Lecturer on Corrosion Science, Ministry of Defence, up to £462/day

Quast Ltd
HMS Sultan, Gosport, Hampshire
Up to £462/day
22 Aug 2019
28 Aug 2019
Clearance Level
Job Type

The Ministry of Defence are seeking a Lecturer on Corrosion Science to join them at HMS Sultan, Gosport.

Team: Ministry of Defence|MOD Core|JFC|Defence Academy|Defence Academy

Initial contracts will run until April 2020 and offer a rate up to £462/day.

IR35 STATUS: Inside IR35. This engagement has been assessed by the public body as Inside IR35 legislation. Candidates would be required to operate through an umbrella company on this engagement.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 28/08/2019 at 07:00

This role requires Active SC (Security Check) clearance. Applicants require active SC clearance or the willingness to go through clearance before starting on site. Candidates with current clearance will be preferred.

Main Responsibilities

  • Provide effective training and education to add value to the business.
  • Produce training and education materials and manage the process for delivery of training solutions across the business.
  • During training and education delivery, identify any variances in participant skill level and modify delivery accordingly.
  • Produce and conduct formative and summative assessments as required.
  • To educate and train personnel involved in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program in the field of corrosion science applicable to nuclear reactors up to RQF Level 7 (Masters level). This requires the post holder to be a technical expert and to deliver education in the form of lectures, tutorials and research project design and supervision.

Skills and Experience

The Senior Lecturer Corrosion must have knowledge and skills which span the disciplines of materials science, chemistry and radiochemistry. They must have in-depth expert knowledge and understanding such that they can educate personnel in areas which include:

  • The corrosion considerations of component material choices in Nuclear Reactor Plants (NRPs); their fabrication and limitations of their operation.
  • The importance of temperature, pressure, and chemistry control in terms of their impact on corrosion behaviour and materials integrity of plant components in normal and abnormal conditions.
  • The key corrosion constraints on nuclear plants and describe how reactor safety systems protect against the derived limits being exceeded and the consequences of exceeding these limits.
  • The appropriate technical standards and experiments to study corrosion issues. Appreciating the significance of the results and how they are applied in plant design and safety assessment.
  • The corrosion science principles used to perform forensic investigation on the NRP components.
  • The corrosion related theoretical models and experiments required to construct robust plant safety case justifications and determination of corrosion and degradation rates.
  • Using understanding of corrosion mechanisms to diagnose plant failures.
  • The chemical and radiochemical principles and data analysis of NRPs
  • To participate in the design, development, execution and assessment of courses in corrosion science conducted by the ND Nuclear Faculty; To design, supervise and assess student projects in corrosion science.
  • Needs a PHD in a relevant field, or equivalent in experience.

Candidate Eligibility

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK, this role will not offer Visa sponsorship. Tier 2 – General visas are cannot be accepted. This role requires that candidates be willing to undergo BPSS (DS) Baseline Personnel Security Standard (with a Disclosure Scotland).

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