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Senior Stress Engineer - Composite

Requisition ID:  81763
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Shepshed Group (1120)

Stevenage, HRT, United Kingdom, SG1 2DH

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defence and selected energy markets. We believe in our vision of ‘Enabling the Extraordinary: To Fly, To Power, To Live”. These core values – teamwork, integrity and excellence – are what have allowed us to become the company we are today. With facilities and over 10,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe.


Through our Energy & Equipment division, Meggitt holds strong niche positions in energy, non-aerospace military and industrial equipment.


Expertise in this division ranges from heat exchangers used in off-shore gas processing to the design and manufacture of dynamic instrumentation for vibration, shock and pressure measurements. Our heat exchanger technology has not only enabled our customers to save weight, space, and money, but offer higher duties, smaller sizes, and greater integrity over conventional heat exchangers. We are a leading supplier of small-frame gas turbine actuation systems and fuel metering valves for the oil and gas and power generation sectors.


Our Defense Systems product group includes a wealth of expertise with products ranging from airborne decoy deployment systems to projectile tracking technology is another of our specialities. We produce tiny radar systems that are installed on drone aircraft to track incoming missiles or bullets, reassuring aircrew and missile manufacturers that their weapons are working as advertised.

Job Summary

An opportunity has arisen for an Senior Stress Engineer to join our team. As the Senior Stress Engineer you will provide dedicated support to the composite design team involved in the design, development and qualification of composite aerostructures.  Working under the direction of the Mechanical Design Team Leader you’ll be responsible for  a broad range of analysis and reporting activities including the management of any sub-contracted analysis activity.


Core Responsibilities

Core responsibilities will also include: 

  • Stress analysis of composite components using FEA software Hyperworks and / or NASTRAN / PATRAN
  • Knowledge of aerospace stressing methodologies for metallic and composite components and report writing
  • Selection, oversight and management of external sub-contractors where required to support analysis activity
  • Technical liaison/presentations with customer to support Design Review deliverables
  • Performs value analysis during the product design phase while optimizing product development costs
  • Provides technical support for new projects and evaluates the requirements and implications
  • Maintains project files and appropriate records of work
  • Acts as a lead, providing knowledge and expertise for colleagues
  • Reduces costs and improves mechanical design and development processes, using best practices and professional knowledge
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

To be successful in this role you’ll proven industry/similar experience in the stress analysis of composite structures and have knowledge of aerospace stressing methodologies for metallic and composite components. 

You’ll also need: 

  • Stress analysis of composite components using FEA software Hyperworks and / or NASTRAN / PATRAN
  • Expereince with 3-D modeling , CAD and Solidworks
  • Ability to improve products or services by applying professional and business knowledge     
  • Able to solve complex problems; makes decisions based on the analysis of multiple sources of information
  • Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to drive tasks to completion

What We Offer

We offer a competitive salary and are committed to providing each and every employee with the resources they need to bring their best selves into everything they do. Meggitt is proud to offer a competitive total rewards framework designed with our colleagues' health, wealth and well-being in mind to help our employees balance a successful career. Now that's rewarding!

Our competitive offer package will include:

  • Flexible working policies and the ability to accrue time off in lieu or for some roles to earn overtime.  Early finish on a Friday.
  • Pension Scheme up to 8% company contribution 
  • Employee Assistance Program for Health & Wellbeing
  • Employee Perkz – offering our employees discounts on a huge variety of goods and services
  • Income Protection 
  • Share Buying scheme
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Volunteering day off
  • On site restaurant offering subsidized food

Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible. #LI-DK1


Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 


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