Structural Engineer

PMT Nuclear (Preferred Metal Technologies, Inc.) is a company that specializes in designing, manufacturing, qualifying and testing safety related and non-safety related custom HVAC equipment to commercial nuclear power plants.  With over 100,000 sq. ft. of fabrication space and over 400 qualified welders at our disposal, we have the resources and manpower to support the largest of projects.   We strive to meet our commitments to clients, develop our people and help improve communities.

Located in our beautiful Woodridge, IL facility and reporting to the Division Manager, of our PMT Nuclear division.  The Structural Engineer is responsible to review and analyze the designs of PMT equipment to ensure that the stress levels are under allowable limits.  This could entail analyzing a fan to determine the maximum allowable operating pressure, analyzing an air handling unit to validate the unit is seismically rugged & specify the anchorage details to mount it to the floor, or determine the allowable nozzle loads on a cooling coil. In this role, you will work directly with our engineers and designers to ensure that the equipment is properly designed to withstand all design loads.  The Structural Engineer will have to prepare formal reports that will be submitted to customers for review/approval.  This position is for somebody who likes challenges and will enjoy constantly working on new / different projects for different customers across the country.



  • Utilize ANSYS® and or hand calculations as required to perform structural analysis on PMT designed HVAC equipment such as dampers, ductwork, fans/blowers, air handling units, chillers, filtration units, heat exchangers, and piping systems.
  • Generate comprehensive reports documenting the structural analysis; work with customers to resolve any of their comments, update the reports, and get the reports approved.

  • Review design drawings, assist in design of custom equipment, provide guidance and feedback on how to improve designs if the analysis determines high stress areas of a component.

  • Determine anchor loading / analyze equipment mounting.
  • Review customer specifications and ensure PMT designed equipment conforms to specification requirements.

  • Generate and review calculations / reports.

  • Provide supplemental engineering support on other projects as needed, possibly managing projects of your own as the company’s workload dictates. 

  • Work within the requirements of the PMT 10 CFR 50 Appendix B Quality Assurance Program.



  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in structural engineering or mechanical engineering from an accredited institution.

  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE), or currently endeavoring to become a PE.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and work in a team environment.

  • Proficient in ANSYS®, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe.

  • Some minor amount of travel out of state may be required; typically a trip would only be a few days for a site meeting or walk down.
  • Must be able to gain unescorted access to nuclear power plants.

  • Ability to understand and interpret customer specifications and national standards (e.g. ASME, IEEE, etc.…).

  • Must be thorough in generating clear and concise documentation.
  • PMT Nuclear is a drug free workplace; Employees must pass random drug tests given by PMT and drug tests to gain access to nuclear power plants.


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