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Work Experience: Thermo-Dynamic Modelling Project

Employer: Sirius Minerals

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Jobs E-bulletin issue no: 898/130618 Date job posted: 12 June 2018

Sirius Minerals is offering an eight-week undergraduate opportunity to work within the project development team of its US$2.9 billion multi-discipline engineering, procurement and construction Project. Reporting into the senior process engineer the role will work on a modelling project to support the process engineers.

Sirius Minerals is looking for a suitable candidate to develop a thermal model to simulate the temperature profile along its granular product export conveyor network, which will link the Materials Handling Facility (MHF) and port. The conveyor belt system will transfer POLY4 granules from the rotary dryers to the port storage facility via fully enclosed gantry style conveyors.

• Review available company and relevant public domain information
• Complete a gap analysis
• Carry out measurements of the thermal properties of specific materials
• Develop an initial heat model to simulate the heat transfer and temperature profiles along the conveyor network
• Establish ventilation requirements to maintain acceptable operating temperatures within the conveyor gantry
• Make recommendations for future improvements to the heat model

Skills, experience and attributes
• Currently undertaking or completed a related engineering degree or equivalent qualification
• Ability to work within a team and prioritise to deadlines
• Excellent problem-solving skills and the desire to succeed

Sirius Minerals Plc is a publicly listed company on the London Stock Exchange’s Main market. Through the development of its North Yorkshire polyhalite project it will become a world leading producer of multi-nutrient fertilizer.

The Project involves the construction of a state-of-the-art underground mine to enable the extraction of polyhalite – a unique multi-nutrient fertilizer – along with the necessary infrastructure both above and below ground that will be required for transport, processing and distribution.

The Company is headquartered in Scarborough, with a small London presence, and has an increasingly growing team. To work at Sirius, you must share the Company’s values and determination to reach our goals quickly, efficiently and with the highest safety standards.

Corporate values

Our values are central to the way we think and behave and are all of equal importance. Our objectives may evolve through each phase of the project, but our values will always remain at the heart of what we do:
• Responsibility: leadership by everyone — acting with accountability and integrity
Ownership: pride in our Company and everything we do — look after it like it is yours
• Belief: uncompromising determination that we will succeed no matter what the challenge
• Urgency: a bias for action — a restless need to find solutions, overcome hurdles and move forward
• Safety: looking after each other all the time — making every day a good day
• Team: success comes from working together and not alone

Location: Resolution House, Scarborough
Type: Temporary
Basis: Full Time
Start Date: 25 June 2018
Salary Details: Competitive
Method of application: Online

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Closing Date: 15 June 2018

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