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Aerospace Structural Stress Engineer

Requirements

Candidates should have comprehensive experience in performing aerospace structural stress analysis and design. The candidates should have many of the following capabilities:

  • Bachelor’s Required; Master’s Preferred
  • 3 or more years’ experience in aerospace stress engineering
  • Following aerospace industry practices, capability to perform structural analysis and design with composite materials. (Additionally, experience with metals a plus)
  • Understanding of overall load paths and an intuitive feel for the efficient use of structural concepts and materials. Experience performing classical hand stress analysis and finite element analysis (FEA) with either Nastran/Abaqus/Optistruct; FEM meshers Hyperworks/FEMAP/Ansa; and a plus to have CAD competence with Catia/3DX/NX.
  • Proficiency in applying appropriate failure theories, preparing structural analysis reports, and identifying critical load conditions and margins-of-safety.
  • Knowledge of panel buckling, local buckling, crippling, and material strength as well as classical in-plane laminate stress analysis. Experience with both ply based (max strain, Tsai-Wu) and laminate based (AML, polynomial) strength prediction approaches and associated material allowables, including damage.
  • Experience with analysis of composite fasteners for bearing and bypass, and bonded joints for out-of-plane interlaminar shear and peel stress analysis, or residual strength energy solutions.
  • Experience sizing structures for minimum weight and practical design experience of composite laminates, including ply drop ratios and layup patterns on complicated surfaces, such as padups around cutouts and bolted joints.
  • Strong documentation, communication, and presentation skills.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Ability to learn and use HyperX for preliminary and detail analysis/design sizing optimization of full airframe and space vehicles. Candidates must be adept at using engineering software tools, learning new software and analysis methods, and working in a Windows OS environment.
    • Use HyperX and other software tools to analyze and design customer airframes and space launch vehicles.
    • Perform trade studies for weight savings and part producibility. Perform both preliminary and detail design and analysis. Document design and analyses results.
    • Candidates will be reporting directly to NASA and industry OEM customers and must be able to verify and describe the application of external loadings and their resolution into critical internal mechanical and thermal load paths, and to the resulting optimum design and their margins of safety.
    • Ensure project issues are resolved in a timely fashion with your related experience and competence and an ability to create workaround procedures when needed. Escalate urgent problems requiring more in-depth knowledge to appropriate engineering leads.
    • Participate in overall HyperX software testing and provide your suggestions to development and modification of the software.
    • Lead a team of 2- 3 engineers, providing leadership and guidance to less experienced professionals.
    • US citizen

      Benefits

      • Jump start your career with opportunity to learn from and work closely with other leading engineers
      • Exposure and involvement with many companies and their current aircraft designs for (commercial transports/UAM eVTOLS/military planes), and space launch designs for (commercial rockets/space tourism vehicles/demonstrator X planes)
      • Some travel required to customer facilities
      • Highly competitive salary and benefits offered

      Location

      • Raleigh, North Carolina
      • Orange County, California

        Aerospace Structural Design Engineer (Midlevel)

        Requirements

        Candidates should have comprehensive experience in performing aerospace structural design with CAD. The candidates should have many of the following capabilities:

        • Bachelor’s Required; Master’s Preferred
          • (2-7) years’ experience – mid level
          • (7-20) years’ experience – senior level
        • Proficient in running CAD software Catia v5/v6 and 3DX. NX CAD a plus.
        • Competent at implementing aerospace industry practices for CAD model setup.
        • Practical design experience with composite laminates, including ply drop ratios and layup patterns on complicated surfaces, such as padups around cutouts and bolted joints.
        • Competent at modeling airframe wing and fuselage composite structures, with particular emphasis on sandwich and stiffened panels, including ply drop details around the stiffener
        • Experience with CAD modeling of composite fasteners and edge band padups
        • Strong documentation, communication and presentation skills

        Roles and Responsibilities

        • Along with the CAD software, ability to learn and use HyperX for preliminary and detail design sizing optimization of full airframe and space vehicles. Candidates must be adept at using engineering software tools, learning new software and analysis methods, and working in a Windows OS environment.
        • Work along with HyperX aerospace structural stress engineers to design customer airframes and space launch vehicles, and to get HyperX sizing results into the CAD.
        • Ensure project issues are resolved in a timely fashion with your related experience and competence and an ability to create workaround procedures when needed. Escalate urgent problems requiring more in-depth knowledge to appropriate engineering leads.
        • Participate in overall HyperX software testing and provide your suggestions to development and modification of the software.
        • Midlevel engineers will lead a team of 2- 3 engineers, providing leadership and guidance to less experienced professionals.
        • Senior engineers will lead a group of other midlevel engineers and will technically, and in a business sense, represent the company and the HyperX software favorably in customer settings.
        • US citizen

        Benefits

        • Jump start your career with opportunity to learn from and work closely with other leading engineers
        • Exposure and involvement with many companies and their current aircraft designs for (commercial transports/UAM eVTOLS/military planes), and space launch designs for (commercial rockets/space tourism vehicles/demonstrator X planes)
        • Some travel required to customer facilities
        • Highly competitive salary and benefits offered

        Location:

        • Raleigh, North Carolina

        Composites / Aerospace Engineer & CAE Software Developer (Germany)

        Requirements

        Candidates should have comprehensive composites modeling, simulation, design and analysis experience and many of the following capabilities and related work experience.

        Candidates must be EU citizens.

        Education / Experience

        • Bachelor’s required; Master’s or PhD preferred in related field (Aerospace / Mechanical engineering, Computational Engineering Sciences)
        • 1-3 years experience in composites industry or software development is preferred

        Hard Skills

        • Experience with performing classical stress analysis and finite element analysis (FEA) with Nastran, and/or Abaqus
        • Knowledge of CAD software tools like Catia (in particular Generative Shape Design, Composite Design and Drafting)
        • Proficiency in applying appropriate failure theories, preparing structural analysis reports, and identifying critical load conditions and margins-of-safety / reserve factor
        • Experience with sizing structures for minimum weight and practical design experience of composites, including ply drop ratios for ply staggering and layup patterns on complex surfaces
        • Knowledge of stability, and material strength as well as classical laminate stress analysis and more advanced interlaminar shear and peel stress as well as composite sandwich panel
        • Understanding of overall load paths and an intuitive feel for the efficient use of structural concepts and materials
        • Excellent knowledge of Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
        • Basic knowledge of scripting or programming language: c#, Python, java, Matlab

        Soft Skills

        • Ability to learn and use HyperX for analysis and design optimization of composite structures, as well as comprehensive composite failure analysis
        • Candidates must be adept at using engineering software tools, learning new software and analysis methods, and working in a Windows OS environment
        • Ability to innovate and create new processes to ensure effective workflows in a timely fashion. Escalates urgent problems requiring more in-depth knowledge to appropriate internal resources
        • Excellent communication skills

        Tasks

        • Develop technical solutions related to the HyperX software internally and for customers. Support customer applications, and/or develop and modify HyperX software features
        • Optionally, participates in overall systems testing and writes technical specifications to design or redesign of software features
        • Optionally, candidates will be reporting design optimization results directly to industry customers. Strong documentation, communication and presentation skills required

        Benefits

        • Highly competitive salary and benefits offered
        • Some travel required to customer facilities
        • Exposure and involvement with composite structure design projects

        Location

        • Augsburg, Germany

        Join Our Team

        Who We Are

        We are a commercial software company with roots in aerospace engineering going back to NASA in 1995. As a small, quick-moving company, we are seeking candidates with unique talents and who are exceptionally passionate about what they do.

        Our mission is to help our customers reach their unique structural analysis and design goals with more accurate results in less time.  We provide an automation process for analysis reporting and traceability, finding cost effective, lighter designs with shorter schedules.

        Here at Collier Aerospace, we work with engineers across many industries, and are continuously looking to grow our team with more skilled Engineers and Developers!

        Our Values

        Excellence

        We value excellence in all our software development programming, engineering consulting and services, and business-wide functions.

        Collaboration

        We value insight and ideas from all employees, and reach decisions after collaboration and discussion.

        Superior Service

        We value the highest quality of customer service with our engineering services customers and business partners.

        Our Benefits

        Salary and Benefits

        Highly competitive salary and Full benefits package.

        Work environment

        Casual dress, relaxed atmosphere, collaborative workspaces, complimentary beach cruisers in the office.

        Travel

        Opportunity to meet customers and attend conferences worldwide.

        Active Coworkers

        Many of our employees are passionate runners, hikers, cyclists, kite boarders, snowboarders, wake boarders, jet ski addicts, readers, dog lovers, and avid movie watchers.

        Projects

        Some very cool projects here with cutting-edge technologies including aerospace, space launch, wind energy, automotive, and high-end sports.

        Company Size

        We love our small company size, where employees have the opportunity to be involved in many aspects of the business.

        Team Atmosphere

        Collaborative environment where our meetings are a mix of brainstorming, analysis, and humor.

        Locations

        Headquartered in Coastal Virginia, near NASA Langley, in the city of Newport News. We are just north of Virginia Beach/Norfolk and south of Richmond. With just a short drive, you could be touring Colonial Williamsburg, relaxing at one of many local beaches, hiking local state parks, or hiking the Appalachian Trail.

        New Satellite Office in Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina and one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. Raleigh is part of the Research Triangle. With an abundance of museums, hiking trails, restaurants, sports arenas, and parks, there is something for everyone.

        Southern California, coming soon.

        Our brand new Augsburg, Germany office is opening October 2022!

        Aerospace Structural Analysis and Design Optimization

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