Lead Mechanical Engineer

at Sargent & Lundy in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description


This role offers a hybrid work arrangement. You’ll spend three days a week in the office, giving you the flexibility to work remotely for two days. You will be involved in nuclear power plant systems design, including preparation or review of:

+ Modification packages for operating nuclear power plants

+ Functional mechanical drawings and/or drawings for nuclear power plant systems

+ Engineering analyses and evaluations to support modifications and operation of plant systems

+ Technical specifications and procurement documents for plant equipment

+ Vendor bid evaluations for plant equipment

+ Studies and options evaluations for modifications to operating nuclear power plants

In addition, you will have the opportunity to:

+ Develop engineering cost estimates for small to mid-sized client-requested work scopes

+ Visit client office and/or plant site locations to interface with the client and make presentations related to engineering tasks and status

+ Lead engineering project teams


We do not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position.

+ BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited program

+ A minimum of 10 years of experience in the nuclear power industry

+ Working knowledge of codes, standards, and regulations that apply to mechanical engineering design of nuclear power plants

+ PE license is beneficial, but not required

Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.

Award Winning Compensation & Benefits

At Sargent & Lundy, we care about the health and well-being of our employees. Our commitment extends beyond the workplace, offering comprehensive healthcare plans and generous paid time off to support our team members in every aspect of their lives. We understand the importance of work-life balance, which is why we are proud to provide competitive, award-winning benefits. Our dedication to employee satisfaction has earned us the prestigious Top Workplaces Culture Excellence Award for compensation and benefits in 2022, 2023, and 2024. Health & Wellness Financial Benefits Work-Life Balance

+ Health Plans: Medical, Dental, Vision

+ Life & Accident Insurance

+ Disability Coverage

+ Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

+ Back-Up Daycare


+ 401(k)

+ Pre-Tax Commuter Account

+ Merit Scholarship Program

+ Employee Discount Program

+ Corporate Charitable Giving Program

+ Tuition Assistance

+ First Professional Licensure Bonus

+ Employee Referral Bonus

+ Paid Annual Personal/Sick Time (PST)

+ Paid Vacation

+ Paid Holidays

+ Paid Parental Leave

+ Paid Bereavement Leave

+ Flexible Work Arrangements

Awards & Recognition



CountryUnited States

Area of InterestMechanical Engineering

TypeFull Time – Regular

Job ID2024-11206

Business GroupNuclear Power Group

DepartmentMechanical Engineering

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Job Posting: JC260579457

Posted On: May 31, 2024

Updated On: Jul 16, 2024

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