Job Description

Principal Structural Analysis Engineer

Full time direct hire position

Client has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all employees. This will be a condition of employment to work.

Security Requirement:  

Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security clearance

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Our Client supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you

Client is seeking a principal structural analyst to drive the design and development of novel solutions to customer driven problems surrounding ruggedized miniature electro-mechanical systems, systems for harsh environments (e.g. high-g, high temperature, high vibration), and Robotics and autonomous systems.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Perform advanced analytical modeling and finite element analysis of complex electro-mechanical systems from a structural survivability and operational performance standpoint, including static, shock, and vibration environments
  • Able to provide insight and suggest creative design modifications based on analysis outcomes, and to apply analysis techniques across a broad range of technical disciplines
  • Drive solutions to complex, customer driven problems with limited direction - develop requirements, propose ways forward when customer requirements are unclear or incomplete, and adapt appropriately to changes in requirements
  • Communicate effectively and openly with multi-disciplinary program teams, senior management, and sponsors (both expert and non-expert)
  • Actively mentor less experienced engineers and provide thoughtful, constructive feedback
  • Identify program/system-level technical risks and develop and execute mitigation strategies for them
  • Develop, document, and teach best practices to less experienced engineers; Demonstrate strong organization, planning, and time management skills to achieve program goals

Required Qualifications:   

  • Master of Science degree in a relevant field such as mechanical engineering, materials science, or aerospace engineering or equivalent industry experience
  • 12+ years of relevant work experience showing demonstrated program success across multiple domains
  • Team player able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to balance multiple competing tasks and demands
  • Expertise with Finite Element Analysis packages, specifically ANSYS and/or Nastran

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Experience with 3D CAD, specifically SolidWorks or Creo
  • Familiarity with machine shop tools and processes, prototyping, and environmental testing to validate analysis results
  • Experience writing proposals, executing feasibility studies, and generating ROM estimates of system performance/size, weight, power/cost with imperfect or incomplete information




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