Modelling and Simulation Engineer

Job Locations UK-Bristol | UK-Derbyshire-Derby | UK-Lancashire-Preston | UK-United Kingdom
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(8/17/2022 1:33 PM)
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Modelling and Simulation




Stirling Dynamics is recruiting a Modelling and Simulation Engineer to join the Control and Simulation team.

Stirling Dynamics Aerospace Technical Services Sector is now seeking to recruit multiple engineers (permanent or contract) to support upcoming programmes of work. Stirling is seeking a Modelling and Simulation Engineer who has 2 to 5 years of experience of modelling systems within the aerospace or marine sectors, or within sectors which the candidate can demonstrate the transfer of applicable skills.


The role will suit an engineer looking to diversify their experience and work within a team responsible for producing models (flight dynamics, flight control, hydraulics, actuation, landing gear etc.) on multiple and varied projects. The work involves the development of high-level vehicle models and control, such as flight dynamic models, as well as detailed models of systems and individual equipment. The role provides opportunities to work across all stages of the design cycle from concept phase through to in service with root cause analysis and problem solving, giving the candidate a broad range of experience to support them in the development of their career. The role gives a unique opportunity to work on varied projects such as, control systems for commercial jets, carrying out root cause analysis on helicopter systems, through to the development of designs within the new areas of aircraft electrisation and urban air mobility including eVTOLs. The candidate will broaden their wider engineering skills by working in multi-disciplinary teams, engaging with customers, and helping contribute to the internal modelling techniques and processes.


The candidate must have relevant industrial experience within the aerospace sector (or demonstrate transferrable skills from other sectors) and must have a good knowledge of engineering analysis and simulation tools, particularly Matlab/Simulink. The candidate should have experience with version control software and have knowledge of configuration management processes. The successful candidates will have strong interpersonal skills and have the ability to work independently and within teams of engineers.’


This role will be predominantly based in our Bristol office with occasional travel to our clients’ sites as required. As part of our commitment to flexibility, our staff can choose to work from the Expleo offices in Preston or Derby if preferred. We will also accept hybrid working or fully remote working. 


  • Working with the technical lead, developing, and adapting models representing the system under investigation
  • Carry out modelling analyses
  • Author technical documentation, including model description documents and analysis reports


  • Candidates will ideally be degree qualified (or equivalent) in a related discipline preferably Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Mathematics).


Key Skills:

  • Matlab/Simulink
  • Hydro-actuated systems
  • Electro-mechanical actuated systems
  • Multi-body simulation
  • Vehicle dynamics
  • Systems engineering
  • 2-5 years of experience


  • Amesim
  • Application within the Aerospace sector
  • Application within the Marine sector
  • Experience with battery modelling
  • Experience of motor control
  • Good understanding of control theory (Kalman filters, etc)
  • Real time models

Personal characteristics:

  • Confidentiality
  • Flexible, can-do approach
  • Ability to deal with multiple conflicting requests
  • Professional attitude
  • Self-motivated to see tasks through to successful completion


  • Candidates must be able todemonstrate a good understanding of fundamental modelling principles of systems.


Competitive Package (Grade 3, £27,000 - £37,000 dependent on experience)


We offer a range of benefits to our employees to recognise their efforts. Playing hard is equally as important as working hard, so regular events are held throughout the year which provide an ideal opportunity to mix socially.