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Structural Assessment / Integrity Engineer

Date: 25-Jun-2022

Location: Rosyth, Scotland, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Structural Assessment / Integrity Engineer


We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Structural Assessment/FEA Engineer to join a high performing team of subject matter experts. The Structural Assessment, Integrity and Non-Destructive testing team assess the performance of naval ships and submarines against the demanding environments that they encounter throughout their operational life through digital modelling and physical test and evaluation.


Through the application of bespoke in house software and commercial FEA packages, the successful applicant will be working within a close team to produce complex engineering models to deliver critical test and evaluation of submarine and surface ship structures

In addition, you will also support other members of the team in the field of Structural Integrity and Non-Destructive Evaluation.


The team is relied upon to deliver mission critical solutions for our customers in commercial and defence sectors in the UK and worldwide.


Currently, we are seeking positive individuals to add to the team with demonstrable experience in one or more of the subject areas listed below to be based in Edinburgh (Rosyth). We are looking for the right candidate therefore would consider any level of experience.


Subject areas:

  • Analytical structural analysis techniques
  • Linear and non-linear structural analysis using FEA
  • Progressive failure analysis
  • Fatigue Analysis
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Materials testing including data collection and analysis
  • Composite structures
  • Macro-driven processing/post-processing


Key accountabilities:

  1. Acting as, or operating under, the overall technical lead/project manager being responsible for time, cost and quality of team and individual work
  2. Production of timely and proactive engineering outputs, through attending and contributing to meetings and other communication methods, both formal and informal, as required
  3. Definition and delivery of technical workplans, resources and tasks, working with the project manager on schedule, budget, risks, dependencies and constraints.
  4. Ensuring effective governance to demonstrate that the technical solution meets appropriate regulatory, legal, safety and engineering standards.
  5. Fully capturing and understanding the customers’ requirements and providing innovative solutions to customers’ problems
  6. Leading or contributing to bidding activities
  7. Building and development of customer relationships to seek out new or follow-on opportunities


Essential Experience and Qualifications

  • Familiarity with FEA modelling packages especially Abaqus CAE
  • Degree level qualification or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or other suitable discipline
  • Membership of relevant professional engineering institution or commitment to achieve relevant registration status;
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in an appropriate engineering role
  • Eligible for UK SC clearance


Desirable Qualifications

  • Knowledge of complex maritime structures
  • Knowledge of performance capabilities of a variety or Royal Navy Platforms
  • Working knowledge of structural fabrication and current maritime construction techniques
  • Ability to understand and interpret complex engineering drawings with minimum supervision
  • Understanding of maritime construction materials
  • Understanding of structural fatigue and fracture mechanics
  • Understanding of commercial, financial and legislative requirements of projects;
  • Understanding of Non-Destructive Evaluation techniques and how data obtained from NDE can influence maritime structural requirements



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

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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 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 a 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, adaptive and 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 many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that 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 that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.