Overview / Responsibilities:
Would you like to work on some of the world’s most exciting projects?
Wood’s nuclear business supports customers in the energy generation, new build, decommissioning and defence sectors. We are involved in some of the most innovative and impressive projects across the globe, such as ITER - the world’s largest fusion experiment.
We have offices in Knutsford and Warrington in Cheshire, as well as in Gloucester, Dorchester, Harwell, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Cumbria and Reading. We also have a strong international presence to support our growing operations in France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, South Africa and Japan.
Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognised. Our technical excellence and strong customer relationships put us at the forefront of our industry, along with our proven expertise in managing large, complex projects in the UK and overseas.
What that means to you is the opportunity to experience a real variety of projects, colleagues and customers, collaborating to achieve outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment.
Wood is recruiting a Principal Mechanical Engineer to join our growing New Nuclear and Generation Services business at our Knutsford office. Within our team you will form a key part of our community, supporting a wide range of exciting consultancy projects for a variety of customers across the nuclear industry, primarily in the areas of generating reactors and new build, with possibilities to support decommissioning, defence and fusion reactor work. You will take part in mentoring colleagues to support their development of technical and professional skills throughout their career at Wood.
Reactor support and generation services
Wood has a deep understanding of the complex technical challenges and commercial imperatives of maintaining and improving operational performance and safety of ageing nuclear power plants. Our experts work across a huge variety of science and engineering related projects. This ensures we have the experience and the expertise to design and implement solutions to extend the life of ageing nuclear power plants and equipment. The heart of our business is providing safe, practical solutions for
maintaining operational performance of ageing assets, overcoming life-limiting issues and extending the operational lifetime value of plants. We achieve outstanding results for our customers thanks to our comprehensive knowledge of reactor technology and regulatory requirements combined with a flexible, collaborative approach.
Wood understands the complex commercial, political and technical challenges facing new build programmes. And we also share the passion to create clean, secure and cost effective power for future generations.
Lifetime partner to EDF Energy
We are the largest research and development partner for EDF Energy and one of the largest suppliers of engineering and technical services to the current UK reactor fleet, an enduring partnership that has been built over almost 50 years. We are EDF Energy’s strategic lifetime partner, supporting its Central Technical Organisation and the power stations in delivering core programmes and new investment to support fleet-critical projects.
Engineering and safety case
Our capability, skills and experience, ranging from engineering design and risk assessment to human factors, puts us at the forefront of technical professional services relating to nuclear safety.
Preparation and/or technical assessment of:
Reports & Engineering Advice Notes
Calculations and Calculation Notes
Design Basis Assessment documents
Specifications and Engineering Substantiations
Reviewing design and design substantiation for Mechanical equipment/systems
Producing/revising safety cases for Mechanical equipment/systems
Advising on maintenance/testing requirements
Providing advice on wide ranging technical issues and queries relating to Mechanical equipment/systems
Planning and estimating of engineering work packages
Production of engineering deliverables in accordance with relevant regulations, codes, standards and Wood/Client quality assurance requirements
Assist in the design/specification of Mechanical equipment/systems
Attending and contributing to design / HAZOP and construction reviews
Ensuring Relevant Good Practice and LFE are incorporated
Ensuring interaction with other disciplines for known interfaces
Liaising with customers in your discipline to analyse problems and develop technical solutions
Developing relationships with clients in order to identify and secure future business
Supporting the development of contract proposals and tenders
Checking the work of other team members
Mentoring junior colleagues
Delivering work to agreed budgets and timescales to ensure customer satisfaction
Continuing to develop technical knowledge and competence in field of expertise
Skills / Qualifications:
Understanding of UK standards and regulations applicable on nuclear facilities
Experience in the delivery of written work. i.e. specifications, Design Assessment Reports, Engineering Advice Notes, etc.
Excellent working knowledge of the UK codes
Experience of working in multifunctional teams
Self-motivated, with an ability and desire to work collaboratively to create new opportunities
Ability to think innovatively and solve complex problems
Ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing
Design substantiation and justification of engineered safety measures
Communicate clearly and professionally both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals outside of the Company
Knowledge of CDM 2015 Regulations
Experience of safety case management work
Knowledge/experience of design and/or substantiation of Mechanical plant in hazardous/highly regulated environments
Knowledge/experience of operating in an environment with a graded approach to quality processes
Familiarity with our major customers and the processes and procedures they use to control work
Qualifications & Experience
Hold a degree in Mechanical Engineering plus demonstrable experience in the discipline
Membership of either IMechE
Either Chartered (CEng) or Incorporated (IEng) status
Nuclear Industry experience (desirable but not essential)
What do you get?
As well as the opportunity to work on projects across the globe, in a supportive and professional work environment, these are some of the additional benefits you can expect at Wood:
A competitive reward package
Work life balance – We offer flexible working; we have core and flex hours in all our permanent office locations
Family friendly benefits – maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave
International opportunities - As an 60,000 strong community of colleagues operating in 60 countries you will have access to international career opportunities
For your peace of mind, we offer life insurance benefit on top of a contributory pension scheme, as well as income protection and life assurance benefit
To support you throughout your career you will have access to an Employee Assistance programme, which can offer anything from financial advice to mental health support and counselling sessions.
For our communities:
We give back to our communities through a matched funding community investment programme. Across our global business, our people are showing commitment and courage to care for the communities we operate in. You can do this by supporting causes and raising funds for charities that are important to you, your colleagues and your local area.
Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors. www.woodplc.com
We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.