Structural Engineer

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From our sites in Belgium and the UK, QinetiQ enables the most demanding space missions. As one of the largest and most respected global science and technology organisations, we are constantly breaking new ground in the application of cutting-edge technology in the space sector. We deliver pioneering solutions and are successfully transferring our expertise into pushing the boundaries of space. Why don’t you team up with us and help us seize the opportunities of tomorrow?


As a Structural Engineer, you are responsible for the structural aspects of scientific equipment and satellites. This mainly includes:

  • Assessment of higher level requirements.

  • Derivation of the lower level structural design requirements.

  • Supporting our multi-disciplinary engineering team with respect to structural aspects. Verifying/adjusting our designs.

  • Performing various structural analyses, using dedicated software packages and/or hand calculations.

  • Initiating structural test procedures.

  • Conducting various structural verifications/test campaigns, the correlation between analysis and test, test reporting.

  • Acting as the structural liaison with the customer.


  • Master degree in engineering, mechanics, or equivalent.
  • Practical experience with respect to structural verification & analysis (using NASTRAN) is an asset.
  • Passion for analysis and design interaction.
  • Enthusiastic, result-oriented team player
  • Good communication skills.
  • Fluency in English. Dutch is an asset.


You’ll not only get to work in a well-known space company offering flexibility, work-life balance, teleworking, and an open and friendly working environment, but you will also become one of the privileged engineers that can say some their work is actually in space.

‘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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Hogenakkerhoekstraat 9
9150 Kruibeke

Tel:+32 (0)3 250 14 14


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