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Job #: R-00008796
Location: Bridgewater, VA
Category: Mechanical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

The Defense at Leidos currently has an opening for a Mechanical Engineer to work in our Bridgewater, VA office. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the Leidos mission. In this mission we...

Roles and 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
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) design/drafting
  • 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


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical/Aerospace/Structural Engineering
  • 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
  • Familiarity with one or more of various CAD modeling software (Inventor, SolidWorks, Creo, NX), OR various FEA software (ie FEMAP, ABAQUS, ANSYS)
  • Strong knowledge in static/dynamic engineering mechanics
  • Eligible to obtain minimum of Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient knowledge of computer systems, various CAD modeling software (Inventor, SolidWorks, Creo, NX), OR various FEA software (ie FEMAP, ABAQUS, ANSYS)
  • CFD, Damage tolerance, vibration, fatigue, and/or thermal analysis experience
  • Experience with Army Regulations, specifically Army Aviation Engineering Directorate (AED) requirements
  • Active Secret clearance
  • Working knowledge of FAA rules and regulations

This position is contingent upon Leidos being awarded the Fox Hound 3 contract.

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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