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Kent Recruitment

Senior/Principal Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue Engineer

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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About the job:

Would you like to lead Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue engineering consultancy work for all types of offshore structures? If so, we'd love you to apply for this role. We are looking for the successful candidate to be based in our London office, however we are also open to any of our other UK office locations.

We are looking for Engineers who are adaptable to a diverse work load and able to understand the changing requirements and priorities in order to provide practical solutions to our clients’ challenges of managing ageing assets and pushing the boundaries of new designs.

Within the Engineering and Consulting business we provide services across a wide range of disciplines and applications in the Offshore Wind, Oil & Gas, and Low Carbon markets covering fixed and floating offshore structures, terminals, refineries, petrochemical plants and pipelines. Kent has worked on over 1,000 Oil and Gas Installations with substantial involvement in overseas projects. We work on some of the most exciting and varied scopes, including integrity management of offshore installations, front end studies, detailed design and offshore repairs.

Kent is at the forefront of providing offshore Structural Integrity Management services, delivering innovative solutions to managing the integrity of offshore assets.

In Kent, we continue to invest in people. Without the technical excellence of some 14,000+ staff globally we would not be one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultancies. Our philosophy is to help our people navigate a career path which enables them to achieve their ambitions. We offer flexible, rewarding work packages tailored towards career progression, which are founded on the principles of growth, ambition and excellence.

People join us because they share a desire to be at the forefront of the energy sector and deliver outstanding projects. We empower our people to be the professional individuals they want to be, working on projects they feel proud of, making a difference to the world they live in and the legacy they leave behind.

Kent develops our people through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Key Responsibilities:

As a senior member of the team you will be involved in leading analysis and structural integrity management work including fatigue and fracture assessments for all types of offshore structures including fixed, floating, topsides and subsea. You will also be responsible for developing and maintaining client relationships and contributing to the management and professional development of the team.

You’ll develop and maintain awareness of changes in the relevant technology and assessment tools, as well as managing cost and time targets to deliver high quality integrity management services to our clients and supporting in business development activities including the preparation of proposals and tenders. The role may provide the opportunity for survey visits to onshore and offshore client sites.

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:

  • An engineering degree, honours or equivalent, in mechanical, structural, civil, naval architecture or similar
  • Chartered Engineer with a recognised engineering institution
  • Educated to PhD level or equivalent industrial experience with a specialism in fatigue and fracture
  • Experience with fatigue and fracture mechanics assessment and integrity management of steel structures and components
  • Conversant with key relevant standards and codes of best practice including DNV-RP-C203, BS7910 etc
  • Experience of integrity assessments and engineering consultancy work including:

o Carrying out fracture mechanics and crack growth assessments using BS7910, API 579 etc

o Carrying out fatigue assessments using DNVGL-RP-C203, BS7608 etc

o Developing inspection requirements for structures based on detailed analysis, including Risk Based Inspection (RBI)

o Engaging with inspection and practical remedial works

o Writing high quality engineering reports and communicating results and recommendations

  • Offshore integrity assessment and analysis experience
  • Experience with monitoring and structural health management systems
  • Fracture and fatigue testing
  • Understanding the statistical nature of fatigue and its quantification
  • Understanding of offshore environmental loading
  • Offshore structural analysis experience (linear and non-linear) – particularly SESAM, USFOS and ABAQUS
  • Experience with cracked body finite element analysis
  • Experience of residual stress testing or modelling
  • Knowledge of welding, inspection techniques, metallurgy and corrosion
  • Excellent communication, stakeholder and influencing skills
  • Be comfortable as a focal point for tasks
  • Support, mentor and develop the capability of the team
  • Comfortable and adaptable to working in new and changing environments
  • Good attention to detail
  • Be able to work within budget, timeline, and technical requirements of scopes and have a delivery mindset

We are committed to our diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. From day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities.

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