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Mechanical Engineering Project Lead

Location: Richland, WA
Company: Sargent Lundy
Employment type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
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Sargent & Lundy is one of the most experienced full-service architect-engineering firms in the world. Founded in 1891, the firm is a global leader in power and energy with expertise in grid modernization, renewable energy, energy storage, nuclear power, and fossil fuels. Sargent & Lundy delivers comprehensive project services—from consulting, design and implementation to construction management, commissioning and operations/maintenance—with an emphasis on quality and safety. The firm serves public and private sector clients in the power and energy, gas distribution, industrial, and government sectors.

Our Core Values

Every decision we make is guided by our core values. By upholding these six principles, we support our clients, employees, and community. They are the compass we follow as we continue to grow our business and lead the industry.

Quality We provide high-quality deliverables and services through an uncompromising focus on peer review, safety, and continuous improvement.

Accountability Our actions demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, and respect.

Our People We value diverse perspectives, encourage professional growth, and are committed to providing a work community where people thrive. Our work is challenging but rewarding.

Our ClientsWe deliver value and exceed our clients’ expectations through outstanding customer service, personal accessibility, and clear communication.

Innovation Since 1891, we have invested in the people, training, tools, and technology needed to quickly adapt in a constantly changing world.

Meaningful Impact We make a positive impact in the communities where we work and live.


Our Government Services Group, one of our five (5) market focused business units, has opportunities for engineering professionals in our specialty design and engineering group. This group specializes in the design of special purpose gloveboxes and the associated controls and auxiliary systems, precision furnaces, hot cells, custom pressure vessels and other one of a kind equipment.

  • Lead Mechanical design engineering efforts on multi-disciplined project design team in developing special purpose systems and equipment; This includes the design and analysis of glovebox shells (including material, finishes, and linings), appurtenances, supports/stands, special shielding requirements, instrumentation, fire protection windows, glovebox atmosphere (including purification systems), human factors (including lighting, alarms, displays, and maintainability), material handling in and near the glovebox, furnaces elements, cooling and / or heating within the glovebox, piping to / from and in the glovebox, testing of the glovebox and related components installation, etc.
  • Preparation or review of complex calculations, and approval of simple calculations. Ensure that calculations are technically sound and in accordance with project requirements
  • Provide technical guidance to project team members
  • Review and approve simple system / mechanical designs and prepare or review complex system / mechanical designs to ensure completeness, accuracy, quality, constructability, and operability
  • Perform engineering review of drawings; Review design input for complex system / equipment; Define client expectations for drawings; Coordinate interface between design and engineering; Actively participates in design reviews to ensure quality, constructability, and operability
  • Prepare or review major system, installation, and material specifications; Define technical and commercial requirements, including scheduling of vendor submittals needed for design input
  • Prepare or review single-discipline, complex reports / studies; Participate in the preparation of multi-discipline reports; Review studies and reports to ensure that conclusions are technically sound, cost-effective, and clearly communicated
  • Provide single-discipline input to multi-discipline budgets, schedules, and work plans; Monitors budgets, schedules, and progress for assigned tasks and staff to keep assigned responsibilities within budget and on schedule
  • Communicate clearly and effectively (oral and written) when supervising and conveying information to management; Communicate appropriate information in a timely manner
  • Provide coordination and communication with clients to ensure that project scope and direction (for his/her discipline) are meeting clients' intended needs
  • Attend project team meetings and perform field walkdowns
  • Mentor junior engineers

Must be a U.S. Citizen; Dual citizenship with a country other than the U.S. does not qualify.

Essential skills and experience:

  • BSME or MSME degree in engineering from an ABET-accredited program, with a Professional Engineering License in Mechanical Engineering
  • 10 years of progressive responsible experience in mechanical engineering in a nuclear environment (DOE preferred, commercial nuclear power, U.S. Navy or related support industries considered)
  • Experience with specialty equipment (e.g., gloveboxes, pressure vessels, fume hoods, etc.) design and analysis a must; Similar project experience will be considered
  • Experience with producing engineering designs and analysis for piping, HVAC, or radioactive material handling systems; Experience with more than one type of system is a plus
  • Experience with ASME B31 and / or AG-1 and N509 / 510 codes
  • Proficiency in computational engineering analysis software such as ANSYS, AFT Fathom, Arrow, Impulse, etc.
  • Must be able to obtain US Government security clearance

Valued but not required skills and experience:

  • Field engineering and construction experience is a plus

Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.

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