Engineering Analyst

Location
Culham, Abingdon
Posted
18 Feb 2019
Closes
31 Mar 2019
Ref
2294
Job Type
Engineer, Graduate

Are you an Engineering Analyst with experience in both first principle based and numerical analysis and excellent interpersonal skills? Do you have a background in engineering, physics or mathematics with a relevant degree or equivalent qualification? 

Do you have substantial knowledge and experience working on projects requiring multidisciplinary analyses? 

The UK Atomic Energy Authority has an excellent opportunity for an Engineering Analyst to join their recently formed Modelling and Assessments Section within the Central Engineering Department. 

We are currently looking to recruit an engineering analyst to work with our design teams providing critical engineering simulations within some of our most technically challenging projects. 

You will be an integral part of a dynamic team of engineers and analysts (circa 7 engineering analysts). You will be involved mainly with mechanical, thermal or electromagnetic analyses and design and you will work in a project team environment. 

Key accountabilities/responsibilities include 
- Use established calculation methods and/or create new tools to evaluate design concepts. 
- Undertake code testing and validation work for new analysis code modules. Write new analysis code modules to enhance capability of existing analysis platforms. 
- Create FE models of components and assemblies, including complex multi-body assemblies and coupled multi-physics analyses. Explore, optimise and verify performance of design concepts. 
- Use calculation tools and FE analyses for functional verification of design concepts against defined load specifications. 
- Complete process documents and write technical reports. Check the reports of colleagues to maintain standards. 
- Represent the UK Atomic Energy Authority in important national and international working groups and conferences. 

At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our Organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential. 

To find out more about the department or role please contact the hiring manager who will be happy to discuss in more detail with you. 

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. 

Knowledge skills and experience

Essential

- Bachelor/Master degree in engineering, physics, mathematics or equivalent work experience. 

- Mechanical and thermal assessment or electromagnetic analysis knowledge, through first principles and using numerical tools (including Finite Element Analysis). 

- Familiarity with CAD tools to create and modify suitable analysis geometries. 

- Good interpersonal skills. 

- Excellent technical writing skills (using standard office suits).

Desirable

- Experience using ANSYS (including Mechanical APDL) for research, development, or industrial applications. 

- Basic programming skills with Python or C++, and simulation specific libraries and macro-languages: ANSYS APDL, VTK, etc.

Special requirements:

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. 

- As part of your role you may be required to be available for national and international business travel 

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. 

Selection Method: 
- Shortlisting to take place at the beginning of April with initial interviews being held on a date tbc. 
- As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite. 

Notes: 
- Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received. 
- 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, please discuss with the hiring manager or HR if you have any concerns. 
-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. 

Notes: 

-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 Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) 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.

-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.