Job Description Summary
Systems engineering is a cross-functional engineering discipline centered on an approach, mindset, and process. All activities that consider both the business and the technical needs of the customers with the goal of providing a quality product that meets the users needs. The discipline that executes a robust process of design, creation, and optimization of systems, consisting of identification and quantification of system requirements, creation of alternate system design concepts, performance of design trade studies, selection and implementation of the best designs and verification that the design is properly integrated and executed. Process that proceeds from concept to production to operation.
Impacts approaches, projects and programs in the functional area or affected business organization and ways of working. Impacts quality, efficiency and effectiveness of own team. Has significant input into priorities. Guided by professional practices and policies that are shaped by the role. The role has moderate autonomy, requiring high levels of operational judgment.
Roles and Responsibilities
Provide system design deliverables which include: system design specifications, which include performing structural analysis and calculations
Perform Soil-Structure-Interaction (SSI) analysis of Nuclear Power Plant Safety-Related Structures
Perform design and analysis of Nuclear Power Plant Safety-Related Structures in accordance with the following codes: ASME B&PV Section III Division 2, AISC N690 code, and ACI 349 code.
Perform Static and Dynamic analysis of complex NI and Containment structures using SAP4, ANSYS and/or NASTRAN computer codes.
Understand and analyze the effect of thermal stresses in the reactor containment and resolve over stress conditions
Define hydrodynamic input loads for calculation of dynamic response of containment structure and the C/S design of reactor containment
Analyze the effects of missiles, aircraft impact and severe wind on reinforced concrete structures
Develop engineering reports and licensing documentation.
Interface with internal and external customers, suppliers, partners, the NRC and international regulatory authorities on technical issues.
Incorporate design requirements into analyses and design documents; prepare systems documentation using the designated requirements management tool
Lead and conduct design analyses, evaluations, and verifications for various BWR structural systems
Apply engineering knowledge and practical experience to the analysis, investigation, and solution of complex design problems and application issues
Develop drawings and specifications to assure products can reliably meet all engineering and quality requirements
Work proactively with existing BWR product line and quality personnel through process procedure approvals, process qualification approvals, and non-conforming material disposition
Perform work tasks in accordance with current regulatory guides and industry standards applicable to the Systems and Equipment and the associated components and their interfaces with other systems
Provide on-time, quality delivery of equipment packages and engineering documentation in accordance with contract requirements, business procedures, and regulatory agency guidelines
Master of Science Engineering
Minimum of 8 years of experience in energy business (nuclear preferred) or equivalent technical environment
Minimum of 3 years of nuclear power plant BOP/TI design and/or operation experience
Minimum of 2 years of experience in a program or technical leadership role
Minimum of 2 years of experience working with customers, regulators and suppliers
Relocation to Wilmington, NC is preferred.
PhD in Civil Engineering
Proven ability to think strategically, be creative and move quickly
Strong team building skills
Process oriented with ability to facilitate continuous performance improvement
Open communication style and proven ability to develop team relationships
Working knowledge of BWR plants and specifically the BOP/TI/HVAC system side of the plant
Experience in the construction of a nuclear power plant
Knowledge of nuclear business products, business processes, customers and competitive environment
The salary range for this position is $108k-165k. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate's experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for a performance bonus. This role contributes to the overall strategy of the business within the Systems Engineering area.
Available health and welfare benefits include healthcare, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage; savings account options (such as a Health Care Flexible Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account, Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account, and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account); and an employee assistance program. Additional benefits include a defined contribution 401(k) plan, employee life insurance, optional dependent life insurance, employee accidental death or dismemberment insurance coverage, salary continuance program benefits for disability, optional long-term disability, pre-tax transportation/commuter program, paid holidays, paid time off, parental leave, a layoff plan for salaried employees, tuition reimbursement program, use of Cariloop, adoption assistance, optional identity theft prevention insurance, optional personal legal assistance, and optional personal excess liability insurance.