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Belcan Structural Engineer III in Louisville, Colorado

Structural Engineer III

Job Number: 311059

Category: Aerospace

Description: A Structural Engineer III- Thermal Protection Systems job in Louisville, CO is currently available through Belcan with one of our Aerospace/Defense clients. You will be using your skills and expertise to design, evaluate, and certify cutting edge products and services. These cover a very wide range from advanced mission payloads and electronic systems through highly integrated aircraft to orbital and space exploration systems. You'll examine complex metallic and composite structures and systems. Your technical duties involve the design and development of new products and processes throughout the product lifecycle. To be considered for this role, you will need a Bachelor's of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering or other related discipline and 6 or more years of relevant experience. This is a great contract opportunity with a growing company. The ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance may be required.

Structural Engineer III Job duties:

  • You will primarily be responsible for performing structural analysis, using finite element

methods and hand calculations.

  • You will be assigned structural analysis tasks that may include structural sizing for primary and secondary structure, non-conformance evaluations, mass trade studies, test analysis, model correlation, and conceptual level studies.

  • Support the development of Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) for the Dream Chaser Cargo

  • System through structural analysis, using both finite element methods and hand calculations

  • Proficiency with FEMAP/NASTRAN analysis tools and methods

  • Proficiency with MATLAB programming and automation (desired)

  • Knowledge of TPS materials (such as AETB tile and strain isolation pads) and their unique

characteristics (desired)

  • The analysts will work with test engineers to develop full-scale test conditions that successfully envelop flight conditions for critical failure modes.

  • Originate specifications, control documents, verification and validation plans, procedures,

reports, or other documentation in support of design and development activities

  • Prepare material for, and conduct, periodic design reviews

  • Execute engineering design and development activities consistent with Customer quality,

cost, and schedule requirements


  • Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering or other related discipline and 6 or more years of relevant experience

  • Knowledge of Computer Aided Engineering tools

  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary design and development teams

  • Experience to Static and/or Dynamic Analyses

  • Experience in Engineering Simulation using Finite Element structural analysis (FEA) tools

such as MSC Patran, Nastran, FEMAP, or ANSYS

  • Experience performing fatigue and damage tolerance analysis utilizing tools such as NASGRO or AFGROW

  • Ability to perform classical analysis using industry standard hand calculation methods

  • Knowledge of industry-standard mechanical design principles, to include, but not limited to

parametric design, model-based definition, material hardware selection, manufacturing and

production processes

  • Ability to author substantiation reports

  • Background in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required.

To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful

permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to

obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.

If you are interested in this Structural Engineer III-Thermal Protection Systems job in Louisville, CO, please apply via the 'apply now' link provided. Belcan is a leading provider of qualified personnel to many of the world's most respected enterprises. We offer excellent opportunities for contract/temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct assignments in the engineering, IT, and professional fields. We are the employer of choice for thousands worldwide. Our overriding goal is to provide quality staffing solutions that help people, organizations, and communities succeed. Belcan is a team-driven Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. For more information, please visit our website at

Location: Louisville , CO

Minimum Experience (yrs): 6+

Required Education: Bachelor (BA, BS...)


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