Seismic Engineer (Risk Analysis Support)

Kennesaw, Georgia
05 Oct 2016
19 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
ENERCON Services, is an employee owned, premier Engineering and Environmental Services Company. Our double-digit year-over-year growth is fueled by the quality of work we perform as an EOC (Engineer of Choice) to a large base of the power facilities in the US, as well as to an expanding global customer base. We are the #1 ranked Nuclear Engineering firm (; June 2015). Ranked #103 of the Top 200 Environmental firms, our Environmental Services practice area performs environmental consulting services for a variety of industries, including Utilities, Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Mining, Petro-Chemical, Industrial, Commercial, Water & Wastewater Treatment, and Land Development.

We are currently looking for a Seismic Engineer (Risk Analysis Support) to join the ENERCON Team.

In this role, your Key Responsibilities will be to provide seismic engineering support for probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) of nuclear facilities. Your Key Responsibilities will be to:

• Gather and interpret structural and mechanical aspects of nuclear power plant (NPP) structures, systems, and components (SSCs) that affect seismic risk analyses;
• Participate in seismic walk-downs of nuclear facilities;
• Prepare seismic margin and / or seismic fragility calculations considering failure modes including of anchorage, functionality, and structural integrity;
• Develop finite element structural models, perform time-history seismic analysis, and generate in-structure response spectra.

As a qualified candidate, you will have the above experience and meet the below requirements:

• B.S. degree in civil or mechanical engineering from an accredited university with experience in applying seismic engineering principles to analysis of structures and components, or M.S. degree (or higher) with additional coursework in seismic engineering, especially seismic hazard analysis and ground motion prediction, probabilistic risk analysis, seismic fragility evaluation;
• 8 years of seismic engineering including dynamic design experience;
• Thorough understanding of seismic engineering fundamentals and applications;
• Ability to work with minimal supervision and provide technical guidance to support staff;
• Ability and willingness to apply established technical knowledge to less familiar applications;
• Flexibility to respond and adapt to client and project needs;
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Familiarity with major structural and mechanical systems of NPPs, their seismic design basis, and the impact of seismic response on their safety functions;
• Knowledge of seismic margin methods, including development of "high confidence of low probability of failure" (HCLPF) capacities of NPP SCCs;
• Knowledge of seismic fragility evaluation methods and their application to a seismic PRA;
• Experience with seismic IPEEE and / or USI A-46 nuclear plant programs;
• Qualification as a SQUG Seismic Capability Engineer.

ENERCON Services, Inc. (ENERCON) is a 32-year old, employee-owned, consulting company, providing premier engineering and technical services to companies in the energy, utility, and industrial verticals, as well as to governmental agencies across the US and Internationally. ENERCON is an employee owned company with excellent benefits and career opportunities. To learn more about ENERCON and career opportunities at our other locations, visit us at .

ENERCON Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer (EEO/AA)