Mechanical Engineer- Equipment Design

Orano FS is seeking a Mechanical Engineer IV or Principal Engineer (Equipment Design Engineer) for nuclear fuel cycle and related facilities. The initial focus of the work scope will be back end fuel handling equipment. The scope may also later include nuclear material packaging/ancillary equipment; material processing and handling equipment/systems; remote maintenance equipment/systems; confinement structures (e.g., hot cells); etc. Equipment may be deployed in permanent facilities/structures or as temporary/modular systems.

The individual will:

Engage stakeholders and assist in the development of requirements (e.g., functional, regulatory, etc.) and identification of applicable codes/standards for the proposed equipment;
Perform research and identify approaches for meeting the proposed requirements (e.g., via appropriate combinations of COTS components, modified COTS components, and/or custom components/equipment);
Develop conceptual design options for the equipment;
Support the development of cost estimates for completing the design, fabrication, testing, and installation of the equipment;
Complete preliminary design and detailed design for the chosen option (in conjunction with other supporting disciplines such as electrical/I&C engineers, structural mechanics engineers, designers, etc.); and support fabrication, installation, and testing of the equipment.

Major Duties and Responsibilities could include but are not limited to the following:

Development of engineering packages (drawings, specifications, other technical documents) for the equipment;
Interfacing with project management, other engineering disciplines, procurement personnel, and startup/operations personnel throughout the equipment development life cycle;
Providing requirements for facility design/layout to facilitate equipment access, performance of maintenance/inspection, and equipment removal;
Providing recommendations with respect to equipment standardization/modularization; and
Ensuring compliance with government, organization, and customer engineering requirements, standards and procedures.

All candidates must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for this opportunity:

B.S., Mechanical Engineering (or related discipline);
Min. 5-7 years experience for Engineer IV;
Adv. knowledge of engineering standards & criteria;
Strong problem identification/resolution skills;
Attention to detail & schedule sensitivity;
Strong written/verbal communication skills;
Ability to develop & maintain good interpersonal relationships; and
Prof. w/Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).
Desired requirements, used to differentiate all candidates who apply for this position:

Experience w/ 3D CAD software (SolidWorks) and/or analysis software (e.g., ANSYS, LS-DYNA, ANSYS FLUENT);
Multi-discipline (I&C) knowledge base;
Ability to lead project technical team;
Specific knowledge/experience with respect to design of nuclear facility handling equipment/specialty equipment/tooling, nuclear material packages, hot cells/shielded enclosures/gloveboxes, etc.;
Robotics experience; and
PE license.
Candidates who exceed minimum qualifications may be considered for a higher level position.

Orano is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other characteristic protected by law.