Full-Time

Senior Engineer

Vessel Design

Posted on 5/22/2024

Kairos Power

Kairos Power

201-500 employees

Develops fluoride salt-cooled high temperature reactors

Hardware
Energy

Senior

Alameda, CA, USA

Requirements
  • Bachelors or Masters in Mechanical Engineering or similar field of study
  • Professional Engineering License, preferably in CA, or the ability to get certification within 6 months
  • 10+ years of experience in engineering organization involved in chemical, power or nuclear industry engineering design
  • Experience in development of stress classification and load combinations for analysis of vessels and other components using ASME Section III Division 5 and Section VIII Division 1 and 2
  • Expert on Codes and Standards specifically ASME Section III Division 5, Section VIII Division 1 and 2, and Piping Codes ASME B31.1 and B31.3
  • Deep knowledge of fatigue, corrosion and high temperature creep life assessment using finite element analyses
  • Experience in interpretation of safe design and construction rules applicable for systems, structures and components (SSC) that conform to ASME Section III and / or Section VIII
  • Experience in representation to Code and Standards Committees, Jurisdictional bodies
  • Experience in leading code and standards committees (ASME) strongly preferred
  • Thoroughly familiar with the application and scope of the ASME BPVC Sec III, Section VIII
  • Knowledge in EN 12952 and EN 13445 preferable
  • Ability to work with highly collaborative team
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently
  • Prioritizes and ensures safety of oneself and others
  • Ability to proactively collect, manage and transfer knowledge
  • Ability to seek different and novel ways to create efficiencies when working on problems, challenges and issues
Responsibilities
  • Develop safe design and construction rules applicable for systems, structures and components (SSC) that conform to ASME Section III and / or Section VIII and enable approval from relevant authorities having jurisdiction
  • Develop detailed engineering design rules for plant systems, structures and components (SSC) in accordance with ASME and other applicable codes and standards
  • Interface with internal and external stakeholders and deconflict technical code compliance issues
  • Provide technical representation on code and standards issues to ASME, NRC and local bodies having jurisdiction
  • Support development stress classification and development of load combinations for analysis of vessels and other components using ASME Section III Division 5 and Section VIII Division 1 and 2
  • Provide deep knowledge of fatigue, corrosion and high temperature creep life assessment using finite element analyses (Ansys preferred) to meet latest codes and standard requirements
  • Visualize and develop various load cases with different operating scenarios (dynamic and static) which include all physical properties of the vessel as applicable
  • Develop guidance on serviceability assessment of damaged or flawed components based on crack growth concepts and fracture mechanics
  • Responsible for development of mechanical component design requirements, design reports, data reports, purchase requirements of metallic components, material specifications in accordance with codes and standards, internal standards and project technical requirements
  • Liaison with internal and external manufacturing teams and resolve technical issues and improve constructability
  • Witness manufacturing, sign design and data reports, maintain liaison with authorized inspection agency
  • Work directly with other disciplines (manufacturing, procurement, civil, and others) to ensure well integrated design that meets manufacturability, cost competitiveness and other requirement
  • Develop and use hand and computer calculations, spreadsheets, programs, or other tools for design
  • Provide organized and well written reports and presentations to describe assumptions, steps taken, and results from work performed
  • Provide leadership by learning, developing, and coordinating new techniques, standardizing procedures, and providing technical instruction and mentoring to department staff
  • Mentor and train entry level engineers in stress analysis and life assessment techniques
  • Assist and provide expert guidance on field inspections, fabrication and installation of equipment
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Kairos Power is focused on developing the KP-FHR, a fluoride salt-cooled high temperature reactor, as a cost-competitive, sustainable energy solution aimed at improving grid resiliency and security. The technology is designed to provide clean, affordable, and safe energy with low maintenance and lifecycle costs, offering a near zero carbon footprint and low potential water consumption.

Company Stage

Grant

Total Funding

$10.1M

Headquarters

Alameda, California

Founded

2016

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

8%

1 year growth

18%

2 year growth

55%
INACTIVE