Sr Structural Engineer – Stress Analyst (Contract)

at Sierra Nevada Corporation
Location Englewood, Colorado
Date Posted July 31, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Not Specified


If you like solving problems and working with complex materials and systems, join our amazing team! As a Structural Engineer, you will be using your skills and expertise to design, evaluate, and certify our cutting edge products and services. These cover a very wide range from advanced mission payloads and electronic systems through highly integrated aircraft to orbital and space exploration systems. You'll examine complex metallic and composite structures and systems. Your technical duties involve the design and development of new products and processes throughout the product lifecycle.

The ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance), Aviation, and Security (IAS) business area is a leader in ISR and aviation, it is a leading prime manned and unmanned aircraft systems integrator for innovative, high-performance ISR and aviation systems. Its end-to-end Command, Control, Computers, Communications and Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities encompass design, integration, test, certification, ground/flight training and complete logistics support. IAS tailors solutions to customer cost, performance, and schedule requirements and designs to consistently exceed expectations - with an unrivaled record of on time and on (or under) budget deliveries. Learn more about IAS


Bachelor's of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or other related discipline and typically 10 or more years of relevant experience
Extensive experience in Engineering Simulation using Finite Element structural analysis (FEA) tools such as MSC Patran, NX NASTRAN, FEMAP, or ANSYS
Extensive experience performing fatigue and damage tolerance analysis utilizing tools such as NASGRO or AFGROW
Ability to perform classical analysis using industry standard hand calculation methods
Extensive experience applying and interpreting Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) per ASME Y14.5
Superior understanding of Engineering Simulation such as Finite Element structural Analysis (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and Thermal Analysis
Extensive experience with FAA and/or Military Certification processes and requirements
Understanding of engineering principles and practices
Extensive experience with Computer Aided Engineering tools
Ability to work and lead multi disciplinary design and development teams
Extensive knowledge of Static and/or Dynamic Analyses
Extensive experience with aerospace structural design, fabrication, and repair methods for military and/or commercial aircraft
Extensive experience in the design, development and analyses of complex and/or large aerospace structures
Familiarity with military and commercial aerospace catalog of standards, fasteners, and material properties
Extensive experience authoring substantiation reports
Background in the Aviation and Defense Industry
The ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required. Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances


Knowledge of industry standard mechanical design principles, to include, but not limited to parametric design, model based definition, material hardware selection, manufacturing and production processes
Extensive experience in the support of aerospace fabrication and installation activities in an operations liaison role
Extensive knowledge and familiarity regarding the environmental compatibility of equipment and installations per MIL STD 810 and/or RTCA DO 160
Familiarity with Model Based Definition (MBD) and Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) requirements
Experience with Solidworks and PLM

Important Notice:

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America's fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC

SNC offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

SNC offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

In accordance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, SNC Is required to comply with protocols. SNC aligns its COVID requirements, including mandatory vaccine requirements for employees, based on the status of applicable court orders and injunctions. SNC will take no action to implement the requirements in locations subject to a court order prohibiting the enforcement of Executive Order 14042 protocols. The status of these protocols are subject to change depending on the course of ongoing litigation, and candidates may later be required to show proof of COVID vaccination or have an approved exemption.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. SNC is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to SNC come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.

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