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Mechanical Engineer / Stress Analyst


IDOM Merebrook’s UK nuclear engineering team is seeking to recruit a mechanical engineer or stress analyst at our Manchester office. Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years’ experience, however, any candidates who may not have the number of years’ experience required but can demonstrate the necessary skills in combination with directly relevant experience may apply and will be considered.


Essential Requirements

  • Candidates must be degree-qualified in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline
  • A solid foundation in mechanical engineering principles
  • A track record of delivering technical solutions to meet the customer’s requirements in challenging timescales
  • A desire to be challenged and contribute to the success and growth of the business
  • Excellent communication skills
  • IMechE chartered or working towards chartership
  • Knowledge of Finite Element Analysis principles

Experience Requirements

  • Following Quality Assurance processes
  • Working effectively, both in project teams and independently
  • Production of designs and calculations to demonstrate acceptable equipment performance
  • Stress analysis hand calculations using Mathcad
  • Application of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) including Ansys APDL and interpretation of the results to influence the design process
  • Authoring technical documentation
  • Use of 2D and 3D CAD packages, ideally Autodesk Inventor.

Desirable Attributes

  • Nuclear industry awareness and safety case appreciation
  • Seismic and fatigue assessment
  • Working to design codes and industry standards appropriate for a safety-critical industry, such as ASME BPVC Section III/VIII or RCC-M
  • Familiar with steam-raising power plant and components (pressure vessels, heat exchangers, pumps, valves, pipework etc)

All applicants should have a full clean UK driving licence.