Principal Structural Engineer

Competitive Salary & Benefits
01 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Rosie Connor
Project Engineering
Job Type
Salary £45,000 DOE + Bonus + Benefits

The Opportunity

This is a unique opportunity to join an internationally recognised company delivering leading edge solutions on a variety of UK and International military systems.  As a Structural Engineer you will apply your skills and experience to deliver critical advice on the structural performance of military systems.  In a work environment where staff welfare and development is considered a priority there will be ample opportunity to stretch your skills and responsibilities to match your career potential.
The Role
  • Be the main point of contact with internal and external customers and suppliers on assigned projects.
  • Plan, manage and deliver project work, ensuring outputs are delivered to time and budget and problems are mitigated as and when they arise.
  • Derive structural evidence on which to base product development decisions by performing linear, non-linear, crash, fatigue, vibration and modal investigations through the application of techniques ranging from hand calculations to analysis tools such as Hypermesh, OptiStruct, Radioss, LS-Dyna, Mathcad, Nastran, Patran, Adams, ABAQUS etc.
  • Develop test requirements and guide trials teams in delivering against these requirements.
  • Produce and deliver verbal and written reports to internal and external customers and stakeholders to ratify design and equipment performance decisions.
  • Manage the delivery of work through individuals and teams that you may have direct line management responsibility for.
  • Disseminate your skills and knowledge to help grow the capability of the group.
    What’s in it for you?

  • Fulfilling work that will stretch and grow your technical knowledge and competencies.
  • Extensive opportunities to develop and build your networks and reputation across collaborating areas of MBDA (e.g. Mechanical/Electrical Design, Environmental Engineering, Aerodynamics, Aircraft Integration).
  • On-going assistance to help you develop your skills and knowledge through both structured and ‘on the job’ training opportunities.
  • A choice of career development paths allowing you to develop either as a technical expert, technical leader or line manager.
  • Working for a company that places a strong emphasis on looking after the welfare and development of its staff.
    What’s great about the team?

  • You will be joining a highly motivated group with a strong desire to constantly strive to improve its effectiveness and influence across MBDA.
  • The group has a great team ethos and a strong emphasis is placed on creating a supportive and fulfilling environment in which people feel valued and encouraged to achieve their full potential.
  • The group is responsible for generating certification evidence and reviewing and accepting supplier compliances. Its work is pivotal to the certification of UK military systems.
  • With a range of skill sets across all fields of structural and thermal analysis, you will have extensive opportunity to develop in various technical fields.
    What are we looking for?

  • Ideally degree qualified in a subject relevant to the role or demonstrable equivalent experience.
  • Good problem solving skills coupled with a sound fundamental knowledge of structural analysis using Finite Element methods, etc.
  • Experience applying numerical based tools (e.g. Hypermesh, OptiStruct, Radioss, LS-Dyna, Mathcad, Nastran, Patran, Adams, ABAQUS etc.) to investigate and analyse problems.
  • Relevant experience in an equivalent or comparable industry would be advantageous.
  • Experience leading and managing small teams and the delivery of projects would be advantageous.
  • Individuals that are determined self-motivated and can demonstrate strong interpersonal skills.
What would you get?
  • Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, an employee funded voluntary private healthcare scheme, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.
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