Aerospace Structural Engineer

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Aviation / Aerospace
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Day Job
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Top Secret/SCI

Job Summary

Leidos was named by LinkedIn as one of the best U.S. Companies and Forbes’ "America’s Top 500" list.The company is growing quickly, and is looking for new talent. The Advanced Solutions Group at Leidos currently has an opening for an Aerospace Structural Engineer to work in our Manassas, Virginia office. This is an exciting opportunity to use your skills to help in designing, upgrading and maintaining aircraft modifications on the U.S. Army’s Airborne Reconnaissance Low

Enhanced mission DHC-8-300 fleet. ARL-E is a multi-year program supporting the U.S. Army with upgrading and enhancing the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities of their airborne reconnaissance fleet.


Primary Responsibilities

In this position your primary responsibilities will include generating and revising finite element analysis (FEA) models, drafting structural reports and working with mechanical design team and FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DERs) to substantiate aircraft modifications. Secondary responsibilities may include mechanical model and drawing peer reviews to provide structural design guidance, and assist with oversight of static load test events and composite material allowables testing. Employee will report to Airframe Lead, but will interact closely with entire mechanical engineering team, subcontractor FAA DERs and program management.




Basic Qualifications

  • B.S in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering
  • 2-4 years of aircraft structural substantiation experience; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Experience developing FEA models and performing analysis
  • Experience with drafting structural substantiation reports
  • Strong communication skills for collaboration
  • Positive attitude, ability to multi-task and possess strong time management skills


Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience with NASTRAN/FEMAP software
  • Familiar with Military and/or FAA airworthiness substantiation requirements

Eligible for Referral Program Bonus

Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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