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Principal Structural Engineer – Shock & Dynamics in Filton, Gloucestershire



Filton, Gloucestershire





An industry-leading Defence client of ours is currently looking for a Principal Engineer (Shock & Dynamics) within their Structural team to work on a variety of safety/mission-critical projects. The right candidate will be responsible for the decomposition of the Shock and EGV requirements (e.g. policies, general technical requirements, etc.)

What you'll be doing:

  • Generating derived requirements for technical specifications to be flown down to suppliers; reviewing tender compliance which is likely to involve supplier interaction in order to manage the delivery expectations with respect to the level of Shock and EGV qualification evidence
  • Working with and reviewing documentation generated by the Systems engineering teams
  • Reviewing, developing and approving supplier-submitted physical test plans and procedures
  • Review and acceptance of supplier Shock and EGV qualification evidence encompassing classical manual stress calculations, Finite Element Analysis reports and physical test reports
  • Presentation and delivery of Systems equipment Shock and EGV qualification evidence to the customer

Your skills and experiences:


  • Experience in structural engineering and analysis techniques specifically classical manual stress calculations and various Finite Element Analysis techniques and interpretations of the output
  • Capable in the use of a mathematical package such as Mathcad, Mathematica, etc.
  • Experience of the development and management of technical requirements and acceptance activities within one of the following areas: submarine, defence, construction, ships or similar environment


  • Experience in the design of equipment for submarines/surface ships and/or experience in producing shock qualification evidence (hand calculations, Finite Element Analysis) of equipment for submarines/surface ships
  • Degree or equivalent qualification or experience within a relevant engineering discipline


This vacancy is being advertised by either Advanced Resource Managers Limited, Advanced Resource Managers IT Limited or Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited ("ARM"). ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions. Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission.

Job reference 123648_1716204626
Date posted 20 May 2024

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