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Thermal Physicist

Thermal Physicist

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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Thermal Physicist with demonstrable experience in the modelling of heat transfer problems, particularly for nuclear transport packages, although applicants with experience in other technical domains will also be considered. Finite element modelling skills will be an advantage, along with first-principles analysis, including a knowledge of other techniques such as the use of analytical solutions for heat conduction and radiation heat transfer in simple geometries, and the use of correlations for convective heat transfer. This role will present excellent opportunities for the continual development of skills and experience in thermal modelling and analysis, particularly where these are applied to nuclear engineering; also the potential to lead technical developments and collaborations, and to manage the teams responsible for their implementation.

Skills / Qualifications


  • A first class undergraduate degree in physics, mathematics, or engineering, or another subject with a strong mathematical component
  • Familiarity with computing in a Windows and/or Linux environment
  • Ability to think innovatively and to solve complex problems
  • Ability to quickly and efficiently absorb new technical skills rather than just applying current ones
  • Ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing with internal and external experts and customers 


  • A higher degree in a related subject, or equivalent work experience
  • Experience in thermal applications of FEA and the ABAQUS modelling software
  • Experience of working in multifunctional teams
  • Self-motivated, with an ability and desire to work collaboratively with other organisations to create new opportunities

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 over $11 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, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining 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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