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Senior Structural Engineer Natrium

Requisition ID:  252601

Requisition Posting End Date: 04/04/2022

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!

 

Position Summary

This role will support design development Structural engineering designs for the project by preparing studies, drawings, calculations, specifications, and evaluations, in accordance with applicable procedures, codes, standards, and contract requirements. Work with other Structural engineers and technical disciplines in a team environment. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Originate and check complex structural engineering deliverables, such as steel and concrete calculations and specifications.
  • Reviews and coordinates technical documents with/from other engineering disciplines.
  • Prepare technical reports relates to specific design issues.
  • Manage specifically assigned project activities.
  • Provides technical direction to designers and less experienced engineers as directed.
  • Assist in constructability reviews.
  • Contacts counterpart in other disciplines, supplier/client representatives and project field personnel when directed, to either gather or give information.
  • Schedule and coordinate off-project review requirements for engineering deliverables.
  • Lead and/or participate in technical discussions with client, suppliers, construction, etc.
  • Prepare conceptual studies, designs, reports, or proposals.
  • Analyze structures using ANSYS or GTSTRUDL.

 

Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Level 1: BS degree in Engineering (Civil/Structural or related), from an accredited university, with at least 9 year of relevant experience.
  • Level 2: BS degree in Engineering (Civil/Structural or related), from an accredited university, with at least 13 years of relevant experience.
  • This role requires a facility-specific clearance that requires U.S. Citizenship to obtain.  

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Prior experience working in a Nuclear Quality and Safety Environment.
  • Ability to independently execute the detailed design of complex steel and/or concrete structures.
  • Thorough knowledge and application of the AISC Steel Construction Manual, ACI 318, and ASCE 7.
  • Proficient in the use of structural analysis software such as GTSTRUDL or ANSYS.
  • Experience with CADD applications, such as MicroStation or AutoCad.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Thorough knowledge of engineering deliverables, such as drawings, specifications, and material requisitions and of construction methods for concrete and steel structures.
  • Understands work processes of other disciplines and departments on projects.
  • Ability to express technical issues in a clear and concise manner, both written and verbally.
  • Ability to resolve design issues with subordinates, suppliers, other engineering disciplines, construction, and the client.
  • Excellent listening, oral and written communication, planning and organizational skills are essential.
  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen, and background check.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Have a U.S. Professional Engineering (PE) license.
  • Proficient in the use of Mathcad or similar software.
  • Thorough knowledge of the provisions of ACI 349, AISC N690, ASCE 4-98, ASCE 7, and IBC codes.
  • Familiar with Bechtel standard programs.
  • Familiar with all Engineering Department Procedures (EDPs) and their application to projects.
  • Knowledge of design standards and guides, and Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAPS).
  • Experience in the structural design of Nuclear facilities.
  • Necessary skills to present technical subjects with competence and confidence.
  • Experience in resolving field problems associated with FCNs, FCRs, NCRs, CRs, and/or SDDRs.
  • Experience with GE Nuclear Plant designs.
  • Modular reactor plant design experience.

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