Structural Engineer


Structural Engineer



Sector: Nuclear New Build

Category: Engineering

Bristol, UK.

Holtec International and its subsidiary companies are designing an unconditionally safe and secure source of clean energy, the SMR-300+ small modular reactor. The Position is offered by Holtec Britain as a member of the Holtec International family, a global turnkey supplier of equipment and systems for nuclear, solar, geothermal, and fossil power generation sectors of the energy industry. Come join a growing multidisciplinary team of engineers designing the next generation nuclear power station. The candidate will have detailed knowledge of structural assessments on power plant systems structures and components. The Structural Engineer is also responsible to assist with the development of the Structural chapter of the Safety Case for submission to the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) for use in the Generic Design Assessment (GDA).

As a Structural Engineer, you will build strong relationships with US SMR team members. The UK GDA is a critical element for commercial deployment of SMR-300s world-wide, and this role provides a unique opportunity in an exciting emerging technology and energy marketplace.

You would be called upon to analyse metallic, reinforced concrete and soil-subgrade supported structures. The analyses will support engineering and licensing requirements, leading to the licensing and construction of SMR-300 plants across the globe. You will use and learn various methods and software to perform the analyses.


  • Execute and document analyses for building and support structures
  • Review available concept designs based on an ambiguous set of requirements, then develop them into mature designs by critical thinking, literature research, interacting with team members from other disciplines and vendors, and any analyses as permitted by project milestones
  • Support the preparation of design deliverables, presentations, and communicate design progress in stakeholder meetings
  • Support development of engineering and licensing requirements and documentation for nuclear structures, systems and components


  • Static and dynamic finite element analyses (FEA) using ANSYS
  • Drop and impact (e.g., missile and aircraft) analyses and target response using LS-DYNA
  • Simulation of the seismic response of freestanding structures in air or submerged in water
  • Static and dynamic analyses of large reinforced concrete or steel-concrete composite structures
  • Soil-structure interaction (SSI) analyses with freestanding and/or anchored structures
  • Beam and plate stress calculations using established principles of strength of materials


  • Degree qualified in Mechanical/Civil/Structural Engineering
  • Familiarity with industry standards and design codes such as ASME, ASCE, ACI and AISC
  • Excellent credentials in principles of solid mechanics
  • Excellent technical writing and communication skills
  • Eligible to work under 10 CFR Part 810


  • Industrial experience in the latest stress analysis codes such as ANSYS, LS-DYNA, and STAAD.Pro
  • Prior nuclear industry experience including interactions with ONR or other regulatory authorities

Does this sound like you? Contact Daria Farcas on or submit your CV for more information.

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I am a Senior Search&Process Consultant focused on bringing qualified talent into the Nuclear Industry. I am set on pioneering nuclear energy being part of the solution for climate change. My passion for the industry drives me to open up discussions with anyone interested in learning more about it, and how they could become part of the journey to achieving NET ZERO.

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