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Research Engineer GTC - Solid Mechanics

Date: May 13, 2022

Location: Trollhattan, SE

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world's leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 51 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world”s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way.


We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

About GTC

The Global Technology Center (GTC) is where we at GKN Aerospace work together to develop the technologies for the future. We make it possible for the company to meet the current and future challenges of the industry and especially, we work to deliver a sustainable aviation.

To fulfill our mission, we establish and maintain strategic technology relationships/partnerships with key customers, companies and academia, we find new R&D opportunities that help us to mature technologies to TRL 6, we manage IP, we invest in infrastructure, and we invest in our people.

Would you like the opportunity to work at the GTC?

Research Engineer GTC – Solid Mechanics

We are looking for a Research Engineer in the area of Solid Mechanics to be part of the development of the engine structures and new technologies required by the next generation of jet engines.

You will become a key player in the design of these components by giving input during the design development and assessing feasibility and requirement compliance of the design in the field of solid mechanics. You will also help us meet the challenge of an increase share of additive manufacturing in our products. In addition, you will contribute to improve our analysis methods and tools.

Candidate profile

You are a mechanical engineer with deep knowledge in solid mechanics CAE (structural analysis, fatigue, fracture mechanics, dynamic analysis of structures). You are interested in working in aerospace and you are a problem solver who thrives when working in multidisciplinary teams where you can take part of the big picture and bring your expertise to full use.   

Key responsibilities

  • Work in multidisciplinary teams engaged in the design and development of engine structures and new technologies.
  • Support concept generation and selection.
  • Dimensioning and verification of engine components through FE analysis (strength, fatigue, fracture mechanics, dynamic analysis) using both commercial and in-house developed tools
  • Develop analysis methods.
  • Assure proper documentation of technical results and present the results internally and externally.
  • Contribute to the development of GKN as a 'Great Place to Work', aligned with the core principles - safe, innovative, open & honest, care & respect, and ownership.

Qualifications / Skills / Experience

  • Qualifications:
    • Master’s degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering or a related field
    • 3+ years of professional experience as CAE engineer
  • Skills and Experience:
    • Experience in strength, fatigue (LCF, HCF) and dynamic simulations of large assemblies.
    • Good knowledge of FEA commercial tools, preferably ANSYS Mechanical (APDL), ANSYS Workbench, LS-Dyna.
    • General engineering knowledge of metallic materials and manufacturing processes.
    • Experience in programming. Knowledge of Python is advantageous
  • Desirable:
    • Experience in the development of structures for commercial jet engines.
    • Experience in dynamical analysis of rotating machinery
    • Experience in topology-optimization (using OptiStruct preferably)
    • Experience in technology development and TRL-scale.

Type of employment

Permanent full-time

Place of employment and travel requirements

This position is based in Trollhättan, Sweden, as such, the applicant should be able to gain the right to live and work in Sweden.  Travel to other locations within Sweden as well as EU, UK and eventually US is expected.

Date for employment

To be agreed. 

Application closing date

Please apply no later than June 1st. The applications will be evaluated as they arrive and interviews might be arranged earlier than the closing date.

For more information please contact

Carlos Arroyo | GTC Engineering Manager | GKN Aerospace Engine Systems Sweden. carlos.arroyo@gknaerospace.com

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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