Chief Engineer Combustion Discipline

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-308620
    • Job Location: Jupiter, FL
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 10/29/2020
    • Years of Experience: 10+
    • Radford Job Code: 65275
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Job Description


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Chief Combustion Engineer will conduct combustion CFD simulations, analyses and experiments that support the design and development of industrial and aero gas turbine engine combustors and augmentors. The engineer will also develop computational simulation best practices for application of CFD to gas fueled and liquid fueled combustion systems. The engineer takes ownership of his/her results as it directly supports the combustion team deliverables and decisions. The engineer will contribute to a variety of engine development platforms through formulation and execution of complex combustion engineering analyses producing innovative combustion designs.


 Education and Experience:

BS/MS/Phd in Engineering plus 10 or more years experience.


Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The Chief Combustion Engineer shall have a BS/MS/PhD in an applicable Engineering field plus a minimum of 6 years progressively more complex experience in design and development of combustion systems. Shall have analytical, computational and experimental experience with combustors. He/She should be proficient in performing CFD and classical analyses to enhance combustion system designs. Should have proficiency in combustion chamber chemistry and resulting physics. Skill set should include test setup and validation of new combustion system designs. Experience and/or familiarity with both subsonic and supersonic engine and small engine combustion systems and augmentors is essential. Proficiency in ANSYS CFD tools for combustion applications required. Validation experience with ANSYS tools versus experiments is a plus. Candidates from either government agencies, industry and/or academia would be considered. He/She should be proficient in performing analyses and correlations to enhance combustion design tools and methods.


  • Strong ability to create ad provide oral and written technical presentations both internally and externally
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Team oriented
  • Consistent work ethic
  • Must be able to work with customers to define and document requirements, address technical concerns, and provide project status

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