Engineering Analyst

United Kingdom Energy Authority, CCFE
£32,697 - £49,834 plus industry leading benefits
02 Nov 2017
16 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Engineering Analyst
Job Ref: 2390
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Culham, Oxfordshire
Salary: £32,697 - £49,834 PA (Including Market Premium Payment) dependent on experience plus industry leading benefits including an outstanding pension scheme.
Closing date:26th November 2017

Do you want to help shape the future of the world`s energy? Nuclear fusion, the process that powers The Sun, can play a big part in our carbon-free energy future. The Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) is part of the UK Atomic Energy Authority and is one of the world`s leading fusion research laboratories. Our scientists and engineers are working with partners around the globe to develop fusion as a new source of clean energy for tomorrow`s power stations.

For further information on why UKAEA is a great place to work please review our recruitment video via the following link:

We are currently looking to recruit three engineering analysts to work with our design teams providing critical engineering simulations within some of our most technically challenging projects. You will be an integral part of a dynamic team of engineers and analysts. You will be intimately involved with mechanical analysis and design and you will work in a project team environment.

We have a particular need for engineers with experience using ANSYS APDL scripting for complex multiphysics simulations and priority will be given to applicants who can demonstrate this capability

The main responsibilities of the role will include:

- Computational simulation of complex assemblies in Multiphysics environments

-Functional verification of design concepts against defined load specifications, working to Design By Analysis codes (ASME VIII, PD 5500, RCC-MR etc.)

- Lead teams of analysts in system wide simulation work packages

- Developing and testing custom calculation tools and macros

- Operation of experiment and test facilities

- Defining test methods and safe systems of work

- Writing technical reports & checking the reports of colleagues

- Training & supervision of junior colleagues

- Management of medium work packages and contributing teams c. 10 people

Posts are available at UKAEA levels 4 and 5, depending on breadth and depth of experience.

Knowledge skills and experience


- A relevant engineering degree or equivalent

- Experience of structural, thermal and fluid dynamic design with demonstrable expertise in one of these fields

- Good interpersonal skills


- Good technical writing skills

- Ability to lead & coordinate effort from a small team

Special requirements:As part of your role you may be asked to visit or work in radiation controlled areas or in beryllium controlled areas. Full training and medical assessments will be provided if this is necessary.

The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role.