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FEA Stress Analysis Engineer

companyStructural Integrity Associates, Inc.
locationSan Jose, CA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Structural Integrity Associates, Inc. (SIA) is seeking a senior level engineering consultant to join our Nuclear business unit. The position will be based in one of our main offices: San Jose, CA; Centennial, CO; or Huntersville, NC. Remote work will also be considered.

The ideal candidate will possess a background in mechanics/structural engineering and be responsible for engineering consulting work supporting the energy industry. The role will be to support project teams in the areas of finite element modeling, stress analysis, fatigue and fracture mechanics and related fields.

The work environment is a dynamic team based on project requirements. Each project team is usually led by an industry expert and composed of engineers from various engineering disciplines such as stress analysis, fracture mechanics, structural dynamics, and material science.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Stress analysis of power plant structures, pressure vessels, piping systems, rotating equipment and other power plant components using both classical and numerical methods
  • Stress analyses using the guidelines in the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code
  • Supporting and leading the finite element analysis team
  • Support fatigue management programs for various components
  • Participation in design and repair projects of pressure vessel/piping components
  • Communication with clients to provide engineering solutions, results, and analyses
  • Participate in client, vendor, and internal team meetings

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline
  • 8+ years (with MS) or 10+ years (with BS) of related engineering experience
  • Advanced finite element analysis of vessel, piping, valves and other nuclear components
  • Experience with mechanical, thermal, and modal analyses, and non-linear metallic material models
  • Advanced skills in ANSYS APDL/Workbench (ABAQUS is a plus)
  • Assist and lead in maintaining company standards related to finite element analysis
  • Proficiency in ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (Section III and Section XI)
  • Proficiency in writing technical reports and communication skills

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  • PE License
  • Experience in writing scripts and subroutines for finite element codes (e.g., python)
  • Experience in computational fracture mechanics
  • Experience in CFD simulations in ANSYS 
  • Project management skills

The salary range for this role in San Jose, CA is $125,000 to $189,500. Exact pay will be commensurate with experience, education, and location.

Certain positions at SIA may require access to information and technology which is subject to the export control regulations of the United States. Hiring decisions for such positions are required by law to be made in compliance with these regulations and may result in SIA limiting its consideration of certain applicants.

About Us:
At Structural Integrity Associates, Inc. (SIA), employees are proud to be part of a company where contributions are valued. Join a team of internationally recognized experts in a culture based on knowledge, excellence, and respect for one another. Our employees are members of a distinct community of internationally respected professionals committed to quality, engineering innovation and a shared goal of building a safer world.

Why Work at SIA?
SIA offers a competitive salary and performance-based bonus program. Our retirement benefits include a Traditional 401k, Roth 401k, and an employer match. To help employees maintain a work-life balance, SIA also offers various paid time off including vacation, floating holidays, sick time, and parental leave.

Our employees also enjoy a comprehensive benefits program that includes the following:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health Savings Account with employer contribution
  • Flexible Spending Account for health care and dependent care
  • ID theft protection and credit monitoring

Structural Integrity Associates, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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