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Senior Engineer – Stress


 WAE Technologies Limited exists to accelerate the advantage and impact of our clients. We do it through innovative engineering and technology that solves complex problems and brings a step-change in weight, speed, and efficiency. Join us to help fulfil our mission to accelerate an efficient, electric, and sustainable future.

An opportunity has arisen for Senior Engineer – Stress to join our CAE Team in a rapidly expanding and exciting work environment. This is a senior 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.


Job role: 

  • Working within the stress analysis group, supporting the wider CAE department.
  • Working across a matrix structure, supporting project teams to fulfil customer requirements and deliverables.
  • To be client-centric, interacting directly with internal and external customers.
  • To work across a wider variety of projects, for diverse clients across a number of engineering sectors.
  • Provide project pre-contract and kick off representation as well as main point of contact and independent running of large, complex projects.
  • Aiding concept direction, through feasibility and early stage analysis.
  • Presentation, reporting and discussion of analysis results and participation in design reviews.
  • Creation, development and running of stress analysis simulations including:
  • Implicit analysis in response to service loads
  • Explicit analysis in response to crash requirements
  • Modal and frequency response simulation
  • Fatigue analysis and calculation
  • Hand calculations for mechanical fixings, inserts and bonded joints
  • Load case generation from various sources
  • Detailed analysis of simulation results and creation of comprehensive post processing.
  • Aiding correlation activity with input to physical testing, calibration and validation.
  • To balance multiple concurrent projects and manage your own workload.
  • Developing co-simulation toolsets and stress methodologies within WAE.
  • Documenting procedures, best practises and simulation methodologies
  • Supporting/mentoring of engineers and project engineers within the group
  • Checking and approval of calculations, simulations and reports.
  • Management of external CAE resource in conjunction with the CAE Manager/Lead Engineer
  • Actively pursuing CPD activity within professional engineering
  • Attend and/or present at conferences/seminars and seek opportunities to promote WAE



You’ll have:

  • A Degree in mechanical, automotive, or aerospace engineering.
  • EXTENSIVE experience of stress simulation with one or more of the following:
  • Implicit analysis, ideally using Altair OPTISTRUCT
  • Explicit analysis, ideally using Altair RADIOSS or LS-Dyna
  • Fatigue analysis, ideally using nCode or FEMFAT”
  • Knowledge of running non-linear analysis would be beneficial.
  • Experience with analysis of metallic and composite structures would be beneficial.
  • Experience in the automotive, aerospace or motorsport industry.
  • Some practical experience of physical testing would be beneficial.
  • Working knowledge of TeamCentre and of CATIA V5 or Siemens NX would be advantageous.
  • Working towards, or have achieved, Chartership status with the IMechE/IET (or similar) would be advantageous.


We’ll provide:

  • Training to add to your existing skills and accelerate your career
  • A supportive and empowering work environment


Application deadline:

The closing date for applications is 7th of June 2023.


We are based on the WAE technical campus in Grove, Oxfordshire, UK. 20 minutes’ drive South of Oxford, UK.and Kidlington, Oxford.

Disclaimers and DEI:

You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. At WAE we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills. WAE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments.




26 Days Holiday

Increase with service

Options to buy/sell up to 1 week every December

Car Scheme

Tusker ULE

Bonus Scheme

We offer a performance based bonus scheme

Childcare Benefits

Childcare vouchers

TEDS Nursery Vouchers

Health and Fitness

Free onsite gym with classes

National gym membership discounts available

Private Medical Insurance

8% employer contributions rising to 10% after 3 years

Staff Events

Cycle to work scheme

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.