Structures Engineer

Location: Woking, GB

Job Type: Permanent  

Contract Duration: Permanent

Purpose of the Role:

Drive and influence component designs through the use of structural simulation tools, engineering skill and creativity in order to achieve required performance parameters and ensure that stringent safety & durability requirements are satisfied

Role Dimensions:

The successful candidate will be part of the Structural Design Team and will work in close co-operation with Design, Aerodynamics and Vehicle Simulation. This central and varied role will involve anything from providing creative and technical guidance to basic sizing (hand calculations) and complex non-linear Finite Element Analysis as well as overseeing the rig testing of components.

Standard working hours, but flexibility to work additional hours when required. 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Provide structural input and leadership on projects
  • Develop and validate structural and multi-physics simulations
  • Structural sign-off of race car components
  • Report analysis results in a clear, concise and structured manner
  • Provide recommendations for design improvements
  • Interrogate telemetry data where applicable
  • Develop new methodologies and undertake R&D/ capability improvements
  • Instruct and oversee rig sign-off testing
  • Mentor and support junior team members

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Strong Degree in Mechanical/ Aeronautical Engineering or relevant subject
  • Excellent knowledge of structural analysis methodologies & principles
  • Good understanding of fatigue and durability of metals
  • Good understanding of composites highly desirable
  • Some familiarity of mainstream FEA solvers and interfaces (preferably Hyperworks,  Abaqus, NCode)
  • PC literate and basic CAD skills

Personal Attributes:    

  • Strong technical ability
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated with high levels of initiative
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Attention to accuracy and detail
  • Able to work autonomously under pressure and meet tight deadlines

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