Principal Stress/Thermal Engineer

08 Mar 2018
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
The Opportunity

This is a unique opportunity to join an internationally recognised company delivering leading edge solutions on a variety of UK and International military systems. As a Thermal Engineer you will apply your skills and experience to deliver critical advice on the effective operation of military systems, supported in the delivery of this work by a breadth of in-house technical experts and collaborating organisations. In a work environment where staff welfare and development is considered a priority there will be ample opportunity to stretch your skills and responsibilities to match your career potential.

The Role

- Be the main thermal point of contact with internal and external customers and suppliers on assigned projects.
- Plan, manage and deliver project work, ensuring outputs are delivered to time and budget and problems are mitigated as and when they arise.
- Perform a range of thermal investigations using techniques ranging from hand calculations to a variety of numerical based tools (e.g. ANSYS, FloEFD, Fluent etc.) to derive evidence on which to base decisions.
- Develop thermal test requirements and guide trials teams in delivering against these requirements.
- Produce and deliver verbal and written reports to internal and external customers and stakeholders to ratify design and equipment performance decisions.
- Manage the delivery of work through individuals and teams that you may have direct line management responsibility for.
- Disseminate your skills and knowledge to help grow the capability of the Thermal Team.

What’s in it for you?

- Fulfilling work that will stretch and grow your technical knowledge and competencies.
- Extensive opportunities to develop and build your networks and reputation across collaborating areas of MBDA (e.g. Mechanical/Electrical Design, Environmental Engineering, Aerodynamics, Aircraft Integration).
- On-going assistance to help you develop your skills and knowledge through both structured and ‘on the job’ training opportunities.
- A choice of career development paths allowing you to develop either as a technical expert, technical leader or line manager.
- Working for a company that places a strong emphasis on looking after the welfare and development of its staff.

What’s great about the group?

- You will be joining a highly motivated group with a strong desire to constantly strive to improve its effectiveness and influence across MBDA.
- The group has a great team ethos and a strong emphasis is placed on creating a supportive and fulfilling environment in which people feel valued and encouraged to achieve their full potential.
- The group is responsible for generating certification evidence and reviewing and accepting supplier compliances. Its work is pivotal to the certification of all UK military systems in MBDA.

- With a range of skill sets across all fields of structural and thermal analysis, you will have extensive opportunity to develop in various technical fields.

What are we looking for?

- Degree qualified in a subject relevant to the role.
- Good problem solving skills coupled with a sound fundamental knowledge of thermal analysis using CFD, Finite Element methods, etc.
- Experience applying numerical based tools to investigate and analyse thermal problems (e.g. ANSYS, FloEFD, Fluent)
- Individuals that are determined self-motivated and can demonstrate strong interpersonal skills.
- Relevant experience in an equivalent or comparable industry would be advantageous.

- Experience leading and managing small teams and the delivery of projects would be advantageous.
What would you get? - Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.
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