Senior Consultant - Structural Integrity
Posted on Apr 27, 2021 by CV-Library
Magnox is an exciting place to be, and this role is the perfect opportunity for you to be part of our challenging mission - to safely and successfully manage the UK’s civil nuclear legacy on behalf of the nation. To deliver our commitment, we need people like you who want to perform at an industry leading standard and be part of a team that continues to develop, innovate and even exceed our greatest achievements.
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Hear from the Hiring Manager…
Central Engineering supplies niche and specialist expertise to include Structural Integrity and Assessment as Subject Matter Experts (SME) /Intelligent Customer (IC) capability across all sites, programmes and functions. It delivers solutions to complex problems, carries out detailed assessments and gives authoritative advice to ensure safe, compliant and effective project delivery. It also has a key Oversight, Standards and Compliance role, and maintains and develops engineering skills, practices and standards to include engagement with other SLCs, regulators and industry to ensure our skills and standards are kept up to date.
* The provision of SME (subject matter expert) advice, calculations and engineering reports to Magnox teams including Chief engineers, project engineers and safety case authors.
* Contribute to the Magnox IC (intelligent customer) function. This will entail the specification, monitoring and review of structural integrity services to be provided by engineering consultancies and other suppliers.
* The provision of technical supervision and guidance to more junior graduate engineers.
* A good degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related engineering subject (e.g. aeronautical engineering) from a University with a high reputation in Engineering. A degree in less closely related subjects (e.g. Physics, metallurgy) might be acceptable if supported by appropriate post-graduate study and training.
* Full membership of one of the major engineering institutions and chartered engineer status. This would almost certainly be IMechE, but other closely related institutions may be acceptable.
Essential Skills and Experience:
* At least 15 years hands-on experience in the design, analysis and integrity assessment of mechanical components and structures, probably gained in an Engineering Consultancy environment.
* The analysis and design of a wide range of mechanical equipment. Ideally this would include lifting and mechanical handling equipment, pressure vessels, piping and structural steelwork.
* An in-depth knowledge of British, European, ASME and ISO standards relevant to these products.
* A thorough understanding of the principals and application of ‘Strength of Materials’.
* An understanding of failure mechanisms including plastic collapse, brittle fracture, fatigue, buckling.
* Stress analysis using hand calculations and standard textbook methods (e.g. Roark, Timoshenko etc).
* Substantial experience in the application of finite element stress analysis (FEA) using one of the major specialist general purpose structural FE codes such as Abaqus or Ansys. This must include non-linear analysis using both material non-linearity (plasticity) and geometric non-linearity including buckling analysis. The ability to critically review FE analyses provided by contractors and to be able to judge whether or not the results are credible is very important.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Particularly the ability to write clear and concise reports which can convey complex engineering information and judgements in a form that can be understood by non-specialists.
* The ability to make engineering judgements based on incomplete or contradictory information.
Desirable Skills and Experience:
* Knowledge of manufacturing and fabrication processes and standards, particularly welding and NDT.
* Assessment of manufacturing non-conformances.
* The use of Mathcad.
* The assessment of structures subjected to seismic and/or impact loads.
Salary & Benefits:
* Competitive salary with access to performance linked pay progression
* 4 or 5 day working week (full-time hours)
* 25 days (equivalent) annual leave - option to buy or sell up to 5 days each year
* Participation in Company Bonus Scheme
* Up to 13.5% employer pension contribution depending on individual contribution amount
* Access to training and development through the company performance management arrangements, supporting you in maintaining your personal Continuous Professional Development
Please be aware this role holder requires BPSS clearance, or the ability to obtain said clearance
We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included, and able to perform at their best.
At Magnox we are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive, and we therefore particularly welcome applications from women, BAME, LGBT+ and disabled candidates.
We are happy to talk flexible working where possible.
The application process for this vacancy will close at 23.59 on 11th May 2021
This position can be based at any Magnox Site