Framatome Engineer I / Engineering Design Spec. - Chemical Applications - January 2019 in Lynchburg, Virginia

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Framatome is a major international player in the nuclear energy market recognized for its innovative solutions and value-added technologies for designing, building, maintaining, and advancing the global nuclear fleet. The company designs, manufactures, and installs components and fuel for nuclear power plants and offers a full range of reactor services.

With 14,000 employees worldwide, every day Framatome’s expertise helps its customers improve the safety and performance of their nuclear plants and achieve their economic and societal goals.

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Framatome is owned by the EDF Group (75.5%), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI – 19.5%) and Assystem (5%).


Framatome’s Installed Base (IB) Business Unit is responsible for all types of services and maintenance activities for commercial nuclear operating plants. The IB NDE Solutions Business Group (IBN-A) manages specialty NDE inspections, steam generator services, chemistry & chemical application services, and Balance of Plant (BOP) repair services and sales activity for primarily the US nuclear market, while pursuing specific global opportunities, by leveraging its competitive position and cultivating relationships to selectively maintain customers and win new business.

The Chemistry and Steam Generator Component Engineering team support primary and secondary chemistry operations at US commercial nuclear plants. These support activities include chemical process applications to decontaminate nuclear piping systems and remove nuclear plant systems deposits/sludge build up.

Nuclear plant systems that may be decontaminated include Reactor Coolant Systems or portions of the coolant system. Steam Generators, heat exchangers as well as piping systems outside of the nuclear island are cleaned. This group designs the application process, identifies the optimum solvent, and applies the process onsite after setting up and testing the applications equipment.


This position requires the ability to engineer or have demonstrated the ability to learn to engineer equipment and processes used in chemical process applications in support of nuclear component chemical cleaning and decontamination projects. The chemical process/applications engineer will be responsible for fluid system design, documentation, and operation to support chemical cleaning projects and waste processing.


Daily activities will be diverse and largely depend on the status of each project assignment and your designated role on that assignment. In general, tasks include:

  • Working closely with process chemists and control engineers to ensure the application process is set up to perform as designed to achieve provide maximum output levels and efficiently run the process

  • Designing plant and equipment configuration so that they can be readily adapted to suit the plant assets and configurations and the process technologies involved, taking environmental and economic aspects into account

  • Setting up scale-up and scale-down processes including appropriate changes to equipment design and configuration

  • Assessing options for process improvements, expansion or reconfiguration by developing and testing process simulation models

  • Designing, installing and commissioning new process applications, including monitoring developments and troubleshooting

  • Optimizing process production by analyzing processes and compiling de-bottleneck studies

  • Applying new technologies and researching new products from trial through to commercialization and improving products and services

  • Use computer models, i.e., Solid Works, to work out the safest and most cost-effective production methods

  • Ensuring potential safety issues related to the project, environment, and process are considered at all stages.

  • Develop methods to deal with by-products and waste materials in a safe way

  • Monitor production, anticipate challenges, and deal with problems

  • Work closely with quality control and health and safety managers

Working hours and environments

Working hours are typically 8am to 5pm, with the potential to work overtime to meet project deadlines. Contracted project execution will involve shift work, including day/night shifts and weekends. Work will occur in an office environment, laboratories, and nuclear power plants. Development work may progress from design in the office to test in the lab to implement and perform at a plant site, so travel would be required at certain stages of a project. In some environments, you may need to wear protective clothing or use equipment like safety glasses, steel toe/composite safety shoes, ear protectors, gloves and a hard hat.

All candidates must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for this opportunity.

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or applicable applied science field completed by start date. Candidates with an advanced degree and/or experience may be considered for a higher level position. (Please attach a copy of your academic transcript when applying to this position)

  • P roficient in using Microsoft ® Word and Excel

  • Available to begin work by January 2019 or sooner

  • Must be able to obtain unescorted commercial nuclear and Department of Energy facility site access

The following requirements are desired and will be used to differentiate all candidates who apply for this position.

  • Available to begin work immediately

  • US Navy Nuclear Power Program background

  • Previous Framatome internship experience

  • Background and/or coursework with piping and fluid dynamic systems, instrumentation drawings, and rotating equipment

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in academic and/or industry related organizations

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • A nalytical and problem-solving ability

  • C areful and methodical approach with good attention to detail

  • C reativity and innovation

  • Proven self-starter, able to work/think independently, and budget time across multiple tasks

  • This opportunity is in Lynchburg, Virginia *

After work you will enjoy all that Central Virginia has to offer. From beautiful Smith Mountain Lake to the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains you can hike, mountain bike, snowboard and water ski to your hearts content. You'll avoid the traffic hassles of a major city, while being in driving distance to many of the major cities, beaches and attractions along the mid-Atlantic coast. Take in a minor league baseball game or one of the many festivals in the region. Our Young Generation Nuclear group hosts numerous social and professional development events that will allow you to quickly build relationships and advance your career.

We offer competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals. Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility. Framatome recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs.

Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking. Join Framatome today, revolutionize the energy industry and energize your future!

Framatome is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


Title: Engineer I / Engineering Design Spec. - Chemical Applications - January 2019

Location: NORTH AMERICA-Virginia-Lynchburg - MRR

Requisition ID: DES03125