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Engineering Capability Lead - Structural Engineering

National Composites Centre
Bristol, South West
Closing date
Sep 29, 2023

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Structural Engineering
Position Type
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
The future of composites manufacturing relies on the NCC, and we rely on inspiring individuals to make it happen. Are you part of our future?

As Engineering Capability Lead at the NCC, youre the focal point for structural engineering. When youre not working to meet the technical needs of industry innovators, youre leading a team of specialist engineers, helping them thrive in all they do.

Youll see the results of your work making a real difference both in industry, and within the organisation as you help to develop a strategic vision for developing capability at the NCC and build the engineers of tomorrow from within your team.

So, what are we looking for?

  • You can manage, develop, and inspire a high-performing team.
  • A proven leader, with an ethos of continuous improvement and a knack for motivating engineers toward a unified goal. You have no problem managing complex systems and change, leading collaborative work with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Youll be an expert in Finite Element Analysis and hand calculations.
  • Proven experience in material modelling for complex failure in composites, creep, fatigue, damage.
  • An expert user of one or more major packages: NASTRAN, ABAQUS and/or Hyperworks.

Please see the full job spec here:Engineering Capability Lead - Structural Engineering in United Kingdom - National Composites Centre (

What do we offer in return?

Hybrid and flexible working as standard, annual salary reviews, company paid private medical insurance, up to 12.5% employer pension contribution, great people, honorary staff status at the University of Bristol. With a genuine focus on wellbeing, EDI and learning and development this is a chance to build your career in a thriving R&D facility with a bright future.

We see your future in ours. Apply now.

About The Company

Not sure you meet all the requirements? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other underrepresented groups tend not to apply for jobs if they think they may not meet every qualification, when in fact they often do. At the NCC we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

We ensure that all hiring decisions are made without regard to age, race, national origin, sex, disability, gender, gender identity, religion, or any other protected characteristics, and will treat all applications with the strictest confidence. Were always open to hearing how we can support flexible working in different ways, including part-time work. Please dont be afraid to ask about what we can do to support your needs. All requests will be carefully and fairly considered. We wish you every success in your job search.

Why the NCC?

We see our success in yours. The future of composites manufacturing relies on the NCC, and we rely on the right individuals to make it happen, whether theyre engineers or not!

Diverse challenges the NCC isnt just about aerospace. Were working with over 16 sectors and a variety of customers, from private ventures to the global tier 1 companies, providing variety to your experience.

Innovation a world-leading research and development centre, the work we do brings novel and innovative solutions to industry, with the future firmly in mind. So we need innovating thinking not just in Engineering, but across all support functions.

Development in composites, and you if the scope of exciting work isnt enough to sway you, our ethos of continued learning and development and flexible working patterns will.

We look forwardto hearing from you.

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