training, and challenging assignments within the specific program engineering efforts as assigned.
  • Assist in the development, maintenance and use of discipline guidelines (e.g., design criteria, design guides, desktop instructions, design notes).
  • Perform self-assessments of work processes and technical adequacy.
  • Inspect and provide oversight of technical tasks deliverable within project and discipline areas or responsibility.
  • Ensure that work process execution and technical adequacy within deputy scope are in accordance with contract requirements, project standards and industry standards.
  • Demonstrate visible, continuous leadership in the areas of safety and quality
  • Identify improvement opportunities and cause work process changes to be initiated and expedited.
  • Review and concur with technical content of PRs and subcontract packages prior to bid within project and discipline areas or responsibility within the Mechanical Design manager’s scope.
  • Provide engineering review and concurrence for the procurement strategy for the select discipline commodities within the Mechanical Design manager’s scope.
  • Mentor/coach less experienced engineers and dedicate time and efforts toward growing talents.
  • Mentor/coach less experienced engineers and dedicate time and efforts toward growing talents.

Key Qualifications and Skills

  • At least 6+ years of experience in the nuclear industry with a B.S. in Mechanical or Nuclear Engineering, or other relevant technical degree from an accredited university, or an M.S. or Ph.D. with commensurate experience. Experience in discipline field above strongly desired. Experience in the power industry or other highly regulated industries may be applicable.
  • At least 2 years in a combined technical leadership role with ongoing requirement for performance of project technical scope, in addition to other manager responsibilities.
  • Experience with ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section 8 and or Section 3.
  • Experience with Piping Design and ASME Code B31.1 and or B31.3.
  • CAD proficiency – 3,000 hours minimum – (SoildWorks preferred).
  • Experience in FEA analysis – ANSYS, SW Simulation or ABAQUS a plus.
  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing per (ASME Y14.5M).
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks concurrently during a given work week.
  • Excellent writing, presentation and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with minimum direction to solve challenging problems.
  • 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.


  • Accountable to the Mechanical Design Senior Manager for functional direction and to ensure that work is performed, and projects are designed, in a safe, reliable and efficient manner in accordance with standard operating documents and all applicable laws, regulations, codes, standards, and technical requirements.
  • Accountable to the Project Managers and Project Engineers for implementing project design requirements and for having project design performed with trained and qualified engineers.


  • Resolving interpretation issues for implementing design standards.
  • Approve discipline specific guides, design criteria, and instructions.
  • Approve written responses/presentations to external organizations that are applicable to the discipline.
  • Reassignment of specific staff to assist in completion of corporate and project scope, as coordinated with the projects, for project and discipline areas within the Engineering Manager’s responsibility.
  • Approve discipline specific engineering products/documents.

Job Functions
Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position.  These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation.  Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations.  An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.
Motor Abilities: Sitting and/or standing for extended periods, bending/stooping, grasping/gripping, fine motor control (hands)
Physical exertion and/or requirements: Minimal, with ability to safely lift up to 30 pounds
Repetitive work: Prolonged
Special Senses: Visual and audio focused work
Work Conditions: Stairs, typing/keyboard, standard and/or sitting working environment of >8 hrs./day
Travel required: 0-5%

RCS is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. RCS recruits, hires, and promotes for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, genetic information or age. All terms and conditions of employment such as compensation, benefits, work assignment, availability of facilities and privileges of employment are administered on the same basis of equality.

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