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Principal Stress Engineer


Airbus Engineering
Location: Stevenage
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Defence
Category: Design / Development Jobs
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AIRBUS Defence and Space Limited

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2019 it generated revenues of 70.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a Europeanleader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of theworld's leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Job Description

We are looking for a Principal Stress Engineer to work on our Airbus Defence & Space site in Stevenage. As a Principal Stress Engineer you will be joining a department of approx. 30 and working with project teams of 5-10 people. Mainly working on Telecoms satellites. This role comes with a strong career path, progressing to Deputy Lead / Lead roles.

You will be responsible for independently completing all mechanical analysis activities and test campaigns to demonstrate achievement of prescribed strength and stiffness against requirements in the allocated time. Also responsible for maintaining a high degree of technical competency in their specialized field within an engineering group.

Task & accountabilities:

Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

To identify all strength and stiffness requirements and ensure that they are valid.
To perform all structural analysis necessary to ensure that all strength and stiffness requirements are met with a minimum mass design.
To ensure that the design incorporates all features necessary to meet the strength and stiffness requirements.
To provide a detailed definition of all structural testing required to verify that the strength and stiffness requirements are met.
To monitor these tests and issue a test assessment report that demonstrates that requirements have been met and that the pre-test analysis was of sufficient accuracy.
Write clear and concise strength summary reports demonstrating adequate strength margins for all significant possible modes of failure. Write other associated analysis documentation.
Provide design support to manufacture to ensure that strength and stiffness requirements are met for all non-conformances to design with appropriate corrective action.
To present strength and stiffness analyses and test requirements and assessments at formal design reviews.

Required skills:
To be successful for this role, you need to have the following skills and experience:

Degree or equivalent in Mechanical or Aeronautical or similar related discipline.
Typically 7+ years relevant experience
Appreciation of the relevant design drivers and associated manufacturing issues
To be conversant with and to apply as appropriate, analysis techniques and methods for light weight structures strength and stiffness prediction that are generally common to spacecraft structures analysis. These will include classical hand analysis and computer techniques including the use of the industry standard finite element program (MSC/Nastran) with pre/post processing software (Hyperworks).
Able to establish and execute work plan and cost estimate for projects.
Able to train, advise and supervise team members in main activities.
Excellent presentation and communication skills.
Able to work on your own as well as with others.
Eligibility to handle ITAR data and equipment

Although we are using FEMAP, we will be progressing to HyperWorks – so any experience in this would be useful. Training is provided.

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

We value the strength that diverse perspectives bring to our business, so if you require any reasonable adjustments to fully participate in the recruitment process please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.

The successful candidate will be subjected to SC clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.

In return we can offer a competitive salary with annual profit ; an ever growing list of company benefits including enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and d parental leave and strong career development options across our transnational, market leading company.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the company's success, reputation and sustainable growth.

By submitting your CV or application you are consenting to Airbus using and storing information about you for monitoring purposes relating to your application or future employment. This information will only be used by Airbus.
Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.
Principal Stress Engineer

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AIRBUS Defence and Space Limited

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2019 it generated revenues of 70.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a Europeanleader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of theworld's leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Job Description

We are looking for a Principal Stress Engineer to work on our Airbus Defence & Space site in Stevenage. As a Principal Stress Engineer you will be joining a department of approx. 30 and working with project teams of 5-10 people. Mainly working on Telecoms satellites. This role comes with a strong career path, progressing to Deputy Lead / Lead roles.

You will be responsible for independently completing all mechanical analysis activities and test campaigns to demonstrate achievement of prescribed strength and stiffness against requirements in the allocated time. Also responsible for maintaining a high degree of technical competency in their specialized field within an engineering group.

Task & accountabilities:

Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

To identify all strength and stiffness requirements and ensure that they are valid.
To perform all structural analysis necessary to ensure that all strength and stiffness requirements are met with a minimum mass design.
To ensure that the design incorporates all features necessary to meet the strength and stiffness requirements.
To provide a detailed definition of all structural testing required to verify that the strength and stiffness requirements are met.
To monitor these tests and issue a test assessment report that demonstrates that requirements have been met and that the pre-test analysis was of sufficient accuracy.
Write clear and concise strength summary reports demonstrating adequate strength margins for all significant possible modes of failure. Write other associated analysis documentation.
Provide design support to manufacture to ensure that strength and stiffness requirements are met for all non-conformances to design with appropriate corrective action.
To present strength and stiffness analyses and test requirements and assessments at formal design reviews.

Required skills:
To be successful for this role, you need to have the following skills and experience:

Degree or equivalent in Mechanical or Aeronautical or similar related discipline.
Typically 7+ years relevant experience
Appreciation of the relevant design drivers and associated manufacturing issues
To be conversant with and to apply as appropriate, analysis techniques and methods for light weight structures strength and stiffness prediction that are generally common to spacecraft structures analysis. These will include classical hand analysis and computer techniques including the use of the industry standard finite element program (MSC/Nastran) with pre/post processing software (Hyperworks).
Able to establish and execute work plan and cost estimate for projects.
Able to train, advise and supervise team members in main activities.
Excellent presentation and communication skills.
Able to work on your own as well as with others.
Eligibility to handle ITAR data and equipment

Although we are using FEMAP, we will be progressing to HyperWorks – so any experience in this would be useful. Training is provided.

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

We value the strength that diverse perspectives bring to our business, so if you require any reasonable adjustments to fully participate in the recruitment process please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.

The successful candidate will be subjected to SC clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.

In return we can offer a competitive salary with annual profit ; an ever growing list of company benefits including enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and d parental leave and strong career development options across our transnational, market leading company.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the company's success, reputation and sustainable growth.

By submitting your CV or application you are consenting to Airbus using and storing information about you for monitoring purposes relating to your application or future employment. This information will only be used by Airbus.
Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.
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