Lead Structural Engineer FEA - ANSYS - Offshore Wind

Structural Engineer

Ref: 98Friday 10 November 2023


FEA Structural EngineerANSYS. Offshore Wind. Contract   

Finite Element Analysis Engineer – ANSYS.  Our client is currently seeking talented FE Analyst / Structural Engineer to join their team and support them with a new Offshore Wind project.

This is a Senior / Lead / Principal role - To Review, comment and approve Structural drawings for steel structures based upon Engineering Design. Essential to have senior engineering FE analysis experience using ANSYS. – ideally offshore structures. Would suit Senior / Principal / Lead.

THE COMPANY: Leading Renewable Engineering Company. Specialist engineers to the renewable energy sector – offshore wind, tidal, wave, marine.  A fast growing, innovative and exciting renewable company to work for, that offer excellent chances for technical and personal development


  • Perform Structural Analysis tasks in Finite Element Analysis using ANSYS.
  • Performing detailed stress analysis of offshore structures using the Finite Element Technique.
  • Structural Analysis tasks by means of modeling in company standard structural analysis software (SACS, STAAD, and GT-STRUDL).
  • Detailed design calculations in accordance with the requirements and the latest Industry Codes and Standards including statutory rules and regulations (DNV GL, API, AISC, EC).
  • To Prepare high-quality Design Reports and to maintain records in accordance with Department Operating Procedures


  • Degree in Mechanical / Civil/ Structural/ Design Engineering or similar.
  • Experience of delivering high-quality Structural Engineering using Finite Element Analysis.
  • Highly Skilled in using ANSYS for FEA.
  • Ability to apply engineering principles to solve challenging problems and to work effectively within a small team.
  • Background in the design of structures for oil & gas, offshore wind. Or Aerospace.


  • Offshore Wind Foundation design practices and developments
  • Any knowledge of T&I for Offshore Structures eg review Sea Fastening/ grillage designs of all components during transportation, crane lift & rigging plans  
  • Offshore wind regulations, codes of practice, and design standards
  • Ideally Chartered Engineer or progressing towards charted status.
  • Experience in programming using Python is an advantage.

Role type: Outside IR35 Contract OR Permanent (flexibility)

Location: UK or EU

Hybrid working (3/4 days a week in office, 1/2 at home), 40 hours per week

NB: please note it is essential to have FEA experience & B Eng/ MEng Engineering degree

Our client has an excellent attitude towards ongoing personal development, Training & Development.

Call us or email Clarehill Associates         +44 (0)117 907 4736         info@clarehillassociates.com     www.clarehillassociates.com 




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