Structures Engineer

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Date: 03-Jul-2022

Location: Derby, United Kingdom

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’s Engineer 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.


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 Bombardier sites.



Your key responsibilities?


  • Managing the calculation discipline with activities and deliverables in compliance with QCD commitments.
  • Planning and piloting Mechanical calculation activities and related deliverables on project taking into account applicable instructions/processes and other specific Customer (internal or external) requirements.
  • Ensuring Mechanical calculation deliverables quality and their acceptance by the Customer (internal or external) within committed limits.
  • Checking availability on time of work package input data and escalate if necessary.
  • Checking supplier's and sub-contractor's conformity to calculation.
  • Finite Element Calculations, Linear and non-linear
  • General Mechanical Engineering design and problem solving
  • Writing reports & presiding over Test programmes
  • Evaluating supplier calculations & test results
  • Managing work undertaken by other BT sites and sub-contractors.
  • Work within allocated budget & schedule.
  • Planning and piloting calculation discipline activities and related deliverables on project taking into account applicable instructions/processes and other specific Customer (internal or external) requirements.
  • Applying calculation methodologies, processes and tools to ensure deliverables quality and their acceptance by the Customer (internal or external) within committed limits.
  • Suggesting design improvements (reinforcement or simplifications) of calculated parts..
  • Defining mitigation plans covering a risk identified on Project Mechanical (multi-domains).
  • Performing quotation of engineering work package, upon request.



Minimum qualifications:


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering preferably applied to Railway products with 3 to 5 years of experience.
  • Experience of Finite Element analysis package, such as Hyperworks, Ansys, Patran/Nastran, Ideas, Abacus, including both linear and non-linear assessments.
  • Previous experience in using CAD packages such as CATIA, 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, testing is desirable
  • Results driven individual with good flexibility.
  • Proactive and ability to define and manage priorities within deadlines
  • Problem solving, Communications and interpersonal skills including with third parties (customer).
  • Time management and reporting skill.
  • English operational in read/writing and technical meetings.




  • Knowledge of 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.