• Title
    Thermal-Hydraulicist/Performance Modeller
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities


    An exciting opportunity to support the safe performance of the UK submarine propulsion systems from Trafalgar class through to Dreadnought class.


    Wood is looking for a full time Senior Consultant to carry out independent nuclear safety and technical assessment mainly of nuclear propulsion plant to join the Thermal Hydraulic Assessment team based at Wood's Birchwood office in Cheshire.  The role will be of particular interest to candidates with experience in thermal hydraulic modelling/ plant performance modelling and knowledge of naval nuclear propulsion plant. Experience of carrying out Independent Nuclear Safety Assessments would also be very relevant.


    This role provides a diverse and exciting range of opportunities to support the UK submarine programme by undertaking safety and technical assessments of naval nuclear propulsion plant systems, and covering the entire plant life cycle from concept design through to decommissioning. For example, tasks may be aimed at addressing issues associated with design, manufacture/build, maintenance and operation, including plant life extension, to ensure the submarine flotilla continues to deliver the necessary capability safely.


    Key responsibilities will include:

    • Providing formal independent nuclear safety and technical assessment of documents relating to nuclear propulsion plant systems and performance, and delivering the assessment output in formal letters, which may be presented to relevant safety and technical committees
    • Performing assurance activities (inspection, advice and assessment) for systems which provide nuclear safety functions in reactor primary and secondary systems, and also dockside facilities
    • Representing Wood Plc at safety and technical meetings with clients, the plant authorisee, designers and safety case authors
    • Applying your personal skills and experience to other projects being carried out by Wood.



    Skills / Qualifications


    Role Requirements


    • Professional Institution accredited Degree or Post Graduate qualification in a relevant engineering or scientific discipline, preferably with Chartered status


    • Ability to assimilate, analyse and provide judgements on complex technical and safety issues and arguments clearly and concisely, based on mature knowledge and understanding. Ability to communicate these clearly and succinctly in writing and orally


    • Experience of undertaking thermal hydraulics calculations of PWR plant and/or performance calculations, including faults and severe accident conditions


    • Experience of providing assurance activities (formal independent assessment, advice and inspection) in safety or mission critical applications is desirable


    • Good interpersonal skills, to work as part of a team


    • A willingness to travel within the UK if required for an individual project


    • UK citizen with, or capable of gaining, SC clearance


    • You will have skills and technical experience in some of the following areas:-
    • Knowledge of Pressurised Water Reactor systems for naval propulsion or civil power generation applications is strongly preferred


    • Familiarity with modelling codes used within the naval nuclear propulsion programme, would be an advantage


    • Knowledge of the design or performance history of UK naval nuclear propulsion plant would be an advantage

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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