Structural Analysis Engineer

Date: 30 Jun 2024

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:        Structural Analysis Engineer 
Location:        Farnborough, Hampshire
Package:        Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package 

Role Type:      Full-Time
SF ID:             SF16503


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


The Role
As a Structural Analysis Engineer you will work on a portfolio of projects, alongside other members of the team and colleagues from across the business. 


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.


Examples of recent and current activities within the Structural Analysis 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 hypersonic airframe technologies.


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.


Essential experience of the Structural Analysis Engineer:

  • Experienced structural analyst, with strong analytical and numerical skills;
  • Expert in finite element modelling methods, using ABAQUS;
  • Ability to deliver projects that include high levels of novel research and methods development as well as undertaking traditional engineering assessments and design-support activities;
  • Knowledge of adjacent technical disciplines such as design, manufacturing, materials, aerodynamics/hydrodynamics;
  • Track record in writing high-quality technical reports and delivery of presentations to customers and audiences of all levels.


Qualifications for the Structural Analysis Engineer:

A background in aerospace, space or weapons domains would be beneficial but provided you can show the required level of skill and experience then we would like to hear from you. 


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

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Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to five days’ additional leave
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community


Our volunteering programme enables our people to use their professional skills to make a positive difference in our local communities, for example STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador days in schools. We support a number of charities that are important to our people, including those, which help the defence community.


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 a diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Visit our website to read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture.


About QinetiQ

As a company of thousands of 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 who 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, which mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may affect the roles that you can be employed in.

Application Guidance
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please contact your regional recruiting team in strictest confidence. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.