Nuclear or mechanical engineers support safe, reliable, and economic nuclear plant design development and operation, within regulatory requirements. This job requires high individual motivation in a team-oriented environment. Individual work assignments will be based on the employee's educational background, work experience and Duke Energy business needs.
Oversight of conceptual and detailed design development for mechanical systems and components, as the design is developed and finalized by the plant vendor team. Focus on incorporating margin and operating experience, as appropriate.
Review of mechanical system and component descriptions and specifications, as well as design change packages, created by plant vendor team.
Participation in various engineering and design review meetings.
Develop design basis knowledge, as well as ensuring high equipment reliability, on assigned mechanical systems and components.
Develop engineering programs that support maintaining the design basis and equipment reliability.
Review and acceptance of various aspects of nuclear plant design, as each aspect of the design is completed and delivered to Duke by the plant vendor team.
Support component procurement and plant construction and testing activities, by providing engineering support, as necessary.
Frequent interface with other utilities pursuing new nuclear development on related engineering, procurement and construction activities
Depending upon the desired qualifications of the successful candidate, the hiring manager may elect to fill this position at a higher level within the job hierarchy.
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BS degree in mechanical or nuclear engineering or equivalent degree from an accredited university.
Experience using Microsoft Office and computer analysis programs.
Proven experience with problem solving and analytical skills.
Proven experience planning, organizing and setting work priorities.
Minimum of a 3.0 GPA
Masters Degree in engineering related program
Co-op or summer student experience at a nuclear utility, vendor, or contractor
Summer Intern or Co-op experience at Duke Energy
Demonstrated technical writing skills
Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrated leadership ability
Demonstrated academic excellence
Strong desire to work in the nuclear power industry
Ability to obtain unescorted nuclear access
Required to wear personal protective equipment (hardhat, safety glasses, clothing, earplugs, fall protection, etc.) as needed
Must be able to pass required Engineering Training Program requirements
Office and plant environment - requires walking, light lifting, infrequent climbing, and occasional exposure to temperature, noise, and radiation
Procedural and process-oriented structure, due to strict regulatory requirements
Must be able to work some weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed
Some "on-call" duty responsibilities may apply
Some travel off the Duke Energy system is involved
Relocation based on company guidelines
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