System Design Engineer (Interface/Oversight)

Bellevue, WA

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Type: Contract

Experience: 3

Category: Engineering

Brand: System One

Job ID: 295724

Date Posted: 03/06/2023


System Design Engineer (Aux Systems)
The System Design Engineer reports to the System Design Manager and is focused on the design, interface, and oversight of tasks associated with the Auxiliary systems on the Natrium reactor. In this role, you will act as a mechanical system design engineer for TerraPower’s advanced nuclear reactor projects. The successful candidate will integrate and coordinate with engineers working on interfacing systems. The System Design Engineer will work as part of a high-performing team of engineers and scientists. 

  • Design of nuclear and industrial process systems and sub-systems from requirements through final design. 
  • Provide oversight to partners and subcontractors developing mechanical system designs for the Natrium reactor.
  • Design oversight of mechanical systems from systems and sub-system functional requirements through final design.
  • Support I&C design activities for the TerraPower engineering team in developing design deliverables and change packages.
  • Coordinate the review of analyses, such as thermal, seismic, structural, pipe stress, heat transfer, and other analyses performed by others and integrate the results into plant design delivery.
  • Identify and ensure effective application of correct design codes into the design of plant systems such as ASME, ANS, ASTM, IEEE, NFPA, etc. 
  • Provide technical direction and guidance to engineers in applicable nuclear and non-nuclear related design standards. 
  • Analyze and allocate regulatory criteria and standards to complex mechanical and process system design. 
  • Support planning efforts and maintain schedule adherence for design activities within a system, as well as their integration with an overall plant design delivery schedule. 
  • Interface with the design team to create and manage drawing packages of system designs, including but not limited to Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), 3D models, and system interface drawings. 
  • Interface with design disciplines across the Natrium team (such as mechanical, instrumentation and controls, civil, and nuclear) to identify and develop plant design information and specify system design and performance criteria. 
  • Provide technical direction and oversight of supplier projects, working with the contract administrator to ensure delivery of data and other deliverables, as well as coordination and performance of technical reviews of deliverables. 
  • Establish and maintain system requirements and specification documents, such as Engineering Design Specifications for major plant equipment. 
  • Propose and initiate testing programs for plant system qualification, as needed. 
  • Provide support and oversight during test execution, evaluation of test results, and reporting of test results. 
  • Generate design package for systems, sub-systems, and equipment designs including coordination of calculations, design reports, mechanical drawings, and engineering design specifications. 
  • Develop and review technical design documents, such as System Design Descriptions, Interface Control Documents, Engineering Design Specifications, etc. 
  • Interface with and support licensing activities associated with Safety Analysis Reports. 
  • Support design reviews as plant system and subsystem designs are established and refined. 
Key Qualifications and Skills
  • B.S. in Mechanical or related discipline from an accredited university and 8+ years direct experience with proven mechanical systems skills. 
  • Demonstrated experience in the design of complex mechanical systems, structures and equipment.
  • Experience in high temperature and multi-discipline integration highly desired. 
  • Previous experience with nuclear reactors, nuclear handling process systems, or similar high-performance system or equipment design is highly desired.  
  • Excellent technical writing, communication, and presentation skills. 
  • Supplier/Contractor coordination experience
  • Attention to detail and aspiration for technical excellence. 
  • Candidate must be a self-starter and possess ability to coordinate and lead a design team’s effort with minimal direction. 
  • Ability to handle projects that include many competing objectives and design constraints, with ability to resolve conflicts between objectives. 
  • Ability to work on simultaneous 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.
  • Actual position starting level and title will be determined based on assessment of qualifications.
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 20 pounds
  • 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%

System One, and its subsidiaries including Joulé, ALTA IT Services, CM Access, and MOUNTAIN, LTD., are leaders in delivering outsourced services and workforce solutions across North America. We help clients get work done more efficiently and economically, without compromising quality. System One not only serves as a valued partner for our clients, but we offer eligible employees health and welfare benefits coverage options including medical, dental, vision, spending accounts, life insurance, voluntary plans, as well as participation in a 401(k) plan.

System One is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, family care or medical leave status, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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