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[Structural Engineer] Senior Plant Design Engineer

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RCS Corporation has an immediate need for a Senior Plant Design Engineer for our client in the Bellevue, WA area. This is a Direct Hire Opportunity.

Who We Are

RCS Corporation is a certified Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) specializing in the recruitment of professionals for best-of-class companies throughout the United States. Since 1994, RCS recruits top talent for direct hire, temp-to-perm and contract staffing positions and provides customized payroll services. Our Recruiting Specialties consist of all Engineering Disciplines, Project Management, Project Controls, Information Technology, Energy Efficiency and Business Professionals.


In this role, you will support the development of advanced Generation IV reactor plants. Candidates must have extensive experience in civil/structural design and analysis, preferably with nuclear power plant design or construction.


Coordinate input and requirements from the Engineering and Project teams to produce layout and arrangement drawings for the Nuclear Island and Balance of Plant.
Perform basic sizing calculations for buildings constructed of structural steel and reinforced concrete, including seismic response, missile impact, wind, etc.
Support plant design cost studies.
Investigate state of the art construction methods and technology and apply to plant designs.
Oversee collaboration and partnerships with consulting Architecture/Engineering firms.
Oversee analyses such as soil structure interaction (SSI).
Support upgrades to existing test facilities.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: B.S. degree in Civil engineering or equivalent
15 years of civil/structural design and analysis experience
Excellent writing and communication skills
Ability to work with minimum direction to solve challenging problems
Strong analytical/problem solving skills, creative thinker
FEA experience with civil/structural design codes
Experience with containment structure design
Familiar with state of the art commercial construction techniques
Experience with nuclear power plant design
Experience with commercial codes and standards such as UBC, ACI 318, AISC 360 and ASCE 7
Experience with nuclear codes and standards such as ACI 349, ACI 359, AISC N690, ASCE 4, and ASCE 43.
Experience working with a regulator such as the NRC
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 for extended periods, bending/stooping, grasping/gripping, fine motor control (hands)
Physical exertion and/or requirements: Minimal, with ability to safely lift up to 25 pounds
Repetitive work: Prolonged
Special Senses: Visual and audio focused work
Work Conditions: Stairs, typing/keyboard, standing and/or sitting working environment of >8 hrs./day
Travel required 0-10%
RCS is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. RCS recruits, hires, and promotes for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, genetic information or age. All terms and conditions of employment such as compensation, benefits, work assignment, availability of facilities and privileges of employment are administered on the same basis of equality.

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