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Structural Engineer Senior (T&V DCCS)

Company: Sierra Nevada Corporation
Location: Louisville
Posted on: June 27, 2019

Job Description:

SNC is currently seeking exceptional candidates who wish to be a part of the commercial space revolution. Our fun, fast-paced and collaborative team designs, builds, and flies the Dream Chaser Cargo System, an ambitious flagship program to create our Nation's only commercially reusable space plane. With your help, we will conduct many safe and successful missions over the next decade to deliver critical cargo to and from the International Space Station. These flights for NASA will enable us to build an unprecedented commercial space transportation network around the Dream Chaser, which provides affordable, cutting-edge orbital capability and return to Earth services onto runways around the globe. The future of space transportation is now.In this role, you will primarily be responsible for performing and defining methods for structural analysis on composite vehicle, using finite element methods and hand calculations.-- You will be assigned structural analysis tasks that may include structural sizing for primary and secondary structure, non-conformance evaluations, mass trade studies, test analysis, model correlation, and conceptual level studies.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Develop verification strategies and test plans to ensure primary and secondary flight structure of the Dream Chaser Cargo System meet requirements
  • Utilizing classical stress analysis methods as well as FEMAP/NASTRAN analysis tools to determine load path, failure margins, stiffness and effects of boundary conditions to ensure proper testing of flight structure.
  • Understand fiber reinforced polymer composites analysis, failure modes, environmental effects, and damage tolerant analysis
  • Understand requirements traceability and verification
  • Originate specifications, control documents, verification and validation plans, procedures, reports, or other documentation in support of test, design and development activities
  • Participate in, provide feedback for, prepare material for, and conduct, periodic product reviews
  • Execute engineering design and development activities consistent with customer quality, cost, and schedule requirementsADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
    • Plan and lead activities utilizing small teams and cross functional members
    • Perform and assess static and dynamic analysis for large full scale tests
    • Perform and assess correlation for large full scale tests
    • Test fixture design and analysis support
    • Familiarity with NASA and/or FAA structural analysis and testing standards
    • Develop, conduct and assess engineering trades weighing technical, schedule and cost criteria
    • Perform analysis and data processing utilizing various programming languages and interfaces
    • Follow SNC policies, procedures and work instructions for all technical activities
    • Punctuality to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hours
    • Other duties as assignedCOMPLIANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
      • Responsible for thoughtful adherence to all SNC Policies, Procedures, and Compliance regulations (internal and external)
      • Responsible for timely execution of all personnel-related activities such as Time Sheet completion, Performance Evaluations, Salary Reviews, Succession Planning, etc.
      • Responsible for leadership oversight and for ensuring Department/Team trainingESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
        • Minimum physical requirements to perform all duties and responsibilities, as defined by managementSNC job descriptions are meant as summarizations only. They do not necessarily reflect all duties and responsibilities of a positionEDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
          • Requires a BS in Related Field
          • 10+ years of relevant experience
          • Ability to rapidly work with minimal supervision on projects involving both small and large engineering teams
          • Previous experience and skills in project definition, simulation, implementation, lab integration and test
          • Must be able to work in a highly collaborative, fast paced environment
          • Minimum Fundamental Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities as stated in SNC's Responsibility MatrixIMPORTANT NOTICE:
            • To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.Sierra Nevada Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer--- Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran, or any other protected statuspursuant to applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.

Keywords: Sierra Nevada Corporation, Denver , Structural Engineer Senior (T&V DCCS), Engineering , Louisville, Colorado

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