Element Materials Technology

Senior / Principal Consultant Thermofluids

Job Locations UK-Cambridgeshire-Cambridge | UK-Derbyshire-Derby | UK-Bristol


Join us at Element Digital Engineering as a Senior Thermofluids Consultant and see how your work makes a difference and how critical it is to helping us deliver on our purpose and achieve our goals. Opportunities exist at any of our Digital Engineering locations, Derby, Cambridge or Bristol.


Make A Difference


At Element our shared purpose of ‘Making tomorrow safer than today’ is what brings us together. We are energised by our ambition to make the world a better place and create a safer future for people. This is what sets us (and you, if you join us…) apart from the crowd.



Element Digital Engineering (formerly Norton Straw), is a leading provider of specialist simulation, design, and consultancy to clients across many industries in the UK and Internationally. We cover everything from;

  • Experience judgement and simple hand calculations
  • System level 1D modelling to detailed component level 2D/3D simulations
  • You will play a central role in providing clients with design support and verification services, operational troubleshooting, and technical safety assessments

Skills / Qualifications

Due to sustained growth in demand for our gas turbine and aerospace services, we are looking to recruit engineers with the experience of carrying out system and component level thermofluids and heat transfer analyses to support the further development of our inhouse capability. 


We are looking for people who:

  • Can lead technical delivery of projects as well as Project Management them 
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree (grade 2.1 or above), Masters or PhD or in a relevant engineering, science or applied mathematics discipline. Preferably with a strong CFD or thermofluids component
  • Experience delivering engineering analysis of aero / industrial gas turbine systems in a consultancy setting or a gas turbine design environment
  • Interest in supporting the development of junior team members
  • Strong technical knowledge and experience in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics and heat transfer and an awareness of gas turbine secondary air system, oil and fuel systems;
  • Ideally have experience with themofluids analysis tools such as SPAN, SCO3, Amesim, Flomaster, Fluent, STAR-CCM+, NPSS 
  • Are proficient in the use of programming language such as Python, VBA and C++
  • Ideally Chartered (or equivalent) or actively working towards chartership status
  • Like a challenge, are flexible thinkers and aren’t intimidated by unfamiliar problems
  • The position can be based at our Cambridge, Derby or Bristol locations 


To apply please email derek.grist@element.com

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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