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Mechanical Codes and Methods Engineers 2022-534-HAINC-CF

Location : Remote
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Reference Code : 2022-534-HAINC-CF
Start Date : 10/17/2022
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 5
Required Education : Advanced degree - Mechanical Engineering
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

HukariAscendent is a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned, Small Business specializing in comprehensive engineering and technical support services associated with commercial nuclear power and other Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear activities. 

We are seeking two Mechanical Codes & Methods Engineers. The Mechanical Codes & Methods Engineer is a dedicated position focused on the development and application of computer codes and methods to analyze the mechanical performance of various reactor core components, reactor structures, and nuclear island components. The Mechanical Codes & Methods Engineer will work as part of a high functioning team of engineers and scientists focused on developing the design of next generation reactors.


  • Develop and automate novel mechanical analysis methods for the purpose of analyzing liquid metal fast reactor core mechanical behavior and response.

  • Support verification and validation (V&V) of mechanical codes and methods through software testing, mechanical testing, and benchmarking against testing data.

  • Plan testing campaigns for V&V of mechanical codes and methods. This includes developing test requirements, acceptance testing criteria, performing pre-test predictions, post-processing test data, and working closely with test engineers to ensure the test design satisfies validation needs of the mechanical codes and methods.

  • Create formal documentation of software requirements, design, implementation, and testing to support V&V in support of licensing.

  • Perform/support commercial grade dedication of third-party software tools.

  • Train reactor designers, developers, and analysts in the use of the mechanical codes and methods.

Duration: ~ 12 months.


Work Location:  Remote




Required Qualifications :

Key Qualifications and Skills

  • Advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent with 5+ years working experience

  • Strong finite element analysis (FEA) experience – Abaqus preferred

  • Strong object-oriented programming experience – Python preferred

  • Prior experience in the design/analysis/testing of reactor core components (e.g., fuel assembly, control rod assembly) preferred

  • Experience interacting on methodology with the NRC under an ASME NQA-1 complaint QA environment preferred

  • Strong technical documentation skills

  • Ability to consistently deliver to an aggressive schedule

  • Ability to seek out tasks and produce value aligned with team goals without waiting for next assignment

  • Willingness to openly give and receive professional criticism through reviews

  • Strong verbal communication skills desired

  • A successful candidate will possess a high degree of trust and integrity, communicate openly and display respect, and a desire to foster teamwork

  • Actual position starting level and title will be determined based on assessment of qualifications

HukariAscendent offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid time off.


Opportunities with HukariAscendent change frequently.  For a complete listing of our current openings, please visit our website at https://www.hukari.com.


HukariAscendent is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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