Senior Stress Engineer at Red Bull Advanced Technologies

Formula One is a high-tech world of fast paced innovation and engineering excellence, and its industry leading standards are not just limited to the pit lane.

Whilst Red Bull Technology designs, manufactures, assembles and develops a championship-winning Formula One car week on week, its sister business and high performance vehicle engineering division, Red Bull Advanced Technologies, is applying expert engineering, design, technology, simulation and production capabilities to other sectors.

From hot air balloons to bikes to boats, Red Bull Advanced Technologies takes the same tools, techniques and methods used in F1, the world’s fastest development cycle, to engineering challenges across land, sea and air, and at blistering pace.

Red Bull Advanced Technologies: We envision, conceptualise, create and deliver effective solutions.

Job Description

Red Bull Advanced Technologies are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Stress Engineer to work on a variety of exciting projects across land, air and Sea.  You will be responsible for the analysis and development of component design, to make structural recommendations to designers during the development process, and to produce reports for completed work.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Engineer who is committed to designing lowest-mass solutions, in accordance with pre-determined pass/fail criteria, as well as being passionate about high-performance engineering.

The role:

  • Carry out first-stage sizing calculations to enable early decision making. 
  • To construct detailed FEA models, featuring composites laminates and high-performance metals
  • To apply experience of modelling techniques, including linear static, non-linear contact, buckling, normal modes linear and non-linear solvers, following RBAT’s rules and procedures.
  • To be familiar with fatigue failure modes and experienced in carrying out service life calculations.
  • To take ownership of assigned projects: requesting data and consulting with Design Engineers where required to carry out each analysis efficiently, and to escalate where issues and/or risks present themselves.
  • To supplement FEA studies with hand calculations and engineering reasoning to explain and validate FEA results.
  • To seek opportunities for mass reduction and product optimisation, including performance, manufacturing, cost.

To be considered for this position, you will:

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  • Be educated to degree level or equivalent within Engineering, Design or a similar discipline
  • Have experience within a similar role, ideally within Motorsport, Automotive, Aerospace or a fast-paced Engineering environment
  • Be proficient in finite element analysis and optimisation of high-performance composite and metallic structures
  • Experienced in analysis for fatigue and defining the service life of high-performance components
  • Be a concise, effective communicator using written and verbal English language
  • Have a proactive, passionate and flexible attitude.

Not only is this a fantastic role, but it is also a fantastic team to work for. A good salary is just the start, there are many other benefits too such as our bonus scheme, private health care cover, life assurance scheme, workplace nursery, company contributed pension scheme, on site gym & fitness classes, free food, and a cycle to work scheme.