Senior Process Safety Engineer

Requisition Number:  5919
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co

Burr Ridge, IL, US, 60527

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.


Fauske & Associates, LLC (FAI) is a Westinghouse Electric Company affiliated company located in Burr Ridge, Illinois, approximately 20 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.  The company was founded in 1980 and has brought a high tech capability to the understanding of issues related to both nuclear reactor safety and chemical reactor safety.  The principals and staff are recognized in the nuclear and chemical industries for phenomenological modeling and development of tools related to the prevention and accommodation of chemical and nuclear plant accidents.  The services provided to customers all around the world for the last 30 years are unique and specialized.  They reflect the skill and knowledge of a group of individuals dedicated to providing the best means of protecting mankind and the environment.


If this sounds like an environment you would thrive in, we have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Process Safety Engineer.


Your Day-to-Day:

* As a Senior Engineer, you will perform state-of-the-art laboratory experiments and calculations under the mentorship of your manager or more senior engineers. Other duties and responsibilities listed below and may be assigned on an as-needed basis by your manager.

* Perform laboratory experiments, engineering calculations, and assessments related to process safety, safe operation of nuclear power plants and waste treatment, thermal-hydraulics modeling and analysis, and other duties as assigned by manager
* Support software development by developing and implementing mathematical models into a C++ code base and use Git for source code control
* Prepare appropriate documentation supporting evaluations and analyses
* Verify routine evaluations and analyses performed by others, as qualified
* Plan and schedule own work to meet assignment requirements within schedule and budgetary requirements
* Develop skills necessary to assume more independent assignments and support the business strategic initiatives
* Ensure accuracy and completeness of assigned tasks


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


* Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Required (Chemical, Nuclear, Mechanical); Masters or Doctorate in Engineering Preferred. 
* Preferred Skills: coding in C++, Fortran, Visual Basic, MathCAD, and/or python; experience with source code control
* Preferred Competencies: general mathematical and modeling skills, technical writing, thermodynamics, transport phenomena (momentum, heat, and mass), kinetics, multi-phase flow modeling 



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


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