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Principal Piping Engineer

  • Job reference: EN-002940
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear, Power
  • Location: Bristol
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Why not...

Our growing team is looking for a Lead Piping Engineer who thrives on being busy and having a sense of achievement at the end of each day.  You want to deliver – for yourself, for the organisation and for the client.
We need an experienced piping engineer who can lead and deliver multiple projects simultaneously. You’ll enjoy working closely with clients on a range of demanding issues whilst mentoring and training more junior colleagues to protect the high standards that we’re proud of.
Does this sound like you? In which case, we’d love you to apply for this role.
About the Team

Following our recent major wins across the Nuclear New Build Market, SNC-Lavalin are now poised to play a key role in the development of the design of the next generation of Nuclear Power Stations.  We are therefore seeking individuals to join us in delivering key facilities, systems and components across the full spectrum of the power station.
As part of our Nuclear New Build business in Bristol, our team specialises in taking on the most challenging engineering projects and opportunities that exist across the board, from technical leadership to project management. With existing relationships with the major operators in the nuclear sector, we offer a stimulating variety of work, within a team which is rapidly developing to meet the challenge of new nuclear build.
What you’ll be doing

As a principal engineer within the business you will be leading multidisciplinary teams on large scale nuclear projects. You will have the ability to lead design project teams such that you can effectively support and deliver, have an excellent level of commercial awareness and be confident in your ability to deliver to time, quality and cost. You will provide support and guidance to the team, leading the delivery, ensuring the clients requirements are met.

You’ll need to have

We are looking for individuals with the following experience:
• Degree qualified in a relevant engineering / technical discipline and working towards Chartership with a relevant professional institute.
• Must have proven experience of working within the civil nuclear industry or power industry.
• Demonstrable experience in design and assessment in at least 3 of the following:
• Piping and Pressure Vessel design (including valve/ fitting /material selection, specification of bellows and support specification)
• Experienced with analysis software such as Abaqus, CAESARII, Autopipe, Pipestress, Abaqus, STAAD or RSTAB.
• Static, dynamic and thermal stress analysis.
• Mechanical design and assessment.
• Process design (pressure drop calculations, NPSH calculations etc.).
• Secondary Steelwork design.
• Capable of overseeing the production of design drawings. Experience with Aveva E3D software is preferred but not essential.
• Good oral and written communication skills with a proven ability to write accurate, detailed and concise technical reports (e.g. design substantiations, basis of analysis, safety case support references).
• Proven experience of leading design teams in multi-disciplinary projects, with emphasis on pipework design and analysis.
• Comfortable with engaging with prospective clients, working at their sites, and investing time in understanding their design objectives and processes.
In accordance with the role requirements it is expected that you will have a good understanding and experience working with design codes such as: ASME BPVC Section III, RCC-M, ASME B31.1, BS EN 13480 and BS EN13445 as well as specification of equipment such as pumps, valves, steam traps etc. and design of secondary steelwork.
About us
This is an exciting time for us, we are diversifying our portfolio to become a more global organisation, while also continuing to grow our services in the Nuclear and Power New Build sector in the UK. As part of a larger SNC Lavalin global business, there will be opportunities to develop your skills and experience in the UK working across all our clients and also for international travel.
Successful candidates will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to relevant security clearance being granted.
Flexible working options may be considered for this vacancy.
We develop individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We encourage participation in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house as well as external training for all our staff.
This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.
If applying to this role please do not refer to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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