Mechanical & Structural Engineer

BOEING - Herndon, VA (30+ days ago)4.0

Herndon,Virginia,United States 6G5DP1
The Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) organization is seeking a Structural Engineer to join the Autonomous Maritime & Mission Systems (AM&MS) team. This Level 1 position is located at the Herndon, Virginia site.

Position Responsibilities
Your duties as an engineer will include (but are not limited to):

Support the development of subsea mechanical systems including structures, robotic mechanisms, electro-mechanical & hydraulic powered actuation systems for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs), Payloads, and associated equipment and rugged electronics packaging
Mechanical design (including electronics packaging), structural and thermal analysis, fabrication and assembly
Perform shop follow activities, implement Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA) guidelines, field integration, and delivery
Perform tolerance analyses via GD&T ASME Y14.5
Perform structural and thermal analysis using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software and CAE tools to include: underwater electro-optical connectors, pressure tank adapters, protective sheet metal shields, enclosures, seals, etc.
Looking for candidates with experience in either one the following areas:
(Design) Generation of detailed designs & performance of detailed structural analysis. Material selection, mechanism design and structures design. Integration & testing the mechanical systems. Resolving issues & provide innovative solutions to challenges in the system's environment. Additional roles and responsibilities of the position may include, but are not limited to: Preparation of analysis/engineering gate review packages, modeling, and developing drawings using CATIA Analyze customer/system requirements to develop basic architectural approaches/detailed specifications for various products. Develop high-level, detailed designs consistent with requirements/specifications. Validate designs through various methods of review/test/analysis.
Support supplier management with make/buy recommendations and other technical services of limited scope.
Provide engineering support throughout the life cycle of the product. Investigate emerging technologies to develop concepts for future product designs to meet projected requirements

(Analysis) Detailed structural analysis of heavily-loaded structures and perform iterative optimization and determination of the mechanical architecture of subsea pressure vessels and associated structures to minimize system weight. Analysis techniques will include linear and non-linear finite element methods (Nastran, and/or Patran) including stress and stability (buckling). Pressure Vessels are critical to the success of ATP in that the pressure vessel design is a significant contributor to overall system performance and cost. Candidate will be required to follow established analysis standards and acceptance criteria and specific guidelines for program implementation to ensure system performance requirements are met. Resolve structural issues and provide innovative solutions to structural challenges in the subsea environment. The candidate will interface directly with customer experts to demonstrate technical credibility and enhance customer relations. Occasional travel to customer, teammate and other Boeing sites may be required.

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.


  • Employee Referral Program ELIGIBLE*
Work Authorization:
This position requires an active (or ability to obtain) U.S. Top Secret Security Clearance, for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship.

(Post-Start Employment) must have the ability to obtain Top Secret/SCI security clearance, and is contingent on clearance verification and customer concurrence.

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills / Experience):
  • Team experience (Agile work environment, formal technical presentations, formal customer presentations)
  • Knowledge of (electronic interfaces, undersea equipment environmental requirements)
  • Directly related experience (<3, <5, <10, >10)
  • Active security clearance (none, secret, TS, SCI)
  • Position skill area (design, analysis)
Typical Education / Experience:
Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

This position is located in Herndon, Virginia and does not offer relocation assistance. Applicants must reside in area or be willing to relocate at their own expense.

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