Structures Engineer

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Date: 26-Nov-2022

Location: Derby, GB

Company: Alstom


Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide.




Join us as a Structures Engineer in Derby – United Kingdom and you will be looking at a career-defining role.




Your mission?


As a Structures Engineer, you will work as part of the Structures team on both new design projects and the assessment of existing products. The Structure Engineer's primary role is to undertake structural assessments (using both manual and Finite Element methods) on rail vehicle car bodies. The role will not only include carrying out structural analysis but also the development of the designs to meet the structural and functional requirements of the products. The role will include deriving load cases, FE model setup, conducting the analysis, evaluating the results, modifying designs, and writing the reports, as well as communicating the progress and results to the Project team. This is a varied role and will also involve other duties including providing build support on existing products, participating in six sigma/8D and contributing to lean manufacturing.


You would be working as part of a global network of structural engineers who work closely together on multi-national projects. This is a role which will involve not only Derby based projects but also projects based in other ALSTOM sites around the globe.


Your Tasks

  • Finite Element Calculations, Linear and non-linear
  • Fatigue analysis (S-N life) of mechanical components
  • General Mechanical Engineering design and problem solving
  • Writing reports & presiding over Test programmes
  • Evaluating supplier calculations & test results
  • Managing work undertaken by other ALSTOM sites and sub-contractors.
  • Work within allocated budget & schedule.

 Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a similar related degree
  • Experience in Finite Element analysis packages, such as Hyperworks, Ansys, Patran/Nastran, Ideas, and Abacus, including both linear and non-linear assessments
  • Previous experience in using CAD packages such as CATIA, and Pro Engineer is desirable
  • Understanding of Structural Mechanics and the fundamentals of Fatigue assessment methods
  • Demonstrable practical experience in Mechanical Engineering outside of the role of structural mechanics, such as design, dynamics, and testing is desirable
  • Willingness to develop a wide range of skills and flexibility to work on a variety of projects which require different engineering skills
  • Results driven individual with good flexibility skills
  • Ability to define and manage priorities within deadlines
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Writing technical reports, evaluating supplier calculations & test results
  • Managing work undertaken by other ALSTOM sites and sub-contractors.
  • Work within allocated budget & schedule.
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Willingness to travel to visit other ALSTOM sites, suppliers, and customers.
  • Suggesting design improvements (reinforcement or simplifications) of calculated parts..


Minimum qualifications:


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering preferably applied to Railway products with minimum of 5 years of experience.


  • Knowledge of the railway industry 



All internal employees must inform their Line Managers when applying.

Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 


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