Air Structural Integrity Engineer

Orpington, BR6
Jan 10, 2022
Jan 20, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Air Structural Integrity Junior/Senior/Principal Engineer

We are looking for enthusiastic Engineers with experience in the military air domain to help us deliver our growing portfolio of work.

Currently, we are seeking positive and dynamic individuals with demonstrable experience in one or more of the subject areas listed below and based in either the Farnborough or Bristol areas.

Subject areas:

• Aircraft structural integrity
• Independent structural airworthiness advice
• Independent Technical Evaluation and Release to Service
• Design requirements
• Airworthiness policy and regulation
• Aircraft usage assessment
• Structural Health Monitoring
• Aircraft loads evaluation
• Flutter and aeroelastics
• Stores integration
• Structural teardown
• Fatigue analysis
• Flight data analysis

The role will be working as part of a wider team delivering structural integrity and airworthiness advice in support of fixed wing and rotary wing military aircraft.

The successful applicant will join a team providing high-integrity specialist advice across a range of military platforms, including Combat Air, Air Support, Training and Rotorcraft Types. We work closely with our Customers, with Design Organisations and with other stakeholders in direct support of structural airworthiness. The breadth of our portfolio provides exciting opportunities at all stages of platform life, from Design and Certification through to in-service support of ageing and historic platforms.

With a strong order book, we are looking for people of all levels to bolster the existing team.

Will be expected to lead or be part of technical teams, exhibiting positive behaviours and values of integrity, collaboration and performance.

Key accountabilities:

1. Acting as, or operating under, the overall technical lead/project manager being responsible for time, cost and quality of team and individual work
2. Production of timely and proactive engineering outputs, through attending and contributing to meetings and other communication methods, both formal and informal, as required
3. Definition and delivery of technical workplans, resources and tasks, working with the project manager on schedule, budget, risks, dependencies and constraints.
4. Ensuring effective governance of all airworthiness and safety advice, to demonstrate that the technical solution meets appropriate regulatory, legal, safety and engineering standards.
5. Fully capturing and understanding the customers' requirements and providing innovative solutions to customers' problems
6. Leading or contributing to bidding activities
7. Building and development of customer relationships to seek out new or follow-on opportunities

Specific domain knowledge:

1. Substantial experience in relevant aerospace structures or equivalent discipline, e.g. design, loads, fatigue or stress
2. Legal awareness within the Airworthiness domain and, in particular, the provision of advice pertaining to Airworthiness and the management of Safety
3. Knowledge of MAA regulations and understanding of MoD and MAA airworthiness policy and its application
4. Knowledge of Microsoft Applications (e.g. Excel, Access) and other industry standard packages (e.g. nCode, Mathcad, AFGROW, etc).


1. BEng / MEng in Aeronautical Engineering or similar (e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science)
2. To hold or to have suitable experience and be actively seeking Chartered Engineer status.
3. Demonstrable track record of professional experience

Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there's never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You'll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you'll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits. You'll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what's happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more.

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.