Full-Time

Thermofluids Engineer

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Last Energy

Last Energy

51-200 employees

Open-source development for small nuclear reactors

Hardware
Energy

Senior, Expert

Washington, DC, USA

Required Skills
Python
Communications
MATLAB
Autodesk CFD
FEM/FEA
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
  • Masters or PhD degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering is preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in a relevant profession
  • Experience with computational simulation tools such as ANSYS/CFX/Fluent, OpenFOAM, COMSOL, MATLAB, Simulink, Simscape, Modelica, Aspen, Python, or StarCCM+
  • Programming experience for providing numerical solutions is preferred but not necessary
  • Experience with standard “hand-calculation” engineering design methods for scoping and verification activities
  • Proficiency in utilizing advanced optimization techniques to enhance thermal system performance
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in cross-functional teams
  • Creative thinking and a passion for innovation in thermal design
Responsibilities
  • Application of standard methods of design and analysis to provide pragmatic engineering solutions to fluid and heat transfer systems across the plant
  • Perform steady-state/transient fluid flow and heat transfer analysis of industrial turbulent systems at the component (equipment) and system (plant) levels
  • Model and simulate single and multiphase flows
  • 2D/3D Component level analysis through the use of Finite Volume Method (CFD) codes with and without high-performance computing resources
  • 1D system-level analysis via “system” codes, dynamic process simulators, and/or heat and flow network codes
  • Potential Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) coupled analysis between FEA and CFD codes for challenging structural problems
  • Conduct thorough validation and verification of numerical models, ensuring accuracy and reliability in simulation results
  • Aid in the design of laboratory and rig-scale experiments for verification and validation of thermal systems
  • Develop system/component design requirements and acceptance criteria in line with best practices and regulatory guidance
  • Oversight of external Scopes of Work and academic activities

OPEN100 is an open-source academic development framework for small, standard, pressurized water reactors, aiming to accelerate the deployment of nuclear energy as a solution to climate change. The company offers reference plant schematics and a platform for ongoing research and design work, with the goal of reducing construction time and costs for nuclear power projects.

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding

$44M

Headquarters

Washington, District of Columbia

Founded

2020

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

22%

1 year growth

66%

2 year growth

275%