CFD Analyst - Bae Systems - Ebbw Vale - Wizbii

CFD Analyst

  • By Bae Systems
  • Ebbw Vale (United Kingdom)
  • Engineering / Production Management

Job description

Computational Fluid Dynamicist

Would you like to work within our specialist Engineering Analysis team? We currently have a vacancy for a Computational Fluid Dynamicist at our site in Glascoed.

As a Computational Fluid Dynamicist, you will be tasked with the generation and maintenance of models using commercial software to meet the growing needs of the business and customer. Generation of models is required for both aerodynamic and process based fluid flow, as well as optimisation, and heat transfer analysis.

This role will allow you to support the UK Armed Forces and work with specialist products.

Your main responsibilities as a Computational Fluid Dynamicist will involve:

Maintaining the existing database of models and simulations, including learning how to adapt these models to suit present and future requirements

Taking outputs from CFD analyses and using them within other mathematical modelling tools to determine behaviour

Generating new models, using commercial software to fulfil customer and business requirements as and when the need arises

Getting involved with technical discussion and advisory sessions with other employees and customer representatives

Managing and conducting research tasks, negotiated with customer and business to offer new capabilities to the aforementioned parties

Your skills and qualifications:

Degree in a STEM related discipline or equivalent experience (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

Some basic programming knowledge (Java, Python, MatLab or similar) would be advantageous

Some experience of using computational flow solvers (particularly Star-CCM+) - desirable

Knowledge of both transient and steady state solvers is advantageous, as well as relative motion within meshes and multiphase fluids

Experience of using meshing software such as Pointwise or Star-CCM+ Mesher - desirable

What we're looking for in you:

We are looking for you to be enthusiastic, possess excellent communication skills and be able to work to your own initiative. You should be able to demonstrate that you are a team player, committed to continual improvement whilst having the flexibility to manage work and the ability to learn quickly.

Salary: £30,000+ (Commensurate on skills and experience)

Location: Glascoed

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems


BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.


BAE Systems Land UK


Supporting the Armed Forces with the most advanced combat vehicle and munitions capabilities in the world is one of the most exciting career moves you could make. Join us and be part of a team that gives our customers a strategic edge on the battlefield by designing, manufacturing and maintaining some of their most vital equipment. With major facilities in Cheshire, Monmouthshire, Shropshire and Tyne and Wear our Land UK business employs over 1500 people and has a desire to grow the business, both in the UK and internationally.

We are looking for people with the passion, drive and technical skills to give the best they can every day, to make sure our troops receive only the best. In return, we offer you a role you can be proud of, that lets you grow and develop in the UK’s leading defence, aerospace and security company.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.
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