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Aerodynamics, Performance, & Propulsion Engineer

Location: La Mesa
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Engineer within our Aero & Performance group.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 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.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
Job Qualifications: Typically requires a bachelor's degree, master's 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 bachelor's degree or two or more years of experience with a master's 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.
Able to work extended hours as required.
A Professional Engineering License is desirable.
Ability to obtain and maintain DoD security clearance is required.

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, La Mesa , Aerodynamics, Performance, & Propulsion Engineer, Engineering , La Mesa, California

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