Overview / Responsibilities
It’s a great time for you to join us.
Wood is growing its offices in Gloucester and Bristol on the back of significant opportunities in the nuclear new build and existing generation programmes. We are winning new contracts and want you to join our team. We are a professional, friendly and supportive team, who can offer exciting development opportunities across a range of projects. The south west of England is dynamic and thriving environment in which to take your next step in your career.
We’re looking for people
Who have experience or transferrable skills into the nuclear industry or other highly-regulated industries. Whether you’re beginning your career or already operating at a senior level, we’d like to meet with you and discuss the exciting opportunities on offer.
We are a people business
People are at the heart of Woods business. We work together to deliver the best outcomes for our customers and we're united by our values of Care, Commitment and Courage. As well as aspiring to technical excellence, we are passionate about diversity and inclusion. We are members of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), have signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant and have Mental Health Champions in all our nuclear offices. We also have a technical support network in the nuclear business, through the Head of Profession network. This enables planned progression and support to undertake roles aligned to the current and future nuclear generation assets.
Wood is currently recruiting for a Reactor Physicist with Boiling Water Reactor experience to perform complex technical analyses, deliver technical training and support the theoretical development of our software products.
Whilst this role is specificlaly to support our key work around new nuclear projects within the UK, you will also have the opportunity to work in a variety of technical teams performing analysis work for a broad range of established and cutting edge reactor designs. You will also be challenged to develop your skills and experience as well as being provided with opportunities to build a successful career and the potential to lead the technical teams responsible for their implementation.
• Developing underpinning mathematical and physical theories • Performing complex reactor physics plant analysis• Delivering technical training courses to a specialist audience• Working as a team to deliver work to time, cost and customer satisfaction • Presenting results at technical meetings and conferences where appropriate• Interfacing closely with the international academic research community• Generation of new business through interaction with international commercial customers
Skills / Qualifications
- Experience with BWR technology and reactor codes
- A undergraduate degree in mathematics, physics or engineering or any other subject with a strong mathematical component
- A strong background in mathematical and physical theory and implementation
- Good scientific programming skills
- Ability to think innovatively and to solve complex problems
- Ability to quickly and efficiently absorb new technical skills rather than just applying current ones
- Ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing with internal & external experts and customers
- Able to give presentations in a compelling fashion to a technical audience
- A higher degree in a related subject, or equivalent work experience
- Experience of nuclear reactor physics
- Programming skills in languages such as Python, Java, C++ or C#
- Experience of agile software development methods
- Experience of working in multifunctional teams
- Experience in the mentoring of early career scientists or engineers
What do you get?
As well as exciting roles on projects in the UK and abroad; in a supportive and professional work environment, these are some of the additional benefits you can expect at Wood:
- A competitive reward package
- Work life balance – We offer flexible working; we have core and flex hours in all our permanent office locations. You can also buy up to an additional week’s holiday and we also have a time off in lieu system. We are also introducing enhanced payment of family friendly benefits – maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.
- We are introducing private healthcare for all staff.
- Flexible benefits are also being introduced where you can have access to travel insurance, critical illness cover, dental benefit, childcare vouchers, cycle to scheme and more.
- International opportunities - As an 60,000 strong community of colleagues operating in 60 counties you will have access to international career opportunities.
- For your peace of mind we offer life insurance benefit on top of a contributory pension scheme, as well as group income protection and life assurance benefit.
- To support you throughout your career you will have access to an Employee Assistance programme, which can offer anything from financial advice to mental health support and counselling sessions.
For our communities:
- We give back to our communities, we have a matched funding community investment programme. In our global business our people are showing commitment and courage to care for the communities we operate in. You can do this by supporting causes and raising funds for charities that are important to you, your colleagues and your local area.
Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors. www.woodplc.com
We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.