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[Design Engineer] Principal Design Engineer

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Position Purpose:
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
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.)
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 (analysis and design calculations, ASME code verifications, 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
Ensuring compliance with government, organization, and customer engineering requirements, standards and procedures.
Responsibilities will include planning/conducting individually assigned engineering tasks or participation in a portion of a larger task or project. Additional responsibilities could include completing assignments in the areas of design reviews, proposal development, work scoping/planning, or other general engineering tasks as directed.
**Candidates must be physically located in, or close to: Charlotte, NC; Aiken, SC; Federal Way, WA; Pasco, WA; and Idaho Falls, ID.**

Skills / Qualifications:
All candidates must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for this opportunity:
B.S., Mechanical Engineering (or related discipline) plus 7-10 years of engineering experience.
Advanced 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
Proficient w/Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).
Desired Requirements:
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
PE license.
TradeWind Services offers a selection of exceptional benefits to employees and their families. We can customize your benefits to fit your specific needs. Benefits include:
Medical/Dental/Vision plans
Long- and Short-term Disability Insurance
Life Insurance
Paid Time Off (PTO)

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