Jacobs Principal Structural Integrity Engineer in Birchwood, United Kingdom
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About the Opportunity:
The Materials Science and Structural Integrity (MSSI) department undertakes research and consultancy on a range of structural and mechanical issues for customers who operate safety critical structures. Supported by advanced laboratory and theoretical modelling facilities, the predominant activities are a mixture of consulting, research, technical assessment and testing.
Our Structural Integrity & Materials Engineering Team, based at our Birchwood Park office near Warrington in Cheshire, UK comprises a broad range of multi-disciplined structural integrity experts spanning metallurgy, materials science, corrosion science, finite element stress analysis, structural integrity analysis/assessment, structural and mechanical engineering and advanced manufacturing processes. We provide these services to a range of customers, mainly but not exclusively in the nuclear industry, to ensure the economic and safe operation of capital-intensive plant, from both government and private industry. We also actively participate in a number of national and international projects and maintain close links with universities, particularly in relation to the research and development work we undertake and support.
Currently, there is an opportunity for a Senior Structural Integrity Engineer to work on developing and applying structural integrity assessment methods, particularly applied to metallic components. Ideally, an applicant should have an understanding of conventional and computational stress analysis, in particular the ABAQUS finite element package, and the use of fracture mechanics methodologies. Hands on training/development and support will be provided by experts in this field.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
Honours Degree (or equivalent) in relevant technical subject (e.g. BEng/BSc).
Perform technical analysis/consultancy, completing assigned tasks to time, cost and quality.
Undertake documentation, record keeping and review in line with QA and project requirements.
Produce fit-for-purpose deliverables such as contributions to customer reports, analysis of calculated or measured results, minutes of meetings.
Produce contributions to customer reports.
Perform technical studies and/or calculations, analyse results, summarise findings.
Pro-actively interact and collaborate with project team.
Demonstration of personal behaviours in keeping with Jacobs governing principles.
An interest or aptitude in one or more of the following would be advantageous:
Knowledge of Nuclear Power Plant Operation/Design.
Finite Element Analysis.
High Temperature Analysis.
Design Codes & Standards.
Safety Case / Nuclear Regulation.
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