about us

Experts in Critical Structural Engineering

Since 2006 Cascade Engineering has predominantly supported the commercial and defence aerospace sectors, but over the years diversified into other sectors such as marine and energy.

At Cascade Engineering we are committed to helping customers expand their capabilities and capacity to improve and resolve their structural engineering challenges on critical platforms such as commercial & military aircraft, fighting vehicles, ships, submarines and transportation & energy supply equipment.

With a 100% track record of project delivery, all via our in-house team, we are very proud of the engineering solutions we provide as well as the robust certified solutions we deliver.

If you think that this sounds like the type of company you would like to solve your critical structural challenges, then call us on +44 1252 594121 or email info@cascade-engineering.co.uk.

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Our process

We use a staged process to fully understand the problem, as well as providing comprehensive optimisation studies, to see the merits of and potential improvements to the existing design.  We then support any modifications, enhancements and certification requirements. If you are right at the start of your project and have not yet developed a concept, we are able to support from the get-go to full realisation, including approval and certification.

Hear from Ben Barrass, MD and Rob Harborne, Technical Director, on our approach to new client contracts.

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Working with us: Part of your team

Our clients outsource all or part of their engineering design projects so they benefit from specialist expertise and can free up internal resources for other project-critical tasks.

At Cascade Engineering we are committed to helping customers expand their capabilities and capacity to improve and resolve their structural engineering challenges on critical platforms such as commercial & military aircraft, fighting vehicles, ships, submarines and transportation & energy supply equipment.

More often than not, we are working in conjunction with the client’s own project team, contributing to ideas and discussions and sharing experience that allows project managers to make informed decisions. This leads to leaner project management and a greater likelihood of success in terms of both final testing and acceptance and in the long-term manufacturing and final delivery.

What’s it like to work with us?

We have a clear approach and use tested processes that give our clients confidence in our services and capabilities. Working with us gives you a competent, collaborative and consistent addition to your overall team. You can rely on us to communicate clearly and often, take part in key meetings and progress reviews, understand and plan for the impact of our work on other areas of your project and work within your project parameters.

meet the team

The Cascade Engineering senior management team is comprised of highly experienced structural engineering experts with vast experience across a range of industries.

Ben Barrass
Managing Director

Ben has over 30 years’ experience within the structural engineering industry, working within BAE Systems to support their Harrier/AV-8B programme and subsequently providing invaluable consultancy within Boeing and Airbus.

His expertise helped form the core foundation of the Fixed Trailing Edge of the A350XWB-900 on behalf of GE Aviation.

His specialisms include static and fatigue stress analysis as well as Finite Element Modelling.

Whilst continuing to expand his approval capabilities & accreditations, Ben is also the Managing Director of Cascade Engineering and keeps the team driven and motivated through first class continual professional development.

ROB HARBORNE
TECHNICAL Director

Rob is a professional engineer with nearly 35 years’ experience in aerospace structural analysis and is the Technical Director of Cascade Engineering. He has played a key role in the analysis and testing of a range of structural aerospace projects for BAE Systems, Airbus and Boeing to name only a few.

He applied his extensive knowledge to supporting the development of the Fixed Trailing Edge of the A350XWB-900 for GE Aviation.

Rob’s passion lies within composite structures, static analysis and finite-element modelling. He also enjoys supporting a diverse team of engineers to bring projects from concept to fruition.

CAREERS AT CASCADE ENGINEERING

We are always looking for experienced talent that can help us and our customers to analyse, design, modify, enhance, optimise and certify structures in the aerospace, defence and marine sectors. We are passionate about structural engineering and have a dedicated team who are committed to delivering the right solution to customers; our customers rely on us to deliver a safe, secure and dependable solution on time and in full.

Current update: Cascade Engineering has no employment opportunities at present, but you are welcome to contact us to talk about anything that might be available in the future.

WORK EXPERIENCE AT CASCADE ENGINEERING

Something that Cascade Engineering avidly supports is work experience. Every year we support students from late GCSE upwards, who come and work with us for anything from a week, up to a year. Use this link for details of the type of work you might be asked to perform.

Current update: this is dependent on the current situation with regard to Covid 19 restrictions.

APPLY

If you think that these sound like the kind of challenges you would like to help solve and you have the experience that our customers can benefit from, then please send your CV to info@cascade-engineering.co.uk.