Principal Mechanical Engineer

Requisition Number:  13486
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co

Hopkins, US

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 Mechanical Engineer

If this sounds like an environment you would thrive in, we have an exciting opportunity

for a Principal Mechanical Engineer based in Columbia, SC. 

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Responsible for advanced mechanical design activities using established Westinghouse and first-of-a-kind methodologies for the development of new nuclear fuel products and enhancements of existing fuel products.
  • Oversee the design, development, implementation, and analysis of complex engineering solutions.
  • Provide subject matter leadership in multifaceted teams with focus on new product development or issue resolution.
  • Lead testing activities of nuclear fuel and related components.  This includes development of test plans, testing oversight, compilation, and processing of test data, and performing design analysis based on test data output.
  • Leads and performs a variety of analysis activities to support manufacturability changes and resolution of manufacturing quality issues.
  • Provide leadership by example to ensure policies, practices, and procedures are understood and followed by other team members.
  • Provide coaching, mentorship, and support for the technical development of less experienced engineers.
  • Interface with customers, vendors, and other internal functional groups in support of Westinghouse Business activities.


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

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering (or comparable technical degree) required.
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant engineering experience (10+ preferred).
  • Strong analytical, communication, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Experience with Stress Analyst
  • Experience interfacing with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience in SolidWorks, Ansys, and MATLAB 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

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