Vessels Engineer

  • Matched pension up to 10%, Hybrid working, Flexible Start times, Annual Chartership fees covered
  • England North East Thornaby-on-Tees
  • Permanent
  • Construction & Infrastructure
NES Fircroft are working with a global engineering company who are looking to add a Vessels Engineer to their Stockton Office on a permanent basis.


We are seeking a skilled Pressure Vessels and Finite Element Analysis Engineer to join the Engineering department of our Upstream Business.

As part of this role, you will be responsible for designing and analysing pressure vessels, particularly those used in Blast Furnaces.

Some analysis of mechanical equipment also related to Blast Furnaces and associated plant will also be required.

Your expertise will contribute to ensuring safety, compliance with international standards and optimal performance of these critical components.


  • Perform detailed design and analysis of pressure vessels, including Blast Furnace components, using finite element analysis (FEA) techniques.
  • Proficiently use engineering software tools, including ANSYS.
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams including mechanical, Electrical and Project Management.
  • Evaluate structural integrity, stress distribution and fatigue life of vessels under various operating conditions.
  • Prepare technical reports, design documentation and short justifications for the acceptance or rejection of site requests/modifications.          

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or a related field.
  • Proven experience in pressure vessel design and finite element analysis
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in ANSYS
  • Excellent communication and teamwork abilities.
Benefits of working for our client;

  • Bespoke personal development plans
  • Support with further education and qualifications (where relevant)
  • Annual Chartership fees covered
  • The chance to work, contribute and develop within a global leader in their market.
  • 26 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Matched pension up to 10%
  • Benefit allowance to spend on streaming subscriptions, green space memberships or health care.


Must have current UK Driving License, as well as the right to live and work in the UK and travel internationally without restrictions, possibly at short notice.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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