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Capital Aviation Services
05 December 2012
02 January 2013
Co Down
Contract Type
Competitive Salary Package

Further information


The job holder will be responsible for the structural design, analysis and optimisation of all composite components designed onsite.


·         Static and dynamic stress analysis of composite structures using Finite Element Modelling software and the documentation of such.

·         Drive structural optimisation initiatives to bring about cost and weight savings in all new products improving overall structural efficiency and effectiveness.

·         Develop the structural analysis capability within the team through validation of theoretical and computational results against test.

·         Provide expert consultation to the IPT (Integrated Product Team) and other multi-disciplinary teams across the facility on all composite related structural issues such as structural performance and repairs.

·         Conduct thermal analyses to optimise manufacturing cycle times of composite components.

·         Recommends alterations and enhancements to improve quality of products and procedures.

·         Other duties as deemed relevant to the position.


Key Attributes:

·         Strong Technical Expertise; the ability to provide technical guidance and advice in area of specialism.

·         Strong Data Analysis and Problem Solving Skills; a can do attitude with the ability to effectively analyse data, identify issues, find solutions and deliver results.

·         Results Orientation; the ability to effectively deliver results in line with changing business needs.

·         Excellent Communication Skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to influence at all levels in order to ensure business objectives are met.

·         Good Organisation and Prioritisation Skills; ability to effectively organise and prioritise work across a number of projects.

·         Team Working; strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work individually or as part of a team and ensure diversity is valued.



·         Degree level qualification in Engineering or a related discipline

·         1 years’ working or 3 years’ research experience in FEM (Finite Element Modelling)

·         EU Member Passport Holder.


·         2 Year’s working experience of optimising composite structures using FE methods.

·         3 Year's working experience in FEM.

·         2 Year’s working experience of composite materials and associated manufacturing techniques.

·         1 Year’s working experience using ANSYS.

Capital Aviation Services

Established in 1969 Capital Aviation Services has provided the Aviation, Aerospace and Space Industries Nationally and Internationally with Contract and Permanent Personnel.

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