Analysis Engineer

Mechanical Engineering · Oxford, Oxfordshire
Department Mechanical Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation £38000 - £44000

We are looking for an Analysis Engineer that is skilled in FEA Structural Analysis to contribute across the Mechanical Design Engineering process.  Operating as part of the Mechanical Design & Analysis team, your work will inform and guide the design process to develop products that achieve the defined performance, functional and regulatory requirements. 


You will have 2-3 years’ experience as a FEA Structural Engineer comfortable working on fast-moving and challenging projects.  The application of timely and appropriate analysis of structural and thermal aspects of the design is key to the delivery of high-quality, reliable products, and to achieving our design and development timelines. 


As an Analysis Engineer at Animal Dynamics, you will be contributing to the development and application of our in-house analysis capability, ensuring that the appropriate tools and processes are applied across our projects.  Your previous experience will be key to take early responsibility of work packages, supporting the development of novel products from concept to detailed designs. 


This is an excellent opportunity to further progress in the field of structural mechanics and therefore, you must be familiar in the application of structural mechanics principles combined with a proactive and effective approach. You will regularly tackle complex problems requiring considerable thought and may carry technical risk. You will support technical leadership within the function. 



  • Performing analysis as part of the product design and development process to ensure performance, functional and legislative requirements are achieved: 
  • Structural strength, fatigue analysis and vibration analysis 
  • Thermal analysis 
  • Design optimisations and trade-off studies 
  • Participating in design reviews throughout the product development process. Defining where analysis may be required as well as improving existing analysis processes and methods 
  • Providing support to other team members in overcoming complex issues within the mechanical design process. Collaborating to ensure engineering best practice 
  • Delivering structural analysis activities in a timely and concise manner, including documentation associated to these activities such as technical reports 
  • Driving continuous improvement
  • Have a proactive behaviour and provide technical support to other engineers, particularly in the analysis domain 
  • Liaise with key stakeholders, including design, test and verification and project management 
  • Create and maintain appropriate documentation, ensuring compliance with appropriate quality standards 
  • Effectively communicate complex technical detail with other technical peers and appropriately present to the wider company 
  • Commitment to further develop a career in structural mechanics 


We believe you need the following skills and experience to succeed:

  • A degree or Masters in a relevant subject (e.g. Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics or Physics), or equivalent knowledge demonstrated
  • Industry experience in the field of structural mechanics and FEA 
  • Experience of finite element analysis, preferably on Aerospace projects 
  • Experience of mathematical analysis of structures from first principles including hand calculations to verify FEA results 
  • Experience in applying theories to engineering problem solving 
  • Working knowledge in industry standard analysis tools, preferably Altair Products (HyperWorks, HyperMesh, OptiStruct) 
  • An innovative thinker and genuine problem solver 
  • Highly self-motivated and able to take individual ownership of tasks with minimal supervision and a drive to deliver results 
  • Excellent communication skills – written and oral – including of highly technical concepts 


Bonus points will be awarded for:

  • Experience in autonomous aerial systems 
  • Experience in the field of welding and/or mechanical joints 
  • Knowledge of appropriate materials for low-mass/high-strength structures 
  • Knowledge of powertrain systems (ICE, hybrid, electric) and the issues surrounding their integration into a vehicle 


  • A starting salary of between £38,000 and £44,000 p.a, dependant on capability demonstrated during selection process
  • EMI share options scheme 
  • Company discount scheme 
  • Flexible working 
  • 25 days annual leave, bank holidays plus 3 days additional leave for Christmas closure 
  • Pension scheme 
  • New Career Development Framework to support your professional development 

About Animal Dynamics

At Animal Dynamics we are motivated to create original and worthwhile solutions to real problems. We make vehicles that combine high efficiency with full autonomy and will positively disrupt industries and technical approaches that have long been taken for granted. 


We take our inspiration from animals and the natural world. Our current focus is on Stork, a family of vehicles which have been designed as highly energy and cost-efficient aerial systems for carrying loads. These vehicles are full-stack autonomous vehicles, with complex mechanical, electronic and software features. 


Based near Oxford, we are a friendly, innovative Company which is growing rapidly. We recruit talented, committed people who want to work in a stimulating and supportive environment. 

Note to all applicants 

Due to the security classification on the work we do, we will undertake a routine Baseline Personnel Security Standard check on the successful applicant. This is a standard process which includes references and career history checks. 


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All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK. 

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  • Location
    Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Department
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    £38000 - £44000