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Engineering Analyst

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Engineering Analyst

Job type:
Permanent Full Time

Culham, Oxfordshire

£32,993-£37,069 pa (inclusive of MPP) dependent on experience plus industry leading benefits including an outstanding pension schemeMPP

Closing date:
24th May 2018


Are you an experienced Engineering Analyst with structural and thermal assessment knowledge and the ability to perform exploratory design calculations?

The UK Atomic Energy Authority have an excellent opportunity for an Engineering Analyst to join their team within the Central Engineering department.

The independent component assessments provided by the Engineering Analysis Group enable the Chief Engineer`s Unit to deliver its role as the `Design Authority` for the broad range of facilities within UKAEA, ranging from the JET and MAST-U tokamaks to state-of-the-art research entities such as FTF and HEAT.

You will be an integral part of a dynamic team of engineers and analysts. You will be intimately involved with mechanical analysis and design and you will work in a project team environment.

The main responsibilities of the role will include:
-Performing design and operational assessments
-Design simulation of complex systems in a Multiphysics environment
-Developing calculation tools to solve engineering problems
-Operation of experiment and test facilities
-Defining test methods and safe systems of work
-Writing technical reports & checking the reports of colleagues
-Training & supervision of junior colleagues
-Management of medium work packages and contributing teams c. 5 people

The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.

For further information on why UKAEA is a great place to work please review our recruitment video via the following link:

For full details on the role, UKAEA and our benefits please download the application pack.

Knowledge skills and experience

-Masters engineering or physics degree, or equivalent
-Ability to perform exploratory design calculations
-Structural and thermal assessment knowledge, through first principles and using numerical tools.
-Relevant experience on analysis using finite element and other numerical techniques for solving static and transient thermal problems, as well as mechanical and structural analysis. Knowledge of time domain low freq. nonlinear EM will be a plus.

-Experience using ANSYS/Maxwell/EMAG for research, development, or industrial applications.
-Familiarity with CAD tools to create and modify suitable analysis geometries.
-Basic programming skills with Python or C++, and simulation specific libraries and macro-languages: APDL, VTK, etc.
-Good interpersonal skills
-Good technical writing skills using MS office or LaTeX
-Ability to lead & coordinate effort from a small team

Special requirements:
-As part of your role you may be asked to visit or work in radiation controlled areas or in beryllium controlled areas. Full training and medical assessments will be provided if this is necessary.

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

-Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.
-Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews.
-The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role.

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