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CFD Combustion Engineer

Vacancy Job Title CFD Combustion Engineer
Department Engineering
Reports To Head of Process Engineering


The CFD Combustion Engineer will work within our existing CFD team to perform CFD analysis on coal, gas, oil and biomass-fired utility and industrial boilers in order to evaluate combustion system performance (flame length, CO emissions, NOx emissions, carbon in ash levels) with a view to implementing operational or equipment modifications to gain improvements.

RJM utilises the Fluent CFD code, along with in-house developed additional functionality.

Specific responsibilities:

• Field data analysis to determine CFD process inputs
• Boiler and burner geometry analysis to construct CFD model geometry and mesh
• Fuel chemical property assessment and provide advise on additional tests to be undertaken.  This may involve development of new test processes and procedures
• Provide advice on additional plant data required and plant test procedures
• Run CFD models, analyse and present results to the project team
• Identify and present potential improvements to the combustion system to improve performance; implement agreed improvements in the CFD model, analyse and present data
• Produce reports for the Company’s clients, and present CFD findings to the Company’s clients
• Support RJM business development and sales activities as required
• Partake in site testing campaigns on site as required
• Performs hands on diagnostic testing, start-up, and optimisation of systems which may require extensive time in the field
• Prepares proposals, presentations and pricing for sales opportunities
• Negotiates and reviews new contracts with customers as required

Work Location:

Winchester, UK
Travel: Up to 50% to domestic and international locations

Hours: Generally, 8.30am – 17.30pm, 5 days per week, with occasional extra hours as necessary

Holiday: 25 days annual leave

Knowledge, Skills and Educational Requirements:

• Bachelor / Master’s degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
• 5 or more years related CFD experience, preferably in the combustion engineering field
• Technical knowledge and experience of combustion and emissions technology and systems and related processes
• Strong computer skills including demonstrated experience in the use of Microsoft products
• Ability to communicate with engineers and managers at all levels


• PhD in a closely related field
• Proficiency in programming languages (Python, C/C++, FLUENT UDF)
• Experienced using other CFD software e.g. Star CCM+, OpenFoam
• Working knowledge of both Windows and Linux OS

Posted: 16th November 2018

For further information and to apply for this position, please contact Pennie Lestock-Reid, Administration Manager. Contact