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Job Opening: Thermal Hydraulics Engineer

Company Brief

Terrestrial Energy is a developer of Generation IV advanced nuclear power plants that use its proprietary Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®) technology.  IMSR® technology represents true innovation in cost reduction, versatility and functionality of nuclear power plants.  IMSR® power plants will provide zero-carbon, reliable, dispatchable, cost-competitive electric power and high-grade industrial heat for use in many industrial applications, such as chemical synthesis and desalination, and in so doing extend the application of nuclear energy far beyond electric power markets.  We have the potential to make important contributions to industrial competitiveness, energy security, and economic growth.  Our deployment will support rapid global decarbonization of the primary energy system by displacing fossil fuel combustion across a broad spectrum.  Using an innovative design, and proven and demonstrated molten salt reactor technology, we are engaged with regulators and industrial partners to complete IMSR® engineering and to commission first IMSR® power plants in the late 2020s.  To execute this plan, we are now looking to add talented people to the team, each of whom will:

  • improve our team by adding diverse perspectives and innovative ways of problem solving
  • have demonstrated exceptional results in engineering projects
  • be a team player with the ability to collaborate closely and interact with other groups
  • be flexible and adaptable to change
  • have skillset and experience that relate to the following role:

Title

Thermal Hydraulics Engineer / Designer

Reports To

Thermal Hydraulics Manager

Job Duties

The Thermal Hydraulics Engineer / Designer, under the direction of the Thermal Hydraulics Manager, is primarily responsible for thermal hydraulic design, simulation, analysis and R&D support. Other responsibilities include:

  • Develop thermal hydraulic models in the system level thermal hydraulic codes
  • Perform steady state and transient simulations; sensitivity analysis and optimization studies to improve designs
  • Prepare simulation results reports, assessment reports and design documents
  • Develop codes in programming language to support simulations
  • Present the simulation results to the higher management to support decision making
  • Perform code-to-code validation with CFD models
  • Coordinate with other disciplines such as physics, chemistry and/or mechanical
  • Contribute in the design development of the IMSR® technology
  • Support development of the thermal hydraulic experimental test setups, review and interpret test results to improve design and simulation models
  • Review assessment documents and provide comments

Core Competencies

  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Power plant engineering
  • Simulation experience
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Results Orientation
  • Team player with the ability to collaborate and interact with other groups
  • Flexible and adaptable to change

Requirements

  • Minimum undergraduate degree in mechanical, chemical or nuclear engineering or science degree
  • Minimum 4 to 5 years of work experience preferable in power industry, and focus in thermal hydraulic design and analysis
  • Working knowledge of system level thermal hydraulic codes such as Flownex, Aspen, Ebsilon
  • Working knowledge of any programming language such as C#, C++ or Python
  • Extensive knowledge of thermodynamics and heat transfer fundamentals
  • Knowledgeable in the working principles of pumps and heat exchangers
  • Skills and ability to learn new technology
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills
  • Flexibility to adjust to shifting priorities and deadlines
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication (both written and verbal) skills
  • Skilled at developing and maintaining strong relationships across all levels of the organization and with external customers and vendors

Assets

  • Education in the nuclear field
  • Registered as P.Eng. in Professional Engineers Ontario
  • Design / refurbishment experience of nuclear reactors
  • Knowledge of molten salt nuclear reactor working principles

TEI values diversity in its workforce and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. TEI is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age

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Learn More About Terrestrial Energy

Terrestrial Energy is an industry-leading technology company committed to delivering reliable, emission-free, and cost-competitive nuclear energy with a truly innovative advanced reactor design, the Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®).