Principal Structural Engineer

Dorchester, Dorset

Full-time, permanent 4 DAY WORK WEEK – Monday to Thursday (37 hours per week)

£65,000pa plus benefits


We are currently recruiting for an experienced Structural Engineer to join an established defence technology organisation based in Dorset.


Candidates will have composites and manufacturing experience and proven stress analysis experience and be able to obtain UK MOD Security Clearance.


Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Undertake design tasks as defined by the Engineering Manager using computer aided engineering (CAE) analysis tools.
  • Prepare technical proposals and quotations.
  • Check analysis, technical reports and Engineering Instructions.
  • Design analysis to ensure the project scope of work and technical specification is met in full and to budget and production constraints.
  • Have knowledge of composite materials and be able to create innovative design solutions to demanding technical specification that meet production and budgetary constraints.
  • Be able to make instinctive design decisions with limited information.
  • Engineering technical support for other functions
  • Produce technical reports in support of analysis.
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders, external suppliers and the customers and ensure that the New Product Introduction process is adhered to.
  • Ensure all design activity and project work is carried out to Company procedures or overriding customer requirements.
  • Composites and manufacturing process experience
  • Ability to make instinctive design decisions with limited information

This is a site-based role in Dorchester, Dorset and you will need to be onsite for 4 days each week (Monday to Thursday).

You are expected to work with the minimum of supervision and may be expected to deal with other duties appropriate to your skill set and abilities.

Salary circa £65,000pa DOE, plus benefits such as flexible working, 12% pension.

For more information please contact Grace on 07568390304 or on email

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