Plant Integration Systems Engineer (Licensing)- Remote - RCS Corporation

Plant Integration Systems Engineer (Licensing)- Remote

Engineering - Nuclear

Job Type: Contract
Posted: 06/27/2022

Bellevue, Washington

RCS Corporation has an immediate need for a Plant Integration Systems Engineer (Licensing) for our client in the Bellevue, WA areaThis 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.


The Plant Integration Systems Engineer, Licensing reports directly to the System Design Manager and is focused on the integrated design of plant systems, structures, and integrated analysis of the facility. In this role, you will act as a Plant Design Engineer for our client's advanced nuclear reactor projects or other highly technical projects.   The successful candidate will coordinate with engineers working on systems, components, or engineering analysis areas such as safety analysis, thermal analysis, stress analysis, and/or process/control analysis. The Plant Integration Systems Engineer will work as part of a high-performing team of engineers and scientists. 


  • Responsible for coordinating geographically diverse design team members to develop supporting design documentation.  The team is composed of client employees, subcontracted resources, partner employees, and customers. 

  • Develop, maintain, and refine plant level and system level requirement and specification documents, including digital design tools and configuration management processes. 

  • Apply Systems Engineering principles, methods, and tools to the design of nuclear and industrial facility and its systems. 

  • Develop and control the integrated definition of facility functions, performance, and design compliance through development and implementation of processes and associated data infrastructures. 

  • Develop and implement processes and tools to support design work, including management of engineering databases and tracking and resolving of open items. 

  • Support design reviews and resolution of cross functional technical concerns.

  • Ensure that licensing and code requirements are clearly established and implemented in the design. 

  • Support and implement the integrated design processes to coordinate contractors, engineering disciplines, and system design organizations to implement design control including change control, and application of approved methodology design tools. 

  • Support monitoring and appraisal of design organizations, partners, contractors, and subcontractors’ performance to ensure that all technical requirements for the design are effectively and correctly implemented. 

  • Coordinate and oversee multi-system integrated analyses, such as heat balance, transient response, safety analysis coupling, etc., where multiple distinct codes or software packages are utilized. 

  • Coordinate and lead planning efforts and maintain schedule adherence for design activities. 

  • Interface with the design team to create and manage drawing packages of integrated system, including but not limited to Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), 3D models, and system interface drawings.

  • Interface with design disciplines to identify and develop design information and specify system design and performance criteria. 

  • Generate design package for key systems and plant features including coordination of calculations, design reports, mechanical drawings, and engineering design specifications.

  • Support continuous learning and application of nuclear industry best practices in order to maintain the highest quality of engineering design and proactively identify process change/enhancement opportunities.

  • Support licensing activities associated with Safety Analysis Reports. 


Key Qualifications and Skills  

  • B.S. degree in Systems or relevant engineering discipline from an accredited university and 5+ years direct experience with proven system design skills and nuclear licensing.  

  • Demonstrated experience in implementing Systems Engineering design approach in industrial or other high complexity, high regulatory environment. 

  • Experience in implementing integrated plant design of nuclear systems, including complex systems and structures, equipment of high temperature design, and radioactive system highly desired but not required. 

  • Strong understanding of configuration management principles, as well as knowledge of design control tools application on nuclear or similar complex industrial applications. 

  • Knowledge of Risk Informed methodologies for integrated plant design or similar probabilistic methods in design, desired but not required. 

  • 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 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, able to 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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