Aerodynamics & Performance Engineer II in Poway, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 3/2/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Poway, CA
  • Duration:
    48 weeks
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Title TEMP Aerodynamics & Performance Engineer Job Summary We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
  • Develop analysis tools, perform mathematical modeling, and provide aerodynamic design support for new aircraft and modifications to existing aircraft (both fixed wing and/or rotorcraft).
  • Support various tests including wind tunnel tests and flight tests, including reducing and analyzing the data after the test and documenting the results.

  • Responsibilities will include aerodynamic database development, aircraft performance analysis, mathematical modeling, simulation development and support, flight data analysis, and documentation.

  • Position requires strong analytical and communication skills (written & oral)  and the ability to work closely with different test and design groups, including the CFD, Simulation, Software, and Flight Controls Groups.

  • Candidate must be competent with Matlab, MS office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and have excellent technical writing skills.

  • Familiarity with MS Project, C++, Simulink, and expert user of  Matlab is desirable.

Prior experience with aircraft flight testing and knowledge of flight dynamics, flight data analysis and interpretation, and development of data analysis tools would be very useful.

Essential Qualifications
  • Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; four or more years of experience with a bachelors degree or two or more years of experience with a masters degree.
  • Must have a complete understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties. 
  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems.
  • Must have excellent communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one engineering area; and, lead a team of less experienced professional employees on semi-routine tasks. 
  • Demonstrates an extensive technical expertise and application of engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice with the ability to organize, plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones with some experience in project leadership.
  • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required enabling an effective interface with other departments and/or professionals, and capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact, as well as providing leadership and guidance to less experienced professionals.
  • Customer focused, formulates plans based on the development of innovative new designs in resolving advanced technical engineering problems.
  • Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment. Able to work extended hours as required.
  • A Professional Engineering License, original work(s) published in professional engineering journals, and invited to present one or more original works to an engineering symposium are desirable.
City San Dieg• State California Travel Percentage Required 0% - 25% Clearance Required? Desired Work Schedule Rule 9/80 Temp Assignment Duration (# of Days) 365

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer