Role description

We have a current opportunity for a Mechanical Codes and Methods Engineer for a nuclear technology company in US. It’s a remote contract for a year with a posibility for extension.


  • Develop and automate novel mechanical analysis methods for the purpose of analyzing liquid metal fast reactor core mechanical behavior and response.
  • Support verification and validation (V&V) of mechanical codes and methods through software testing, mechanical testing, and benchmarking against testing data.
  • Plan testing campaigns for V&V of mechanical codes and methods. This includes developing test requirements, acceptance testing criteria, performing pre-test predictions, post-processing test data, and working closely with test engineers to ensure the test design satisfies validation needs of the mechanical codes and methods.
  • Create formal documentation of software requirements, design, implementation, and testing to support V&V in support of licensing.
  • Perform/support commercial grade dedication of third-party software tools.
  • Train reactor designers, developers, and analysts in the use of the mechanical codes and methods.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

Key Qualifications and Skills

  • Advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent with 5+ years working experience
  • Strong finite element analysis (FEA) experience – Abaqus preferred
  • Strong object-oriented programming experience – Python preferred
  • Prior experience in the design/analysis/testing of reactor core components (e.g., fuel assembly, control rod assembly) preferred
  • Experience interacting on methodology with the NRC under an ASME NQA-1 complaint QA environment preferred
  • Strong technical documentation skills
  • Ability to consistently deliver to an aggressive schedule
  • Ability to seek out tasks and produce value aligned with team goals without waiting for next assignment
  • Willingness to openly give and receive professional criticism through reviews
  • Strong verbal communication skills desired
  • A successful candidate will possess a high degree of trust and integrity, communicate openly and display respect, and a desire to foster teamwork
  • Actual position starting level and title will be determined based on assessment of qualifications

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