Calspan Corporation

Aerospace Propulsion 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. We are looking for a full time Propulsion Engineer to join our team. Our Senior Thermal / Structural 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 propulsion system design and analysis tasks using various classical methods and engineering codes/tools
  • Coordinate propulsion-related project activities between necessary disciplines
  • Provide regular project status to management team on propulsion system design and analysis tasks
  • Provide support to internal and external customers on propulsion system and subsystem design and analysis
  • Lead and support customer status meetings and reviews for assigned projects


Preferred Education / Experience:

  • MS degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience
  • Specialization in high speed air breathing propulsion and/or liquid propellant rocket propulsion desirable, or a combination of education and experience equivalent to above
  • Working knowledge of compressible gas dynamics and propulsion cycle analysis


Preferred Knowledge / Ability:

  • Experience with design and analysis of ramjet and scramjet engines and/or liquid propellant rockets and related system design and analysis.
  • Familiarity with engineering analysis codes for engine flowpath, cycle analysis, and aero-thermal loads development required.
  • Ramjet/scramjet and/or liquid propellant rocket test experience, experience with high-speed vehicle design, propulsion integration and/or trajectory analysis and optimization codes a plus.
  • US citizenship required to obtain/maintain a DOD security clearance
  • Ability to obtain a government clearance


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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