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Stress Engineer

Job Reference: VR/01458

Job Start Date: 1 January 2020
Position Type: Contract, Permanent, Temporary

Sector: Aerospace, Automotive, Motorsport
Role: Stress Engineer
Location: Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes


About the job

Stress Engineer (12 month FTC to perm)

£up to 55k DOE

Milton Keynes, Northampton, Luton, Buckingham, Oxford, Banbury

Prospero Engineering are seeking an experience Stress Engineer with a significant background in Composites. You will be supporting a busy design office in analysis of structural components. You will be working as part of a highly experienced team where you will be exposed to the latest in FEA analysis and design. Due to customer deadlines, you must be able to work under pressure with a right first time attitude.

  • To work on the analysis and development of component design, to make structural recommendations to designers during the development process, and to produce reports for completed work.



  • Carry out first-stage sizing calculations to enable early decision making.
  • To construct detailed FEA models, featuring composites laminates and high performance metals
  • To apply experience of modelling techniques, including linear static, non-linear contact, buckling, normal modes linear and non-linear solvers, following company rules and procedures.
  • To be familiar with fatigue failure modes, and experienced in carrying out service life calculations.
  • To take ownership of assigned projects: requesting data and consulting with Design Engineers where required to carry out each analysis efficiently, and to escalate where issues and/or risks present themselves.
  • To supplement FEA studies with hand calculations and engineering reasoning to explain and validate FEA results.
  • To seek opportunities for mass reduction and product optimisation, including performance, manufacturing, cost.
  • To ensure all analyses are concluded with a suitable structural report in a pre-determined company format, and to ensure these are complete and signed off.
  • To assist the Head of Structures & FEA in meeting the objectives of the design specification.
  • To assist with other design issues where requested to do so.
  • To maintain and develop good relations with other members of the design team and production personnel. To support the line manager in the implementation of continual improvement initiatives



Essential Competencies:
  • Higher education in engineering, design or related discipline
  • Proficient in finite element analysis and optimisation of high-performance composite and metallic structures.
  • Experienced in analysis for fatigue and defining the service life of high-performance components
  • Experienced in carrying out classical stress calculations, using MS Excel.
  • Comfortable working in a competitive, fast-paced, engineering environment.


  • Use of ANSA and ABAQUS





PLEASE NOTE All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK


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