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Associate CFD Engineer



gosport, uk
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

Job title: Associate CFD Engineer
Location: Haslar, Gosport
Package: Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type: Full-time / Permanent
Role ID: SF16946

Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as an Associate CFD Engineer within our Naval Architecture Team based at Haslar site in Gosport, where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and many of the industry’s most brilliant minds.

The Role
As an Associate CFD Engineer role you will be involved in the delivery of technical projects relating to surface ship and submarine hydrodynamic problems, identifying a methodology for solving a client’s hydrodynamic issue using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), conducting the analysis, reporting results and recommending a proposed solution.

Projects are likely to include design and analysis of propulsors and control surfaces, manoeuvring simulation, cavitation modelling and fluid-structure interaction modelling.

Day-to-day, you'll:

  • Work on ship or submarine modelling, data analysis and report writing.
  • Develop alternative strategies to overcome issues and innovate to add value to the customer.
  • Present work in internal and external forums, including conferences and customer meetings.

This role is full-time, 37-hours per week, and based at the Haslar site a minimum of 4 days a week.

Essential Experience for the Associate CFD Engineer:

  • Experience with a CFD package such as STAR-CCM+, ANSYS CFX, Fluent or OpenFoam is required.
  • Good knowledge of data analysis including experience of programming using Matlab, Python or similar programming tools.
  • A general understanding of hydrodynamic principles.

Qualifications for the Associate CFD Engineer:

  • BEng in Naval Architecture, Aeronautical Engineering or a similar field as a minimum.
  • An MSc or PhD in a relevant field is highly desirable.
  • We are open to applicants coming straight from education if their area of study is highly relevant.

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance, as a minimum.

UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Our Benefits

  • Adaptive and flexible working
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution Pension Scheme, with Life Assurance
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more.
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave.
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant.
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local communities.

Our volunteering programme enables our people to use their professional skills to make a positive difference in our local communities, for example STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador days in schools. We support a number of charities that are important to our people, including those which help the defence community.

Why Join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in a diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Visit our website to read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture.

About QinetiQ

As a company of thousands of dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.


Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants who already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information, which mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may affect the roles that you can be employed in.

Application Guidance
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please contact your regional recruiting team in strictest confidence. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.