BAE Systems Rocket Development Engineer in Radford, Virginia

Job Description

BAE Systems, one of the world's leading defense contractors and a stable Fortune 500 Company, is hiring two Rocket Development Engineers for our R&D team at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant. The Rocket Research and Development Team is looking for motivated and engaged design engineers to develop new solid rocket motor propulsion systems. Rocket Development Engineers will be involved in the design, analysis, build, and test of rocket motors for aerospace and defense applications. Working with a team of like-minded and similarly focused scientists, technicians and engineers, the Rocket Development Engineer will lead development programs as well as provide design and analysis support. Typical activities may include:

  • Motor/Grain/Nozzle Sizing and Performance Estimation

  • Mechanical Motor Component Design

  • Case Design

  • Grain Design

  • Nozzle Design

  • Test Equipment Selection and Implementation

  • Performance Prediction

  • Optimization Analysis

  • Computer-Aided Analyses (Fluid, Thermal, Structural or other)

  • Risk Assessment

  • Technical Presentation

BAE Systems helps protect those who protect us. At our manufacturing facility at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant we do this by developing safer energetic materials for our government and commercial customers. Radford AAP has provided high quality products for our soldiers since WWII and will continue to push the frontier of energetic material synthesis and manufacturing with your help. Learn more about this area of our business at .

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 4 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Related Scientific/Mathematical Field

  • Two Year's Experience in Design of Aerospace Systems or Related Fields

  • Experience with CAD Software (i.e. Autodesk, Solidworks, Pro-Engineer etc.)

  • Able to think critically and work creatively

  • Good understanding of thermodynamics and/or fluid dynamics

Preferred Skills and Education

  • Five Year's Experience in Design of Aerospace Systems or Related Fields

  • Experience with Solidworks

  • Experience with modeFrontier, DAKOTA, or similar optimization tools

  • Experience in Creating and Interpreting Engineering Drawings

  • Proficient in MATLAB (or Octave)

  • Experience with Star-CCM

  • Working Knowledge of Composite Materials and Structures (Especially Pressure Vessels)

  • Object Oriented Programming Experience (C , Java etc.)

  • Proficient in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Analysis, Thermal Analysis, and/or Finite Element Structural Analysis (Solidworks, ANSYS, ABAQUS etc.)

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. Platforms & Services designs, develops, produces, supports, maintains, modernizes and upgrades armored combat vehicles, wheeled vehicles, naval guns, surface ship combatants, commercial vessels, missile launchers, artillery systems, military ordnance, and protective wear and armor. Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Rocket Development Engineer


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