Structural Analyst - Munitions

Job Description
Activities involve the detailed structural analysis supporting design and testing of precision guided munitions systems. The position is within the Structural Dynamics group of the Applied Mechanics department. That group is responsible for structural analyses in support of requirements assessment, trade studies, prototype design, detailed design, test preparation, and analysis of structural-related test data to guide successful design activities. The group and position work within an interdisciplinary design team to support the iterative and evolving design process.


• Model development
- Geometry information collection
- Material information collection
- Development of a model, often using FEA/FEM
- Model running for various load cases
- Collecting, summarizing, and analyzing results relative to task requirements
- Documenting and presenting results with conclusions and recommendations
• Active participation in design team meetings
• Active participation in test planning activities
• Analysis, interpretation, and application of test data to design activities
• Working with group colleagues to develop and apply best practices to structural analysis activities

Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education
• Proven skills in the use of Finite Element tools for structural analysis
• Proven ability to develop working FEA/FEM models for complex geometries and load cases
• Proven ability to analyze FEA/FEM results
• Proven ability to document and present modeling results
• 5+ years of experience in structural analysis
• Experience performing systems engineering trade studies, analysis of alternatives, sensitivity analysis, etc.
• Experience working in an interdisciplinary engineering design team
• Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Civil Engineering

Preferred Skills and Education
• Familiarity with FEA/FEM tools such as Abaqus or ANSYS
• Demonstrated ability to import geometries from CAD models (Creo) into FEA/FEM software
• Demonstrated ability to describe stresses and relate to allowables
• Familiarity with test data used to prove designs and validate models
• Analysis of weapon systems
• Familiarity with weapon's specs
• Experience in using Abaqus Explicit (and modeling of transients in general)
• Familiarity with problems involving fluid/structure interactions
• Knowledge of various structural failure modes and associated design mitigations
• Master's or PhD in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Civil Engineering with focus on mechanical analysis and/or test
Currently possess secret clearance

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. Platforms & Services designs, develops, produces, supports, maintains, modernizes and upgrades armored combat vehicles, wheeled vehicles, naval guns, surface ship combatants, commercial vessels, missile launchers, artillery systems, military ordnance, and protective wear and armor. Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

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