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Fuel Handling Operations Engineer

Company: System One
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: May 17, 2023

Job Description:

Our Client is seeking a highly motivated Fuel Handling Operations Engineerswhowill focus on theoperational aspectsof mechanicalfuel handling and processsystems.In this role, you will work as a member of the fuel handling operations team and provide input to system design engineersfor our Client'sadvanced nuclear reactor projectsin the area of Fuel Handling. Additionally, the successful candidate will be able to coordinateand efficiently work with engineers oninterfacingsystems.The Fuel Handling Operations Engineerwill work as part of a high-performing team of engineers and scientists.


  • Design of nuclear fuel handling systemsand fuel handling sub-systemsfrom requirements throughfinaldesign, with a focus on operational aspects of fuel handling equipment and systems.
  • Create operational narratives and procedures for fuel handling equipment and systems.
  • Create diagrams for fuel handling equipment and systems.
  • Support the development of automated fuel handling control systems and equipment.
  • Provide operational input to and perform reviews of analyses, such asthermal, seismic, structural,heat transfer, and other analyses performed by others.
  • Identifyandensureeffective 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 and operations standards.
  • Analyze and allocate regulatory criteria and standards to complex mechanical and process system design.
  • Interface with the design team tocreate and manage drawing packages ofsystemdesigns, including but not limited to Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), 3D models, and system interface drawings.
  • Interface with design disciplines (such as mechanical,instrumentation andcontrols, civil, and nuclear) to identify and develop plant design information and specify system design and performance criteria.
  • Contribute operational knowledge to aid the design team in establishing and maintaining system operations requirementsand specification documents,suchasEngineering Design Specifications forfuel handlingequipment.
  • Propose and initiate testing programs for plant system qualification, as needed.
  • Generate operational documents as a part of the design packages for systems, sub-systems, and equipment designs.
  • Develop and review technical design documents, such asSystem 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.

    Key Qualifications and Skills:

    • Mechanical or related discipline from anaccredited university.
    • 5+ years of work experience with proven mechanical system operations skills.
    • Demonstrated experienceinthe operation of complex mechanical systems,structures and equipment, particularly nuclear fuel handling systems (preferred).
    • Previous experience with nuclear reactors, nuclear fuel handlingprocesssystems, or similar high-performance system or equipmentdesign is required.
    • Excellent technical writing, communication, and presentation skills.
    • Current or previously qualified nuclear plant operator.
    • Experience with radiological controls at nuclear power plants.

      • Attention to detail and aspiration for technical excellence.
      • Candidate must be a self-starter and possess ability to contribute to a design team's effortwith minimal direction.
      • Ability to handle projects that include many competing objectives and design constraints, with ability to resolve conflicts between objectives.
      • Ability to work onsimultaneoustasks that require a multi-disciplinary approach.
      • Experience writing technical papers and procedures is required.

Keywords: System One, Bellevue , Fuel Handling Operations Engineer, Engineering , Bellevue, Washington

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