Piping Calculation Engineer Specialist

Added 31 May 2024

Piping Calculation Engineer Specialist

Job Type: Full Time


Sector: Engineering; Construction

Location: Aztec West Bristol

About this Role

The Piping Calculation Engineer Specialist, with a preference for candidates holding a Ph.D., is tasked with ensuring the proper design of the pipe network and associated supports through the execution of piping calculations. Additionally, they play a supportive role for other team engineers.

Piping Calculation Activities will include

  • Gathering input data, analysing/updating hypothesis notes and loading description reports
  • Performing the piping flexibility calculations and calculation of piping supports
  • Analysing the mechanical behaviour of the piping network with respect to the codified criteria,
  • Proposing appropriate and proportionate modifications in case the sizing criteria are not met
  • Producing technical assessment note
  • Producing the calculation notes


It will also include participation to set up of tools and methods, improvement of methodologies.

Piping calculation activities are in strong interfaces with the other discipline of Edvance in Bristol, France and Germany.

Management of interfaces with other discipline includes

  • Preparation of Loading description report in relation with system activities
  • Validation of civil work interfaces
  • Validation of layout changes
  • Verification of equipment nozzle interfaces.


To be considered the following qualifications, skills and experience are essential:

  • PhD in mechanics
  • Mechanical simulation as finite element
  • Prior experience with a finite element tool is essential for this position.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong mechanical knowledge (modal analysis, static analysis,…)
  • Experience of working in a nuclear environment



The following experience is desirable:

  • Experience in previous EPR or other nuclear projects is desirable
  • Experience of UK design context and regulatory processes
  • High level of technical coordination
  • Experience in ANSYS and in calculation of special piping component (fixed point, endplates)
  • Experience in RSTAB or BEAM STRESS and support calculation
  • Knowledge of RCC-M code (section C3650 at least) and understanding of damage mode
  • Knowledge of CALTUY/Pipestress
  • First experience in piping calculation 5 years minimum.
  • Knowledge of RCC-M code (section C3650 at least) and understanding of damage mode
  • Knowledge of CALTUY/Pipestress
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