Piping Calculation Engineer

Posted on Mar 18, 2023 by Framatome Ltd

Cranfield, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£45k - £55k Annual

Piping Calculation Engineer

About this role:

Framatome BHR is a highly specialised team that provides technical solutions to industry through a variety of fluid engineering-based products and services. with a proven track record of delivering highly innovative solutions to support clients operating in complex, regulated markets. We provide independent, confidential, and objective advice and solutions that helps our clients drive safety, efficiency and sustainability.

Our piping calculation activities fit within a challenging project organisation and focus on the delivery of the project, with strong time schedule, cost-constraint, and high-quality expectations.

From day 1 you will be immersed in a training programme that will include, but not be limited to, specialist EPR reactor and pipe-engineering (calculation) courses paired with on-the-job training placements so fast-track your development.

Piping Calculation Engineer is primarily responsible for the following:

It is expected that, as a fast-track candidate, you will be on route to be up and running in the following areas within your first six months:

  • Gathering input data, analysing/updating hypothesis notes and loading description reports.
  • Performing piping flexibility calculations and calculation of piping supports/beams/trusses.
  • Performing advanced calculations with respect to Fatigue and fracture analysis.
  • Analysing the mechanical behaviour of the piping network with respect to codified criteria.
  • Proposing appropriate and proportionate modifications to satisfy sizing criteria.
  • Producing technical assessment notes.
  • Updating the calculation notes.

The role will likely involve your participation in the set-up of software tools and methods, including improvement of methodologies as piping experience develops.

Interfaces with other disciplines may include:

  • preparation of loading description report in relation with system activities.
  • validation of civil work interfaces.
  • validation of layout changes.
  • verification of equipment nozzle interfaces.

We have a world class training capability and will drive your piping engineering calculation expertise with development through basics, intermediate and advanced level techniques. You will begin at the appropriate level for your current level of knowledge and experience.

A key part of your training will include the following software:


Key Competencies:

  • Professional approach with a commitment to learning and continuous improvement.
  • Ability to meet commitments and deadlines.
  • A good understanding of mechanical engineering and stress calculations/computations.
  • Understanding and implementation of project engineering procedures.
  • Very good interpersonal skills.
  • High competency for organization with the ability to deliver in a client/project design office.
  • Work as part of a team.
  • Good level of communication to be able to support the team and share knowledge.

Essential Criteria:

  • Mechanical engineering degree or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with 2D and 3D modelling techniques.
  • Understanding of stress analysis and some finite element methods.
  • Willingness to train in international locations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Live within a daily commutable distance of Framatome BHR (MK43 0AJ).

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in piping calculations and software applications.
  • Knowledge of pressurised systems and pipework.
  • Experience of working on an operating plant or on an industrial site (licensed and regulated environment).
  • Knowledge and/or experience of power generation plant.
  • Safety Culture awareness.

For this role we are offering benefits, including, but not limited to:

  • 25 days annual leave per year, plus 8 days bank holidays
  • 8% employer pension contribution (salary sacrifice)
  • Individual and family private health care
  • Life assurance (4x salary)
  • Employee assistance programme (EAP)
  • Income Protection
  • Professional Body Membership (1 per year)
  • Plus more including access to training and development opportunities.

Framatome has an international reputation for offering a large and diverse variety of career opportunities. Our focus is to attract highly talented individuals who share our values before promoting you through our internal development and career mobility opportunities.

Framatome will play a vital part in the delivery of Britain s ambition to fight climate change and reach Net Zero emissions. It will bring together a number of supply and engineering firms Framatome.

For this opportunity nuclear experience is desirable but not essential. We encourage people from other sectors and the diversity of experience this adds.

As a team member within Framatome you will be expected to achieve success through your engagement with, and demonstration of, our Framatome values and behaviours.

The behaviours we identify in all our high performers include their abilities to:

  • Ensure safety, environment, and compliance
  • Customer orientation
  • Drive for results
  • Honesty
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Inspirational leadership and change management
  • Enterprise perspective
  • Developing self and others
  • Holding self and others accountable
  • Decision making

We are an equal opportunity employer. We value and plan to continue to build on the benefits of our diverse working environment and recognise a priority to improve gender mix.

Everyone will be considered without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status.

Reference: 2513911951

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