Stress Engineer - Gas Turbine

Alice Williams
City of Bristol
Competitive salary plus benefits and career development opportunities at Altran.
20 Jun 2017
18 Jul 2017
Clearance Level
DV, None / Undisclosed, SC
Job Type

Stress Engineer – Gas Turbine, Bristol

As a global leader in Engineering and R&D services (ER&D), Altran offers its clients a new way to innovate by developing the products and services of tomorrow. Altran works alongside its clients on every link in the value chain of their project, from conception to industrialisation. For over thirty years, the Group has provided its expertise to key players in the Aerospace, Automotive, Defence, Energy, Finance, Life Sciences, Railway, and Telecoms sectors, among others. In 2016, the Altran group generated revenues of €2.120bn. With a headcount of more than 30,000 employees, Altran is present in more than 20 countries.


As Stress Engineer with Altran, you will be fundamental to our ability to deliver to our customers and clients. Our customer expectations are high, as such we are looking for adaptive driven people to deliver on time to required quality.

You will possess creative problem-solving skills in a team environment and comfortable with communicating clearly and efficiently throughout varying levels of both the customer and Altran businesses.  Due to the nature of the assignments undertaken by Altran you will work in an environment that promotes autonomy and initiative, requiring a flexible attitude.  Above all, you will have a desire to progress.

Key Responsibilities

  • Represent mechanical analysis / stress in multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Perform mechanical analysis tasks of gas turbine modules or components, mostly based on FEA
  • Present and report progress and results, externally and internally
  • Maintain direct working relationships with clients and represent both your work and the work of team members during client meetings
  • Building FE models of gas turbines modules or components – static, dynamic, thermo-mechanical, 2D or 3D
  • Performing post-processing and generate appropriate outputs
  • Carrying out various types of analysis based on the above – e.g. static stress, fatigue, life assessments, optimisation
  • Present results and produce technical reports

Required Skills:


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, for example; in an engineering or scientific discipline, ideally mechanical engineering.
  • You’ll ideally be a chartered engineer or working towards chartership.
  • Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of physics relating to structures, particularly rotating structures
  • Possess understanding and knowledge of modelling of structures under multiple loads (e.g. rotational, aerodynamic)
  • Familiarity with gas turbine technologies
  • Experience with mechanical analysis FE toolsets
  • Experience with Whole Engine Modelling or GFEM an advantage
  • Experience with life analysis of rotating machinery an advantage
  • Experience with engineering documentation
  • Knowledge of thermo mechanical analysis advantageous

In addition to the culture and career development opportunities at Altran, we offer a matched pension scheme, healthcare and generous holiday allowance.

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