Structural Analysis Engineer I-II

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-324237
    • Job Location: Roseville , CA
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/27/2021
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Radford Job Code: 05081
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Job Description


Under direction of the lead structures engineer and/or the chief engineer, perform structural sizing and layout for a new or existing unmanned composite aircraft and related ground support equipment. Assignments will require experience with detailed analysis procedures, loads development, FEM analysis, PATRAN, layout sizing, structural integrity evaluations, composite materials allowable development, aeroelastic and dynamic evaluations, and weight.  Basic thermal analysis using hand calculations, network analysis and/or FEM may be required here at KUAS.



The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Mechanical/Structures Engineers.  Each level of Mechanical/Structures Engineer has additional duties and responsibilities listed.


  • Manages effort and time within the budget and schedule provided for the task.
  • Understands customer requirements and prepares designs in accordance with customer and derived requirements.
  • Prepares formal, controlled engineering documentation (i.e. drawings, specifications, parts lists, interface control documents, test procedures, etc.).
  • Prepares and presents design review material in support of technical interchange meetings with suppliers and external/internal customers.
  • Ensures customer satisfaction in relation to projects.
  • Supports system testing, trouble shooting, and problem resolution. 
  • Supports flight testing, data reduction, analysis, and reporting. 
  • Prepares test plans and reports.
  • Follows safety precautions.
  • Ensures that the work area and equipment are kept clean.
  • Complies with established QMS procedures.


Structural Analysis Engineer I

  • Acts as the  Structural Analysis Engineer per procedure for simple projects as assigned by Manager and/or Technical Lead.


Structural Analysis Engineer II

  • Acts as the  Structural Analysis Engineer per procedure for more complex projects as assigned by Manager and/or Technical Lead.
  • Acts as Test Director for Mechanical/Structures sub-assemblies and assemblies when necessary.
  • Mentors Level I Structural Analysis Engineers.
  • Supports business development efforts both in preparation of quotes and proposals as well as sales efforts.
  • Prepares and presents design review and technical interchange material to customers.


Other Job Functions

  • Other duties may be assigned




Experience and Skills



  • Strength engineering experience in the Aerospace or Defense industry is required.

  • Proficiency with classical stress analysis techniques and finite element modeling for both loads and strength is required

  • 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

  • Ability to travel as necessary to perform job duties

  • Ability to effectively communicate professionally in writing or verbally with all levels of personnel

  • Demonstrated passion for customer satisfaction.



  • Experience with Composite Materials modeling and analysis is strongly preferred

  • Experience with structural test design and finite element model correlation is strongly preferred.

  • Basic thermal analysis skills using hand calculations, network analysis and/or FEM is strongly preferred.



Each successive level of Structural Analysis Engineer builds on the identified education and experience listed for the previous level(s) of Structural Analysis Engineer


Structural Analysis Engineer I

  • Requires BS degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering preferred).
  • Relevant experience and/or coursework preferred.
  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). 


Additional Desirable Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally to meet program requirements.


Structural Analysis Engineer II

  • Requires BS degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering preferred).
  • 3 + years related experience in related engineering discipline.

  • Minimum of 2 years experience with Hypermesh/Femap/Patran and Nastran is required. Experience with ANSYS or Abaqus may be substituted for 2 of the 3 years.



  • Office, manufacturing or field environments.

  • Office and or manufacturing environment

  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time

  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (computer usage)

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

  • May work extended hours or weekends.

  • Frequent outside contact with customers and suppliers.

  • May travel to support new business development and customer maintenance.

  • May work extended hours or weekends and travel occasionally.



  • 5-10% may be required occasionally