Structural Engineer

Job description


The Brompton is the iconic product of its type, a unique bike used and loved in over forty countries around the world. Sales have grown rapidly over the last ten years, making us the largest bicycle manufacturer in the UK, with our products still designed and made right here in London. Over half a million people worldwide now use a Brompton. Despite this we feel like we’re just getting started and are seeing huge potential to grow our product range and the business.


Brompton has a renowned design that over the last 40 years has become recognised and respected around the world. We are now applying the latest engineering techniques, materials and advanced manufacturing methods to build new products to continue our success into the next decades. Brompton is seeking an outstanding experienced mechanical engineer to join our structural engineering team. The successful candidate will use their expertise in engineering science and simulation tools to deliver outstanding engineering outcomes. You will be responsible both for the development of innovative and highly optimised structural components and for supporting development teams across the business on their parts and projects. You will be a driver of engineering excellence.


  • Excellent engineering science fundamentals; materials, stress, product life and failure, particularly fatigue failure.
  • Experience in the use of FEA; being able to perform linear and non-linear structural analysis. This includes model creation, running/debugging and result interpretation
  • Experience of correlating FEA results with lab tests data
  • The ability to interpret FE results and produce concise, high-quality technical reports
  • Familiarity with the Altair Hyperworks suite (HyperMesh, HyperView, OptiStruct, RADIOSS);
  • The ability to perform hand-calculations to support component sizing and backup FE results
  • Experience of developing around and optimising for manufacturing techniques:
    • Machining
    • Casting
    • Forging
    • Welding and brazing
    • Surface treatment
    • Heat treatment


  • Experience of CAD, preferably Solidworks
  • Setup and interpretation of topology optimisation studies in Optistruct
  • Creating accurate load cases from instrumented products: gathering, processing, and using primary load data
  • Familiarity with SimSolid & Inspire software


  • Highly motivated, a self-starter, and a self-learner
  • Strong attention to detail
  • An interest in cycling and a passion for creating truly useful products that improve people’s lives
  • An individual who can effectively communicate technical information to customers at all levels of the business


  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant engineering discipline
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant industry experience.

Job requirements

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK to be considered.