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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If you are right at the start of your project and have not developed a concept, we are able to support from the get-go to develop this initial concept and bring it to full realisation, including approval and certification.

Where we have the freedom to design using our experience and to draw on our history of producing dependable solutions, we can reduce the time and cost to bring projects to fruition.

The ability to leverage experience from our historic projects and our passion to deliver robust, assured and certified solutions make us the ideal partner for any new structural engineering project.


We are passionate about structural engineering and committed to the challenges our customers set us and we use a staged robust 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.

Our success is based around our ability to combine our 200+ years of experience on hundreds of national and international projects to help customers reduce cost, improve performance and implement modification enhancements that are business critical.

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 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.


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.


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.


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.