Simulation/Stress Engineer

Job Details:

We are on a mission: to transform the future of online grocery through cutting-edge technology innovation.”

About Us:

Ocado Technology is changing the way the world shops using advanced Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, Big Data, Cloud and IoT. We develop the innovative software and hardware systems that power, as well as the unique ‘Ocado Smart Platform’ which is being implemented by ambitious retailers across the world from Europe to America, Asia and beyond.Our simulation and analysis team within Bot 400/500 function are an agile, dynamic team who love to solve technical challenges. They are responsible for supporting design assessments through testing, analysis and FEA simulations. The team has expertise within the fields relating to structures (linear and nonlinear), high speed dynamics, rigid multi-body dynamics and power/thermal management.We have an exciting opportunity for a Simulation/Stress Engineer to join our team to help support de-risking of our next generation of products.

About the Role:

As a Simulation/Stress Engineer, you’ll be responsible for the evaluation and presentation of results generated from simulations and tests. You will be expected to build a technical knowledge base of our products which can be used to provide feedback to the design teams and to accelerate the speed of new product developments at Ocado.Other responsibilities might include:

  • Using technical expertise and network to tackle advanced problems requiring analysis and simulation.
  • Providing technical and theoretical support for validation and functional tests for new or existing products.
  • Investigating complex issues and providing appropriate steer via feedback and solutions to different stakeholders.
  • Designing tests to discover and validate findings E.g. This could include using strain gauges, thermal analysis, vibration profiling of new /existing products.
  • Using analytical tools, best practices and relevant standards to substantiate and de-risk designs of new/existing products.
  • Preparing and presenting technical reports and findings to different stakeholders.
  • Writing Basic SQL for analysing data sets.

About You:We’d love to talk to you if you have…

  • A degree in Mechanical Engineering, or a related Engineering discipline.
  • Advanced expertise in technical problem solving using calculations, modelling and static or dynamic FEA simulations.
  • Understanding of the principles of simulation, risks involved and ways to mitigate them.
  • Technical background in designing components, taking into account requirements, production methods and economics.
  • Track record in the validation and verification of analysis results.
  • Experience with 3D CAD (SOLIDWORKS or OnShape).
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Strong communication skills for presenting to stakeholders.
  • Experience working cross-functionally with different levels of stakeholder.

This would make you stand out from the crowd:

  • Experience with ANSYS software, including LS-DYNA and Space Claim.
  • Experience with MATLAB.
  • Understanding of control systems, electronics and electrical hardware.
  • Knowledge of 3D printing material characterisation.
  • Ability to conduct Plastic Mould Flow analysis.
  • Understanding of vibration profiling and using it to create accelerated life tests.

As part of this role, you will be required to visit other UK locations and might be asked to travel abroad.Please don’t worry, this is not an exhaustive list! If you feel you’d be a good fit for the role there are some things we can teach you, so we would still love to hear from you.

What we offer you:

Our employee benefits are designed for you, we care about people and we’ve ensured we have a wealth of benefits that focus on your well-being. We regularly review our benefits to ensure we are supporting our employees appropriately. Currently, we offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and;

  • A Work from Home policy that sees you in the office typically 40% of your time.
  • 30 days ‘working from anywhere’ policy
  • Equity Plan for eligible roles
  • Wellbeing support through Apps such as Unmind and an Employee Assistance Programme
  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 27 days after 5 years service (plus optional holiday purchase)
  • Pension scheme (various options available including employer contribution matching up to 7%)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 22 weeks paid maternity leave and 6 weeks paid paternity leave (once relevant service requirements complete)
  • Train Ticket loan (interest-free)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free shuttle bus to and from Welwyn Garden City Train Station to the Welwyn Garden City offices
  • Opportunity to participate in Sharesave and Buy as You Earn share schemes
  • 15% discount on and free delivery for all employees
  • Income Protection (can be up to 50% of salary for 3 years) and Life Assurance (3 x annual salary)

We also have regular divisional socials, sports clubs not to mention the Ocado Technology Academy for a packed schedule of courses, conferences and events. If you think you have what it takes to make a difference, please submit your application below.Be bold, be unique, be brilliant, be you. We are looking for individuality and we value diversity. We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly and equally. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive work environment. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.We are thrilled to welcome applicants from across the world. Whilst we are able to offer visa sponsorship, please note that we are only able to cover costs relating to the Certificate of Sponsorship and the Immigration Skills Charge only. For all employment offers made for UK roles, it is expected that you will be based in the UK in commutable distance, ready for your first day of work, so please keep this in mind. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.Due to the energising nature of Ocado’s business, vacancy close dates, when stated, are indicative and may be subject to change so please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. If you have applied and been rejected for this role in the last 6 months, or applied and been rejected for a role with a similar skill set, we will not re-evaluate you for this position. After 6 months, we will treat your application as a new one. All benefits information is subject to change and the terms of the individual arrangements. Please assume you have been unsuccessful if you haven’t heard from us within 4 weeks.

Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Welwyn Garden city

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