Propulsion Engineer

Location: Manassas, VA
Job Code: 1915
# of openings: 2



We are currently seeking propulsion engineers with PT6 turboprop engine integration experience to join our team and contribute in the design, fabrication and testing of propulsion systems for UAVs.  As part of a dynamic, highly collaborative team, you will have the opportunity to help Aurora drive innovation and accelerate development of autonomous technology.  Candidates must have a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills and thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Design and integration of propulsion systems, including engines, fuel system, engine mounts and propulsion-specific GSE.

  • Develop requirements for propulsion system and related subsystems.

  • Generate test plans and procedures.

  • Lead or support execution of propulsion-related testing.

  • Manage integration of the propulsion system within the air vehicle.

  • Design propulsion-specific GSE, test articles and test fixtures.

  • Communicate information about power and propulsion system design, requirements, and performance between the design team, management, customer, subcontractors, and vendors.

Minimum Requirements:

  • BS in aerospace or mechanical engineering or related field from an accredited university.

  • 5+ years of industry experience working with propulsion systems.

  • Strong understanding of IC or turbine engines, as well as their integration with the airframe.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Experience with CAD software (CATIA v5 preferred), MATLAB, and Microsoft Office applications.

  • Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering and must be a US Person (US Citizen or US Permanent Resident/Green Card Holder).

Highly Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience integrating PT6 turboprop engines.

  • MS or PhD in aerospace or mechanical engineering or related field from an accredited university.

  • Experience leading small engineering teams through design, fabrication and testing of propulsion systems.

Aurora Flight Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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