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Engineering Analyst

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, (UKAEA)
UKAEA Culham, Oxfordshire
£36,397 - £38,620 (inclusive of Planning MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Closing date
24 Apr 2023

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Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing and helping to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.

Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and Stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid. As we work towards our mission and goals, UKAEA has devised values (Innovative, Committed, Trusted and Collaborative) that capture the spirit of how we work.

Job Description
Who are we looking for?
As we are growing at UKAEA, we currently have an exciting opportunity for an Engineering Analyst looking to work at the forefront of their field leading in research and application of integrated multi-disciplinary and multi-physics simulation tools to solve some of our most complex problems.

This role of Engineering Analyst will have you engaging with the core engineering issues facing fusion systems and components, which will lead to you contributing to the critical progress and delivery of fusion power systems.

To be successful in the Engineering Analyst role, you will be confident in delivering packages of work without supervision. You will be able to manage small project teams and undertake some peer-checking and supervision of other staff.

What will you be responsible for?

As an Engineering Analyst, your role is to carry out mechanical engineering design activities with a particular emphasis on tasks requiring expertise in the use of computer aided engineering (CAE) tools to simulate design functionality and qualify performance. Core duties include:

- Developing expertise in the analysis of key Fusion Engineering Systems
- Creating Fusion Engineering models of components and assemblies, including complex multi-body assemblies and coupled multi-physics analyses, and use them to optimise and verify performance of design concepts
- Compiling load specifications from functional requirements and use calculation tools and Fusion Engineering analyses for qualification of design concepts
- Undertaking code testing and validation work for new analysis code modules
- Writing new analysis code modules to enhance capability of existing analysis platforms
- Managing teams of around 4 people to deliver design substantiation work packages

Essential skills, experience and competence required

- Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
- Experience in the application of Computer Aided Simulation techniques

Desirable skills, experience and competence

- Experience of managing small-project teams

Additional Information
What we offer

Our comprehensive benefits package includes a vibrant culture committed to being fully inclusive, an Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, Flexible working options including family friendly policies, Emergency paid leave, Generous annual leave allowance (30.5 days) increased with length of service, wide range of career development opportunities, outstanding defined benefit pension scheme; Corporate bonus scheme (up to 7% for Levels 1 - 7, as well as 3rd and 4th year apprentices) and a Relocation allowance (if eligible).

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities and women. The Executive team with support from our ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) Partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success.

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 or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

Note for applicants who are applying for employment with UKAEA either from outside the United Kingdom or who have spent time outside the United Kingdom in the last five years. Please visit the UK Government website. If the country you are resident in or have resided in is not listed on this website or that the UK Government is not aware of how to obtain a criminal records check from that state then we are unable to process your application.


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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