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Job Title: Structural Integrity Engineer

Reference: 16853

Based in: Warrington, Cheshire

Role Overview :

The Materials Engineering team at AMEC has a vacancy for a Structural Integrity Engineer, based at our Birchwood Park office, near Warrington in Cheshire.  

The Materials Engineering team provides consultancy services to ensure the economic and safe operation of capital-intensive plant.  The team is multi-disciplinary, spanning metallurgy, materials science, corrosion science, structural and mechanical engineering and advanced manufacturing processes, and works closely with our testing laboratories to provide both analytical and experimental solutions to structural integrity issues.  

Our customers come from government and private industry. We provide independent technical and safety case advice and support to nuclear plant operators in both the civil and defence sectors, supporting both legacy plant and new build. We are also involved in a number of research projects and maintain close links with universities. 

Key Responsibilities:

We are looking a Structural Integrity Engineer who can apply their skills and knowledge to the design, manufacturing, qualification and in-service behaviour of nuclear reactor plant components in support of the demonstration of plant safety. 

You will work in a team providing safety case assessment and consultancy to improve the cost, availability and safety of a range of nuclear related plant and will be expected to contribute to other research and related projects.  You will be responsible for:

  • Undertaking specialised plant support, research and safety case assessment tasks
  • Clear and concise reporting of task outcomes
  • Dealing with key stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Presenting results at meetings with the customer
  • Managing tasks to ensure delivery to time, cost and quality

Role Requirements:

  • Have a Professional Institution accredited
  • Degree or Post Graduate qualification in mechanical engineering or a related discipline
  • Have good interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a member of a team
  • Be able to work under your own initiative to ensure a successful outcome
  • Be willing to work on defence-related tasks and be able to gain appropriate security clearances
  • Be willing to work for periods in clients’ offices, both in the UK and abroad

We are looking for applicants who can apply theoretical concepts, together with practical skills and knowledge, to challenging and technically complex problems that impact on the safety and performance of nuclear components.  We offer diverse and rewarding career routes that balance technical achievement with commercial understanding.  If successful, you will have the opportunity to stretch your abilities and build your technical reputation.  

Knowledge of stress and fatigue analysis, finite element modelling, fracture mechanics based fitness for purpose assessment methodologies are desirable. Ideally, you should have good knowledge in one or more of these areas.  However, comprehensive training will be given to suitable individuals who have relevant experience and display an aptitude for identifying and solving unfamiliar problems. 

Application notes
Applicants should be British Citizens. If you are not a British Citizen you may not achieve the required security clearance and we would be unable to offer you a post.

To apply, visit amec.com/careers and enter ref number: 16853


Job Title: Civil & Structural Engineer

Reference: 16876

Based in: Newbury

Role Overview :

We have an exciting opportunity for a skilled and experienced Senior Civil Engineer to join our Nuclear Services business, working on the re-design of buildings and facilities for the re-design or decommissioning of nuclear facilities based in the South of England.  

The Nuclear Services business sits within Clean Energy Europe. Nuclear Services focuses on all other areas of the nuclear lifecycle and infrastructure outside the operational reactors. This includes support to fuel manufacture, waste management, waste treatment, reprocessing, conditioning and decommissioning of facilities. It is also responsible for our support to maintaining the UK’s nuclear deterrent.   

You will be based from our Newbury office in Berkshire and/or Harwell office in Oxfordshire, supporting projects on the Magnox and RSRL sites in the South of England and making visits to AMEC offices as required.  

You will report to AMEC’s Project Engineering Manager often working with the client’s teams.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting all aspects of the Engineering Design Services Framework for RSRL
  • Significant opportunity to see wide range of projects through optioneering, concept design, detailed design and implementation

Role Requirements:

  • Relevant Civil engineering degree, chartered, or equivalent principal experience
  • Experience in construction and decommissioning design for radiological and nuclear applications
  • Experienced Civil design engineer; experienced in optioneering, estimating, and front end design, with understanding of whole design lifecycle
  • Design and modifications to civil structures
  • Assessment of steel structure
  • Knowledge and application of Eurocodes is essential
  • Experienced in decommissioning
  • Familiar with stakeholder engagement and management within optioneering and design
  • Able to work collaboratively with other discipline designs at peer level
  • Knowledge of nuclear licensing regulations compliance processes

To apply, visit amec.com/careers and enter ref number: 16876


Job Title: Structural Integrity Consultant

Reference: 16394

Based in: Knutsford

Role Overview :

AMEC is looking to recruit Structural Integrity Consultants (Senior) to join our successful and growing Consultancy business based in Cheshire. The Structural Integrity team provides structural analysis, structural assessment and consultancy relating to high hazard and capital intensive plant, predominantly in the civil nuclear, defence nuclear and oil and gas markets. The team provides engineering support to both new build and legacy plant in the UK and overseas. The team works closely with other parts of AMEC to provide integrated solutions to client requirements.  

We are looking for people who can apply their skills and knowledge of Finite Element Analysis, structural design and mechanical engineering to evaluate the structural performance and in-service behaviour of components. You will be a structural integrity specialist and experience in delivering services to the nuclear or oil and gas sectors is preferable. As a Senior Structural Integrity Consultant you will be expected to supervise and mentor staff at an earlier stage in their career.  You will also be expected to support the development of the business through the identification, bidding, winning and delivery of projects to clients. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertaking structural analysis and assessments of components
  • Discussing and developing solutions with colleagues and customers
  • Producing high quality technical reports on the outcome of your work
  • Checking work of other team members Interfacing with customers throughout the lifecycle of projects Identifying new business opportunities and developing these
  • Leading/assisting with the production of contract proposals and bids
  • Assisting in maintaining the technical capability/knowledge of the team
  • Representing the business in technical meetings with clients and third parties
  • Delivering work to time, cost and quality to ensure customer satisfaction

Role Requirements:

  • A degree in a relevant subject, such as Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Maths or Materials
  • Registered member or eligible for membership of a relevant professional body
  • Experience of structural integrity assessment methods and procedures
  • Significant experience in finite element (FE) software such as ABAQUS, ANSYS and PATRAN
  • Experience of stress, fatigue and creep analysis
  • Experience of fracture mechanics based fitness for purpose assessment methodologies
  • Experience of structural design codes such as ASME III, BS2573 and BS5950
  • Experience of direct client interaction Good written and verbal communications
  • Demonstration of innovation and producing solutions
  • Experience of project management and an ability to deliver on time and within budget
  • Ablity to work on own initiative to ensure a successful outcome
  • Willingness to spend time working on client sites
  • Willingness to work on defence-related tasks and be able to gain appropriate security clearances

To apply, visit amec.com/careers and enter ref number: 16394


Job Title: Senior Structural Integrity Consultant

Reference: 18499

Based in: Quedegely

Role Overview :

We are looking to recruit a Senior Structural Integrity Consultant. You will be responsible for the assessment of structural components of nuclear systems, primarily operating nuclear power plant. Opportunities may also exist to work on structural assessments for other systems such as defence related applications.  

As a senior member of the team, you will be expected to develop business opportunities and lead the delivery of safety case support to clients often on complex projects.  You will also be required to supervise and mentor staff who are at an earlier stage in their career, to ensure that their work is delivered to a high standard and that their personal development proceeds.  You will be expected to support the development of the business through the identification, bidding, winning and delivery of projects to clients.   

In joining, you will be part of a well motivated, multidisciplinary team with a broad age and experience profile. You will have excellent opportunities to progress by furthering your technical capabilities and broadening into the wider interests of our company.

Key Responsibilities:

You will work as part of a group of experienced Scientists and Engineers, contributing to project delivery teams working in support of safety cases, justifying continued safe operation and plant modifications. The work will include low and high temperature defect tolerance assessments, design codes and finite element analysis.   

Work will be carried out for a variety of customers and you will be expected to spend some time working alongside customers, including work on client’s premises.

  • Managing and/or contributing to structural integrity consultancy projects at a senior level
  • Leading the analysis of problems, discussing and developing solutions with colleagues and customers
  • Producing and leading others in the production of high quality technical reports on delivering your own work
  • Checking and approval of the work of other team members Interfacing with customers up to senior levels throughout the lifecycle of projects including the presentation of results
  • Identifying new business opportunities and developing these
  • Leading/assisting with the production of contract proposals and bids
  • Maintaining the technical capability/knowledge of the team
  • Representing the business in technical meetings with clients, regulators and other third parties
  • Delivering projects that can be large and complex to time, cost and quality to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Mentoring colleagues in the early stage of their career

Role Requirements:

  • A first degree in an appropriate engineering, mathematical or scientific discipline
  • Be a corporate member of a relevant professional institution
  • Experience of the delivery of structural integrity assessments within the nuclear or other highly regulated high technology industries
  • Demonstrable competence in the application of the tools, methodologies and principles of structural integrity
  • Experience of identifying, winning and growing new business in the structural integrity area
  • Strong delivery focus with problem solving ability
  • The ability to work well in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Proven ability to manage technical staff as part of a defined project, encompassing planning; monitoring, financial and commercial aspects
  • Have experience leading and developing solutions to complex structural problems in the nuclear industry or similar safety related industries
  • An understanding of the R5 and R6 defect assessment procedures
  • An understanding of pressure vessel and pipework design codes, such as ASME and PD5500
  • A full, clean UK Drivers licence
  • A willingness to spend time working on client sites
  • Security clearance to work on security classified projects will need to be acquired as part of the joining process.  You will already be SC cleared or eligible to hold this level of security clearance

 

 

To apply, visit amec.com/careers and enter ref number: 18499