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  • Job reference: RMS0215646

Senior Stress Analysis Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Preston, Lancashire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 22/08/2019
  • Duration: 12 months
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We are looking for experience in the following:

* Minimum 4 years engineering experience (or 2 years if in nuclear or similar highly regulated industry).
* Track record in delivering against time, cost and quality.
* Ability to read and interpret engineering and technical drawings.
* Ability to interrogate 2D and 3D models produced by in-house design using various CAD software.
* Ability to support design through design phases, including attending customer meetings and testing activities.
* Ability to support design with risk assessments and residual risk.
* Experience developing design, analysis and engineering products through the following phases
o Study
o Conceptual Design
o Scheme Design
o Detail Design
o Manufacture Design
o Testing (including prototyping)
o Commissioning
o Client acceptance
* Appreciation of manufacturing, assembly and test techniques
* Ability to produce detailed stress calculations using Mathcad, to substantiate in house and customer designs.
* Ability to produce scheme, detail and manufacturing design calculation reports - including:
o Static calculations (i.e. lifting equipment, welds)
o Seismic calculations
o Dynamic calculations
o Fatigue calculations
o Ergonomic calculations
o Power transmission calculations (leadscrews, gearboxes and motors)
* Ability to import, operate and manipulate CAD models in Spaceclaim & ANSYS Design Modeller for analysis pre-processing.
* Ability to read, understand and work to both internal and external procedures and standards.
* Experience producing Engineering documentation in support of CE marking.
* Experience in producing documentation in support of applicable UK Regulations e.g. LOLER, PUWER, CDM etc.
* Experience in checking work done by others.
* Carry out detailed analyses using ANSYS including:
o Static structural analyses
o Dynamic structural analyses
o Dynamic impact assessments (blast tests/ drop tests)
* High competence in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word).
* Working knowledge of test procedures i.e. FAT, SAT and CE marking process.
* Producing static structural calculations (Classical Hand Calculations)
* Static and dynamic stress calculations to BS2573, BS5950, Eurocodes, DNV standards and customer standards as required
* Using British Standards, specifically BS 2573 (Crane Code)
* Worked in the Nuclear Industry or other equivalent highly regulated industry

The Company:
Our client has been established for over 20 years locally and is focused on delivering design solutions to the nuclear industry, specialising in the design of mechanical handling plant and equipment, the design and installation of plant control systems and the provision of support to plant safety reviews.

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