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Senior Mechanical Fire Protection Engineer

Requisition ID:  257698

Requisition Posting End Date: 08/30/2022

 

 

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.

 

Position Summary:

This position will support the design development of Mechanical Fire Protection systems and equipment for the Natrium Reactor project by preparing drawings, calculations, specifications, data sheets, and evaluations, in accordance with applicable procedures, codes, standards, and contract requirements. This position will also work with estimating, mechanical engineers, and other technical disciplines in a team environment.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate within the engineering group and other disciplines and groups independently in developing the preliminary system design and equipment identification in a team environment.
  • Resolve technical issues related to the discipline independently, including any required interface with other disciplines, groups, suppliers, and the customer.
  • Execute schedule requirements while maintaining a high degree of quality in work products.
  • Coordinate closely with other technical disciplines in planning and executing work as an integrated team.

 

Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Engineering (Mechanical or related), from an accredited university, with at least 14 years of relevant experience. Relevant experience includes, but is not limited to, P&IDs, calculations, and specifications for Mechanical Fire Protection systems and equipment on power plants, refineries, or chemical process facilities.
  • Must be able to work in the US without sponsorship.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Ability to utilize office automation tools effectively.
  • Knowledge of industry and regulatory guides, codes, and standards, as well as Bechtel Corporate guides and standards.
  • Broad knowledge of the application of Mechanical engineering design principles.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • US Citizenship.
  • Prior work experience in execution center environment and demonstrated flexibility in work assignments.
  • MS degree in Mechanical or related Engineering, from an accredited university.
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the USA (Mechanical or related Engineering).
  • Experience working with procedures meeting quality assurance programs such as ASME-NQA-1, MIL-Q-9858A, or ISO-9000.

 

 

Shaping tomorrow together

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