Principal Engineer - Thermal-Hydraulics

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Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.


Principal Engineer – Thermal-Hydraulics


Your Day-to-Day:

  • Lead thermal-hydraulic analysis activities of nuclear fuel and related components:
    • Support new fuel development projects as the thermal-hydraulic analysis lead.
    • Perform fuel assembly thermal-hydraulic analysis for existing plants.
  • Lead fuel assembly and components thermal-hydraulic testing activities for new fuel development projects.
  • Develop knowledge of nuclear steam supply systems, fuel assembly mechanical design, and structure of reactor core internals.
  • Develop detailed knowledge of fluid Mechanics in reactors, fuel assembly and fuel rod vibration, heat transfer in reactors and core components, fretting wear, and departure from nucleate boiling thermal analysis.
  • Interface with customers, vendors, and other internal functional groups in support of Westinghouse business activities.
  • As Westinghouse Nuclear Fuels organization has many projects, the ability to support, prioritize, and drive multiple projects to completion is expected.

Who You Are:
As a successful candidate, you will bring the following to the team:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent degree, additional advanced degree is a plus.
  • 5-10 years of experience preferably in Thermal-Hydraulic analysis and testing. Experience with CFD analysis, two phase flow is a plus.
  • Strong analytical, communication, organizational, and time management skills..
  • Programming in MATLAB, Linux, LabVIEW is a plus.

Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being. In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting http://www.westinghousenuclear.com.

EOE of Minorities / Females / Vets / Disability.