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Senior Mechanical Project/Design Engineer - Project Hire

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: January 12, 2023
Reference Code: 19003
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Advanced Test Reactor's (ATR) Design Engineering group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Project Hire Senior Mechanical Project/Design Engineer.
Our team works an on-site 4x10 schedule located at our ATR facility with every Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
  • Perform nuclear Project and Design engineering work involving implementation of unique nuclear engineering codes, standards, and technical specifications not typical to similar non-nuclear systems and components.
  • Apply Mechanical Engineering support for the ATR Safety Related and Important to Safety, nuclear and nuclear support systems.
  • Contribute to development of company objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways. Exercise judgement in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Determine methods and procedures on new assignments and coordinate activities of other personnel, when required. Determine and pursue courses of action necessary to obtain desired results. Review work via consultation and/or agreement with others rather than by formal review of superior.
  • Prepare and approve imaginative, thorough engineering solutions for the correction of general mechanical/material deficiencies.
  • Proactively refine engineering expertise of applicable code requirements.
  • Identify and approve nuclear system/component modification, replacement or refurbishment where deemed appropriate.
  • Assist in the development of engineering documents, including formal technical evaluations, temporary system modifications, engineering jobs, technical specifications, engineering calculation and analysis reports, subcontractor statement of work, electronic change requests, operational evaluations, issue management records, and non-compliance reports.
  • Evaluate and approve vendors and subcontractors for required capabilities, qualifications and certifications required to support on-site fabrication, installation, and modifications of nuclear and non-nuclear support systems.
  • Collaborate with Subcontractor Field Representatives in the oversight and management of subcontracted nuclear project.
  • Initiate and approve engineering documents from subcontract engineering firms including large component procurements, design and fabrication activities, engineering calculations, new equipment and system designs, technical and functional requirements and technical drawings to ensure compliance with ATR nuclear technical and safety basis requirements.
  • Lead technical projects involving multidisciplinary activities as directed by the Projects Engineering Manager.
  • Collaborate with Construction Field Representatives in the support of subcontracted nuclear systems work performed at the ATR Complex.
  • Support initiation of subcontractor work requests and closely work with INL subcontract administrators to efficiently award and implement subcontracted projects, system upgrades and design changes to ATR nuclear systems and support systems.
  • Support Evaluation of suppliers/vendors.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field and 8 years of relevant experience or Advanced Degree and 6 years of experience.
  • Ability to complete the ATR Engineer qualifications and qualifications as a radiation worker.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade 230 ($121,212 - $206,232) / 240 ($139,488 - $237,144)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP-Testing designated position; you will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of your employment.
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills.
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
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INL Mission
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

INL Vision
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.

Selective Service Requirements
To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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Benefits, Salary, and Relocation
We have an extremely competitive salary structure and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview/
About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.