Senior Stress Engineer

Are you passionate about gas turbines and have an innovative mind-set? Would you like to work with state-of-the art technologies and contribute to the global energy transition? Then this is your chance! We are looking for a Senior Stress Engineer to join our team.

About the job

The main responsibility of the Senior Stress Engineer is to execute R&D Projects related to static, dynamic and thermo-mechanical analysis within our product and technology development programs. The Senior Stress Engineer is also expected to further improve and develop OPRA’s methods in the field of FEA and stress analysis. This function is placed within our Gas Turbine R&D group in OPRA’s Research and Development unit. The Research and Development unit is responsible for developing new products, services and technologies in the field of decentralized power generation.

Main responsibilities are:

  • Building 2D and 3D FE models of gas turbine components and assemblies for static, dynamic and/or thermo-mechanical analysis
  • Analysis of mechanical integrity for compressor, combustor and turbine assemblies and components for stress
  • Performing post-processing and making appropriate conclusions
  • Providing recommendations based on the analysis and suggesting design improvements
  • Carrying out various types of analysis, e.g., static stress, fatigue, creep, life assessments and optimization
  • Developing lifing models for gas turbine parts and validating these using field data
  • Developing OPRA’s methods further in the field of FEA and stress analysis
  • Producing technical reports and specifications
  • Participating and presenting in gate review meetings
  • Executing 3D CAD modelling for gas turbine component prototyping

This fulltime position is based in Hengelo, The Netherlands. Occasional travelling might be required.

Your Profile:

  • MSc or PhD in mechanical or aerospace engineering
  • >5 years of work experience in a similar role
  • Strong working knowledge of FEA software
  • Experience with 3D CAD modelling software
  • Experience with static stress analysis, creep analysis, fatigue analysis and thermo-mechanical analysis
  • English language and communication skills (verbal and in writing) on CEFR level C1
  • Experience from product development processes is an advantage
  • Knowledge about super alloys is an advantage
  • Experience from gas turbine component lifing methods is an advantage
  • European citizenship or work permit for the European Union
  • Important competences are: Results-driven, Initiative, Knowledge, Problem solving

What do we offer?

OPRA’s products are high tech and our markets are global and exciting. You will be working in a team of qualified and enthusiastic people from various disciplines and of many different nationalities. Fast decision making, short connections, innovation on every corner.

  • A competitive remuneration package;
  • You will join our pension plan;
  • The opportunity to further develop within our company.

About the selection procedure

After reviewing the received applications, OPRA Turbines will contact the applicants of interest for a first selection interview. In the second selection round the candidate is asked to prepare a presentation based on a case. Moreover, another interview will take place and a tour around our facility will be provided.

Update: we’ve currently finished the first selection round. If you want to send your application through this is still possible. Your application might be considered if we can not make a final selection based on the people currently in procedure or alternatively will be stored in our portfolio folder.

Apr 08
WEBINAR How OPRA Turbines Can Benefit Your Industry?

OPRA Turbines is organizing a webinar “How OPRA Turbines can benefit your industry? OPRA’s bespoke capabilities within conventional markets and fast cost-effective service solutions” on  April 8, 2020 at 16:30 CET. To save your seat, please register here.

Apr 22
WEBINAR How OPRA Utilize Associated Gases And Flare Gases To Turn Them Into Energy

Join OPRA Turbines webinar “How OPRA Turbines utilize associated gases and flare gases to turn them into energy” on April 22, 2020 at 16:30 CET. Register here

Apr 29
WEBINAR OPRA’s Unparalleled Fuel Flexibility And Capability Of Turning Your Industrial Waste Gases Into Energy!

Join the webinar on April 29, 2020 at 16:30 CET to discover OPRA’s unparalleled fuel flexibility and capability of turning your industrial waste gases into energy.

May 06
WEBINAR Upgrades In Service In OPRA And Other Manufacture Gas Turbine Packages And Equipment

Join OPRA Turbines webinar “Upgrades in service in OPRA and other manufacture gas turbine packages and equipment” on May 6, 2020 at 16:30 CET. 

May 13
WEBINAR OPRA Turbines Setting New Standards For Both Fuel Consumption And Greenhouse Gas Emissions In The Marine Industry

Join the webinar on May 13, 2020 at 16:30 CET to learn about OPRA Turbines setting new standards for both fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the Marine industry.

Jul 06

OPRA Turbines is pleased to announce its participation at European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) in Marseille, France, taking place from July 6 – 9, 2020.

Aug 31

Meet OPRA Turbines at Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) in Stavanger, Norway from 31 August to 3 September 2020.


Sep 08
EXHIBITION WasteTech 2020

OPRA will exhibit at WasteTech in Moscow, Russia from 8-10 September 2020.

Sep 24
CONFERENCE Gasification Summit 2020

OPRA Turbines will be participating and presenting a paper on ‘“Radial Gas Turbines as the missing link between Gasification and the energy market‘ at Gasification Summi from 24-25 September 2020 in Lyon, France.

Oct 06
EXHIBITION World Waste to Energy and Resources Summit

OPRA will be participating at the World Waste to Energy and Resources Summit in London from 6-7 October 2020.

Nov 05
EXHIBITION CIIE, 5-10 November 2020

OPRA will exhibit at the 3rd China International Import Expo, CIIE, from 5 to 10 of November 2020