The primary role of the senior stress engineer is to compile stress reports to demonstrate compliance against a set of relevant structural requirements.

Other duties include:

• Compiling structural test plans/reports and observing tests.
• Visiting customers and attending airframe surveys.
• Checking stress reports and FE models.
• Assisting the Structures Manager with training, quotations, project management, and customer liaison.

Company Background

A core revenue stream for Airframe Designs Limited is the delivery of engineering services to support mechanical design solutions for the aviation, defence and space sectors.

Our Turn-Key offering for mechanical structures involves combining design, analysis, certification and manufacturing solutions to deliver optimised products.

What You Need

A minimum of 4 years relevant experience is required, plus:

• The ability to perform hand calculations based on first principles of stress and strain.
• Knowledge of metallic and non-metallic material properties and failure modes.
• Knowledge of EASA Part 21J Rules for DOAs and Certification Specifications, especially structural regulations associated with CS25, 27, 29 and FAR, JAR Equivalents.
• The ability to understand and check engineering drawings.
• Keeping abreast of current and future technologies.
• The ability to communicate clearly and confidently both within the business and externally with customers.
• The ability to integrate into multiple teams and projects and become familiar with different company procedures.
• The ability to work independently to provide creative solutions to problems.
• The ability to work efficiently and accurately to a ‘required’ and consistent standard.
• Competence with the engineering tool-set: MS Office, MATHCAD, MSC ONE
• The ability to lead a project, with minimal support from the Structures Manager.

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Required Qualifications

GCSE in English Language

GCSE in Maths

2 x A-Levels or BTEC L3 in subjects relevant to the role

Applicant Pre-Requisites

Clear DBS Check

UK Passport Holder

Job Function

Senior Stress Engineer

Reporting to the Management Team


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