We have exciting opportunities for experienced Finite Element Analysts (FEA) to lead on the development of our multi-component simulation capability. This unique role will see you assessing the performance of nuclear weapons in dynamic environments using finite element modelling tools to predict how weapon components and systems respond to a broad range of thermal and mechanical environments. If you would like to work with some of the Science industries brightest minds, this could be your next step!
Location: Aldermaston, Berkshire. We are located between Reading and Basingstoke, with onsite parking.
Package: £40,000 - £70,000(depending on your suitability, qualifications, and level of experience)
Closing Date: 8th March 2024
This will involve constructing appropriately featured and converged mesh geometries from drawings/CAD, implementing suitable material models, and optimising to resolve quantities of interest. You will utilise AWE's high performance computing platforms and also have the opportunity to further develop our bespoke tools and processes. This work is to support the design and approval process, troubleshoot complex problems and assist with new technology research.
Who Are We Looking For?
Whilst not to be considered a checklist, some of key skills for this role include the following;
A Bachelor's degree (or higher qualification) in a relevant subject area.
Experience in using commercial finite element analysis software to perform dynamic and thermo-mechanical analysis.
Experience in stakeholder management and working with multi-disciplinary teams.
Experience in managing interfaces between different analysis codes.
Experience in different mesh types and their application to complex geometry.
Knowledge of at least one data analysis tool (Python, Perl, C++, Fortran etc.).
What will you get from us?
As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:
Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (including Bank Holidays).
9-day working fortnight - our employees have every other Friday off work.
Flexible working hours.
Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time.
Family friendly policies: Maternity Leave - 39 Weeks Full Pay and Paternity Leave - 4 Weeks Full Pay.
Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training.
Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services.
A market leading contributory pension scheme (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution).
Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending savings.
Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family.
A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site.
Important things you need to know:
Interviews will be 90 minutes in length and will be held over Microsoft Teams. You will be required to prepare a 10-minute presentation in advance.
Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role. This will be funded by AWE.
* Agencies: Please note that we do not out-source our recruitment