Calspan Corporation

Engineering Analyst

Job Locations US-VA-Newport News
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Calspan Systems in Newport News, VA is an industry leader in the engineering and manufacture of complex aerospace hardware and prototype systems for ground test and flight applications. We have been employed in the development of nearly every domestic fixed-wing aircraft, missile, and helicopter system. We are looking for an Engineering Analyst join our team. This position is responsible for conducting analysis on designs for Research and Development prototype components and assemblies.  


  • Performs thermal and structural analysis of product components and assemblies using finite element or hand calculation methods. 
  • Reviews customer specifications and internal methods to plan analysis activities, determine loading conditions and develop appropriate acceptance criteria.
  • Supports customer interface meetings and design reviews by presenting analysis plan, status and results as required.
  • Recommends design and material changes as required to progress the design solution.
  • Documents analysis results in both presentation, spreadsheet and formal report forms.



Preferred Education / Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering discipline with 7+ years of related experience, or a combination of education and experience equivalent to above.
  • Candidate should have excellent communication skills and enjoy working in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Must be a self-starter, able to work on multiple projects, and prioritize workload.
  • General familiarity with aerospace research and development test products such as wind tunnel models, test engines and prototype devices; and analysis of these in the subsonic, transonic and hypersonic realms.
  • US citizenship required to obtain/maintain a DOD security clearance.


Preferred Knowledge / Ability: 


  • Working knowledge of computer-aided modeling codes (NX or SOLIDWORKS preferred)
  • Working knowledge of Finite Element Analysis codes (ANSYS preferred)
  • Working knowledge of analysis types and complexities including but not limited to:
    • Steady State and Transient Thermal
    • Static and Transient Structural
    • Modal, Harmonic Response and Random Vibration
    • Buckling
    • Modeling nonlinearities such as contact, material plasticity, large deflections, etc.
    • Modeling of flanges including bolts and pins
  • Ability to perform textbook hand calculations including but not limited to:
    • Axial/bending/torsional stress
    • Beam deflection and natural frequency
    • 1D fluid flow computations
    • ASME Section VIII pressure vessel calcs
    • Free body diagrams and force/moment diagrams
  • Working knowledge of Mechanics of Materials for the purposes of obtaining material strength and fatigue limits.
  • Working knowledge of fatigue and fracture mechanics.
  • Working knowledge of analysis of parts made of metals, fiber composites and 3D printed materials.
  • US citizenship required to obtain/maintain a DOD security clearance.


Why join Calspan?


Be Calspan Culture

At Calspan, we promote an environment that empowers employees and encourages innovation. Our management team enables a strong sense of teamwork with each endeavor, where successes are shared and lessons are learned. The company’s talent brand, “Be Calspan”, incorporates our company values to Be Inclusive, Accountable, and Innovative and our commitment to drive every individual to - Be Developed, Be Balanced, Be Connected, Be Community and Be Recognized. Our culture promotes a positive atmosphere and competitive can-do method of action.


Great Benefits = Happy, Committed Employees 

Retaining great talent is as important as finding it, so at Calspan, we take our employee value proposition of Be Calspan quite seriously. To us, that means offering competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, recognition programs and promotional opportunities. 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, Life Insurance Policy, Paid-Time Off, Company-paid Holidays, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Military Leave, Employee Assistance Program, Educational Assistance Reimbursement , and Pet Insurance.


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.


All candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. 

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