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Trainee / Assistant Mechanical Engineer - Fluid Mechanics (CFD)

  • Job reference: EN-002664
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Power
  • Location: Epsom
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Trainee/Assistant Engineer

Are you looking for a career in Fluid Mechanics? This could be the role for you!

The Team

The Fluid Mechanics team provides engineering analysis related to fluid flows and heat transfer for a wide range of industries and applications, each with different technical challenges. These include projects in: oil & gas and nuclear safety (gas dispersion, fire modelling, explosion analysis, fire and gas detection), hydrodynamics and floating structures, heat transfer, hydraulics, wind loading and wind in the built environment, and many others. Our engineers help clients define the problem, identify an appropriate analysis methodology and justify that the solution(s) are physically accurate and robust. Team members require a mechanical engineering background with exposure to fluid mechanics and heat transfer, as well as an aptitude to develop into new technical areas quickly.

Our reputation is centred on delivering the right engineering solutions to our clients’ problems. We value the relationships we have with our clients: you will help to improve the engineering service we provide and to build close relationships with the client, founded on trust, technical excellence and delivery.

The Role

The role is for a Mechanical Engineer, within the Epsom based Fluid Mechanics team. Typical activities would initially include:
• Working in an engineering role on a range of projects, to obtain a working knowledge of the team’s methods, tools, and markets. This will include having an active input on the problem definition and solution methodology, model preparation and execution, analysis of the results to determine an engineering outcome, and delivery of this outcome to the end client.  
• Developing simulation analysis experience using general purpose computational fluid dynamics (CFD). 
In the longer term there are opportunities to expand into project management and business development activities, however the primary focus of the role is to support technical delivery. 

The Person

We are looking for people who relish technically challenging engineering projects. You enjoy the challenge of understanding complex problems and breaking these down into manageable parts. You are able to clearly communicate the methodology and resulting solution to colleagues and clients.

You are proactive and have excellent communication and presentation skills, and can interact with the team effectively. 

You will be able to demonstrate the following:
• Honours Degree (or equivalent) in mechanical engineering or related discipline (2:1 minimum), with a solid grounding in fluid mechanics and heat transfer.  
• Working towards chartership with the IMechE (or another engineering profession).  
• Technical practitioner with sound engineering judgement and experience in using fundamental engineering skills.  
• Able to produce high quality technical reports.  
• Motivated and driven to meet delivery/cost targets without compromising quality. 
• Awareness of own technical limitations and using the help and support of others to deliver technical work. 
• Awareness of the commercial aspects of consultancy is desirable. 
• Experience with simulation engineering is desirable, specifically using Star-CCM+ and/or FLACS.

Additional Information
• This vacancy will close on Friday 22nd June. 
• Flexible working may be available for this role.

About us

This is an exciting time for Atkins, our recent acquisition by SNC-Lavalin means that we are diversifying our portfolio to become a more global organisation. This promises to offer unprecedented career opportunities to our staff whilst we continue to grow our existing business units. For both Atkins and SNC-Lavalin, we continue to invest in people. Without the technical excellence of some 45,000 to 50,000 staff we would not be one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultancies. Our philosophy is to help our people navigate a career path which enables them to achieve their ambitions. We offer flexible, rewarding work packages tailored towards career progression, which are founded on the principles of growth, ambition and excellence.
Our Engineering and Consultancy business is delivering engineering, design and consultancy solutions to the Power, Nuclear and oil and gas  all over the world. Merging original thinking with our experience from 60 years in the energy industry, we help transform the potential of existing infrastructure as well as new resource sand technology. We listen and lead across boundaries, bringing lessons learned from one industry or discipline to another to help realise our client’s vision. We deliver what we say we will, building relationships based on trust and integrity: there when we’re needed, fast; committed for the long term; adapting to changes and leaning into challenges.
People join us because they share a desire to be at the forefront of the energy sector and deliver outstanding projects. We empower our people to be the professional individuals they want to be, working on projects they feel proud of, making a different to the world they live in and the legacy they leave behind.

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 make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV,  details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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