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  • PFC Development Engineer

Responsibilities

 

  • Deliver analysis in line with the divertor development plan related to the design, experimental validation, Physics integration and testing activities.
  • Analyse the divertor system and plasma-facing components couple-field response.
  • Define and analyse relevant testing activities in coordination with tokamak physics and engineering designers, as required for the next generation of fusion devices.
  • Collaborate in the assessment and qualification of the performance of plasma-facing components to be installed inside the tokamak vacuum enclosure using molecular and viscous flow analysis techniques.
  • Participate in the design of novel liquid metal tokamak components, monitoring internal and external analysis and qualification, both in laboratory and during tokamak operations.
  • Manage analysis and assessment interfaces, liaising with physicists and engineers responsible for other tokamak systems’ R&D, power supplies, HTS magnet design and overall integration.
  • Monitor external development on novel techniques for improving pumping and heat flux handling performance in solids and liquid metals.
  • Liaising with external contractors and researchers for the supply of technology development solutions.

Selection criteria

  • Degree in a relevant physics or engineering discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience running, checking, and validating thermo-mechanical coupled with fluid analysis simulations.
  • Hands-on experience on testing and diagnostic equipment.
  • Experience working within a team of scientists and/or engineers.
  • Highly motivated to deliver against challenging objectives in a compressed timescale
  • Ability to contribute effectively in a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists
  • Willingness to learn new techniques and technologies
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Organised approach to complex problems

Desirable selection criteria

  • Experience designing and analysing high-heat flux solutions for vacuum environments.
  • Electro-magnetic analysis experience will be a plus.
  • Experience with load transfer procedures.
  • Appreciation of gas flows and molecular flows for fluids inside and outside vacuum environments.
  • Experience using commercial (ANSYS) and open source (OpenFOAM, Salome-Meca) simulation packages.
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling experience would be an advantage, in particular if including magneto hydrodynamic (MHD) effects.
  • Experience working in aerospace, nuclear, and/or fusion fields would be a plus.

 

PFC Development Engineer

Position Type
Position Type
Job position
Host institute type
Host institute type
Industry
Host institute
Host institute
Tokamak Energy, United Kingdom
Location
Location
Oxford, UK
Format
Format
Requires physical presence
Starting Date
Starting Date
As soon as possible
Candidate level
Candidate level
Other
Candidate level comments
3+ years experience within fusion
Compensation
Compensation
Yes
Contact person
Contact person
Alex Shawe
Contact person email
Contact person email
External Link
Location