Senior Stress Engineer

The Library

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Vacancy title
Senior Stress Engineer
Location details
The Library
Contract type
Salary/hourly rate
Dependent on skills & experience
Closing date

A vacancy has arisen for a Senior Stress Engineer within the Analysis Team based at either our Risley (Warrington). NUVIA are looking to grow capability across our locations and a variety of roles are available dependent on relevant experience.

All about us:

Nuvia is a leading international engineering, project management and services provider to the highly regulated nuclear, defence, oil & gas, and science & research industries. Our expertise has been developed over many years and is backed up by a highly trained, committed workforce and a wide range of specialist resources.

Senior Stress Engineer Role Overview:

We are looking for a focused, enthusiastic and skilled Senior Engineer to join the Analysis Team and to integrate with project design teams as required. You will be delivering finite element solutions and manual calculations to support design and installation consultancy projects for internal and external clients.

Senior Stress Engineers are responsible for complete package of work or complete analysis project. You will be responsible for checking and approval of deliverables as well as ensuring that industry standards and quality procedures are met. Safety in design is Nuvia’s highest priority and the Senior Engineer is a fundamental role in achieving this. You are accustomed to providing technical leadership, delivering profitable consultancy projects which meet customer expectations.

Key responsibilities as a Senior Stress Engineer :

Working in the Nuvia Analysis Team you will report to the Analysis team leader and be responsible for,

  • Carrying out FE analysis and hand calculations for consultancy projects for the substantiation of designs
  • Supervise and coordinate small teams where required and be responsible for the output of others
  • Creating analysis reports, technical requirements, plans and estimates
  • Ensure tasks are carried out to the required scope and budget constraints
  • Checking calculations and analysis by other engineers
  • Managing small to medium size analysis projects
  • Developing junior engineers or subcontractors through task supervision

Position of Senior Engineers within the organisation:

  • Reporting to Principal Engineers or Engineering Managers
  • Responsible for defining and managing quality, progress and cost of the work undertaken
  • Responsible for managing project subcontracts
  • Regularly interacts with clients and managers of other engineering disciplines

Ideally you will have the following qualifications, skills, experience and attributes…


  • A passion for engineering and problem solving, with an excellent grasp of mechanical concepts and all types of loading, stress and failure,
  • Expertise in hand and FEA calculations and either ANSYS, CAESAR II, LS-DYNA, Hyperworks,
  • Good understanding of Industry and Regulatory codes and standards,
  • Demonstrable performance in: technical leadership, delivery within time and budget constraints, rigour and commitment to customer requirements, desire to improve our business, development/supervision of other engineers,
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in client-facing roles, to present results and formal analysis reports, adapting styles as appropriate,
  • Aptitude for working creatively within multi-disciplinary project teams, integrating stress analysis into the design process.


  • Experience in the nuclear sector
  • First or upper second-class degree in a relevant mechanical subject.
  • Experience of wider design process, ability to develop technical deliverables such as drawings and specs outside of analysis work, with broad experience of: requirements, drawing production, materials and manufacturing methods,
  • A good understanding of Inventor & AutoCAD of general 3D design tools,
  • Knowledge analytical principles and methods related to Piping, Seismic, Blast, Thermal or Fluids as well as structures,
  • Fluency in using the following codes: BS EN 1990 series (Robot), BS 5950, BS EN 13001, PD 5500 Pressure Vessels, BS EN 13445, BS EN 13480, ASME III & VIII, ANSI B31.3 or B31.1,
  • CEng / Member of a relevant institution (IMechE or IET).