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Senior Stress Engineer

  • Job reference: 927803
  • Location: Warrington, Cheshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Piping & Mechanical, Nuclear
  • Date posted: 18/10/2019

Clearance: BPSS

Job Description

To undertake engineering conceptual and detailed calculations in the delivery of customer funded tasks and projects. Work will be directed and supervised by the Technical Lead and/or Functional Lead for the relevant task or project. May act as a Technical Lead or Functional Lead themselves (dependent on task/project complexity) and hence may supervise others

Job responsibilities

  • Work in accordance with the Being Principles.
  • Ensuring that procedures, codes and standards are correctly identified and applied to engineering and technical activities.
  • Producing, reviewing, verifying and approving calculations, analyses and technical reports.
  • Producing, reviewing, verifying and approving technical specifications and method statements.
  • Supporting estimates for bids.
  • Supervising engineers/technical specialists within the same discipline.
  • Ensuring that a fit for purpose approach is adopted in the production of all outputs.
  • Ensuring that adequate Reviewing, Verifying & Approval is undertaken on all their deliverables and for those under their direct control and supervision.


  • Competent in developing Finite Element models and undertaking linear and non-linear analysis.
  • Competent in the assessment of structural/mechanical equipment against UK and/or European design codes. Ideally familiar with BS2573, BS EN 13001, BS7608, BS 5950.
  • Competent in a wide range of classical stress analysis techniques for assessing mechanical and structural equipment.
  • The ability to identify load paths and recommend design changes to ensure fit for purpose design before detailed analysis.
  • Competency in seismic analysis preferred.
  • Good communications skills and the ability to interface with other disciplines.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Chartered Engineer preferred however consideration will be given to those working towards chartered status.
  • Engineering or Science degree qualified.
  • Demonstrable experience in stress analysis covering a variety of tasks across a range of complexities.
  • Demonstrable experience in the application of codes and standard covering a range of equipment types.
  • Nuclear industry or other safety or regulated industry preferred.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.