Senior Structures Engineer

Website Hudson Shribman

Job title: Senior Engineer – Structures

Location: Scotstoun, Glasgow, we offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Performing linear-elastic FEA of steel/aluminium structures as assigned
  • Using local sub-modelling techniques identify local stress issues and provide suitable design solutions
  • Undertaking FEA of significant ship sections and applying multiple load cases in accordance with project guidelines
  • Performing modal analyses of steel/aluminium structures
  • Documenting analyses in accordance with BAE standards with the minimum of intervention
  • Producing structural design solutions, supported by calculations, for either ship scantling issues, global and local ship structure
  • Preparing Design Sketches of structural solutions as required

Your skills and experiences:

Essential skills:

  • Degree qualified in Naval Architecture or similar engineering related discipline
  • Able to perform analysis using recognised FEA tools, preferably Hypermesh and Abaqus
  • Sound capability in general structural theory and analysis and its application to ship structures
  • Proven experience in an engineering or defence or related industry

Desirable skills:

  • Knowledge and competence in ship structural design including the derivation of scantlings and major equipment seatings from first principles
  • Sufficient breadth of knowledge of warship design
  • Knowledge of the use of Classification Society rules and processes, preferably Lloyd’s Register Naval Ship Rules
  • Awareness of shipyard production and fabrication processes and issues with respect to structural design and analysis
  • Willing to / Working towards the requirements for registration as Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Structural Design team:

You will be undertaking a defined range of engineering activities, such as carrying out technical analyses and investigations involving the design and calculation of ship scantlings or equipment seating’s using FEA techniques. You will be supporting Junior Engineers and making engineering decisions within your own sphere of responsibility and working with industry leading cutting-edge technology.

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