Structural Engineer

Structural Engineer

Location Milton Keynes
Job Type Permanent
Salary £40k. - £50k. pa.

Job Description

General Description:
To ensure that the mechanical and structural engineering aspects of rolling stock projects are successfully specified, validated and delivered and comply with Railway Group Standards.
  • Visit potential customers’ sites to view damaged railway vehicles and assess scopes of work for Incident Repair Department
  • Assist Project Manager in the preparation of cost and timescale plans for any reengineering project.
  • Generate work instructions and repair procedures for the workshop and VAB authority to document repairs to railway vehicles.
  • Ensure the risk associated with the mechanical and structural changes and repairs to rolling stock are understood, documented and managed.
  • Ensure design changes and repairs comply with appropriate Railway Group Standards.
  • Produce reports to justify the use of reverse engineering techniques to support obsolete materials or methods of production for replacement components.
  • Manage the resolution of emerging technical issues arising out of the application of the changes.
  • Collaborate with the Welding Engineering resource.
  • Assist other departments within Geminin Rail Group regards to structural or design issues.
  • Perform FEA analysis on 3D models produced by the other parties.
  • Perform hand calculation and structural justifications for repairs and design deviations.
  • Create 3D models and drawing for FEA analysis where required. (Solid edge and Ansys experience preferred but not essential).
  • On project completion ensure that the Structural & Welding element of the “vehicle history book” is accurate, signed and that the content reflects the work undertaken, prior to customer handover.
Education Requirements
  • Incorporated or Chartered Engineer (or working towards chartership) with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Detailed knowledge of railway vehicle structural designs and build.
  • Must be prepared to pass a PTS course

Additional Requirements:
  • Results Focuses
  • Rational thinker
  • Analytically strong
  • Strong collaborative and influencing skills
  • Clear, direct and participative communication style
  • Good communication skills, oral and written

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