Our client, an international innovator with the technology to transform the energy landscape, ushering in a new age of clean, low-cost energy for all, are seeking a dynamic graduate mechanical engineer to support development and design engineering activities.

Role description

Supporting the Development Engineering Team in the design, procurement, operation and maintenance of laboratory experimental platforms used in the development of Stable Salt Reactor (SSR) Technology.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • Supporting the development and design of SSR components from concept to final production versions.
  • Support Development Engineers in the development of SSR components
  • Aid in the progression of identified R&D programmes
  • Support and contribute to the above R&D programmes, including liaising with suppliers to ensure timely delivery
  • Contribute to the technical assessment and management of subcontractors
  • Provide regular progress reports on activities to The Development Engineers


Essential skills

  • Degree qualified mechanical engineer, or similar with an appropriate industrial placement/internship.
  • Broad science and engineering appreciation with the demonstrable ability and intellect to understand other disciplines and effectively apply this to their development and design work.
  • Demonstrable experience of scheduling and time management of deadline-driven tasks within a work package
  • Experience of using CAD packages for mechanical design



Desired skills

  • Knowledge of the principles of nuclear reactor design
  • Good understanding of the principles of solid mechanics, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics
  • Experience in the use and application of CFD and FEA software packages


The company’s mission is to bring SSRs to market as quickly as possible. To achieve this the role holder will need to be:

  • A curious individual with the desire to understand the wider science and technical aspects of the technology.
  • A practical problem solver who is driven to find simple solutions and not to over complicate development and design work.
  • Delivery focused as well as being technically strong.
  • An excellent team worker who will integrate well with other members of the team to make the ‘whole greater than the sum of the parts’ and ensure progress of the reactor design as a whole.
  • An adaptable and flexible individual who will be comfortable in a rapidly growing and changing company.

Thomas Thor Associates is a consulting and recruitment organisation providing services to the global nuclear sector. We represent nuclear industry experts and provide nuclear jobs to our clients for either freelance contract assignments or permanent staff positions.