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NTR Weapon Effects Modeller

Employer
Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Location
Berkshire, Reading, England
Salary
£36640 - £45000 per annum + .
Closing date
19 Jun 2024
Reference
R23558

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Job Details

AWE's Nuclear Threat Reduction (NTR) Special Projects Group is looking to recruit a dynamic and innovative person to deliver science and technology-based projects to support UK government customers.

NTR Weapon Effects Modeller

Location: Reading

Salary: £36,640 - £45,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Closing Date: 19th June 2024

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)
  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services
  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)
  • Life Assurance
  • Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending
  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family
  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site

This role sits within the Nuclear Security sub-function supporting AWE's Nuclear Threat Reduction programme. You will join a small multi-disciplinary team developing a new modelling capability focussed on full-spectrum analysis of nuclear and radiological hazards.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Verification and Validation (V&V) of complex physics models (some developed within the team, some sourced externally).
  • End-to-end comparison of the capability against experimental data and other software packages to build stakeholder confidence.
  • Independent research to support your analysis.
  • Planning and delivery of technical assessments.
  • Writing technical documentation, delivering training, and supporting other users of the capability.

You may be expected to occasionally travel both domestically and internationally in the course of your duties.

Ideally, we are looking for the successful candidate to demonstrate some of the following criteria:

Essential:

  • An undergraduate degree in a STEM discipline, equivalent NQF level 6 qualification or equivalent experience
  • Experience using numerical methods to model physical phenomena
  • Strong analytical skills: able to systematically approach and break down complex tasks and independently drive them to conclusion
  • Excellent communication skills: you will need to present your findings to various audiences with different levels of technical expertise and subject matter knowledge

Desirable:

  • Postgraduate qualification in a relevant STEM discipline or equivalent industry experience
  • Scripting skills (Python, Bash)
  • Experience using High Performance Computing (HPC) platforms
  • A specialism in one or more of the following areas:
    • Numerical methods
    • Uncertainty quantification
    • Computational fluid dynamics
    • Structural dynamics
    • Nuclear/radiation physics
    • Atmospheric transport and dispersion modelling
    • Using bespoke software to complete detailed analyses

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

Company

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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