We are seeking a Principal Stress Engineer to join the UK R&D facility of this world-leading company and to carry out a full range of thermal and structural analyses and investigations; including recommending and performing the most appropriate technical solution, ranging from classical hand calculations to the use of finite element analysis.
As Principal Stress Engineer – Thermal/ Structural Analysis you will take a lead role for assigned thermal and structural analysis activities, at times providing mentoring/ coaching to direct less experienced team members. You will take responsibility for and will be able to justify decisions related to assigned thermal and structural tasks and will manage assigned budgets and provide support for securing new work which will include estimating the manning, costs and identifying risk associated with thermal and structural analysis tasks.
You will participate in collaborative ventures within the same skill areas, with colleagues in France, will act as the main point of contact with customers (internal and external), suppliers and collaborators for assigned thermal and structural analysis matters and will be required to provide effective support to customers for assigned thermal and structural analysis, delivering solutions of high quality whilst also meeting the customer's requirements and programme plans.
You will be responsible for preparing various technical documents in support of thermal and structural analysis activities and will be expected to keep up to date and develop relevant technical skills, knowledge and capabilities as well as seeking and sharing best practice and knowledge to continuously improve practices.
To succeed as Principal Stress Engineer – Thermal/ Structural Analysis you must have a substantial track record of experience (ideally degree qualified with significant post graduate experience.) and will be able to demonstrate a proven record in thermal analysis (steady state and transient) and other mechanical analyses on research and development programmes.
You must be able to perform some rough order of magnification thermal calculations and understand all 3 major modes of heat transfer conduction, convection and radiation and experience in the use of Finite Element for thermal analysis tools as well as capability in de-featuring geometry for analysis is also required. The structural analysis aspects would be limited to prediction of thermal stresses and other analysis which can share the same thermal model.
Knowledge and experience of working to industrial and/or national standards associated with thermal and structural analysis is required and you must have proven ability to produce good technical documents covering: thermal test requirement; thermal management plans and thermal interface specifications; and thermal performance statements.
Good written and verbal communication skills are essential as you will be expected to present at Design Reviews and also will have to interface with other disciplines to gather and share information. You must also have excellent problem solving skills, good negotiating and influencing skills, the ability to provide technical leadership and the ability to network effectively at various levels and to interface with customers.
You will be joining a world leading, global missile systems company, delivering cutting-edge technologies to their multinational customer base. They operate in all of the major world markets and are the only company able to design and produce missiles and missile systems for army, navy and air forces.
With around 10,000 employees based across the UK, France, Italy, Germany and the USA, their growing reputation for innovation and technical excellence owes much to their engineering facilities, rated amongst the most modern in the world.