Mathematical Modelling Consultant, Dorset, UK

Mathematical Modelling Consultant

Reference: 1208262126

An experienced Mathematical Modelling Consultant is required for an ERS Client’s Dorset site. The successful applicant will provide scientific and technical consultancy to UK and overseas clients in the nuclear (and non-nuclear) sectors.





Client Information

Our Client’s Nuclear Services (NSER) business provides consultancy advice to a variety of high technology users from within the nuclear and non-nuclear industries.

They provide scientific consultancy and software to many of the major players in the civil nuclear power industry, in the UK and overseas, and also support a number of large research programmes for the Ministry of Defence.

These posts represent an excellent opportunity for mathematicians, physicists, or engineers who wish to develop expertise in mathematical modelling in a diverse range of disciplines. These could include one or a combination of reactor physics, fluids and thermal modelling, radiation transport, aerosol transport, modelling chemical reactions and many others. Methods developments support safety and performance of power reactors, various nuclear facilities and other industrial plant operations.

NSER is a large department of experienced scientists and engineers, based at Winfrith and Harwell, working on a diverse range of projects for a broad portfolio of clients.

Working on these projects requires interaction with colleagues across the Groups, as well as supporting colleagues across the company. Many of their more experienced staff provide the technical lead on such projects, and this post offers the opportunity to develop into such a role.

Our client is committed to the training and continuing professional development of its staff; seeking to keep their skills up to date by appropriate training, attendance at conferences and liaison with universities. NSER has strong links with many science and engineering departments of a number of leading universities and retains access to state-of-the art research in these institutions.

Requirements & Responsibilities

The provision of scientific and technical consultancy to UK and overseas clients in the nuclear (and non-nuclear) sectors, including analysing problems and developing solutions.

Developing, maintaining and validating the computer codes in their code products range.

Involvement in research tasks in the civil or defence nuclear sectors.

The production and presentation of technical reports to clients; Task management, including delivery of work to agreed timescales and budget; Leading/assisting with the production of contract proposals and bids, and identifying new technical business development opportunities

Requirements: Education and Experience

Educated to honours degree level (1 or 2:1) in mathematics, physics or engineering, coupled ideally with a relevant post graduate qualification. They are seeking high calibre candidates, who are flexible and keen to develop their skills in the above disciplines.

Some experience of FORTRAN and other high level programming languages, and also with modelling packages such as MATHMATICA or MATHCAD would be an advantage, as would previous experience within the civil nuclear industry or the defence nuclear sector.

Applications from any well qualified candidates in related scientific disciplines are welcome; such candidates will be considered if they can demonstrate a high level of commitment to learn new skills.

Security clearance to work on defence related projects would be desirable.

Core Competences

A strong mathematics, physics or engineering background; An aptitude for mathematical modelling including the ability to break down complex situations into tractable problems; An aptitude for computer code development and application; Good analytical skills and the ability to interpret a variety of technical information, distilling and conveying key information; Task management to deliver to time, budget and quality; The ability to work well in multi-disciplinary teams; Flexibility and adaptability, to be able to work on a variety of projects and good interpersonal and communication skills.

Contact ERS on 01454 203 460, or submit a CV to, to register your interest or apply, details at


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