Role description

  • Manage the various aspects of structural integrity of mechanical components related to both RCC-M and ASME Section III Codes for the construction/operation of existing or new nuclear power plants.
    • carry out all the calculations of the RCC-M and ASME mechanical and piping components (piping lines and supporting systems) and including Class 1, 2&3 components
    • conduct (and guide the other colleagues if necessary) Finite-Elements Studies for thermal and pressure fatigue evaluation of mechanical and piping components with respect to RCC-M and ASME Codes
    • familiar with the use of the RCC-M and ASME Section III Codes and able to lead other colleagues in its application
    • aware of all the different analyses : mechanical, thermal and pressure transients applicable to all Class 1 mechanical and piping components of nuclear units
  • Help the Client to safely restart their nuclear units through fast and judicious justification for continuation in case of alteration of the structural integrity of an RCC-M (or ASME) component
  • Take charge of the invitation to tender, the technical and economical comparison between bids; the awarding of contracts, the review of external studies
  • Conduct the technical and commercial follow up of the contracts, including interfaces management
  • Write component technical specifications (performances, scope of supply and limits of supply definition ,design requirements, applicable criteria to meet)

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • Mechanical or Civil Engineer with several years of experience in structural analysis and design
  • Be familiar with international codes and standards (Eurocodes, RCC-M Code, ASME Code)
  • Able to predict the response of structures under static and dynamic loading
  • Be experienced in general purpose Finite Element and structural software (such as PIPESTRESS, BEAMSTRESS, ANSYS, SYSTUS…) for static loads or dynamic loads, in case of linear or non-linear analysis
  • Background in structural assessment of French nuclear components and piping is an asset
  • Knowledge of nuclear domain and safety is considered as an asset
  • Be able to communicate in French and English or Dutch
  • Be able to coordinate different technical expertises

Essential skills

At least 5 years’of experience in structural analysis and design

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.