Structural Engineer - Seats

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £35.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Morson Rosyth

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Purpose of role:

Carry out complex technical analyses and investigations involving the design and calculation of ship scantlings or equipment seatings.

Technical Skills

Possesses in-depth knowledge of all aspects within his/her discipline.

Able to perform robust analysis using recognised analytical tools and to make sound judgements based on experience.

Has sufficient breadth of knowledge of warship design and the sound judgement needed to be able make correct trade-off decisions

Industry Knowledge:

Knowledge and experience of whole ship design and integration on a large warship.


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

At least four years post graduate engineering experience

Meet the requirements for registration As Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council and preferably be a member of a relevant Professional Body

Common Competencies:

Operational Framework (ECDF L1/2)

Functional Competencies:

Engineering Lifecycle (ECDF L1-2)

Systems Thinking (ECDF L1-2)

Project Engineering Management (ECDF L1-2)

Safety (ECDF L1-2)

Functional Capability (ECDF L1-2)

Engineering in the Supply Chain (ECDF L1-2)

Supportability (ECDF L1-2)

Technology Management (ECDF L1-2)

Common Functional Competencies (ECDF L1/2)

Experience of STAAD Pro

Tasks and Activities:

Produce structural design solutions, supported by calculations, for either ship scantling issues or seat designs as required.

Liaise with the Detail Design community and equipment owners to unblock issues preventing the conclusion of structural design activities

Prepare Design Sketches of structural solutions as required

Peer reviewing of other team members calculations where required.

Discipline Specific Competencies;

Knowledge and competence in ship structural design including the derivation of scantlings and equipment seatings from first principles.

Sound capability in general structural theory and analysis and its application to ship structures.

Capable of producing accurate scantling and general structural calculations.

Ability to assess and check structural drawings.

Ability to produce appropriate design sketches in AutoCAD.

Ability to employ MathCad software to undertake calculations.

Knowledge of general and structural calculation software.

Some experience in the structural design of frigate-type vessels.

Some experience in employing shock loads to a structural design.

Some knowledge of the use of Classification Society rules and processes, preferably Lloyd's Register Naval Ship Rules.

Awareness of shipyard production and fabrication processes and issues with respect to structural design and analysis.

Able and willing to travel within UK on an occasional basis.


Structural solutions, calculations, design sketches and drawings supporting Design and assessment tasks, specific to own discipline.

Design and Assessment Studies

Technical Reports and Specifications

Presentation material

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.