Structural Design Engineer, Grid

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About Us:

Ocado Technology’s Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) teams are at the cutting-edge of our technology engineering business. From the design and manufacture of the most state-of-the-art products in the business, to their delivery into our multi-million pound Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs) across the globe, our bespoke electrical and mechanical development projects are pushing the boundaries of innovation and automation.Imagine some of the challenges of developing an ultra high throughput system that is the size of 4 football pitches. Or the challenges of tolerance, scale, static and dynamic loads, manufacturing and rapid deployment for systems of this scale. Think of the challenges of developing a system with all of these requirements that must be “fit and forget” over a 20 year period of 24/7 use. And then imagine achieving all of this within a system that must remain safe and operational after an earthquake.If you like challenges, and are looking to work on innovative solutions to problems that have never been solved within a fast paced, exciting organisation, then we’d love to hear from you.

About the Role:

As a Structural Engineer within the Grid and Tote department, you will work in collaboration with the other stream engineering disciplines, such as Mechanical Design, Manufacturing, and Technical Authorities, to design and analyse Grid products to withstand stresses and pressures imposed through environmental conditions, human use, and the wider Ocado system equipment that suits different seismic territories – both domestic and international.These products use structural engineering to reinforce sound engineering principles and perform up-front de-risking, which drive Ocado’s expectations of quality.As a Structural Engineer, your work will involve:

  • Preparing reports, designs, and high-level drawings.
  • Making calculations about pressures, loads, stresses and fatigue.
  • Considering the strength of construction materials and selecting materials appropriately.
  • Providing technical advice on safe designs and construction.
  • Analysing configurations of the basic components of a structure.
  • Liaising with professional staff such as architects and engineers.
  • Using computer-aided design technology for simulation purposes (FE Modelling).
  • Communicating solutions and designs to varying levels of seniority in both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Quality and timely delivery of your own work.
  • Estimation of work and contribution to project planning.
  • Identifying and communicating design risks and mitigating them.
  • Supporting Mechanical Design Engineers with design variation.
  • Contributing to the peer/design review board.
  • Being the point of contact for Structural Design queries.

About You:You will have:

  • A degree-level qualification in structural engineering or a related discipline and / or proven experience as a structural engineer.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills, with the ability to liaise with professionals from other engineering or product disciplines, and to present back work.
  • An analytical approach, with strong problem-solving skills.
  • A proven track record of working effectively and communicating progress under pressure and within tight deadlines.
  • A collaborative mindset, but also the ability to work independently when required.
  • Experience assessing, challenging and identifying gaps in technical requirements.
  • Proficiency with designing concepts and products to meet technical requirements.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to conduct FE analysis.
  • Confidence with verifying your own designs and FEA using hand calculations and statistical analysis.
  • The ability to identify and mitigate design risk through calculation, simulation and proof of concept.
  • Experience with applying Eurocode Standards for Steel and Aluminium Structures.
  • Familiarity with writing design specifications in response to technical requirements and de-risk activities.

This would make you stand out from the crowd:

  • A professional registration e.g. with the Institute of Structural Engineers.
  • Knowledge of construction methods, materials, and legal regulations.
  • Sound understanding of physics and mathematics.
  • Three-dimensional conceptual skills.
  • Understanding of implementing technical drawings, tolerancing, and GD&T to BS8888.
  • Experience with material standards for hot/cold rolled steel, aluminium and plastics.
  • Experience in designing with/for steel and aluminium joints, finishing, forming and fabrication techniques relevant to large high volume structures.
  • Experience in designing with/for polymers and composites, moulding & forming.

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;

  • Hybrid working patterns meaning part of the working week can be spent working remotely (typically 3 days per week). However, your working pattern will depend upon your role/team).
  • 30 days ‘working from anywhere’ policy.
  • 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 Hatfield Train Station to the Hatfield offices.
  • 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.#LI-JH4

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Job ID: JR-2659-4138

Job Category: IT and Software
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Welwyn Garden city

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