Senior Electrical Designer, Natrium

  • Requisition ID:  264012
  • Relocation Authorized: None
  • Requisition Posting End Date: 02/08/2023 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Reston, VA 
  • Other Requirements: Pre-employment drug screen and background check

 

Project Overview

Bechtel is the licensing, engineering, procurement, and construction partner on TerraPower’s Natrium team. Selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program, Natrium is participating in a DOE initiative to re-establish U.S. leadership in nuclear energy that provides matching funding to industry to design and build an operational advanced reactor. TerraPower, a leading advanced generation technology company founded by former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, will be deploying its 345 MWe sodium fast reactor (SFR), called Natrium. The Natrium plant features an advanced, cost-competitive reactor design that is safer, simpler, easier and less costly to construct, less expensive to operate, and able to provide energy that is competitive with fossil fuels. It also features an innovative molten salt energy storage system designed to be complementary to solar and wind power by evening out the peaks and valleys in production when the sun is not shining or the wind is not blowing. With the reactor and energy storage output combined, the plant can produce more than 500 MWe of power.

 

Other Team Natrium partners include GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Energy Northwest, PacifiCorp, and Duke Energy, along with support from a number of national laboratories and universities. This DOE Program has the potential to be the largest funding program for advanced nuclear power in U.S. history and will shape the future of nuclear energy for decades. We invite you to join our team for this historic and interesting opportunity! Bechtel work will be executed in Reston, Virginia.

 

Responsibilities 

  • Electrical Physical (and circuit and raceway)
  • Designer responsible for raceway design, equipment location and layout, C&R schedule inputting and update, conduit and aboveground raceway design. 
  • Works under the direction of Engineering Group Supervisor/Lead Designer. 
  • Responsible to produce drawings and documentation in accordance with established design and scope including design of lighting, communications, grounding layout, grounding designs/calculations, and lightning protection systems.
  • Must be a self-starter and capable of independent creative design, with direction, using Bechtel and industry proven concepts, and procedures. 
  • Must have proven 2D and 3D CADD skills. 
  • Must have experience with an electronic Cable Management System, such as the SETROUTE program, and be able to input and complete corrections to the data base.
  • Responsibilities also include ensuring that the electrical systems designs comply with all applicable installation codes, regulations and standards.  May interface with Construction and Subcontractors.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate, and work well with others and within a team. 
  • Must be able to work well with other disciplines.
  • Must know how to use computer programs such as the Microsoft WINDOWS suite of programs. 
  • Ability to cope with conflicting deadline, frequent interruptions and multiple tasks.

 

Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

Level One

  • AA/AS degree with 11 years of related electrical design experience; or a high school diploma or equivalent and 15 years of related design experience.
  • Hands-on use or working knowledge of using industry wide electrical design/drafting tools, such as CAD 2D, cable designing and routing software and 3D electrical model design platform.
  • Eligible Foreign National applicants must possess a US Government issued Green Card and successfully go through a government screening process.
  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

 

Level Two

  • AA/AS degree with 15 years of related electrical design experience; or or a high school diploma or equivalent and 19 years of related design experience.
  • Hands-on use or working knowledge of using industry wide electrical design/drafting tools, such as CAD 2D, cable designing and routing software and 3D electrical model design platform.
  • Eligible Foreign National applicants must possess a US Government issued Green Card and successfully go through a government screening process.
  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience with an eletronic Cable Management System.
  • Hands-on schematics, electrical equipment layouts, and Notes, Symbols & Details.
  • Hands-on Microsoft office programs.
  • Hands-on use or knowledge using a 3D electrical model design platform.
  • Knowledge & application of NEC code and ANSI/IEEE Standards.
  • Excellent oral & written communications skills.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience with SETROUTE program, and be able to input and complete corrections in the data base.
  • Previous Bechtel and/or nuclear, DOD or DOE project experience.
  • Previous lead experience.
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