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About The Role

The NCC continues its remarkable productivity, and the momentum is only accelerating with exciting ventures into new sectors in 2024. As we embark on some large-scale programmes of work, aimed at introducing fresh innovations in composite technologies, we are seeking a Research Engineer to join our Concept Design Team and contribute to the success of these initiatives.

As a valued member of our team, you'll actively contribute to the generation and development of innovative concepts. Using a range of engineering software tools and processes you'll play a pivotal role in bringing ideas to life, taking projects from first principles through to prototype manufacture.

Our collaborative team comprises individuals with diverse skills, including expertise in Composite Design & CAD, Structural Analysis & Optimization, and Materials & Processes. As part of our team, you’ll be engaged in various impactful activities, including:

  • State-of-the-Art assessments & Literature reviews
  • Feasibility studies
  • Requirements Capture
  • Concept Generation, Assessment and Down-selection
  • Structural Analysis & Optimisation for light-weighting, performance enhancement and or cost reduction

You’ll be actively involved in a range of design and development activities and programmes across various industries, as well as contributing towards the NCC’s pressure vessel design development, manufacture, and testing programmes.

So, what are we looking for?

  • Design Experience: Proficiency in CAD packages (CATIA/NX/Solidworks)
  • Analysis Experience: Competence in a spectrum of analysis methods, ranging from hand calculations to advanced analysis.
  • Python Experience: Experience in Python or other coding languages, with a willingness to learn.
  • Verification: Comfortable with planning and interpreting experimental data.
  • Composites: Demonstrated expertise in working with composite structures.
  • Teamwork: A strong team player, with excellent communication skills, capable of engaging with various stakeholders.
  • Additional Background: Proficiency in pressure vessels, familiarity with thermoplastic molding techniques, or expertise in the filament winding process is advantageous.

What do we offer in return?

Hybrid and flexible working as standard, annual salary reviews, company paid private medical insurance, up to 12.5% employer pension contribution, great people, honorary staff status at the University of Bristol. With a genuine focus on wellbeing, EDI and learning and development this is a chance to build your career in a thriving R&D facility with a bright future.

We see your future in ours. Apply now.

About The Company

Not sure you meet all the requirements? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other underrepresented groups tend not to apply for jobs if they think they may not meet every qualification, when in fact they often do. At the NCC we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

We ensure that all hiring decisions are made without regard to age, race, national origin, sex, disability, gender, gender identity, religion, or any other protected characteristics, and will treat all applications with the strictest confidence. We’re always open to hearing how we can support flexible working in different ways, including part-time work. Please don’t be afraid to ask about what we can do to support your needs. All requests will be carefully and fairly considered. We wish you every success in your job search.

Why the NCC?

We see our success in yours. The future of composites manufacturing relies on the NCC, and we rely on the right individuals to make it happen, whether they’re engineers or not!

Diverse challenges – the NCC isn’t just about aerospace. We’re working with over 16 sectors and a variety of customers, from private ventures to the global tier 1 companies, providing variety to your experience.

Innovation – a world-leading research and development centre, the work we do brings novel and innovative solutions to industry, with the future firmly in mind. So we need innovating thinking not just in Engineering, but across all support functions.

Development in composites, and you – if the scope of exciting work isn’t enough to sway you, our ethos of continued learning and development and flexible working patterns will.
We look forward to hearing from you.

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