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Thermal FEA/Senior Thermal FEA Engineers

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England, Reading / England, Hampshire, Basingstoke
£38000 - £65000 per annum
Closing date
1 Mar 2023

Job Details

AWE currently has exciting opportunities for Thermal FEA and Senior Thermal FEA Engineers with varying degrees of experience.

Thermal FEA/Senior Thermal FEA Engineers

Location - Reading/Basingstoke area

Package - £38,000 - £65,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement 270 hours a year (inclusive of Bank Holidays) plus every other Friday off
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body
  • AWE Life Insurance
  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

This role sits within the Engineering Analysis Team who provided FEA services across the entire business and lifecycle of our products. The analysis projects you will work on are challenging and varied and may include:

  • Non-linear steady state and transient thermal

  • Radiant & Convective enclosures

  • Material Phase change

  • Thermo-Fluid Dynamics

  • Multi physics coupling inc. CHT and thermo-structural

In addition to day-to-day analysis tasks, other responsibilities may include:

  • Interacting with stakeholders & translating customer requirements into analysis deliverables

  • Communicating analysis results through production of clear, concise reports & presentations

  • Applying model V&V techniques whilst adhering to quality assurance procedures

  • R&D of new and novel techniques in the field of engineering simulation

  • Technical leadership and mentoring of junior analysts

  • Representing the wider business at national and international conferences

We would love to hear from individuals with a degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering (or similar). Experience in one or more of the following would be beneficial:

  • Commercial FEA codes, particularly ANSYS, ABAQUS and LS-DYNA

  • Commercial pre-processors such as Altair HyperMesh and ANSYS Workbench

  • Testing techniques used to obtain thermal material property data

  • Experimentation for the acquisition of model validation data

  • PLM and CAD systems - Siemens Teamcenter and NX are particularly desirable

  • Linux based HPC systems and batch submission systems

  • Use of Python scripting to automate models and analyse data

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.



We’re looking for talented and ambitious people to join us in our work at the forefront of nuclear defence engineering, science and technology.

To work at AWE is to play a valuable part in keeping our country safe and secure.

Working at AWE gives you access to exceptional technologies, facilities and projects no ordinary company can provide – and the support of world-class professionals at every stage of your career.

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