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Job Description

TITLE: Test Integration Engineer

LOCATION: Bellevue, WA

TerraPower is a nuclear technology company based in Bellevue, Washington. At its core, the company is working to raise living standards globally through a more affordable, secure and environmentally friendly form of nuclear energy along with innovations in medical isotopes to improve human health. In 2006, TerraPower originated with Bill Gates and a group of like-minded visionaries who evaluated the fundamental challenges to raising living standards around the world. They recognized energy access was crucial to the health and economic well-being of communities and decided that the private sector needed to take action and create energy sources that would advance global energy deployment. TerraPower’s mission is to be a world leader in new nuclear technologies, while developing innovators and future leaders in the nuclear field. As a result, the company’s activities in the fields of nuclear energy and related sciences are yielding significant innovations in the safety and economics of nuclear power, hybrid energy and medical applications – all for significant human health benefits.

TerraPower is seeking to hire highly motivated and forward-thinking professionals who are interested in focusing on advanced nuclear reactor research and development and influencing change within the nuclear power landscape and bringing forward the critical production of medical isotopes. TerraPower is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. In addition, as a federal contractor, TerraPower has instituted an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) in an effort to proactively recruit, hire, and promote women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans.

Lead Test Integration Engineer

TerraPower, LLC, is seeking to hire a highly motivated Test Integration Engineer. In this role, you will act as a Test integration Engineer for TerraPower’s large sodium test facility supporting the development of advanced nuclear reactor projects. The Test Integration Engineer will work as part of a high-performing team of engineers and scientists, using their testing experience to guide and inform the development of the new test facility. The prime responsibilities include coordinating engineers working on systems, components, and testing plans for critical components, ensuring the test facility is appropriately designed to execute its testing mission.


· Will serve as a lead integration engineer supporting large component test facility design and deployment, with an emphasis on testing system design

· Responsible for coordinating geographically diverse design team members to develop supporting design documentation and interface control documents. The team is composed of TerraPower employees, subcontracted resources, partner employees, and customers.

· Develop, maintain, and refine plant level and system level requirement and specification documents, as well as support digital design tools and configuration management processes.

· Lead and support design reviews and resolution of cross functional technical concerns.

· Lead and support design of instrumentation for testing, based around data acquisition control hardware and software, to meet experimental test objectives.

· Lead and support the development and documentation of test plans, test designs and test procedures for experimental work in the large sodium test facility.

Key Qualifications and Skills

· Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Engineering.

· At least 5 years of combined experience in a test engineering and facility engineering.

· Experience working in a laboratory environment or industrial environment.

· Experience in design and application of experimental hardware, instrumentation, and engineering laboratory practices.

· Experience writing test plans and procedures.

· Experience with developing and installing new builds or modifications to industrial facilities.

· Experience in hands-on laboratory work (analytical methods, glovebox work, standard laboratory practices).

· Ability to work with a multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists in a design environment to develop novel testing approaches and equipment.

· Ability to work on tasks that require a multi-disciplinary approach.

· Ability to lead the analysis, development, and planning of tests of highly complex equipment with limited design inputs.

· Strong understanding of configuration management principles, as well as knowledge of design control tools application on nuclear or similar complex industrial applications.

· Ability to deliver projects that include many competing objectives and design constraints, with ability to resolve conflicts between objectives.

· Ability to work on multiple tasks concurrently during a given work week.

· Excellent technical writing, communication, and presentation skills.

· Ability to work on tasks that require a multi-disciplinary approach.

· Candidate must be a self-starter and possess ability to coordinate and lead a design team’s effort with minimal direction.

· Nuclear experience and working under a certified NQA-1 program preferred but not required.

· The successful candidate will possess a high degree of trust and integrity, communicate openly and display respect and a desire to foster teamwork.

Job Functions

Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

· Motor Abilities: Sitting and standing for extended periods, bending/stooping, grasping/gripping, fine motor control (hands).

· Physical exertion and/or requirements: Minimal, with ability to safely lift up to 50 pounds.

· Repetitive work: Prolonged.

· Special Senses: Visual and audio focused work and ability to perform role in personal protective equipment.

· Work Conditions: Stairs, typing/keyboard, standard and/or sitting working environment of >8 hrs./day.

TerraPower’s technology is controlled for export by various agencies of the U.S. Government. TerraPower must evaluate applicants who are foreign nationals (other than asylees, refugees, or lawful permanent residents) in accordance with U.S. Government export control requirements. To facilitate TerraPower’s export control reviews, you will be asked as part of the application process to identify whether you are a U.S. Citizen or national, asylee, refugee, or lawful permanent resident of the United States. Government export authorization approval times vary. Based on the business needs for a particular position, TerraPower may not consider a foreign national from a country if it is impracticable to obtain timely Government export approval.

Job details

Salary Range Level 10: $105,236 - $157,855

Salary Range Level 11: $116,030 - $193,384

*Typically, our employee salaries are within .90 – 1.0 of the mid-point of the posted salary bands. Any salary offered within the posted salary band is based on market data and commensurate with the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience. This range is specific to Washington State.


· Competitive Compensation

· Salary, eligible to participate in discretionary short-term incentive payments

· Comprehensive Medical and Wellness Benefits Medical

o Vision

o Dental

o Life

o Life and Disability

o Gender Affirmation Benefits

o Parental Leave

o 401k Plan

o Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)

§ 21 days of annually accrued PTO

o Generous Holiday Schedule

§ 10 paid holidays

o Relocation Assistance

o Professional and Educational Support Opportunities

o Flexible Work Schedule

TerraPower Career and Benefits information: https://www.terrapower.com/contact-us/careers/

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