Stress Engineer (Mechanical)

Engineering | Permanent | Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 1UZ, UK

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9 Dec 2021


We are seeking an experienced Stress Engineer to support the optimisation, validation and approvals of the mechanical systems for the HX50 Helicopter & GT50 Turbine Engine. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable track record and robust competency, in Finite Element Analysis using ANSYS and hand calculations using Mathcad.

The role will involve static & dynamic analysis of mechanical and structural components on all areas of the helicopter. Proficiency in planning, executing and reporting diligent stress analysis to the highest standards are crucial, as is a solid working knowledge of static, fatigue, creep and crack propagation analysis techniques. Previous experience preparing aircraft certification reports, to EASA CS-27 & EASA CS-E, will be an advantage.

The advertised role requires a motivated, self-sufficient and fastidious engineer who is comfortable taking responsibility for delivery of both the complete analysis and analysis-led optimisation of key aircraft systems, while working effectively as part of our multidisciplinary team. This role is available for an immediate start.

Our Company

The Hill Group is a privately owned engineering organisation developing and manufacturing both the HX50 Light Helicopter and the GT50 Gas Turbine Engine. We are a pioneering aerospace manufacturer disrupting the market with our ground-breaking new aircraft and modern vertically integrated approach to development & manufacturing. Every element of the HX50 and GT50 are designed and manufactured by us, in-house, at our production facility in Rugeley, Staffordshire, UK.

We employ a fantastically talented, motivated and driven team of professionals. Working as a close-knit flat management structure, we share a common vision for the future of general aviation and a passion to deliver HX50 to our hundreds of global customers.

Hill is currently offering appropriately qualified and suitable individuals the opportunity to become a crucial part of our team developing, industrialising and supporting HX50 & GT50. Few, if any, organisations can provide the levels of professional fulfilment offered by such an exciting, fast-paced and game-changing aircraft development programme and our refreshing new approach to manufacturing. Furthermore, with such a fast-growing organisation, the only limit to your professional development and growth within our company is your own drive and ambition. We are looking for the people with whom to build our future and we’re ready to invest in you.

Our Industry

General Aviation is the sector of the aerospace industry that produces and operates light aircraft. Since the early 1980’s investment in new product development across the sector has been poor and today the market lacks products that truly meet the expectations of modern owner-operators. Hill is revolutionising the General Aviation market with our new HX50 Helicopter, which combines ‘supercar’ appearance, with unparalleled levels of performance and cost-effectiveness.

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Hill Development Centre
Units 3 & 4 Key Pt, Towers Business Pk, Wheelhouse Road
Rugeley, Staffordshire WS15 1UZ
United Kingdom

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