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Job #: R-00012360
Location: Bridgewater, VA
Category: Structural 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 Group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Structural Engineer to work in our Bridgewater, VA office. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the Leidos mission.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze durability, design allowable, and structural modeling of aircraft modifications, primarily for FAR Part 23 and Part 25 aircraft
  • Manage team of ~3 engineers in a fast-paced environment to meet customer needs
  • 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


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical/Aerospace/Structural Engineering w/ 2-4 years of experience
  • 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 (up to 75lb)
  • 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:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration


  • 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


ASG/SPO

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 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com .

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to spam.leidos@leidos.com .

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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