Aircraft Design Engineer

Key Role:

 Apply knowledge, training, and experience to provide guidance, comment, review, and management assistance to design aerospace structural concepts. Guide design teams in the investigation and analysis of aircraft systems to further comprehend the effects of different aircraft structures technologies in an operational context for subsonic, transonic, and supersonic speed regimes. Organize and lead teams to optimize the structural layout and structural sizing for conceptual, preliminary, and detail level designs of aircraft components with an awareness of the impact that subsystem placement and aero-elasticity can have on the structural design. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience with aerospace structural design
  • Experience with finite element methods and aerostructural life cycle analysis tools, including SolidWorks, PATRAN and NASTRAN, ABAQUS, ANSYS, or MATLAB
  • Experience with applying Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing to detailed design to control part form, fit, function, and cost
  • Experience with the top-down CAD design of aerospace vehicles
  • Experience with mechanisms, including Doors, landing gear, and control surface integration 
  • Experience with manufacturing and design techniques and procedures
  • Experience with aircraft fabrication, assembly, and test processes
  • Experience with mechanical design program cost and material estimation
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • BA or BS degree

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with aircraft design certification to military Aircraft Structural Integrity Programs (ASIP)
  • Experience with computational fluid dynamics analysis or analysis of fluid-structural interactions
  • Experience with composite materials design and using probabilistic finite element analysis
  • Experience with design tooling for composite fabrication
  • Experience with the Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Experience with business development or marketing
  • Secret clearance
  • MA or MS degree


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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