Senior Structures Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-342382
    • Job Location: Jupiter, FL
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 06/30/2022
    • Years of Experience: 7+
    • Radford Job Code: 65273
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Job Description

The engineer will primarily be responsible for the structural design and analysis of new or upgraded turbomachinery hardware, focused on stress, vibration, and life analyses.  Specific responsibilities include:

  • Leading a small team of structures engineers on design/analysis projects while also sharing the analytical workload
  • Ensuring that structural analysis follows accepted methods and is properly checked and documented
  • Organizing and participating in regular round-table meetings with team members, discipline experts, and the Chief Engineer’s office
  • Communicating regularly with team leads, program managers, and customers to provide project technical and schedule status
  • Supporting field or production issues, such as root cause investigations and disposition of manufacturing nonconformances
  • Assisting in preparation of estimates and analysis plans for new tasks
  • Providing guidance and mentoring to younger engineers
  • Contributing to the development and documentation of internal methods and criteria


Experience and Skills


  • BS/MS in Engineering plus a minimum of 7 years experience.

  • Strong working knowledge of fundamental mathematical methods, solid mechanics, and strength of materials. 
  • A good understanding of structural analysis methods & criteria (related to stress, vibration, fatigue/fracture mechanics, etc.) is also required.
  • Strong working knowledge of turbomachinery component structural behavior and failure modes.  Must have some experience in gas/steam turbines or turbopumps.  
  • Good working knowledge of finite element software (e.g., ABAQUS, ANSYS or NASTRAN)
  • Must be able to interpret engineering drawings
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with the ability to create & deliver clear and concise technical presentations both internally and to customers. 
  • Must have the ability to lead other engineers to accomplish a structural design/analytical task


Job Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
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