Principal Engineer - Structural Analysis Shipping Containers
BMPC 3.410 reviews - Niskayuna, NY

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Job Description:
Structural analysis of shipping containers to
demonstrate compliance with Nuclear Regulatory
Commission requirements for transportation of
radioactive materials. Contents include new nuclear
fuel, spent nuclear fuel, or irradiated reactor
components. Analysis methods range from text book
solutions to finite element analysis (FEA) to assess
elastic and elastic-plastic behavior to determine stress
states and deformation of the container and contents.
Coordinate contributing technical groups (e.g. Thermal,
Shielding, Nuclear, Materials, etc.) to assess all
transportation safety aspects of the shipment.
Coordinate production of Safety Analysis Reports for
Packaging (SARP) that includes analyses from all
contributors, documenting that shipping containers and
contents meet transportation requirements.
Develop and maintain a working knowledge of the
regulatory documents governing radioactive material
shipments (e.g. 10CFR71, Regulatory Guides and NUREGs)
and the UTRS documents for reactor servicing equipment
(e.g. RES-66, RIM-63). Maintain awareness of commercial
practices by attending professional society meetings and
DOE sponsored training courses. Develop/improve
structural analysis methods used to evaluate shipping
container designs. Establish and maintain relationships
with interface organizations throughout the NNPP (e.g.
Naval Reactors, Bettis, NRF, BPMI, Shipyards) needed to
carry out the functional responsibilities. Provide
technical direction and mentoring to junior engineers.

Job Requirements:
  • BS degree in engineering from an accredited college
or university.
  • A minimum of nine years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated Technical writing ability

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