The Naval Nuclear Laboratory is looking for a mechanical engineer to join the Structural Methods and Analysis Development (SMAD) team. The qualified individual to join our team will need expertise in computational structural mechanics and finite element analysis theory and application. SMAD is part of a multi-site, multi-organization group that has cognizance over structural design and analysis of U.S. Naval nuclear propulsion plants. SMAD’s mission is threefold:
1) Support the continued safe operation of the current Naval nuclear fleet.
2) Maintain and develop the structural design codes and standards used in Naval nuclear propulsion plant design and continued use.
3) Develop computational methods and software to implement the design codes and perform predictive assessments of structural phenomena such as fatigue and environmentally assisted cracking.
The qualified individual will support each of these areas, with primary responsibility in the computational methods and software development area to support new design and predictive methods. Experience with use and customization of commercial finite element analysis software, data-driven methods, and/or probabilistic analysis is preferred.
Ph.D. degree in engineering or science related field from an accredited college or university; or
MS degree in engineering or Master's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two years of relevant experience
Ph.D. degree in engineering or science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two years of relevant experience; or
MS degree in engineering or Master's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of four years of relevant experience
Proficient in solid modeling and use of commercial finite element analysis (FEA) software
Experience developing and using custom material models and elements in commercial FEA software
Software coding experience using Fortran, C++, Python, or similar language
Experience using structural design standards such as the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.
Experience using Python scripting capabilities in Abaqus or ANSYS Parametric Design Language (APDL)
Proficient use of commercial computational codes such as Matlab, Mathcad, Mathematica, or similar open source tools.
Strong communication skills
Proficient use of Microsoft Office Software
Familiarity with using online meeting tools such as Webex, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams