CFD Research Corporation
  • 03-Feb-2017 to 04-Sep-2017 (CST)
  • Huntsville, AL, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Strong benefit package that includes 401K Matching and Discretionary Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Contributions.

The engineer in this role will support our Propulsion and Power Branch and its team of engineers and technicians supporting multiple customers.  The team designs and tests components for all types of air breathing (reciprocating, gas turbine, etc.) and rocket (mono and bi-propellant liquid, hybrid and solid) propulsion and power generation engines.   Candidate must possess a fundamental technical foundation in one or more of these technology areas that also includes a strong interest/exposure in the fundamental energy transfer components (turbomachinery, combustion, heat exchangers, gearbox, etc.).  Typical projects include conceptual through detail design, analyses, test, evaluation and system level integration.  

As part of this position, candidate will work to establish relationships with internal and external customers in this area.  Candidate will have access to a 7,000 FT2 machining and test center as well as CFDRC's industry leading computational analysis tools.   Candidate will the opportunity to identify, propose and execute tasks for government and commercial customers.     Work areas can range from Modeling & Simulation to System & Component Testing to designing prototypes and low rate initial production efforts.  Candidate will look to compliment other research efforts internally in addition to supporting work for external customers.  This position will be responsible for articulating CFDRC's capabilities and agenda in this area. 


Candidate must be a US Citizen.  Position requires at least a Master's Degree in Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering (or similar discipline) and 10 years of industry experience with propulsion and aerospace systems.  Candidate will need to demonstrate familiarity with multiple component/system design and analysis tools as well as selected commercial grade analysis software (CFD, structures, controls, etc.)   Position will require meet eligibility to obtain at least a Secret Clearance. 

Preferred candidate will have a passion for propulsion and power system development and a desire to grow a team. Candidates with experience (or strong interest in) working proposal development and capture along with technical execution is a plus.  Preferred candidate will have exposure to multiple customer sets, including DoD, DoE, NASA and commercial. 

About CFDRC:

CFD Research Corporation (CFDRC) specializes in engineering simulations and innovative designs for Aerospace, Cyber IA, Defense, Life Sciences, Materials, Energy, and other industries. Using our software and experimental facilities, we develop new hardware concepts, innovative designs, and prototypes. We have over 50 patents awarded or pending in the areas of biotechnology, combustion, propulsion, and materials.

CFDRC's software and expertise pioneered coupled multiscale, multiphysics simulations of fluid, thermal, chemical, biological, electrical, and mechanical phenomena for real-world applications. Such simulations provide clearer insights into complex systems and thus enable Better Decisions and facilitate Better Products with lower risk, reduced cost, and less time.

CFDRC's success stems from the Strong Synergy between:

  • R&D projects (funded mostly by Government agencies).
  • Adaptation and Commercialization of developed technologies with industry partners.
  • Engineering services for technology insertions and on-site and off-site support for DoD, NASA and other programs of national interest.

CFDRC has grown steadily and profitably every year since its inception in 1987. We are a two-time winner (1996 and 2006) of the prestigious Tibbetts Award for innovation. CFDRC has also won the Army National Achievement Award twice (in 2008 and 2010) for excellence in the SBIR program, and we maintain an excellent ( 80%) DoD Commercialization Achievement Index (CAI) score. One of our significant commercialization success was the spin off of the CFDRC software products division along with 45 employees in 2004.

Presently, CFDRC has a highly qualified staff (55% PhDs) of over 90 employees, and active collaborations with numerous research organizations. We have been cited in the success stories of NASA, Navy, Air Force, DARPA, NIH and NSF; and are commended by industry partners for impacts made on their businesses. Our projects address challenging problems of national importance, e.g. Chem-Bio Protection, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Alternative Energy Sources, Low Emissions, Space Launch Systems and Missile Propulsion.

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