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Strategic Management Solutions, LLC Mechanical Engineer/Pipe Stress Analyst - Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

SMSI provides expert management consulting, program and project management, and technical consulting services to government and private sector clients. A small business founded in 2008, SMSI has built an outstanding reputation for client-focused performance and for delivering results that enable clients to meet commitments and milestones.

EOE/AA - M/F/Vet/Disability/Drug-Free Workplace

SMSI is seeking one full-time onsite Mechanical Engineer/Pipe Stress Analyst to help with US ITER Vacuum and ECH/ICH groups at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Performs and checks calculations, and solves problems of high engineering complexity related to piping, diagnostics, transmission lines, and vacuum systems

  • Review’s specifications, drawings, and vendor equipment documentation from both within the discipline as well as from other disciplines for compliance with project requirements and actively seeks resolution

  • Ensures adherence to Industry codes and standards as well as department practices and procedures

  • Work with Technical managers, engineer, designers, and fabrication vendors to design and analyze complex piping systems and components

  • Conduct document checking and design verification tasks in accordance with company and project procedures.

  • Contribute to design documentation and deliverables such as piping flexibility and stress reports, nozzle load reports, pipe support load calculations, and specialty item data sheets such as spring supports.

  • Perform and check analysis and calculations, check isometrics, conduct studies and prepare reports.

  • Interface with Piping Design and Civil/Structural Disciplines.

  • Developed pipe support standards and other pipe stress related specification such as expansion joints based on client requirement

    Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related field and minimum 5 years of experience

  • Background performing stress analysis

  • Working knowledge of applicable codes and standards such as ASME B31.3

  • Pipe Stress Analysis experience with Caesar II, minimum 3 years.

  • Experience working on nuclear piping systems

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (or related field) and minimum 4 years of experience performing stress analysis

  • Experience with ANSYS and 3D modeling software such as CATIA

  • Perform stress analysis of critical piping for different condition such as thermal and seismic

  • Perform fatigue analysis of piping system for applicable number of cycles

  • Experience in hangers-snubbers-struts-sway and brace-engineered supports constant and variable spring cans

  • Exposure to compressors, pumps, air coolers, exchangers, and tanks

  • Knowledge of the engineering development process and typical Piping Engineering deliverables such as piping isometrics, piping line classes, line designation tables, specialty items, and material selection diagrams.

  • Dynamic Analysis, Flange Leakage Check and Piping Flexibility

  • Flange and bolting analysis for flange pre-load

    All Candidates must Possess:

  • US Citizenship

  • Ability to pass pre-employment drug screening

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Capability with MS Office Suite

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interface with clients, contractors, and consultants on a day-to-day basis.


  • Excellent Salary

  • 401(k)

  • Paid Time Off

  • Medical Coverage

  • Dental Coverage

  • Vision Coverage

  • Life Insurance

  • Disability Insurance

  • Other Benefits