Senior Mechanical Engineer / Propulsion Engineer / Orlando, FL
A recognized subject matter expert in thermodynamics of engines for missile applications, with both rocket and turbojet or turbofan experience. Perform propulsion system engineering trade studies for tactical missile programs to select optimum engine configuration (for all types, air breather and rocket). Modify / update Missile propulsion model for unique flight profiles. Perform launch analysis and develop propulsion model for incorporation into C++6-DOF flight performance simulation by the GNC team. Assist Aero and GNC teams in validation propulsion model performance in both rocket boost and air-breathing flight regimes. Oversee integration of air-breathing engines into missile vehicles; especially engine inlet / vehicle interaction in an integrated product development team environment. Able to work independently. Familiar with and capable of writing engine specification and Statement of Work documents.
Relocation: Relocation assistance is possible for this exciting position.
The Locale: Orlando is a city in the Central Florida area. This region is a great place to live and to raise a family. Central Florida offers lots of attractive residential housing options. The Greater Orlando metropolitan area is the sixth largest metro area in the southeastern United States. The climate here is warm and sunny all year long for the most part. Orlando is home to the University of Central Florida (UCF), Walt Disney World, and SeaWorld. Where can you get to from Orlando? Orlando is about an hour's drive from Cocoa Beach and the "space coast" to include NASA and the Kennedy Space Center. Tampa is about 1 and ¼ hours from Orlando. West Palm Beach is about 2.5 hours to the south and Jacksonville is about 2 hours to the northeast. Atlanta, GA is 6 hours to the northwest.
-Must be a US Citizen and posses an Active Department of Defense Secret Clearance with an investigation (or re-investigation) within 5 years.
-Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering (or equivalent accredited degree program).
-Professional, hands-on experience in propulsion engineering.
-Experience working in the thermodynamics of air-breathing engines, preferably turbojets/turbofans and ramjets (Liquid Fuel Integral Rocket Ramjets and Variable Flow Ducted Rockets).
-Strong analytical skills with a solid understanding of the propulsion sciences (example = thermodynamics, compressible flow/gas dynamics, aerodynamics, computational fluid dynamics and vehicle flight performance parameters).
-Experience in the design and development of solid propellant rocket motors, including but not limited to ballistic analysis.
-Working knowledge of air-breathing turbine engines, including but not limited to expendable (missile) turbojet / turbofan engine performance and airframe integration, subsonic and supersonic inlet design / analysis / integration, C-D nozzle design / analysis.
-Strong written and oral communication skills are required, as well as fluency in basic use of MS Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Project in a Windows XP environment.
-Experience with trajectory simulations optimization techniques.
-Working knowledge of Pro-E and/or Catia .
-Understanding of development-focused engineering R&D under competing objectives.
-Ability to communicate to a wide range of individuals including technology subject matter experts, and business development product engineers.
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Job Location(s): Orlando Florida
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