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Computational Modelling Engineer

Reading, UK
Salary 33000 null
Closing date
26 Dec 2022
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Fantastic opportunities for Computational Modelling Engineer (Structural, Civil or Mechanical)

It takes a special sort of person to work at AWE. What if that person was you?

Location - Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary: ??33,300 - ??45,000 (dependent on experience)

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year plus every other Friday off)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

This is a great opportunity to join a team responsible for ensuring that the UK Nuclear deterrent is assured as safe for its full lifecycle. The role will be influencing the next generation of nuclear deterrence as well as maintaining the current evidence for the existing products to the end of service life.

Ideally, we are looking for Computer Modelling Engineers with a Civil Engineer background

The Team

You will be working in the Damage Assessment Team within the Systems Assessments Group (SAG). This multi-discipline group provides mission effectiveness and weapons effects assessments to AWE and our government stakeholders. We also contribute a range of capabilities in support of the UK???s national nuclear security.

We undertake fundamental research to understand complex blast wave propagation and the associated structural response. We utilise a range of disciplines including applied mathematics and statistics, civil and structural engineering, remote sensing and computational physics in order to provide operational analysis capability to our customer community.

What will you be required to do?

    Participating in the research and development of appropriate tools to predict the response of structures subject to blast loading. This includes running and developing high fidelity structural models as well as reduced order modelsSetting up complex models to run on state-of-the-art HPC systemsMaking assumptions on the design of buildings and structures based on limited informationParticipation in experimental trials and collaboration with overseas organisations (overseas travel may be involved)

What will you need to be considered?

Ideally, you will have a proven track record of working in multi-discipline teams, making sound technical judgments, and delivery of technical research. You will also be able to work with and positively influence others. Ideally you should have experience translating customer requirements into technical programmes of work.

Having demonstrable knowledge of one of the following is essential: 

    Structural, civil or mechanical engineeringFinite element modellingComputational fluid dynamics or fluid structure interaction

To be considered for the role, you must have a degree or equivalent level of experience working in a relevant STEM area. A specialism in one or more of the following areas would be advantageous: 

    Computational modelling including explicit dynamics and high strain rate effectsSeismic analysis of buildingsGeotechnical engineeringStructural design (steel or concrete) to industry standards

An understanding of blast physics would also be beneficial. Experience of working with programming languages such as Python or Matlab would be desirable as would experience in one or more software tools such as Ansys, Abaqus, Lusas, OpenSees, OpenFoam and Staad Pro.

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the security clearance required for the role.

Please note that you must be a British National to apply for a role at AWE.

AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country???s nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.

AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and people with disabilities.

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