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Lead Mechanical Engineer / Propulsion / Orlando, FL

Lockheed Martin

Orlando, FL
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This position is contingent upon a future contract award (expected in Q4 of 2017) supporting a Missiles & Fire Control program within the Engineering & Technology function, as well as Customer funding for this position

A recognized subject matter expert in thermodynamics of engines for missile applications, with both rocket and turbojet or turbofan experience. Perform propulsion system engineering trade studies for tactical missile programs to select optimum engine configuration (for all types, air breather and rocket). Modify / update Missile propulsion model for unique flight profiles. Perform launch analysis and develop propulsion model for incorporation into C++6-DOF flight performance simulation by the GNC team. Assist Aero and GNC teams in validation propulsion model performance in both rocket boost and air-breathing flight regimes. Oversee integration of air-breathing engines into missile vehicles; especially engine inlet / vehicle interaction in an integrated product development team environment. Able to work independently. Familiar with and capable of writing engine specification and Statement of Work documents

Relocation: Relocation assistance is possible for this exciting position

The Locale: Orlando is a city in the Central Florida area. This region is a great place to live and to raise a family. Central Florida offers lots of attractive residential housing options. The Greater Orlando metropolitan area is the sixth largest metro area in the southeastern United States. The climate here is warm and sunny all year long for the most part. Orlando is home to the University of Central Florida (UCF), Walt Disney World, and SeaWorld. Where can you get to from Orlando? Orlando is about an hour's drive from Cocoa Beach and the "space coast" to include NASA and the Kennedy Space Center. Tampa is about 1 and ¼ hours from Orlando. West Palm Beach is about 2.5 hours to the south and Jacksonville is about 2 hours to the northeast. Atlanta, GA is 6 hours to the northwest


Basic Qualifications
-Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering (or equivalent accredited degree program)
-At least 5 years of total relevant propulsion engineering experience for missile applications with at least 3 years recent years in the thermodynamics of air-breathing engines, especially turbojets or turbofans
-Candidate must possess strong analytical skills in the propulsion sciences and a solid understanding of compressible flow/gas dynamics, aerodynamics, and vehicle flight performance parameters
-Experience in the design and development of solid composite propellant rocket motors
-The candidate must also be intimately familiar with all aspect of engine vehicle integration, including subsonic and supersonic inlets and other engine installation effects
-Strong written and oral communication skills are required as well as fluency in basic use of MS Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Project in a Windows XP environment
-Candidate must have an Active DoD Secret Clearance

Desired skills
-Understanding of development-focused engineering R&D under competing objectives
-Demonstrated depth and breadth in applied physics and engineering
-Good communication skills, with the ability to communicate to a wide range of individuals including technology subject matter experts, and business development product engineers

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we’re engineering a better tomorrow

Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status

Job Location(s): Orlando Florida

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