Design Engineer Principal - Mechanical

Position Overview

Under limited supervision, performs Design Engineering job functions as assigned by management.  Typical job responsibilities assist and support management in mechanical engineering design and development. The specific work assignment may include other duties as assigned:

Performs engineering evaluations, design analysis calculations, quality level determinations, facility change travelers when necessary
Prepares engineering design modification packages in accordance with engineering procedures and programs
Provides engineering details for drafting to prepare engineering drawings
Performs project engineering functions involving monitoring of progress and preparation of procedures
Identifies and evaluates project issues and problems recommending and implementing solutions
Prepares engineering specifications for components/equipment to meet design criteria
Prepares bill of materials for facility modifications and initiates purchase requisitions of engineered parts
Prepares scheduling, estimates, progress reports, meetings, procurement activities, etc. necessary to support project activities utilizing professional engineering techniques with a wide latitude for independent action and decision
Performs research to analyze and validate design or theory concepts
Responsible for technical ownership of assigned projects
Subject matter expert
Evaluates operations and proposed modifications to determine compliance with engineering disciplines and standards, federal, state or local statutes and regulations as well as project/company policy
Plans, oversees, assigns resources and report progress of assigned projects
Responsible for equipment design and development, testing, review, checking and commenting on designs/drawings/data preparation, engineering studies and report preparation of subordinate personnel
 Lead role for projects as assigned
Perform technical review, troubleshooting and day to day technical support for maintenance, operations and other engineering groups
Utilize vendor data and work with personnel from other disciplines, as required, for performance of designs
Develops a Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) estimate
Reviews, compiles and documents all input/outputs for design modifications
Ensures completion of Technical Reviews, including USQD screenings, Safety Evaluations, Safety Basis changes, etc.
Interfaces with other technical and production organizations to compile the technical information required to prepare the documentation
Interface with other groups inside and outside the group and management
Serves as a resource for lower level positions
Provides assigned technical or functional support to stabilization and deactivation projects and team members
Performs a variety of tasks complex to difficult in nature
Other job related duties as assigned
Maintains knowledge of and demonstrates ability to perform work safely in accordance with all approved safety policies, procedures and applicable regulations and performs assigned duties in a safe manner
Actively participates in Safety Work Groups

Minimum Requirements

BS degree in a Mechanical Engineering and 9 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.  Typical experience ranges from 9 - 12 years.

Expert understanding of pertinent codes (AMSE B31.3, AWS, ASTM, etc.) and governing regulations and industry practices

Expert knowledge of applicable codes and standards as well as project procedures

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Understanding of multiple engineering disciplines

Must possess a DOE “L” clearance or the ability to obtain a DOE “L” Clearance

Working Conditions

Works in an office environment at a normal environmental restoration atmosphere (outdated and/or abandoned facilities). Potential exposure to equipment movement hazards, dangerous chemicals/solvents or hazardous and radioactive materials if proper safety procedures are not followed.

Ability to perform sedentary to moderate work, exerting up to 30 pounds occasionally, non-repetitive, up to 15 pounds frequently, repetitive; performing such activities as lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling, standing, walking, grasping, kneeling, stooping, reaching.

In some cases radiological training may be required.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.