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Associate CFD Engineer

Gosport, Hampshire, UK
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1 Jul 2024

Job Details

Location: Gosport, England, GB

Job title: Associate CFD Engineer

Location: Haslar, Gosport

Package: Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package  

Role Type:  Full time / Permanent 

Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as an Associate CFD Engineer within our Naval Architecture Team based at Haslar site in Gosport, where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and many of the industry’s most brilliant minds.   

The role

As an Associate CFD Engineer role you will be involved in the delivery of technical projects relating to surface ship and submarine hydrodynamic problems, identifying a methodology for solving a client’s hydrodynamic issue using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), conducting the analysis, reporting results and recommending a proposed solution.

Projects are likely to include design and analysis of propulsors and control surfaces, manoeuvring simulation, cavitation modelling and fluid-structure interaction modelling.

  • You will be working on ship or submarine modelling, data analysis and report writing on a daily basis;
  • You will be developing alternative strategies to overcome issues and innovate to add value to the customer;
  • You will be presenting work in internal and external forums, including conferences and customer meetings.

This role is full-time, 37-hours per week, and based at the Haslar site a minimum of 4 days a week.

Essential Experience for the Associate CFD Engineer

  • Experience with a CFD package such as STAR-CCM+, ANSYS CFX, Fluent or OpenFoam is required ;
  • Good knowledge of data analysis including experience of programming using Matlab, Python or similar programming tools;
  • A general understanding of hydrodynamic principles .

Qualifications for the Associate CFD Engineer

  • BEng in Naval Architecture, Aeronautical Engineering or a similar field as a minimum;
  • An MSc or PhD in a relevant field is highly desirable;
  • We are open to applicants coming straight from education if there area of study is highly relevant.

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance, as a minimum. 

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Our Benefits

  • Adaptive and flexible working;
  • Generous holiday allowance;
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance;
  • Matched contribution Pension Scheme, with Life Assurance;
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more;
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave;
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant;
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local communities.

Our volunteering programme enables our people to use their professional skills to make a positive difference in our local communities, for example STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador days in schools. We support a number of charities that are important to our people, including those which help the defence community. 


Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.


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QinetiQ is a company of scientists and engineers committed to listening, understanding and responding to our customers’ needs. This enables us to use our depth of experience, and our unique science and engineering expertise, to equip customers with powerful solutions to their most pressing challenges.

Why work for us
We understand that people want diversity from a career, so we’ve created a flexible working environment, where we offer opportunities to work on different projects and give people the freedom to innovate and try new things. Our peoples’ depth of expertise and their passion for defence and security makes the critical difference for our customers. We constantly encourage staff to think and do things differently, to always look for enterprising, agile ways to create real benefit. Collaborating with and learning from our world-renowned experts makes QinetiQ an exceptionally rewarding place to work; where no two days are the same.

Training and development
We encourage our people to challenge themselves, realize their full potential and to be proud to deliver outstanding performance for our customers. The QinetiQ Academy provides opportunities for further growth, and everyone are encouraged to develop technical skills and complete professional training.

Graduate schemes
Our two-year Graduate Development Programme gives graduates access to more than 250 rotational placements, unique facilities and a strong support network to help develop their career.

What we are looking for
We’re looking for outstanding technical people, creative and analytical thinkers, decision makers, influencers and excellent communicators. Working at QinetiQ is more than just a job – we’re making a difference in addressing some of society’s biggest technical challenges. Our purpose is to “save lives, protect sovereign interests, deliver where others can’t”. This is why we exist and the reason why we all get out of bed in the morning.


Number of employees

Positions recently recruited for
Physicists, optical scientists, systems engineers, software engineers, combat systems engineers, mission systems engineers, business analysts, project managers, data scientists, big data, dev ops, network, communications, training, synthetic environments and simulation engineers, cyber intelligence, cryptosecurity

Desired degree disciplines/class
Science degree or equivalent

Eligible to work in the UK or one of QinetiQ’s global businesses

How to apply

Closing date
All year round


Company info
+44 (0)1252 392000
Cody Technology Park
Ively Road
GU14 0LX

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