Calspan Corporation

Structural Engineer - Multiple Position Levels Available

Job Locations US-MN-St. Paul
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Calspan ASE is the world’s number one supplier of ground-based testing solutions and expertise for the aerospace industry. Our customers get a single, experienced partner to help them efficiently validate engine and airframe performance across development, production and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO). Calspan's Structural Engineers are responsible for the overall building design and construction, and the detailed design of heavy-structural-aero-test equipment, that populates the facility. The equipment and facilities are specialized for use in jet engine test cells, wind tunnels, and other aerospace ground test facilities.


Core Responsibilities Listed Below – Compensation and position level commensurate with education and experience.


  • Design and Analysis - Develop or reuse facility and equipment design solutions to meet customer requirements.  Collaborate with multi-disciplinary project team including PM, subcontracted local A&E, and internal engineering disciplines to ensure functionality of the facility and equipment interfaces.  Prepare detailed calculations for equipment and provide direction, review, and approve designer’s drawings to ensure specifications are met.
  • Scope, Schedule, Budget - Perform engineering tasks on schedule and within budget.  Ensure system design aligns with as-sold scope, customer requirements, quality standards, and industry codes.  Communicate regularly with project team on status, issues, and variances to plan. 
  • Document - Document and present work in accordance with quality requirements. Prepare design criteria, calculation packages, procurement specifications, technical reports, validation plans, and product manuals. Participate and lead internal and customer design reviews. 
  • Support - Provide remote and on-site engineering support during building construction and Aero-Acoustic equipment fabrication and installation.  Review contractor work for compliance, respond to contractor questions and RFI’s, and coordinate field engineering changes, conduct site surveys.
  • Quote - Assist marketing in developing proposals for future work.  Develop concepts, facility layouts, cost estimates, proposal write-ups, analyses, options, and recommendations.  Serve as subject matter expert when presenting to customers.


Preferred Education / Experience:

  • Bachelors/Masters degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Architecture
  • Structural engineering experience desired or a combination of education and experience 
  • Due to security requirements, US Citizen or US Person status required

Preferred Knowledge / Ability:

  • Proficiency in structural engineering with a working knowledge of architectural details.
  • Working knowledge of Electrical and Mechanical engineering.
  • Experience with FEM modeling using RISA, ANSYS, or similar structural analysis and design programs.
  • Familiarity with national building codes and design codes including IBC, Eurocode, AISC, ACI, NFPA, FM Global, and CE compliance.
  • Experience writing technical specifications.
  • Proficiency with CAD: AutoCAD, Revit, and SolidWorks preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and leadership skills, demonstrated initiative and attention to completeness, accuracy and detail.
  • Must be a self-starter, able to balance priorities between multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet budgets and schedules.
  • Ability to work effectively and productively as an individual contributor and collaborate as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • 25% international and/or domestic travel

Benefits Package: Our goal is to provide Calspan employees and their families with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Our benefits include: Health Insurance, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short-Term/Long-Term Disability, 401(k), Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Universal Life Insurance Policy, Paid-Time Off, Company-paid Holidays, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Military Leave, Employee Assistance Program and Educational Assistance Reimbursement.


Calspan is an equal opportunity employer. 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. Calspan supports safe and drug free workplace through pre-employment background checks and drug testing.


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