• Title
    Structural Analyst
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Engineering - Structural
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood’s nuclear business supports customers in the energy generation, new build, decommissioning and defence sectors.


    Our nuclear business has offices in Knutsford and Birchwood in Cheshire, Gloucester, Dorchester, Harwell, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Cumbria, Reading and London. We also have a strong international presence to support our growing operations in France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, South Africa and Japan.


    Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognised in the industries we serve. We have proven expertise in managing large, complex projects, a global reach and long-standing UK presence, strong relationships with our clients and cutting-edge processes and technologies.


    What that means to you is the opportunity to experience a real variety of projects, working with people from different backgrounds. You'll work closely with our clients and committed to achieving outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment


    As a Structural Analyst you will use computational methods to evaluate the performance and in-service behaviour of components and structures within nuclear reactors and supporting plant. The role involves the use of finite element software to assess the behaviour and life span of components in the core of nuclear power plant. The role requires knowledge of structural design and assessment and an ability to handle large amounts of data to correctly interpret the results produced. Arriving at the right solution demands an understanding of both the client’s requirements and the relationship between the model and reality. The successful candidate will have a good structural integrity background, preferably with experience in delivering consultancy services to the nuclear or process industry sectors. However, comprehensive training will be given to suitable applicants who have relevant experience and display an aptitude for identifying and solving unfamiliar problems.


    We will consider applications from recent graduates and people with several years of experience. Pay will reflect experience.


    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 the work of other team members;
    • Interfacing with customers throughout the lifecycle of projects;
    • Recognising new business opportunities and assisting with developing these;
    • Working effectively as part of a team;
    • Assisting in maintaining the technical capability/knowledge of the team;
    • Delivering work to time, cost and quality to ensure customer satisfaction 

    Skills / Qualifications


    • A minimum of 2:1, ideally Master-level degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or a related field;
    • Experience in finite element software, such as ABAQUS;
    • Experience of stress, seismic, fatigue or creep analysis;
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Able to interpret the results of models, relating them to the real world;
    • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary team environments and adapt to change;
    • Strong organisational, interpersonal, and communication skills;
    • Good written and verbal communication skills;
    • Eagerness to work and develop your career in the nuclear industry;
    • The right to work in the UK


    • Familiarity of nuclear power generation, especially the Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor;
    • Experience and ability in programming, especially in Python, Matlab or Fortran;
    • Some knowledge of the behaviour of irradiated graphite
    • A full UK driving licence.

    What do you get?

    As well as exciting roles on projects in the UK and abroad; in a supportive and professional work environment, these are some of the additional benefits you can expect at Wood:

    For you:

    • A competitive reward package
    • Work life balance – We offer flexible working; we have core and flex hours in all our permanent office locations.
    • Family friendly benefits – maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.
    • International opportunities - As an 60,000 strong community of colleagues operating in 60 countries you will have access to international career opportunities.
    • For your peace of mind we offer life insurance benefit on top of a contributory pension scheme, as well as income protection and life assurance benefit.
    • To support you throughout your career you will have access to an Employee Assistance programme, which can offer anything from financial advice to mental health support and counselling sessions.

    For our communities:

    • We give back to our communities, we have a matched funding community investment programme.  In our global business our people are showing commitment and courage to care for the communities we operate in. You can do this by supporting causes and raising funds for charities that are important to you, your colleagues and your local area.

    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 60,000 people, with revenues of over $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.  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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