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  • Job reference: RMS0212380

Structural Systems Design Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Bristol
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 18/06/2019
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (30/07/19)
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The Role:
Our client is the second largest global provider of defence aero-engine products and services globally with 16,000 engines in the service of 160 customers in 100 countries. Their engines power aircraft in every major sector, including: transport, combat, patrol, trainers, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles.
While they encourage specialisation, they also offer freedom to cross-specialise and develop skills across a number of different areas for Defence.

Structural Systems Design Engineers are responsible for understanding, analysing and defining/underwriting the static, vibratory and extreme event behaviour of structural systems including whole engine structural modelling, rotor dynamics and balancing.

Structural System Design Engineers reside either in the Defence capability core team or are deployed in Defence Programmes. The deployed Structural System Design population are members of Defence Programmes teams with deliverables ranging from New Product Introduction to Production and In-Service Engine support. The capability core develops, deploys and maintains tools, methods and processes and provides coaching to support the deployed Structural System Design population.

Key accountabilities:

* Deliver Defence Programme commitments on time, cost and quality
* Perform Structural System Design modelling and analysis in order to define/underwrite the product
* Apply appropriate tools and methods, ranging from hand calculations to analytical design space exploration/optimisation, with an emphasis on simplicity
* Collaborate effectively with Product, Product System, Sub-System and core teams
* Identify opportunities for improvement in tools, methods and processes and support capability core team in development and deployment of enhanced capability
* Communicate technical information effectively with Programme and core teams in written and presentation form

The ability to achieve UK security clearance may be required for some roles.

On site you can benefit from free parking, a subsidised Gym, Canteen/ Café and breakout areas.
They also support requests for flexible working arrangements wherever possible

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* You will be educated to degree level in a STEM subject and/ or have experience in a relevant engineering environment (Mechanical, Aeronautical, Electrical or Controls). Other qualifications, in combination with relevant experience, may also be considered.
* Experience in static and dynamic finite element modelling and analysis (e.g. NASTRAN, NX, Hyperworks) and rotor balancing is highly desirable
* You will be a capable technical communicator in written and presentation forms
* It is desirable for you to be a Chartered Engineer or hold an affiliate/associate membership of a relevant professional body, or be working towards Chartered/Incorporated status
* A broad understanding of Gas Turbine physical and functional characteristics would be advantageous

Candidates should be highly numerate with strong technical and analytical skills, problem-solving ability and capable of systems level thinking, including personal drive, excellent communication and presentation skills, and will

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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