Structural Integrity Safety Case Engineer

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About the Opportunity:

As a Structural Integrity Safety Case Engineer, you will be concerned with the integrity of pressure vessels, pipework, tanks, and their supporting structures through their full life cycle.

For Light Water Reactors, including power reactors, SMRs and research reactors, it includes the nuclear safety significant vessels including the reactor pressure vessel; associated pipework; and vessel internal structures, steam generators, coolant pumps, and other tanks. For chemical plant it includes the main processing vessels and pipework that contain radioactive materials.

We are looking for experts who not only have a specialism related to structural integrity, but those who have developed an understanding of the inter-relationship between stresses, materials, defects and degradation in structural integrity; the different aspects that contribute to a holistic structural integrity safety case, including full multi-legged high integrity component cases. You will also undertake review and approval of nuclear pressure equipment and support supplier assessment and surveillance activities as required.

You would need to be able to lead on the authoring of structural integrity aspects of safety cases (with occasional support from other specialist SI engineers). You will be connected to the Community of Practice, and will have the opportunity to work with some amazing laboratory and inspection facilities too for projects. Location is flexible. Here's What You'll Need:
Growth focused mindset with an aptitude for teamwork and relationship building.
Educated to degree level in a revlevant engineering field e.g. strucutral engineering.
Knowledge of the production and assessment of nuclear safety cases.
Working towards or achieved chartered status
An ability to understand and deliberate on complex technical and safety arguments clearly and concisely, based upon mature knowledge and understanding
Specialist Knowledge of the following are:
Stress analysis and pressure vessel design code assessment to ASME III or RCC-M Fracture mechanics assessments using R6, RSEM or similar assessment codes and high temperature assessment to the R5 procedure or similar
Materials behaviour such as irradiation embrittlement, stress corrosion cracking, creep, environmentally assisted fatigue, and other ageing and degradation phenomena
Casting, Forging, Welding and fabrication including the production of high-integrity pressure vessels, pipework, and other structures for nuclear or high-hazard applications
Non-destructive examination testing and inspection qualification processes such as ENIQ, both UT and RT

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