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Structural Engineer, Natrium

Requisition ID: 259079 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Reston, VA 

 

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:

  • Development of concrete and steel structural design and drawings, including seismic.
  • Foundation design and drawings.
  • Perform formal calculations and drawings.
  • Review vendor information from subcontractors and integrate it into the design solution.
  • 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

  • Grade 23: BS degree in Engineering (Civil/Structural or related), from an accredited university, with at least 1 year of relevant experience. In lieu of a degree 7 years of relevant experience.
  • Grade 24: BS degree in Engineering (Civil/Structural or related), from an accredited university, with at least 3 years of relevant experience. In lieu of a degree 9 years of relevant experience.
  • This role requires a facility-specific clearance that requires U.S. Citizenship to obtain.  

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience with STAAD Pro, GT STRUDL or other structural analysis tool.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs, VISIO, and other common computer programs.
  • 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 Structural engineering design principles.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge in use of Bechtel Corporate guides and standards.
  • Prior work experience in execution center environment and demonstrated flexibility in work assignments.
  • MS degree in Structural or related Engineering, from an accredited university.
  • Passed Engineering in Training/Fundamentals of Engineering Examination in USA (Civil/Structural or related Engineering).
  • Experience working with procedures meeting quality assurance programs such as ASME-NQA-1, MIL-Q-9858A, or ISO-9000.
  • Prior experience on nuclear power projects and experience using appropriate codes and standards (ACI 349, AISC N690)
  • Experience with use or knowledge of Tekla and NavisWorks

 

 

Shaping tomorrow together

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