Williams Advanced Engineering provides world class technical innovation, engineering, testing, manufacturing and operational consultancy services to the automotive, motorsport, aerospace, defence, health and energy sectors.

Williams Advanced Engineering helps businesses meet the sustainability challenges of the 21st century.

Williams Advanced Engineering has grown from an embryonic business in 2010 to a company employing 350 people engaged in many innovative and transformative technical areas for a growing list of clients.

Engineer – Stress Analysis

Williams Advanced Engineering Limited are currently recruiting for a Engineer – Stress Analysis on a permanent basis.

This is a role providing structural analysis to support WAE’s diverse project portfolio. Aiding conceptual direction, design-development and developing toolsets and methodologies for improved correlation with physical test.

Duties will be wide ranging and include working within the stress analysis group, supporting the wider CAE department and working across a matrix structure, supporting project teams to fulfil customer requirements and deliverables.

The successful candidate will create, develop and run stress analysis simulations including:

o Implicit analysis in response to service loads
o Explicit analysis in response to crash requirements
o Modal and frequency response simulation
o Fatigue analysis and calculation

Providing detailed analysis of simulation results and creation of comprehensive post processing. This role will also include aiding correlation activity with input to physical testing, calibration and validation.

The successful Individual with be responsible for load case generation from various sources, developing co-simulation toolsets and stress methodologies within WAE and critiquing new business proposals.

This role will be client facing interacting directly with internal and external customers including managing external CAE resource and presenting, reporting of analysis results and participation in design reviews.

The successful applicant will have a degree and extensive experience in mechanical, automotive or aerospace engineering. A working knowledge of Siemens NX11, TeamCentre or Catia V5 would be advantageous.

Extensive experience of stress simulation with one or more of the following is essential for this role:

o Implicit analysis, ideally using Altair OPTISTRUCT
o Explicit analysis, ideally using Altair RADIOSS or LS-Dyna
o Fatigue analysis, ideally using nCode or FEMFAT

Knowledge and experience of running non-linear analysis, experience with analysis of composite structures and some practical experience of physical testing would be beneficial.

This is an exciting opportunity to further your career in a growing and enthusiastic team within Williams Advanced Engineering Limited.

Closing date: Friday 19th November 2021.

Williams Advanced Engineering Limited is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments.

26 Days Holiday

Increases with service and also options to buy and sell

4 x Car Schemes

Mercedes, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Nissan car schemes available

Bonus Scheme

We offer a performance based bonus scheme

Salary Sacrifice & Childcare Benefits

Vouchers & Teds Premier Childcare

Health and Fitness

Free on-site gym with Health and Fitness classes and Osteo treatment

Private Medical and Health Insurance Cash Plan

Save money on health and medical benefits


Life Assurance, Long term disability insurance

Staff Events

Please Note: Due to the Volume of applications we receive on a daily basis we cannot guarantee your application will be acknowledged or considered unless you have applied directly via our website wae.com/careers.