General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Senior Wind Tunnel Aerodynamics Engineer in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 22096BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Senior Wind Tunnel Aerodynamics Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

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 Wind Tunnel Engineer within our Aero & Performance group. This is a dynamic role working with multiple cross function groups to achieve enterprise goals. We are offering a highly challenging and rewarding opportunity to a person with expertise in this space.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support various wind tunnel tests, including planning and executing the tests, reducing and analyzing the data after the test and documenting the results.

  • Oversee subcontractor activities for wind tunnel model fabrication and wind tunnel test facility coordination

  • Support flight tests, reduce and analyze the data after the tests and document the results

  • 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).

  • Aerodynamic database development, aircraft performance analysis, mathematical modeling, simulation development and support, flight data analysis, and documentation.

  • Person will use 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.

Clearance Level: Other

Job Qualifications:

  • Extensive Wind Tunnel experience required.

  • 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; nine or more years of experience with a Bachelor's degree, seven or more years of experience with a Master's degree, or four or more years with a PhD

  • Must demonstrate an extensive technical expertise and application of engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice with the ability to organize, plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones with some experience in project leadership.

  • 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.

  • Candidate must be competent with Matlab, MS office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and have excellent technical writing skills.

  • Familiarity with MS Project, C++, and Simulink.

  • Prior experience with aircraft wind tunnel and flight testing and knowledge of flight dynamics, wind tunnel and flight data analysis and interpretation, and development of data analysis tools would be very useful.

  • Able to work extended hours as required.

  • A Professional Engineering License is desirable.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.