Fuel Assembly Mechanical Designer

Date: 13 Jul 2024

Location: Torino, IT

Company: newcleo

Role Description
We are looking for a Fuel Assembly Mechanical Designer who wil collaborate to the Lead Fast Reactor (LFR) design activities and experimental facilities, focusing-on design concepts development for fuel assembly mechanical parts with operation in molten lead.


Main Activities

  • Ensure the execution of design activities in accordance with best engineering practices. 
  • Develop the 3D model and 2D drawings of fuel assembly, from basic design up to detail drawing.
  • Manage the 3D model interfaces within a BIM context and PLM system.
  • Perform basic sizing of structural elements, for mechanical components under irradiation (fuel assembly).
  • Contribute to the purchasing technical documentation for component supply.
  • Technical evaluation and alignment of manufacturer bids for the supply of equipment.
  • Preparation and participation in kick-off meetings, review meetings, design meetings and studies.
  • Ensure that equipment manufacturers are delivering in accordance with the defined design and manage as-built reconciliation by non-conformities. Supervise expediting.
  • Contribute to the development and update of Newcleo’s General Specifications and standard procedures in the discipline.
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary engineering teams, especially core design and thermalhydraulics.
  • Coordinate assigned work with other technical personnel as directed.
  • Participates in and fosters a work environment that is based upon openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.


Desired Qualifications    

  • Degree in Nuclear, Mechanical Engineering. Master or PhD is a plus.
  • Fluent Italian and English. French is a plus. 
  • Experience of design, fabrication, and assembly of mechanical components.
  • Good knowledge of SolidWorks for 3D/2D Modelling or other 3D tools.
  • Experience in a nuclear or other highly regulated environment and good understanding of safety aspects would be a definite advantage.
  • Experience of engineering aspects related to manufacturing, design, fabrication, and assembly of complex mechanical components (including welding and non-destructive testing topics).
  • Experience of engineering aspects related to design, fabrication, and assembly of fuel assembly (or other component under irradiation) is an asset.
  • Not more than/At least 5 years’ experience (depending of seniority Junior/Senior) in an Engineering Unit at any industrial mechanical design company or at any mechanical workshop in one or more of the following fields: mechanical components design and manufacturing; manufacturing and assembly of large mechanical components / equipment; design components/mechanism for industrial applications.