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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  £33,446 - £71,818

Gloucester, GB

Career Area:  Engineering

Structural Analyst

The Opportunity


Structural Analyst, Gloucester, Salary £33,446 - £71,818 & Benefits


This is a unique opportunity for a Structural Analyst at EDF Energy’s Barnwood Central Technical Organisation.


Joining our Structural Analysis Group, you’ll perform structural analysis and provide expert advice on the current and future integrity of metallic pipework, fuel route components, boilers, pressure systems and reactor internals.


The work will require using analysis techniques and procedures including Finite Element Analysis, R6 (Fracture Mechanics), R5 (Creep and Fatigue) and R3 (Structural Impact Dynamics). In addition you will be involved in overseeing analysis work being carried out by consultant engineers from our external partner organisations.       

The Person


The varied nature of the work means you will be required to liaise with various internal customers, including Fuel Route, Boilers, Design Authority and Station Engineers, as well as others within Structural Analysis Group and with other groups within Structural Integrity Branch.

You will be required perform and report assessments of various plant systems and components, to support safety cases or lifetime planning, as well as general support to the nuclear stations. This will include long term and emergent work, and will require the use of design codes, R3, R5 and R6 procedures and finite element analysis. Excellent technical skills in these areas are required in order to produce high quality work, and you will be expected to work at all times with nuclear safety in mind.

The Skills


Required Skills and Experience:

  • A sound basic understanding of structural analysis methods and degradation mechanisms
  • Quick learner and ability to work independently
  • Experience of structural integrity biased design modification in or out of the energy industry
  • Clear communication and able to extract the key issues of a piece of analysis and how it applies to nuclear safety and the plant
  • Strong interpersonal skills


  • A relevant HNC (or equivalent) in one of the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) as a minimum requirement.
  • It would be desirable for the candidate to have a degree in an Engineering or Science discipline, along with Chartered Engineer Status or equivalent
Competitive Salary & Benefits


The salary range is between £33,446 - £71,818 with terms and conditions covered by the EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Company Agreement.  The starting salary for this appointment will be dependent on your existing salary, competence, experience and qualifications.  You will receive 28 days annual holiday plus bank holidays, incremental and competency based progression, a career average company pension scheme, access to benefits including gym membership, cinema tickets, technology offers and cycle to work scheme.

Why EDF Energy?


Providing safe, reliable power is at the heart of our generation business, which is why we want experienced engineers to help us deliver this. From nuclear power stations to coal, gas and renewables, our work extends to the full energy mix. The roles we offer within each of those areas are every bit as diverse. At EDF Energy, we’re on a journey to change the way people use energy for generations to come. Producing low carbon energy is what we do best. And right now, our eight existing nuclear sites generate 9,000 megawatts per year through various reactors, avoiding emissions of over 40m tonnes of carbon dioxide. That’s the equivalent of taking about 60% of cars off our roads. Our thermal generation assets are our Cottam and West Burton stations. With almost 45 years of generation, our coal stations still have an important role to play – together with our new Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) and Gas Storage Plants supporting an affordable and secure supply of electricity as the UK transitions to a low carbon economy. We want rebalance the generation mix by accelerating development of renewables and establishing a new nuclear fleet.  EDF Energy is at the heart of this drive for cleaner energy in the UK, with major projects in nuclear new build at Hinkley Point C and off-shore wind farm development

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