Structural Engineer

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  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £34.20 per hour

  • Contact:

    Morson Rosyth

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Purpose of Role:

To undertake a defined range of Naval Architecture and/or Structural activities in line with all relevant processes and quality requirements, supplying advice and support to designers, operations and other functions and ensuring defined objectives are achieved whilst continually maintaining quality and service requirements.

Knowledge of:

Global Analysis - Bending moments, residual strength, Extreme stress assessments, Fatigue

Finite Element Analysis

Seats (Cat A + Cat B)

Materials and Welding

Coatings and Corrosion

Class Rules - LR

First Fixings

Production Support (e.g. Lifting & Turning, shock calcs, build strategy, etc.)

Tasks and Activities:

Develop Ship design specifications under guidance and carry out Structural Engineering Design activities in line with specifications and all quality and technical standards, examples being development of Scantling Plans, General Arrangements, Hydrodynamics and Structural Calculations.

Participate fully in developing, maintaining and modifying Naval Architecture processes and procedures in assigned areas in response to technical developments and operational need.

Carry out technical analyses and investigations, including evaluation and selection of technical options, and prepare reports with suggested recommendations to support the design of improvements.

Prepare technical equipment specifications; develop designs in line with all specifications and standards, create and manage set of Naval Architecture design rules.

Contribute to process improvement within the operational and/or engineering team to deliver continuous improvements in quality, cycle time and asset utilisation.

Liaise with customers and/or suppliers in assigned areas on engineering matters.

Make Naval Architecture and/or Structural Engineering decisions within own sphere of responsibility and delegated authority.


Typically degree qualified (not essential), likely to be in a technology, engineering or science related discipline

Working towards the requirements for registration as Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council

Minimal experience in engineering or a defence related industry.

Possesses good knowledge of most aspects within current discipline

Able to perform analysis using recognised analytical tools and to make sound judgements

Has sufficient capability to be able to make correct trade-off decisions

Experience in a Structural Engineering or Ship Design environment.

Strong understanding of Detail Design Requirements as immediate customer in Engineering Lifecycle

To apply for this position, you must be eligible to live and work in the UK and either possess or be able to obtain UK MOD Security Clearance to SC Level.