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Sargent & Lundy Experienced Mechanical Designer in Richland, Washington


Sargent & Lundy’s Government Services Division provides cutting-edge engineering design and consulting support to the management and operating contractors for US Department of Energy (DOE) sites and national laboratories. Specifically, we support the DOE Environmental Management Directorate as well as the National Nuclear Security Administration laboratories and sites. What does this mean? You can be a part of multi-discipline design teams supporting projects cleaning up the environmental damage associated with the legacy nuclear weapons production complex and/or preserving our country’s nuclear deterrent. Sargent & Lundy’s personnel design facilities, systems, and equipment that treat, store, and dispose of nuclear waste as well as systems that safely handle and process nuclear material. This mission-critical work is meaningful and challenging – work you can be proud of.

  • Perform design of special-purpose, one-of-a-kind equipment including gloveboxes, precision furnaces, hot cells, custom pressure vessels, and the associated controls and auxiliary systems

  • Under the direction of the Mechanical Project Lead, develop drawings and/or 3D CAD models, while working on multi-disciplined design projects

  • Work on challenging assignments that include investigating, troubleshooting, and solving a wide variety of mechanical design issues

  • Utilize 2D and 3D CAD modeling software tools to generate design packages

  • Participate in the coordination of detailed design phases for all aspects of an integrated design model

  • Coordinate and provide support to other designers and project team members to ensure a complete and timely design package

  • Independently plan and execute design deliverables, such as general arrangements, piping isometrics, piping composites, pipe support drawings, and equipment location drawings

  • There may be the opportunity to accompany and assist other designers and engineers in field walkdowns and data gathering at client facilities

  • Develop your career via peer-learning through sharing of knowledge with other experienced designers by way of S&L’s systems of process and associated “Communities of Practice”

  • Provide guidance to others in the development of less-experienced designers and drafters


Must be a U.S. Citizen; Dual citizenship with a country other than the U.S. does not qualify.

Essential skills and experience:

  • A 2-year Associate’s (AA) degree and a minimum of 8 years of experience

  • Proficiency with design software tools such as AutoCAD, Inventor, SolidWorks, or similar, to produce 2D and 3D drawings and models

  • Experience in the review of mechanical equipment, including outlines and interface points, and coordinating and developing the associated deliverables

  • Ability to interface and communicate with engineering and design teams of other disciplines

  • Must be able to obtain US Government security clearance

    Valued but not required skills and experience:

  • BIM modeling using Autodesk products (Revit) or equivalent

  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) experience

    Salary Range



  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Short- & Long-Term Disability

  • Voluntary Insurance – Accident, Critical Illness, and Hospital Indemnity

  • Business Travel Insurance

  • Savings Investment Plan (401k)

  • Paid Time Off

  • Paid Holidays

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • First Professional Licensure Monetary Award

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Parental Benefits

  • Back-Up Care for Children & Adults

  • Merit Scholarship Program

    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

Sargent & Lundy is one of the most experienced full-service architect-engineering firms in the world. Founded in 1891, the firm is a global leader in power and energy with expertise in grid modernization, renewable energy, energy storage, nuclear power, and fossil fuels. Sargent & Lundy delivers comprehensive project services—from consulting, design and implementation to construction management, commissioning and operations/maintenance—with an emphasis on quality and safety. The firm serves public and private sector clients in the power and energy, gas distribution, industrial, and government sectors.

Our Core Values

Every decision we make is guided by our core values. By upholding these six principles, we support our clients, employees, and community. They are the compass we follow as we continue to grow our business and lead the industry.

Quality–We provide high-quality deliverables and services through an uncompromising focus on peer review, safety, and continuous improvement.

Accountability–Our actions demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, and respect.

Our People–We value diverse perspectives, encourage professional growth, and are committed to providing a work community where people thrive. Our work is challenging but rewarding.

Our Clients–We deliver value and exceed our clients’ expectations through outstanding customer service, personal accessibility, and clear communication.

Innovation–Since 1891, we have invested in the people, training, tools, and technology needed to quickly adapt in a constantly changing world.

Meaningful Impact–We make a positive impact in the communities where we work and live.

Awards & Recognition



CountryUnited States

Area of InterestDesign and Drafting

TypeFull Time - Regular

Job ID2024-11642

Business GroupGovernment Services

DepartmentGS Design Support