Graphite Core Structural Analyst

Posted: 16/08/19
Recruiter:EDF Energy
Disciplines: Engineering, Environmental / Waste Management, Project Control / Management, Safety, Scientific
Salary:£32,535 - £69,861 (depending on experience)
Location:Barnwood, Gloucestershire

The graphite core is the life-limiting aspect of Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors – and the EDF Energy Graphite Technology Group has a significant influence in determining the safety of the core and setting each reactor lifetime. Right now, we need a technically minded individual with at least a B.Sc in a relevant subject to contribute to these topics as part of a high profile and innovative team in a technically challenging environment.

Your primary focus will be on providing technical advice on the observed and future structural integrity of the ageing core and/or the performance of the core in normal operation and seismic events. This will give us the evidence we need for the lifetime safety cases for Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactor graphite cores and enable informed commercial decisions on lifetimes to be made by EDF Energy Generation. Developing and applying modelling approaches, undertaking physical rig work and carrying out analyses of cores comprising many thousands of components – these are just some aspects of this business critical role.

Along with a generous, negotiable salary, you'll be playing a part in bringing cleaner energy to the UK. To us, 'Better Energy' means sustainable and responsibly generated energy and we need a committed and enthusiastic team to make it happen.

Key education and experience

  • A relevant BSc or equivalent and, ideally, a degree in a Maths, Physics or Mechanical Engineering discipline.
  • The team playing, communication and influencing skills it takes to interact effectively with group activities on material properties, core component modelling and core monitoring and inspection analyses.
  • The ability to seek out and implement best practice from across industry and academia, manage suppliers, maintain quality standards and deliver to time and budget constraints.
  • A track record of achieving results, with knowledge of finite-element stress analysis of components and analysis of fracture initiation and morphology.
  • Knowledge of irradiation-induced property changes in graphite, dynamics behaviour or seismic modelling is useful, but not essential.

If you're interested in joining us and want to help create a brighter future of energy, find out more information and apply now.

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