Calspan Corporation

Senior Thermal/Structural Analysis Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Hampton | US-NY-Ronkonkoma
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Calspan Systems - Advanced Solutions is a trusted partner to the DoD, NASA and the aerospace & defense industry providing specialized expertise and high quality ground and flight test systems with a focus on hypersonics. Our engineers lead and coordinate high speed propulsion system and related subsystem design, analysis, integration and test efforts for wind tunnel and flight hardware.


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

  • Lead and support thermal and structural analysis tasks using various classical methods and engineering codes/tools including ANSYS Workbench
  • Analyze and evaluate complex aerothermal and structural designs and present solutions
  • Provide regular project status to management team on analysis tasks
  • Mentor and guide emerging engineering staff on system analysis
  • Review and evaluate the quantity, quality, and overall adequacy of results and conclusions drawn from accomplishment of engineering tasks.


Preferred Education / Experience:

  • BS in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Civil Engineering (Engineering Mechanics) or related discipline; MS preferred
  • 7+ years of experience in using ANSYS Workbench to solve thermal and structural problems; or
  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to above
  • US citizenship required. Must be able to obtain/maintain a DOD security clearance


Preferred Knowledge / Ability:

  • Experience with analysis of complex, high temperature aerospace systems
  • Familiarity with engineering and finite element analysis codes for thermal and structural analysis
  • Experience with vibration and dynamic modeling
  • Experience with finite element analysis supporting low cycle fatigue assessment of aerospace engine hardware
  • Understanding of conjugate thermal-fluid-structural problems and mapping of CFD loads into ANSYS


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) company match on first 4%, 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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