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Engineer, Exhaust Systems Aerodynamics

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Business Unit Pratt & Whitney Job ID 01464966 Most Recent Date Posted 09/30/2021 City East Hartford State Connecticut Country United States

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United States of America


PW100: East Hartford 400 Main Street, East Hartford, CT, 06118 USA

Pratt & Whitney is working to, once again, transform the future of flight—designing, building and servicing engines unlike any the world has ever seen. And because transformation begins from within, we’re seeking the people to drive it. So, calling all curious.

Come ready to explore and you’ll find a place where your talent takes flight—beyond the borders of title, a country or your comfort zone. Bring your passion and commitment and we’ll welcome you into a tight-knit team that takes our mission personally. Channel your drive to make a difference into shaping an organization and an industry that’s evolving fast to the future.

Where the difference you make is on display every day. Just look up.

Are you ready to go beyond?

Job Description:

The Aero Thermal Fluids (ATF) organization is responsible for the functional aerodynamic design, analysis and performance of components and modules throughout Pratt & Whitney commercial and military product lines.

The Exhaust Systems Aero group is a part of the ATF organization focused on the aerodynamic design and analysis of high-performance military exhaust systems, including bypass duct and nozzle aerodynamics, augmentor combustion, and exhaust system cooling design.

We are seeking motivated individuals with strong technical, problem solving, communication and leadership skills to join our team and be part of continuing Pratt & Whitney's industry leadership in current and next generation military propulsion systems.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead small aero teams during the aerodynamic design, analysis and testing of exhaust system component / module design on technology and development programs.  Work with associated Module Center CIPTs, design, structures and signature disciplines.  Integrate module performance with system analysis as well work with airframe partners to integrate exhaust system concepts into air vehicle designs.
  • Support Engine Concept Studies, Major System Rigs, Technology Demonstrators, Technology Development Plans, and proposal efforts.  Interface with internal customers (CIPT, SIPT, EDSIT, PCEs), and external customers (Weapon System Contractors, govt reps).
  • Technical aspects of the work include, but not limited to: flowpath lofting, aerodynamic performance analysis, secondary flow and heat transfer modeling, bypass duct modeling, exhaust / airframe integration, and performance integration.
  • Work is full-time on-site at P&W East Hartford campus.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering or related fields
  • 5+ years of relevant professional or research experience, or 3+ years with an advanced degree.
  • US Citizenship required due to government contracts. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An active US DoD security clearance SECRET or higher.
  • An advanced degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Systems Engineering, or related field.
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving and teamwork skills.  Excellent communication skills.  Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality technical solutions in a cross-functional team environment.  Willingness to work across organizations and technical disciplines.  Desire for continuous learning and innovation.
  • Experience in one or more of the following aerodynamic design and analysis functions: nozzle aerodynamics, secondary flow systems, heat transfer analysis, flowpath lofting, CFD analysis, combustion dynamics.
  • Experienced user of one or more of the following tool packages: Fluent, WIND, ACTRAN, PowerFlow, SpaceClaim, Pointwise, ANSYS, Matlab, Dymola, Unigraphics/NX, and network flow solvers.

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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