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Job #: R-00003992
Location: Bridgewater, VA
Category: Mechanical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Standard Plus On Call
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

The Advanced Solutions Group (ASG) at Leidos currently has an opening for a Mechanical Engineer with aircraft structures and design experience to work in our Bridgewater, VA office. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the Leidos mission. In this mission we support the modern warfighter with cutting edge engineering solutions

Primary Responsibilities

  • Analyze durability, design allowable, and structural modeling of aircraft modifications, primarily for FAR Part 23 and Part 25 aircraft
  • Analyze metals, non-metallic, and/or composite structures using both Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and classical hand calculation methodology
  • Write structural test plans, test reports, and structural reports
  • Utilize software tools such as NX NASTRAN (FEMAP), AutoDesk Inventor, and SolidWorks.
  • Check and approve analyses and drawings of other engineers depicting structural/mechanical designs
  • Serve as design engineering lead and primary technical contact for large design projects, providing technical inputs to mechanical designs
  • Manage multiple design projects simultaneously, utilizing sound project management principles to prioritize work to meet cost, schedule, and quality objectives


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical/Aerospace/Structural Engineering and 8+ years experience or Masters and 5+ years
  • Excellent communications skills to interface with customers and peers
  • Ability to access various areas of different aircraft types, which may involve kneeling, stooping, standing, and lifting weights
  • Proficient knowledge of computer systems, various CAD modeling software, and various FEA software (ie FEMAP, ABAQUS, ANSYS)
  • FEA Modeling Techniques, Pre and Post Processing FEA Models
  • Static linear analysis using hand calculation techniques
  • Working knowledge of FAA rules and regulations
  • Eligible to obtain minimum of Secret clearance


Preferred Qualifications

  • FEMAP with NX NASTRAN
  • Solidworks
  • CFD, Damage tolerance, vibration, fatigue, and/or thermal analysis experience
  • Experience with Army Regulations, specifically Army Aviation Engineering Directorate (AED) requirements

Active Secret clearance

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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