• Title
    Senior Structural Integrity Consultant
    Requisition ID
    2018-33454
    Work Location
    GB-Cheshire-Warrington
    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.

     

    From the management and operation of Europe’s most complex nuclear sites, to playing a vital role in existing and new nuclear programmes in the UK, Wood’s Nuclear business can truly be described as a world class global nuclear services provider.

     

    As a central part of this, the Nuclear business provides a range of services in support of safe, available and affordable nuclear propulsion for the current Vanguard Class ballistic submarines and the Trafalgar and Astute Class fleet submarines, as well as supporting the design, development and safety justification of the Dreadnought Class of next generation submarines.

     

    Our Structural Performance Team, based at our Birchwood Park office near Warrington in Cheshire, comprises a broad range of multi-disciplined technical experts spanning metallurgy, materials science, corrosion science, structural integrity analysis, structural and mechanical engineering and advanced manufacturing processes.

     

    Currently, there is an opportunity for a Senior Structural Integrity Engineer to join our Team, providing an engaging role in this vital national defence programme.

     

    This role provides a diverse and exciting range of opportunities to support the UK submarine programme in relation to structural integrity and associated to emergent issues in-service, during manufacturing, plant-life extension and through next generation concept design, to ensure a continuous sea deterrent.

     

    Key responsibilities:

     

    • Provide independent safety, engineering and technical advice to the Ministry of Defence on aspects of nuclear propulsion and design.
    • Perform a review of nuclear safety cases for major plant items in line with regulatory requirements.
    • Active involvement in appropriate safety review groups and meetings.
    • Interface with key stakeholders, internal and external.

     

     

    Skills / Qualifications

    We are seeking out applicants who can apply theoretical concepts, together with practical skills and knowledge, to challenging and technically complex problems that impact on the safety and performance of nuclear components.

     

    • Professional Institution accredited Degree or Post Graduate qualification in an engineering or scientific discipline.
    • Structural integrity experience and familiarity nuclear reactor plant would be a strong advantage.
    • Sound technical / engineering / science background with an ability to assimilate structural integrity safety arguments.
    • Developed communication skills both written an oral.
    • A willingness to work on defence related tasks and be able to gain appropriate security clearance.

    What do you get?

    Wood offers diverse and rewarding development prospects, along with the salary and benefits expected of a successful and growing internationally recognised company.

    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 counties 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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