Senior Control Systems Engineer, Natrium

Reston, VA
Jun 08, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
Full Time
Requisition ID: 231673 Requisition Posting End Date: 05/17/2021 Natrium Project Bechtel is the licensing, engineering, procurement, and construction partner on TerraPower's Natrium team. Selected by the US Department of Energy (DOE) for its Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program, Natrium is participating in a DOE initiative to re-establish US leadership in nuclear energy that provides matching funding to industry to design and build an operational advanced reactor. TerraPower, a leading advanced generation technology company founded by former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, will be deploying its 345 MWe sodium fast reactor (SFR), called Natrium. The Natrium plant features an advanced, cost-competitive reactor design that is safer, simpler, easier and less costly to construct, less expensive to operate, and able to provide energy that is competitive with fossil fuels. It also features an innovative molten salt energy storage system designed to be complementary to solar and wind power by evening out the peaks and valleys in production when the sun is not shining or the wind is not blowing. With the reactor and energy storage output combined, the plant can produce more than 500 MWe of power. Other Team Natrium partners include GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Energy Northwest, PacifiCorp, and Duke Energy, along with support from a number of national laboratories and universities. This DOE Program has the potential to be the largest funding program for advanced nuclear power in US history and will shape the future of nuclear energy for decades. We invite you to join our team for this historic and interesting opportunity! Bechtel work will be executed in Reston, Virginia. Position Summary Plans and conducts independent work for the Natrium project, requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, application, and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria. Devises new approaches to solving problems. Working knowledge of precedents in the specialty area, the principles, and practices of related technical areas, and of coordinating work with other technical disciplines. Understands the standard engineering work planning, scheduling, and cost estimating, and conducts independent work requiring judgment in the application of engineering techniques. Normally uses conventional approaches to technical problems encountered. Provides technical assistance and may assign work to engineers, designers, and drafters who assist on specific assignments. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Design of Piping and Instrument Diagrams (P&IDs) for various plant systems. Origination and review of system design criteria. Origination and review of setpoint calculations. Specification of instrumentation, control valves, and control systems packages. Generation of instrument and control valve data sheets and material requisitions. Design and review of digital and analog control logic. Data entry to instrumentation, valve, and I/O databases. Design and application of tubing and instrument installations, etc. Allocation and layout of the facility control system I/O. Coordination of physical locations of instrumentation, control valves, control cabinets, etc. Design and review of cabinet layouts. Design and review of control room layouts, with consideration of human factors. Design and review of control system network architecture. Review control systems graphic displays. Review of supplier-provided data and documentation. Participate in supplier factory acceptance testing. Coordination with other engineering disciplines and other functions. Perform plant walk-downs and generate walk-down notes/packages. Provide technical assistance to more junior engineers, designers, drafters. Coordinate with client representatives, as required. Lead small engineering task group(s). Basic Qualifications: BS or advanced degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, or Nuclear Engineering from an accredited university or college with thirteen (13) years of progressive related control systems design engineering experience. US citizen or the ability to work in the US without sponsorship. Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check. Must have excellent verbal and written communication, planning, and organizational skills. Must have a good knowledge of Bechtel's administrative practices. Must have experience with power plant process systems. Minimum Qualifications Experience in nuclear plant design (power plant or DOE facility). Knowledge of industry and regulatory guides, codes, and standards. Proficiency with Microsoft 365 application suite (eg, Word, Excel, Access, Visio, PowerPoint, etc.) and other related computer programs required to perform job functions. Experience in process control system software development. Extensive knowledge of control systems engineering work processes, procedures, and specifications Willingness to travel on business trips in support of the project. Preferred Qualifications: Current US Professional Engineer's (PE) License. Previous Bechtel and/or DOD or DOE project experience. Minimum of four (4) years' experience in an engineering leadership or a supervisory role, including planning work and executing work on a budget. Knowledge of Bechtel Digital Supply Chain System and/or Oracle Agile for material requisitions. Shaping tomorrow together Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we've completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live. Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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