Senior Structural Engineer

Date: 28 Aug 2023

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ


Job title: Senior Structural Engineer                                                                                                                                                                                                               Location: Farnborough


About the role


The successful Senior Structural Engineer will join QinetiQ’s Structural Analysis team in Farnborough and will work on a portfolio of projects, alongside other members of the team and colleagues from across the business. Whilst the majority of the work is anticipated to be Farnborough-based, occasional off-site working is possible. Current operations include provision for home-working and this may continue, though it is not guaranteed and may not be possible for all projects.


The Structural Analysis team uses advanced finite element-based structural analysis codes – supported by classical analytical methods – to simulate the response of complex, and often novel, materials and structures in challenging, real-world environments.


What do I need?


  • You should have strong Stakeholder Management skills.
  • The Senior Structural Engineer will need experience of versatility/overview of the projects that they have been undertaking.


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


What will I be doing?


With close links into many technical areas across QinetiQ and customers in the UK and abroad, this is an exciting opportunity for a skilled structural analyst with a desire to work in multi-disciplinary teams and contribute to a broad range of programmes of national and international significance.


Examples of recent and current activities within the team include:


  • Assessment of collisions between small ‘drones’ and crewed aircraft, using a combination of validated simulation methods and full-scale testing;
  • Development and validation of simulation methods to evaluate the effect of emerging directed energy laser weapons on target structures;
  • De-risking the development of large composite structures for major UK maritime programmes;
  • Supporting the development of novel technologies for the UK’s TEMPEST programme;


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 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 all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

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