Simera Sense is Recruiting a Senior Structural Engineer


Simera Sense is recruiting a senior structural engineer on a full-time contract. The successful candidate will join the Somerset West team in South Africa. Simera Sense offers the opportunity in a fast-growing space industry with a competitive salary in a vast global market with cutting technology.

Key Responsibilities 
  • Generating design requirements and performing the detailed design of high-precision optomechanical systems for space-borne applications.
  • Performing detailed structural analyses of optomechanical systems (for space-borne applications) utilising software tools for finite element analysis and structural-optical interaction.
  • Act as Lead Structural Engineer managing the company’s structural analysis procedures and providing guidance to junior structural engineers.
  • Managing and performing the qualification testing of newly developed systems.
  • Generating and maintaining technical documentation such as design documents, test procedures, and reports.
  • Providing technical support to clients for all structural-related queries.
Key Requirements 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Optomechanical Engineering or related.
  • 5 – 10+ years of engineering experience, preferably in the space domain.
  • Highly experienced in mechanical design and conducting finite element analysis (previous experience using NX Nastran is advantageous but not required).
  • Advanced technical knowledge of static and dynamic analyses and a thorough understanding of engineering principles and best practices.
  • Experienced in guiding space structures through the development phases from requirements generation to manufacturing, qualification and testing as per the applicable standards (ECSS and GEVS).
  • Previous experience in finite element model correlation and results verification through testing (vibration, modal, shock).
  • Highly proficient in verbal and written communication.
  • Great attention to detail with the ability to execute tasks accurately and in a timely fashion.
  • Willingness to share expertise and train other employees.
  • A proactive approach to taking ownership of the relevant technical domain within the company.
  • Experience and knowledge of optical/optomechanical systems are advantageous.
  • Experience with Siemens Teamcenter and NX software is advantageous.

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