Structural Engineer / Lifting and Turning Engineer

03 Aug 2018
31 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Structural Engineer / Lifting and Turning Engineer

A Structural Engineer / Lifting and Turning Engineer with Ship Building is required to work on a twelve-month contract (with the possibility of extension) for our defence client based in Cumbria.

This is a 12-month contract with a leading UK defence company.

Overview of the Structural Engineer / Lifting and Turning Engineer contract role

You will be responsible for the calculation, analyses and verification of a number of activities such as, the transport, handling and shipping of large elements of the product including assessment of large modules required in the build of a complex submarine. You will also be involved In the design of jigs from initial design through to operation ensuring equipment is fit for purpose delivering engineering solutions in accordance with a strict framework of safety.

* Carrying out engineering analysis and verification of large and complex jigs (sizes up to 13m x 30m). Lifting and turning arrangements, transportation of large structures (weights up to 1,600 tonnes).
* Harnessing engineering knowledge to offer support, guidance and assurance on the wide range of activities for which the department is responsible.
* Ensuring solutions are agreed by all stakeholders and also within the team to produce a solution which considers the product from design through manufacture, operation, storage and maintenance.
* Working with structural design codes.
* Attending regular reviews.
* Ensuring safety in mind at all times.Develop and draw 2D Diagrams, utilising the relevant tool-set.
* 3D Integration within the Product Model
* Produce other technical outputs consistent with contractual requirements
* Provide and produce relevant calculations.
* Produce drawing outputs from the 3D Model
* Perform self-verification of own work
* Cross checking of peers and subordinates work
* Produce Process Standards

Key skills required for the Structural Engineer / Lifting and Turning Engineer

* Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in mechanical, civil, structural engineering or closely related discipline.
* Chartership desirable, but not essential.

* Demonstrable knowledge of the analysis of fabricated structures, Finite Element Analysis and calculations - Typically using S-Frame, ABAQUS (or equivalents).
* Experience of verification and validation of structural engineering analysis.
* Knowledge of, or experience of, working to structural design codes.
You must possess excellent communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders at all levels. You must also have the ability to influence others and provide effective solutions when dealing with conflicting requirements.

The role is based in Barrow in Furness, Cumbria - commutable from Carnforth, Milnthorpe, Lancaster, Morecambe, Penrith, Workington, Whitehaven and The Lake District.

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