Trainee Structural Analyst

BAE Systems
England, Cheshire, Crewe
05 Oct 2017
19 Oct 2017
Emma Baggs
Design, Mechanical, Systems
Job Type

Trainee Structural Analyst

Would you like to play a key role in specialist modelling activities for Land Vehicles, Military Bridging and Munitions products for the MoD? We currently have a vacancy for a Trainee Structural Analyst at our site in Radway Green.

As a Trainee Structural Analyst, you will be tasked with the generation, interrogation and maintenance of models using commercial software to meet the growing needs of the business and customer. Generation of models is required for strength of design, product performance assessments, as well as design optimisation, and heat transfer analysis.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work alongside industry subject matter experts, with the potential to work with other Land and Munitions projects in the future.

Your main responsibilities as a Trainee Structural Analyst will involve:

Maintaining the existing database of models and simulations, including learning how to adapt these models to suit present and future requirements

Generating new models using commercial software to fulfil customer and business requirements as and when the need arises

Being involved in discussions and advisory sessions with other employees and customer representatives

Managing and conducting research tasks negotiated with the customer and business to offer new capabilities to the aforementioned parties

Undertaking the preparation of basic structural calculations using traditional methods to check simulation results

Preparing reports and recording modelling processes and presenting simulation output

Appreciating the importance of achieving strength of structural design

Your skills and qualifications as a Trainee Structural Analyst:


A further education qualification (BSc or HND) in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, however Maths, Physics, or similar would be suitable

Some experience of using Finite Element solvers such as ABAQUS and LS-Dyna

Excellent working knowledge of MS Office applications for both technical report writing, and post-processing/presentation of results


Some programming knowledge (Java, Python, MatLab, or similar)

What we're looking for in you:

You must be a good communicator with the passion to learn and work on your own initiative. You must also possess excellent team player skills with the ability to work across diverse teams.

Location: Radway Green

Salary: £26,697

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

BAE Systems Land (UK)

Supporting the Armed Forces with the most advanced vehicle and munitions products in the world is one of the most exciting career moves you could make. Join us and be part of a team that gives our customers a strategic edge on the battlefield by designing, building and maintaining some of their most vital equipment - everything from battle tanks to engineer vehicles; artillery through to advanced missile systems.

We are looking for people with the passion, drive and determination to give the best they can every day, to make sure our troops get only the best. In return, we offer you a role you can be proud of, that lets you grow and develop in the UK's leading defence company.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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