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Senior Thermal Hydraulics Analyst

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Job Introduction

Job Description for Senior Thermal Hydraulics Analyst 

This is where your skills play a critical role in keeping everyone safe. Working in Safety, Security & Safeguards gives you the chance to make your mark on some hugely interesting projects. NNL does work that nobody else in the sector is doing, and this means we need experts like you to make it possible, whilst keeping everyone safe. We’re committed to using nuclear science to benefit society for years to come. This means that you can build a long and successful career here whilst playing a meaningful role in delivering cleaner energy, reducing waste and keeping colleagues and the public out of harm’s way.

The purpose of this role is to provide hands on in depth technical support that will help further develop the Thermal Hydraulics capability and open opportunities to support the new generation reactors. 

Role Responsibility

Main Responsibilities for Senior Thermal Hydraulics Analyst:

  • Understands and delivers NNL’s EHSS&Q and Assurance objectives.
  • Develops a reactor support customer base to help bring in new opportunities for the team.
  • Delivers complex technical projects using CFD modelling tools and/or systems level codes with in depth knowledge of Reactor Thermal hydraulics.
  • Ensuring all projects comply with team’s robust Quality Assurance standards.
  • Maintain and improve the skills plan for the capability and produce a strategic training plan in light of future opportunities.
  • Delivering high standards of technical work to time, cost and quality.
  • Checking and authorising technical projects for the team.
  • Understand NNL’s S&T agenda with experience of leading the Reactor Core Science theme.
  • Strong academic links that can bridge the gap between research modelling tools and commercial tools.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Criteria for Senior Thermal Hydraulics Analyst:

  • PhD in Science, Mathematics or an Engineering subject.
  • Technical breadth and depth of knowledge in the field of Reactor Thermal hydraulics.
  • Experience in using commercial modelling tool such as Ansys Fluent and STAR CCM+.
  • Expert in using programming tools such as Python and MATLAB.
  • Experience of developing and delivering strategic training plans to enhance the capability function.

Desirable Criteria for Senior Thermal Hydraulics Analyst

  • Experience of developing and delivering strategic training plans to enhance the capability function.
  • Experience of technical leadership in Nuclear Industry.
  • Experience as an Industrial supervisor for projects up to PhD level.
  • Experience of using RELAP and CTF or other system level codes.
  • In depth knowledge of developing UKSMR and AMR technology. 

About the Company

Grounded in robust science and decades of experience, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is the authoritative voice in the UK and beyond for technological development within the nuclear power sector.

Our unparalleled understanding of the science, challenges and opportunities makes us an unrivalled authority and partner in the field, providing experts, technologies, and access to cutting-edge facilities to organisations around the world.

Harnessing potential technologies and translating them into to industry-ready solutions means our pioneering approach spearheads international improvement and technological progress.

We work on projects as small as drilling a hole to analyse underground wastes with our integrated micro drilling technology, or as large as developing state-of-the-art power systems for spacecraft, based on radioactive materials

NNL has a vision for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (ED&I) where NNL aims to be an inclusive workplace that attracts diverse talent through transparent and equal policies and procedures. We want you and the diverse mix of people that we employ, customers that we service and stakeholders that we influence to feel valued. We encourage a workplace culture where everyone can thrive with a sense of belonging.

Recruitment Agency Notice

We operate a strict Preferred Supplier List (PSL) for the provision of recruitment services. Only agencies on our PSL may provide CVs and only when the role is released to them by our recruitment team. We will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL. We explicitly reserve the right to add candidate details from unsolicited CVs from non-PSL agencies into our own candidate database and to pursue/hire such candidate(s) without any obligation, financial or otherwise, to the agency concerned.

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