Engineering Analyst

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, (UKAEA)
Culham, Abingdon
£33,441 - £50,936 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme
Closing date
2 Oct 2019
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Are you an experienced engineer with excellent communication and influencing skills? 

UKAEA are currently seeking Engineering Analysts who have experience in one or more of the following areas:

1) Fusion Breeder Blanket Design
- Provides knowledgeable resource in the areas of design, manufacturing, and testing solutions development particularly for complex advanced systems exposed to harsh environments including radiation, high heat fluxes and corrosive materials. 
- Involve leading the research, prototyping and verification of design concepts, manufacturing and testing processes involving advanced technologies and materials. You will work with other departments and organisations and will be required to represent UKAEA at international forums and participate in conferences and meetings both in the UK and overseas.

2) Magnet System Analysis
- Supports Magnet Design activities including the structural, thermal and electro-magnetic magnetic modelling and analysis of high-performance magnet systems for fusion.
- The role holder will have extensive experience of finite element analysis principles in the above areas both individually and combined as a multi-physics analysis. To help support design decisions they will produce technical reports and ensure adherence to design standards

3) Senior Evaluator
- Organise the review of proposed designs and any accompanying analysis to define and measure analysis quality and compare relative technical risk. You will be experienced in performing structural and thermal engineering calculations to support design decisions and you will produce technical reports including selection of appropriate design standards and ensuring compliance to any relevant standards.

4) Design Codes
- Provides knowledge and leadership in working with and developing structural integrity design codes and criteria. You will be experienced in performing structural and thermal engineering calculations to support design decisions and they will produce technical reports and ensure adherence to design standards. This position carries a specific requirement to support the development of new design codes for the qualification of designs by FE Analysis.

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.

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

- Demonstrated experience in implementation of specialist science/ engineering skills in R&D programmes

- Background or experience of multi-disciplinary R&D programmes

- Demonstrable ability to manage R&D work packages

- Ability to perform exploratory design calculations using first principles, with particular expertise in heat transfer. 

- Proven capability in engineering analysis and a good working knowledge of engineering materials and their properties at extremes of temperature.

- Experience of working with, and ideally developing, design codes and criteria

- Good working knowledge of structural and thermal engineering, solid mechanics and engineering materials

- Experience with relevant environmental factors such as high temperature environments, vacuum environments and transient magnetic fields

- Leading teams and technical supervision of other staff

- Good communication and technical writing skills

- Excellent interpersonal skills.

Special requirements:
As part of your role you could be asked to 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.

Selection Method:
- Initial interviews will be held via telephone or Skype during September 

- As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.

- 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, please discuss with the hiring manager or HR if you have any concerns. 


Do you want to help shape the future of the world's energy? If so, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy is the place to be and we can offer a range of career opportunities. These include scientific and engineering roles, as well as technical and administrative positions supporting our research programme.

We have professionally accredited training schemes for graduate engineers and apprentices, and strong links with universities around the UK for PhD placements, as well as job vacancies for various positions when they occur, working in a friendly international environment. 


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