Aero/Flight Sciences Engineer I-IV

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-302254
    • Job Location: Roseville, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 03/03/2020
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Radford Job Code: 65273
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Job Description

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:

Perform a diverse array of engineering tasks related to the aerodynamic design, analysis, simulation, and test of unmanned aerial vehicles here at KUAS.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Aero/Flight Sciences Engineers. An Aero/Flight Sciences Engineer is expected to demonstrate proficiency in these duties, but may have several core competencies:

  • Conceptual and Preliminary aircraft design

  • Outer Mold Line (OML) definition including surface shaping, sizing and placement

  • Air vehicle performance requirements and analysis

  • Weight and balance estimation, tracking, and management

  • Engine inlet and exhaust design

  • Engine performance requirements/analysis

  • Develop, maintain, and document aerodynamic databases

  • Aircraft performance modeling and simulation

  • Simulation of airframe, systems, and environment

  • Classical aerodynamics analysis

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis

  • Aerodynamic loads determination

  • Wind tunnel test planning, execution, and analysis

  • Support various hardware/software design, test, troubleshooting, and documentation activities

  • Flight test planning, execution, and analysis

  • Analyses in support of requirements generation, verification, and validation

  • Prepare formal, controlled engineering documentation (i.e. drawings, specifications, test procedures, technical reports, etc.)

  • Prepare and present design review material in support of technical interchange meetings with suppliers and external/internal customers.

  • Support customer training activities

  • Foreign and domestic travel to support test activities

     

     

Aero/Flight Sciences Engineer I

  • Performs simple engineering tasks as assigned by their manager

     

     Aero/Flight Sciences Engineer II

  • Performs moderate engineering tasks as assigned by their manager

  • Acts as lead engineer as required for various contract deliverables

  • Presents design review and technical interchange material to major customers

  • Develop analyses in support of requirements generation, verification, and validation

  • Provides onsite support during various test activities

  • Mentors Level I Aero/Flight Sciences Engineers

  • Supports business development efforts in preparation of proposals

     

     Aero/Flight Sciences Engineer III

  • Performs complex engineering tasks as assigned by their manager

  • Supports program planning of engineering activities through detailed scope definition

  • May act as System Engineer to help communicate top level requirements to subsystems and determine proper verification and validation methods

  • Reports progress on engineering efforts to technical leadership

  • Provides direction and oversight, both technically and programmatically, to Aero/Flight Sciences Engineers

  • Establishes and maintains best practices for design, analysis, and testing responsibilities held by the Aero/Flight Sciences group

  • Mentors Level I-II Aero/Flight Sciences Engineers

     

 Aero/Flight Sciences Engineer IV

  • Provide oversight to the Aero/Flight Sciences group to help prioritize and delegate group work given the company’s programmatic requirements

  • Manages the engineering team’s effort and time within the budget and schedule provided for the task

  • Acts as key liaison for programs (both internal and external) on all matters having to do with aerodynamic design and performance, propulsion, modeling and simulation, and verification

  • Stays current on the "state-of-the-practice" through training and industry involvement/exposure, and mentors the Aero/Flight Sciences group with this knowledge

  • Mentors Level I-III Aero/Flight Science Engineers

 

Other Job Functions

  • Other duties may be assigned

     

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

No

Experience and Skills

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:  

Required

  • Highly self-motivated

  • Versatile and adaptable to diverse engineering problems

  • Demonstrated strength in one or more of the listed essential job functions

  • Demonstrated focus on customer satisfaction

  • Demonstrated strong communication skills

  • Must be able to work in a multidisciplinary team environment

  • Ability to travel as necessary to perform job duties

  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards

  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors

  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary

  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules

Preferred Skills:

  • MATLAB and Simulink experience strongly preferred

  • Familiarity with C/C++ and Java software is strongly preferred

  • Familiarity with unmanned aircraft systems and operations is preferred

  • Understanding of autopilot flight control design is strongly preferred

  • Familiarity with unmanned aircraft systems and operations is preferred

  • Familiarity with software configuration management systems is preferred

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Each successive level of an Aero/Flight Sciences Engineer builds on the identified education and experience qualifications listed for the previous level(s) of Aero/Flight Science Engineer.  May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship).

 

Aero/Flight Sciences Engineer I

  • Requires BS degree in Engineering (Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering preferred)

  • Relevant experience and/or coursework preferred

     

    Aero/Flight Sciences Engineer II

  • Requires BS degree in Engineering (Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering preferred)

  • 3 + years related experience in related engineering discipline

     

    Aero/Flight Sciences Engineer III

  • Requires BS degree in Engineering (Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering preferred)

  • 6 + years related experience in related engineering discipline

  • 3+ years lead engineer experience in the aerospace industry

     

    Aero/Flight Sciences Engineer IV

  • Requires BS degree in Engineering (MS Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering preferred)

  • 11 + years related experience in related engineering discipline

  • 6+ years lead engineer experience in the aerospace industry

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Office and or manufacturing environment
  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key phones)
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Frequent outside contact with customers and suppliers
  • May work extended hours or weekends

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • 10-25% May be required to support flight test activities, new business development, and customer maintenance occasionally