• Question: What do you do in your current job?

    Asked by theultimate to Usaid, Becky, Carrie, Kelly, Robin on 13 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by loophunt, bob123, conor.
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      Usaid Rauf answered on 13 Mar 2012:

      In my current job I authorise designs for a new nuclear power plant simulator.

      A simulator is a giant training room for nuclear power plant operators to practice driving the plant as safely as possible. It also lets engineers test their systems using something called a “model” which represents real-life, physical processes.

      So, I have to review designs for the simulator and the model and say if both are OK for use here in the UK.

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      Robin Stafford Allen answered on 20 Mar 2012:

      Almost all of my job is engineering components with a bit of organising and planning of what I am doing. Any “management” decisions I pass onto the group leader which is just great as it means I am more relaxed about life. engineering of components means thinking how to make a thing do what the physics needs it to do, be strong enough and withstand the heat of fusion, and then tell a draftsman about the changesd to the drawings to be done. Regards Robin

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      Becky Selwyn answered on 20 Mar 2012:

      I’m researching a new way of keeping things cool without using electricity. It means I split my time between finding out what other people are doing in this area, planning what experiments I want to do, designing equipment to do the experiments in, analysing the results, and making a model of a real system.