Job Title: Facility Systems Analysis & Modeling Engineer - 2873B
Department/Branch: Mission Execution
Functional Branch: Engineering
Position Type: Regular, Full-Time
Grade Level: 34-35
This opportunity is being offered by National Aerospace Solutions, the team selected by the U.S. Air Force to conduct Test and Operations Sustainment at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee. National Aerospace Solutions is a limited liability company comprised of Bechtel National Inc. (as lead company) and Sierra Lobo Inc. with teaming Subcontractors nLogic Inc. and Chugach Federal Solutions Inc. AEDC operates more than 55 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units located in six states. Many of the complex's test units have capabilities unmatched elsewhere in the United States; some are unique in the world. AEDC is one of three installations which are part of the Air Force Test Center (AFTC), one of six subordinate commands of the Air Force Materiel Command organization and an important national resource.
AEDC’s mission is to conduct developmental test and evaluation for the Nation through modeling, simulation, ground, and flight test. Execution of the mission requires a large team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals from multiple technical disciplines to effectively accomplish the objectives of our test customers.
Facility Systems Modeling and Analysis engineering: Facility analysis and system modeling engineers provide tools to assess concepts, analyze expected performance, trouble shoot problems with ground test infrastructure systems used in the execution of ground testing of air and space vehicles at the AEDC. They evaluate, select, and apply standard and custom engineering methods, techniques, procedures and criteria, at times using independent judgement in making adaptations and modifications. They perform work which involves the preparation, interpretation, or review of calculations, specifications, plans, and investigations, develop and apply computational and hardware-in-the-loop systems models.
- Support any Mission Execution area by evaluating, selecting, and applying standard engineering methods, techniques, procedures and criteria, using independent judgment in making adaptations and modifications
- Perform work which involves the preparation, interpretation, or review of multi-disciplined computations and hardware-in-the-loop systems using a first principles approach. Add computational complexity as deemed necessary by work to be performed.
- Apply engineering tools to support capital improvement and maintenance projects.
- Analyze and identify deficiencies in existing system and component level simulations; formulate, implement, and validate improvements to overcome those deficiencies.
- Develop new system and component level simulations and expand capabilities of existing simulations to meet future requirements.
- Develop and validate new computational approaches in the areas of fluid modeling, thermal modeling, numerical algorithms, and code-processing.
- Draft, review, and present results in a written and / or visual format to both technical-detailed and high-level audiences.
- Implement system level models into hardware-in-the-loop architecture; monitor and troubleshoot communication, data-transfer, and feedback-loops between simulation and other components.
- Interact effectively with engineering, management, and craft personnel
- It is a condition of employment to wear company issued PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in accordance with supervisory direction and company policy
- Perform other related duties as required
- Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from an accredited college or university plus a minimum of three to five years of progressive and relevant experience. Additional education may be substituted for experience
- Due to Air Force Security requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required for employment at AEDC.
- Demonstrated technical knowledge of general engineering principles, including basic knowledge of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and multidisciplinary modeling and the application of this knowledge to engineering problems.
- Computer-based modeling and simulation skills with emphasis on modeling fluid flows in the subsonic, supersonic, and hypersonic flow regimes.
- MATLAB, Simulink, and / or Simscape experience
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Participates in and fosters a work environment that is based upon openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction
- Active Department of Defense Secret Security Clearance
Due to Air Force Security requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required for employment at AEDC.
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