Senior Plant Design Engineer - CSA SME - Bellevue, WA - RCS Corporation

Senior Plant Design Engineer – CSA SME – Bellevue, WA

Engineering - Nuclear

Job Type: Contract
Posted: 10/26/2022

Bellevue, Washington

RCS Corporation has an immediate need for a Senior Plant Design Engineer – CSA SME,  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.


Our client Is seeking to contract with a highly motivated Senior Plant Design Engineer.  In this role, you will support the development of civil/structural design and requirements for out client's advanced nuclear reactor projects or other highly technical projects. The successful candidate will coordinate with engineers working on systems, components, and engineering analyses for successful integration of input and requirements for nuclear plant structural design. Candidates must have extensive experience in civil/structural design and analysis, project coordination, peer review, and requirements development for nuclear power projects.

  • Coordinate input and requirements from the Engineering and Project teams to support production of structural design criteria, layout and arrangement drawings, and 3D models for the nuclear island balance of plant
  • Ensure that licensing and code requirements are clearly established and implemented in the design
  • Review and develop design bases for steel and subgrade reinforced concrete nuclear island structures, with consideration for extreme external hazards such as seismic response, missile impact, wind, etc.
  • Support and review plant design cost studies and engineering decisions
  • Enforce processes and tools to support design work, including management of engineering databases and tracking and resolving of open items
  • Coordinate checking and integrated design reviews, including in-process cross-discipline work, for civil/structural engineering work products
  • Research and develop risk-Informed, performance-based methodologies for structural plant design
  • Oversee collaboration and partnerships with consulting Architecture/Engineering firms
  • 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 lead planning efforts and maintain schedule adherence for design activities
  • Support design reviews and resolution of cross functional technical concerns
  • Support the integration of plant information into licensing basis and regulatory submittal documents that support the licensing of nuclear facilities under the Licensing Modernization Project
  • Support licensing activities associated with Safety Analysis Reports
  • Support structural design work for test facilities, demonstration projects, and test reactors
  • Support continuous learning and application of nuclear industry best practices to maintain the highest quality of engineering design and proactively identify efficiency/enhancement opportunities

Key Qualifications and Skills  

  • B.S. degree in Civil engineering or equivalent, or higher
  • 10+ years of civil/structural design and analysis experience
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimum direction to solve challenging problems
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills, creative thinker
  • FEA experience with civil/structural design codes
  • Experience with nuclear power plant design
  • Knowledge of risk-Informed methodologies for integrated plant design or similar probabilistic design methods is desired
  • Experience with commercial codes and standards such as UBC, ACI 318, AISC 360 and ASCE 7
  • Experience with nuclear codes and standards such as ACI 349, ACI 359, AISC N690, ASCE 4, and ASCE 43.
  • Experience working projects with NRC or DOE regulations
  • Ability to deliver 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, communicate openly and display respect and a desire to foster teamwork.

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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