Senior Structural Analysis Engineer (America's Cup) (Ref REQ-220338)
Closing Date: 05/10/2022 23:59:59
The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team have joined forces with INEOS Britannia, as Challenger of Record for the 37th America’s Cup competition, to be hosted in Barcelona in 2024. This project brings together two highly complementary spheres of high-performance, high-technology engineering and sporting challenge, with the goal of being the first British team to win the America’s Cup in its 173-year history.
We are looking for a Senior Structural Analysis Engineer with a demonstrable track record of ownership of analysis projects in reliability-critical applications.
Reporting to our Structural Engineering Lead, you will create and deliver “Right First Time” engineering to complex problems across the yacht. Your solutions, experience and judgement will make a tangible contribution to the on-the-water success of the Team.
Take technical ownership of the structural approval of complex yacht assemblies and make the correct judgements on how to approach the analysis within the time constraints.
Static and dynamic analysis of both metallic and composite components, covering environmental, abuse and fatigue cases.
Able to use a broad suite of analysis techniques such as contact, non-linear material, large displacement, modal, and optimisation.
Assist the group with organising suitable containments for feedback that is generated during prove-out, at the race event, or during servicing.
Work closely with Hydro/Aerodynamicists to identify, measure, and deliver the best overall solutions while respecting load cases.
Push the boundaries in pursuit of new capabilities, emerging toolsets and reporting methods.
What we are looking for:
Relevant and demonstrable engineering experience in a high-end technology application (for example: F1/America’s Cup/LMP/WRC/aerospace/defence).
Mechanical Engineering Degree or similar qualification at 2:1 level or above.
Communicative and collaborative skills to deliver effective cross departmental results.
Self-sufficient and self-reliant – able to critically appraise own results and the work of others, working autonomously and with minimal supervision.
Not afraid to ask, aware of your own blind spots, willing to learn, and accepting of change.
Advantageous (but not essential) experience
Detailed knowledge of Hyperworks and Abaqus simulation software, composite laminate optimisation, data analysis, linear vibration instrumentation and testing, use of 3DX/Catia V5 for CAD, general mechanical design experience, additive manufacturing (metallics and plastics).
America’s Cup experience from AC36.
What do we offer:
An environment of no-blame culture and first-class learning.
Access to class-leading testing facilities to fully verify and correlate your analysis.
Opportunity to witness your ideas & designs influence on the water performance and reliability of the race yacht and the chance to be a part of something that has never been achieved before.
At the heart of our performance are our people. Every member of our team has a voice and plays their part in contributing to our successes on and off the racetrack.
We take pride in creating an innovative, collaborative and high-performance culture where all of our team members are respected, empowered and valued.
Through our Accelerate 25 programme, we are continuously working to make our team even more diverse and inclusive. We welcome applications from all and are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining the most talented individuals.
Our riverside campus is powered by 100% renewably sourced energy and features an on-site gym and exercise studio, subsidised restaurant and on-site parking with EV chargers available.
We offer a competitive and attractive package of benefits including a generous bonus scheme, Mercedes car lease scheme, private medical cover, life assurance and 25 days holiday. We pride ourselves on our family-friendly environment, employee well-being programme and offer flexible working opportunities.