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Mechanical Modeling Engineer


Applications Engineer


Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States


Leidos is hiring a Mechanical Modeling Engineer with an active TS/SCI clearance to support the National Space Intelligence Center (NSIC) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH. The position can be onsite in Dayton, OH; Northern Virginia; or Colorado Springs, CO.

The Mechanical Modeling Engineer will construct highly detailed 3-D geometric computer-aided design (CAD) models of multiple foreign spacecraft to include static and dynamic characteristics (e.g., external configuration, layout and location of internal subsystems, antenna and solar panel motion, construction techniques, and materials descriptions). CAD models shall be completed in industry standard portable formats, ensuring that products conform to existing standards, as required by the client.

The Mechanical Modeling Engineer will collaborate with a team of military, government, and other contractors to achieve high confidence answers to challenging problems. Our new colleague will also work independently and have effective writing and verbal communication.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Construct highly detailed 3-D geometric computer-aided design (CAD) models of multiple foreign spacecraft.
  • Draft notional capabilities of satellite components.
  • Model components or entire vehicles.
  • Produce high confidence answers to problems of interest on space systems.
  • Perform all-source intelligence research, analysis, and assessments with Intelligence Community tradecraft standards.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering (or similar equivalent degree) with 4+ years of prior relevant experience or a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering (or similar equivalent degree) with 2+ years of prior relevant experience. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Active TS/SCI clearance.
  • 2+ years of experience with SolidWorks, NX, Catia, or similar 3D CAD modeling software.
  • Industry or government experience in 3D CAD/CAE.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills; the ability to work individually and with teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with satellite system design, layout, or systems engineering.
  • Experience with aerospace industry standards and best practices.
  • Experience with US Intelligence Community standards and procedures.
  • Experience working at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) or NSIC with 3D CAD Intelligence Community models.


Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $81,250.00 - $146,875.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.