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US ITER Structural Engineer

Date: Apr 27, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 8111 

This position is to provide full time structural analytical support resources for the US ITER project office through the duration of the Final Design of the Ion Cyclotron Heating (ICH) system and Final Design of the Vacuum Systems (VAS).



This position is to provide full time structural analytical support resources for the US ITER project office through the duration of the Final Design of the Ion Cyclotron Heating (ICH) system and Final Design of the Vacuum Systems (VAS). Assigned tasks will consist of:


  • Work with technical managers, engineers, designers, and fabrication vendors to design and analyze supports and equipment hardware associated with the US ITER Project Office
  • Perform, develop, and alter complex structural support analysis involving carbon steel, stainless steel, and other materials in accordance with US and/or European code requirements.
  • Perform checks of concrete anchorage in accordance with project guidelines
  • Document all analysis results in formal Design Analysis Calculation (DAC) packages
  • Assist in development of project guidance documents related to structural engineering
  • Review and check work of other project participants
  • Present preliminary and final structural design and analysis to the International Office (IO) as part of regular design reviews.
  • Participate as Subject matter experts in design reviews of other systems
  • Assist Technical Procurement Officers in development and review of Statements of Work, Technical Specifications, Non-conformances, and Deviation Requests as part of Title III activities

Additional tasks may include:

  • Perform, develop, and alter linear/nonlinear structural analysis of various Tokamak components utilizing FEA software.
  • Assist in development of design details,
  • Evaluation of Vendor Proposals as part of competitive bid packages.
  • Oversee equipment and support fabrication
  • Both domestic and foreign travel may be required (<25%)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Mechanical Engineering, or a related discipline with 5 or more years of related work experience
  • Experience in design, fabrication, and/or assembly of nuclear hardware and structures
  • Experience with STAAD or other Structural Analysis Software
  • Familiarity with ANSI/AISC

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering or related technical field
  • 10 or more years of specialized experience in design, fabrication and assembly of large scale fusion energy or nuclear supports and hardware
  • Demonstrated ability to independently evaluate problems, investigate and propose solutions, perform calculations, apply industry standards, and document design and fabrication activities
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and plan a design activity, plan and direct work of analysis and interface effectively with management
  • Solid understanding of structural design and analysis fundamentals and their application to large facilities
  • Extensive knowledge and expertise using of the international standards EN Eurocodes
  • Experience creating and manipulating 2D/3D structural models, 2D part drawings and assemblies
  • Ability to evaluate non-conformances and deviations from drawings, technical specifications, and requirements.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with a diverse international project team
  • Familiarity or experience with piping systems, superconducting electromagnets, fusion energy technology, cryogenics, vacuum systems and/or large electro-mechanical devices
  • Experience with designing pipe supports and equipment following AISC or EN code guidelines.
  • Experience with piping design (ASME B31.3 and/or EN equivalent).
  • Finite element modeling using ANSYS
  • P.E license in Tennessee


This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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