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Advanced Engineer Mechanical

Niskayuna, NY, US

  • Niskayuna, NY, US
  • 2023-01-06 10:01:24
  • Engineering & Science
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About Us

The Naval Nuclear Laboratory comprises the U.S. Department of Energy locations and personnel responsible for developing advanced naval nuclear propulsion technology, providing technical support to ensure the safety and reliability of our nation’s naval nuclear reactors, and training the Sailors who operate those reactors in the U.S. Navy’s submarines and aircraft carrier Fleets. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory includes the Bettis and Knolls Atomic Power Laboratories, the Kenneth A. Kesselring Site, and the Naval Reactors Facility which have proudly supported the nation since 1946. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory has nearly 8,000 employees working at primary locations in Pennsylvania, New York, South Carolina, and Idaho. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory also has an established presence at numerous shipyards and vendor locations around the globe. We are dedicated solely to the support of the United States Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory is operated by Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC, a wholly own a wholly owned subsidiary of Fluor Corporation.

Job Description

If you are an Engineer with a strong interest in analytical calculation, modeling structural behavior, structural design of unique components, and want to work directly with world class engineers, scientists, researchers, and technicians that support the world’s best Navy, apply today!  

The Advanced Mechanical Design group at the Naval Nuclear Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated, self-driven mechanical engineer for future core design development.  The group is focused on (1) defining the design space and technology required for a next generation attack submarine targeting high-level notional goals; (2) the advent of mechanical improvements to solve existing fleet challenges through the development of new and novel mechanical concepts; and (3) evaluating core cost versus performance capability trade-offs.  This program is currently in the pre-conceptual design phase and evaluations may be performed with simple, first-principles based scoping tools up through detailed analyses utilizing the latest structural analysis codes.  The successful candidate will have ownership of their work and the necessary collaboration with stakeholders.

A knowledgeable staff is available for mentoring, training, and guidance. Through tackling exciting and challenging diverse work assignments and a strong mentoring culture, Naval Nuclear Laboratory engineers have opportunity to continue gaining technical skills and broaden their experience throughout their careers.

Required Combination of Knowledge and Skill

BS degree in engineering or Bachelor's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of four years of relevant experience or;

MS degree in engineering or Master's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two years of relevant experience 

Preferred Skills

  • Ability to work or lead in a team environment
  • Experience with ABAQUS and structural analysis 
  • Experience with design drawings and/or manufacturing processes
  • Desire to promote innovation
  • Proven effectiveness in technical writing and presentations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

All candidates must be U.S. citizens. Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. FMP is a government contractor and maintains a drug free workplace and workforce. All candidates must be able to pass a drug test in compliance with FMP company policy and 10 CFR 707. Federal regulation requires FMP test for marijuana. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042, Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC (FMP) may require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by their start date, subject to approved disability or religious accommodations. We understand this federal requirement is subject to litigation and enforcement may change. Fluor Marine Propulsion is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Veterans/Disabilities) Committed to Workplace Diversity

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