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Sr Mechanical Engineer

  • Job reference: AE-000440
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Richland
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 3rd largest global design firm by ENR in 2018 with nearly 55,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

SNC-Lavalin Atkins business seeks a Sr Mechanical Engineer to join the nuclear team in Richland, WA.


Initiates and develops mechanical equipment designs. May use computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform assignments. Able to take mechanical systems from concept through to commissioning and testing. Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments. Makes decisions independently on complex engineered systems, commensurate with experience and seniority.


• Performs a variety of engineering calculations using traditional engineering methods to document compliance with project and code requirements, which may include stress calculations, limits and fits and equipment sizing.
• Generates and is fully conversant with drawings, layout drawings, arrangement, assembly and detail drawings, specifications and data sheets.
• Assists in the preparation and approval of design documents and plant modifications, including supervision of designers in document development in accordance with approved procedures, processes and design requirements.
• Provides technical expertise and guidance to develop, manage and implement engineering analysis, activities and programs to identify and resolve equipment and system problems.
• Familiar with national codes and standards appropriate to the Mechanical Engineering discipline.
• Ensures relevant design criteria, specifications, practices, procedures and codes and site design and safety and licensing basis are used in preparation of design media.
• Interfaces with staff, within the team and supporting sub-contractors to ensure work is completed in a safe and efficient manner, ensuring that safety is an integral element embodied in equipment design and specification.
• Works in multi-discipline teams on project-based work and ensures integration of design across multiple disciplines.
• Performs checking to ensure accuracy of design media in accordance with company policies and procedures and client expectations.
• Works to assigned schedules ensuring the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of work and initiates corrective measures to overcome delays.
• Understands, complies and is responsible for working to environmental health and safety policies and procedures and attends meetings as required. Provides supervision and leadership to members of the design team, commensurate with seniority.
• Recommends new equipment, concepts and techniques to improve performance, simplify design, reduce costs, correct design flaws or to comply with changes in client requirements, codes or regulations.
• Performs independent research, reviews, studies and analyses in support of plant changes and design modifications.
• Supports installation and testing of site systems and components.
• Participates in the preparation of cost estimates for engineering services to internal and external clients and coordinates work assignments to meet project-established schedules and budgets.
• Relies on extensive experience and judgment.
• Leads and directs the work of others.
• Significant creativity and latitude is required.
• May act as Lead Discipline Engineer or Engineering Manager on dedicated Project(s).
• Performs other duties as assigned.



• Master's degree required in Mechanical engineering or related with 5+ years of experience, Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering or related with 10+ years of experience or related technical degree and/or equivalent experience
• Professional Engineering License highly preferred
• Minimum of 10 years’ experience



• Strong communication skills – able to present design media to clients and customers
• Advanced computer skills, including the use of Mechanical Equipment design software and Microsoft Office
• Detailed knowledge in functional discipline and its practical application
• Detailed knowledge of industry codes and regulations
• Detailed knowledge of the management of complex engineering projects


Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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