Principal Mechanical Engineer

Requisition Number:  15634
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co

Rock Hill, SC, US, 29730

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.


If this sounds like an environment you would thrive in, we have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Mechanical Engineer on the advanced reactors.


Please note, relocation assistance will not be provided for this position. 


Your Day-to-Day:

  • Perform and lead others in the design and analyses of the design of the AP1000 and AP300 power plants.
  • Work with other component, system, and manufacturing leads on the integration of the subsystems and work through emergent design issues.
  • Work with testing organization to develop plans for functional and qualification tested as needed.
  • Work with project managers and subsystem/component leads to develop and maintain project schedules.
  • Lead complex technical projects, coordinating multi-functional teams to accomplish project objectives while meeting established schedule and budget requirements.
  • Identify and define technical issues, risks and challenges, direct efforts to successful resolution.
  • Bring engineering rigor to resolution of problems that are sometimes loosely- or only partially defined, requiring knowledge and experience within given discipline.
  • Incorporate the use of industry, regulatory, or NRC/DOE/AMSE codes, standards, and criteria pertinent to nuclear reactors in design activities.
  • Provide technical guidance, direction, and collaborate with other personnel including partners such as national laboratories, sub-contractors, partners, suppliers, fabricators, and customers. 
  • Fast-paced and challenging research and development programs
  • Adaptable and flexible to changes in strategy, market, design or manufacturing.
  • Strong ownership mentality to hold yourself accountable for delivery of high-quality engineering or physical material products.


Who You Are:

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

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering (MS/PhD preferred) (alternate degrees such as nuclear, aerospace, structural engineering, or materials science, etc. will be considered with component design experience)
  • Mechanical PE license
  • Familiarity with advanced reactor technology and designs (preferred)
  • Knowledge in system and component level design
  • Knowledge and experience with HVAC.
  • Significant experience in a technical leadership role, working autonomously as an individual contributor or leading a small technical team – with aspects of design, analysis and manufacturing.
  • Experience with mechanical behavior of materials and components under irradiation conditions. 
  • Strong computer skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects and tasks
  • Minimum of 8+ years of experience required or 6 with an advanced degree (10 plus years of applicable experience preferred).
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident.


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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