Geological Modelling Consultant in GB-Oxfordshire-Harwell, United Kingdom

at Wood.
Location GB-Oxfordshire-Harwell, United Kingdom
Date Posted June 27, 2018
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent

Description

Wood Nuclear is recruiting for a Geologial Modelling Consultant to be based at our offices in Harwell, Oxfordshire.The international consensus is that higher active radioactive waste should be disposed of in a geological disposal facility (GDF), an engineered facility located deep underground. In the UK this will result in one of the largest, most exciting and important engineering and scientific projects in the 21st century.Wood is a leading supplier of scientific consultancy and engineering services to the UK and overseas radioactive waste management organisations. We are looking to recruit a highly motivated candidate to be a consultant/mathematical modeller, to work on a diverse range of projects.  The successful applicant will be expected to work at our office at Harwell in Oxfordshire and will be part of a multi-disciplinary team (including geologists, chemists, physicists and mathematicians) to deliver a range of projects on behalf of customers such as RWM Ltd, NDA, LLWR Ltd, Magnox Ltd, Sellafield Ltd, as well as a number of other international waste management organisations. The team at Harwell has led the field of research and assessment work related to the safe disposal of radioactive waste, for over 30 years. The team has a wide breath of both national and internationally respected expertise to provide consultancy, modelling and laboratory studies to underpin the science, technology and engineering to allow the safe disposal of radioactive waste.Key ResponsibilitiesYou will be involved in delivering a diverse range of desk-based consultancy projects undertaken for our customers in the UK and overseas. Key aspects of the role are listed below. Provision of input to a range of technical areas, this is likely to include geological and geotechnical modelling or other forms of simple and complex modelling used to underpin the safety of a future geological disposal facility in the UK. Provision of fracture / fracture mechanics / rock mechanics modelling used to support geological disposal in the UK and overseas.Production of concise and well-written technical reports and presentation of results to customers.The role requires an understanding of the underlying requirements of our customers, and how we can meet those requirements.

Skills / Qualifications

A good first degree in mathematics, natural sciences or engineeringIdeally a PhD in in mathematics, natural sciences or engineeringExperience of the application of modelling to the geosciences (e.g. rock mechanics desirable)Technically able and can innovativeExcellent written and verbal communication skillsExperience of mathematical modellingExperience of scientific programmingAbility to work on a number of varied projectsAbility to work in a teams

Company Overview

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 55,000 people, with revenues of around $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. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.

Diversity Statement

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.

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