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Senior Structural Engineer

Gosport, South East, PO12 2AG
Closing date
Dec 8, 2023

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Structural Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Job Title: Senior Structural Engineer - Maritime
Location: Portsmouth
Package: Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type: Full time
Role ID: SF16003

This is an opportunity for a mechanical or structural FEA engineer with a maritime background to join the delivery team on a large high profile design project in the maritime defence sector.

You will be reporting to the Principal Engineer. This Senior Structural Engineer role will be responsible for the design and analysis of structural and non-structural metallic components, assemblies and castings from their initial concept through to final production. The Senior Structural engineer will be expected to work with other team members supporting the development of complex multi material assembly's including the design and analysis of bolted and bonded joints.

The role:

The successful Senior Structural Engineer will have extensive experience in design of metallic structures using both forged and cast components, and have knowledge of the design of detailed features, holes, inserts and casting refinement. The Senior Structural Engineer will also have experience on performing static, dynamic and fatigue analysis of metallic structures and components.

The candidate should have a proven track record of delivering to time and budget on complex programmes and an ability to work independently and critically review their own work.

Day-to-day, you will be:

To provide effective leadership and coordination of the engineering and technical activities to deliver programmes of work. Act as a Principal Engineer, combining subject matter expertise and sound engineering judgement to solve problems. Breakdown complex tasks and then execute the planned schedule of work. Work with the Project Management community to task and control work conducted by technical teams. Manage the project/programme to undertake the work within the agreed quality, timescale and budget.Through example, demonstrate the expected QinetiQ values and behaviours.Use your skills and knowledge to develop the capabilities in the areas you are working in. Mentor others to improve the knowledge of your areas of expertise within the wider engineering and technical communities.Internal Collaboration. Actively participate and encourage increased collaboration across the Group and wider technical teams. Work with other functions (e.g. Technical Excellence; Safety Engineering) to deliver the technical programme of work such that it complies with statutory, regulatory, company, business and project specific processes and procedures.External Collaboration. Use opportunities with partner organisations and other parties to identify and then develop joint technical approaches and methods to expand our combined offering so that we can deliver greater value to our customers. This will include supporting the Business Development and Sales strategy. Give technical presentations and talk knowledgably about the work conducted in external forums, including conferences and in customer meetings. Safety. Ensure projects/programmes you are responsible for are conducted in a safe manner, highlighting hazards and potentially unsafe practices and providing potential options to reduce the risk so that it is as low as responsibly practicable.Ensure that Governance is applied consistently across the technical programmes where you are involved. Act as a peer or independent reviewer for other projects or programmes of work where suitable.

As a Senior Structural Engineer, you will be able to work on a Hybrid working model if this is what you prefer. You will also have flexibility around working hours.

Essential experience of the Senior Structural Engineer:

If you have experience with one of the following, you will be suitable for this role:
  • Finite Element Analysis of structures and systems
  • Experience of metallic materials, design and manufacturing
  • Experience of design and analysis of metallic structures
  • Experience of analytical analysis of metallic structures and failure
  • Knowledge of different metallic manufacturing techniques
  • Proficient in FEA software ideally Abaqus
  • Proficient in CAD software

Qualifications for the Senior Structural Engineer:

We value difference and we don't have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance, as a minimum.

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, 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 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, flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more.

About QinetiQ

As a company of over six thousand 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.

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