Plant Integration Engineer (Safety Analysis and PRA) - RCS Corporation

Plant Integration Engineer (Safety Analysis and PRA)

Engineering - Nuclear

Job Type: Contract
Posted: 06/28/2022

Bellevue, Washington

RCS Corporation has an immediate need for a Plant Integration Engineer (Safety Analysis – PRA) for our client in the Bellevue, WA area. This is a contract 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.

About

The Plant Integration Engineer that will focus on Nuclear Island System, Structure and Component (SSC) design integration with the project safety analysis and probabilistic risk analysis (PRA). In this role, you will act as a plant integration engineer for advanced nuclear reactor projects or other highly technical projects. The successful candidate will integrate and coordinate with engineers working on SSCs designs that interface with safety analysis and PRA. The Plant Integration Engineer will work as part of a high-performing team of engineers and scientists. 


Responsibilities   

 •    Coordinate between project safety analysis, PRA and SSC design teams.  Work between analysis and design teams to ensure alignment between assumptions and considerations made in safety analysis and PRA work and ongoing SSC design work.   
•    Understood assumptions and considerations made by PRA, and ensure assumptions are visible and are being implemented by design teams. 
•    Pursue optimization requests from design team to safety analysis and PRA teams
•    Lead cross cutting analysis and design decisions
•    Provide oversight to partners and subcontractors developing SSC designs for the Natrium reactor. 
•    Coordinate the review of analyses, such as thermal, seismic, structural, pipe stress, heat transfer, and other analyses performed by others and integrate the results into plant design delivery.
•    Identify and ensure effective application of correct design codes into the design of plant systems such as ASME, ANS, ASTM, IEEE, NFPA, etc. 
•    Provide technical direction and guidance to engineers in applicable nuclear and non-nuclear related design standards. 
•    Interface with and support licensing activities associated with Safety Analysis Reports. 
•    Support design reviews as plant system and subsystem designs are established and refined. 
 
Key Qualifications and Skills
•    B.S. in Nuclear, Mechanical, Electrical or related discipline from an accredited university and 5+ years direct experience with proven SSC design skills. 
•    Demonstrated experience in the design of complex systems, structures, and equipment in a nuclear application.
•    Experience with performing thermal hydraulic analyses, safety analyses and probabilistic risk analysis in a nuclear application.  
•    Experience in multi-discipline and multi-organization design integration required. 
•    Experience in high temperature design preferred. 
•    Previous experience with nuclear reactors, nuclear handling process systems, or similar high-performance systems or equipment design.  
•    Excellent technical writing, communication, and presentation skills. 
•    Attention to detail and aspiration for technical excellence. 
•    Candidate must be a self-starter and possess ability to coordinate and lead a design team’s effort with minimal direction. 
•    Ability to handle projects that include many competing objectives and design constraints, with ability to resolve conflicts between objectives. 
•    Ability to work on simultaneous tasks that require a multi-disciplinary approach. 
•    Experience working to quality standards on design activities, such as ASME NQA-1 or ISO 9001. 
•    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 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 25 pounds

  • Ability to work in a laboratory setting with fluctuating temperatures

  • 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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