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Senior Structural Engineer


Senior Network Engineer


Bridgewater, Virginia, United States


Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business

Are you ready for your next challenge?

Leidos is seeking a talented Structural Engineer to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Leidos provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

What’s in it for you?

The Structural Engineer will join a select team of engineers who are responsible for the design, manufacture, test and deployment of airborne and advanced airborne defense systems.

THE CHALLENGE (primary responsibilities)

  • Perform static, linear structural analysis for modifications to FAR Part 23 and Part 25 aircraft

  • Analyze metals, non-metallic, and composite structures using both Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and classical hand calculation methodology

  • Write structural test plans, test reports, and structural analysis reports

  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) design/drafting

  • Peer review analyses and drawings of other engineers

  • Review and approve deviation request and non-conformance reports

  • Providing technical inputs to mechanical designs during all phases of the design

  • Responsible for analysis and feedback multiple design projects simultaneously, utilizing sound project management principles to prioritize work to meet cost, schedule, and quality objectives

  • Present analysis assumptions and results during internal and external design reviews

WHAT SETS YOU APART (basic qualifications)

  • Candidate must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university and at least 4 years of stress analysis and composites experience in industry; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Candidate must be able to write technical reports and present data to a multi-disciplined team.

  • The position requires candidates to be capable of performing in a collaborative engineering environment working closely with multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Candidate must be a willing to work in our Bridgewater Virginia OR in our Manassas Virginia office with the ability to travel to Bridgewater, VA at least 3-4 times a month and depending on the work load.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain DoD Secret Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient knowledge of FEMAP and SolidWorks

  • CFD, damage tolerance, vibration, fatigue, and/or thermal analysis experience

  • Experience with Army Aviation Engineering Directorate (AED) and NAVAIR requirements

  • Working knowledge of FAA rules and regulations

  • Advanced structural analysis techniques (Linear contact FEA, Non-linear FEA, Application of non-linear material properties to hand analysis, Integrated multi-physics analysis).

  • Bolted joint and weld analysis

  • Dynamics analysis (modal, response spectrum, shock, vibration)

  • Fatigue analysis

  • Composite materials

  • Thermal analysis

  • Active Secret clearance

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.