Element Materials Technology

Senior Engineer - Digital Engineering

Job Locations US-TX-Houston


Element has an opportunity for an Senior Engineer to join our rapidly expanding team. Element Digital Engineering is a leading provider of specialist engineering simulation, design, and consultancy support to clients across many industries – including Aerospace, Automotive, Energy, Built Environment and Chemical Process. Our technical work covers everything from using experience judgement and simple hand calculations to detailed simulation and numerical modelling; always mindful of the need to use the appropriate level of analysis fidelity to produce practical solutions for our clients.


As a part of our team, you will play a key role in providing our clients with; design support and verification services, operational troubleshooting, and technical safety assessments.


Thanks to sustained growth in demand for our services, we are looking for engineers with the experience of carrying out engineering analysis ideally in a consultancy environment, and a desire to develop other engineers joining the company. Positions are available in our Houston office.



  • Assess complex engineering problems involving structural design, stress analysis and fracture mechanics and adopt or develop suitable approaches to solve them
  • Lead and develop stress and structural integrity activities within our specialist team of engineers
  • Interact with customers to identify and develop work scopes to solve their engineering challenges
  • Support the activities required to find, win, and deliver engineering projects
  • Deliver engineering consultancy projects across a range of industries and applications

We are looking for someone who:

  • Can deliver engineering projects independently with awareness of quality, budget, and timescale
  • Has the desire and ability to lead the development and growth of our structural activity
  • Relishes working as part of a technically innovative and multi-disciplined technical team
  • Enjoys customer interaction and taking responsibility
  • Wants the opportunity to contribute to the wider development of the company
  • Experience in either of; gas turbine critical parts lifting; offshore structural analysis; or analysis of high pressure high temperature equipment would be advantageous, but not essential

Skills / Qualifications

  • A degree or post-graduate qualification in a relevant engineering or mathematical discipline
  • A good understanding of engineering material behaviour, thermo-mechanical fatigue, fracture and crack propagation, and the modelling of contact behaviour
  • A track record working in industry on defining and delivering projects involving structural design, stress analysis and fracture mechanics
  • Experience of commercial finite element analysis software, preferably ABAQUS and/or ANSYS and able to develop new methods and extend their capability using user defined functions
  • Familiarity with relevant structural integrity assessment and design codes

Why work for Element Digital Engineering?

  • One of our highest priorities is to provide an environment in which individuals take responsibility for delivering high quality services while enjoying what they do, and we offer flexibility and a wide range of opportunities that help support this aim.
  • It is an exciting time to join our team so if the thought of taking the initiative, developing yourself and embracing new challenges sounds exciting, we would like to hear from you.


Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 7,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.


When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.


While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.


Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, race, religion, responsibility of dependents, sexual orientation, or gender identity or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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