Senior CFD Engineer
Arup
London, United Kingdom
15h ago

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services.

Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects both large and small scale in the built environment and across industry.

With 90 offices in 35 countries our 16,000 staff offer a broad range of professional services and through our work we make a positive difference in the world.

We have an opportunity for a Senior Engineer who is looking for technically challenging work on cutting-edge projects. You will join our established and growing Tunnel Ventilation and Technical Services Team in London.

  • The team provide specialist mechanical engineering analysis and design services for a range of infrastructure and building projects, including;
  • Tunnels and Stations, Data Centres, Industrial Facilities and Labs.

    The main responsibility will be the ongoing Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation services including external flow, internal flow, aerodynamics and dispersion simulations.

    In addition, coordination and management of different simulation works such as hydraulic network simulations, modelling of HVAC systems, pipe stress analysis, and creation of custom process tools will be part of the day-to-day responsibilities.

    Our aspiration as engineers is to provide market-leading mechanical systems design services that push the boundaries and create a lasting legacy.

    We aim to be the consultant of choice for clients with challenging infrastructure and building projects that need creative solutions delivered by a knowledgeable, flexible, and dedicated team.

    We aim to deliver tunnel and building mechanical engineering systems that provide safe and comfortable environments, maximizing value for our clients, whilst minimizing the environmental impact.

    The Team provide services and support to both external and internal clients, supporting the many Arup offices worldwide.

    As such, you will have the opportunity for international travel for meetings, design workshops, and short-term assignments in Arup and project offices.

    You will work in an interdisciplinary and multi-cultural environment, collaborating on diverse projects in Arup offices in the UK, North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia.

    Our work encompasses the full range of buildings and tunnels, including; metro systems, railway stations, road tunnels, service tunnels, cable tunnels, and process and mining tunnels, data centers, industrial facilities and labs.

    A selection of current and recent projects that we are involved in are : HS2, Crossrail, Luton Airport APM, A303 Bypass, Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link, Copenhagen Citiringen, Marmaray Crossing, Second Avenue Subway, Kuala Lumpur Line 2, and Singapore Cross Island MRT, various confidential data centres, and manufacturing and scientific facilities.

    You will also have the opportunity to work with internal and external clients. Key responsibilities : Plan, coordinate and manage the CFD projects.

    Develop CFD models for the external / internal flow projects, including 3D model preparation, meshing, solver setup and post-process.

    Delegate work to junior team members. Work closely with senior mechanical engineers, project managers and team leads. Perform aerodynamic and hydraulic calculations Production of presentations, reports, and preparing and coordinating flow of information.

    Attend meetings and communicate with clients to establish their needs.

    About You

    We are looking for an enthusiastic engineer with excellent design, technical, and software skills who enjoys working in a team of specialists and collaborating with multi-discipline design teams.

    You will be interested in analysis of complex engineering problems and want to develop your skills in a specialist application.

    You will have experience in the field of mechanical engineering and analysis with a focus on using analytical tools to inform design.

    You will be committed to your own professional development and looking for challenging work to develop your engineering skill.

    Skills and Capabilities Essential :

  • Degree qualified in mechanical, aeronautical, or similar.
  • Chartered Engineer (or application in process)
  • Demonstrable experience in using OpenFOAM and / or ANSYS Fluent / CFX.
  • Excellent command on CAD software, Rhino or similar.
  • Good programming skills.
  • Good understanding of engineering problems and capability for finding solutions using the fundamentals of fluid mechanics, heat transfer and thermodynamics.
  • Ability to develop methodology and workflows for model preparation, meshing, solver, post-processing.
  • Ability to understand and solve technical issues related with the solver.
  • Ability to optimize existing workflows and improve workflows with a systematic approach.
  • Potential to develop skills in new modelling and design software packages.
  • Ability to demonstrate a contribution to the design and delivery on several projects.
  • Proven success in contributing to a team-orientated environment.
  • Ability to understand the balance of engineering priorities on differing projects.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines is essential.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communications skills (both written and verbal).
  • Highly motivated and willing to take on new challenges.
  • Desirable :

  • Experience of developing workflows for OpenFOAM.
  • Experience of implementing basic solver requirements of external / internal aerothermal models for OpenFOAM.
  • Experience of using different CFD codes such as FDS, ANSYS FLUENT / CFX, OpenFOAM.
  • Programming with C++ for OpenFOAM development.
  • Key Behavioral Competencies :

  • Works effectively in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Team player and capability to work with other teams to meet deadlines
  • Communicates effectively
  • Results focused
  • Desire to challenge
  • Client focused
  • Enjoys working with others Creative, inquisitive and enjoys solving problems
  • Rewards and Benefits

    We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits packages in our sector. Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover.

    Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical, and mental wellbeing.

    You will also have access to Choice Benefits to help with your work / life balance and financial security. In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme.

    Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

    Shape your time with us

    Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a phenomenal place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them.

    We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. This includes people with disabilities, so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.

    At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.

    g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people. You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options whether you’re a parent, a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle - we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so if you're interested in flexible working, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role.

    Join us in shaping a better world.

    We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

    We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process.

    What happens next?

    If this could be the next step in your journey, please apply online. All applications will be considered, and we will try our very best to respond to you within 72 hours of receiving your application.

    Stay safe online - Arup will never ask for payment or your bank details as part of our recruitment process.

    Closing date for applications is 15th June 2021

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