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Engineer, Turbine Aero Thermal Systems

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Business Unit Pratt & Whitney Job ID 01454122 Most Recent Date Posted 09/30/2021 City East Hartford State Connecticut Country United States

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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?

The Turbine Aerothermal Systems team analyzes and develops the functional characteristics of non-gas-path elements of the turbine module, including air systems, thermal response, clearance optimization, bearing integration, heat loading, and efficiency optimization in a highly complex environment.  Truly a systems role with deep technical skills to deploy cutting edge tools in CFD, proprietary codes, component testing in rigs, and design, execution, and analysis of full-scale engine testing. 

As an aerothermal core discipline you are a member of an integrated product team at the part, module levels, as well as key contributions to the systems integrated product team for the engine chaired by the chief engineer.  The Turbine aerothermal systems role also has a unique interface with the engine mechanical systems, air systems, and performance group so that you can truly experience the entire engine while still making deep technical contributions with cutting edge aerothermal design and analysis methods.

Key Responsibilities:

You will lead thermal and secondary air system analysis of the turbine module, working with a multidisciplinary team to support commercial and military engine programs.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Using 1D compressible flow modeling and CFD to analyze and design gas turbine air systems
  • Generating CFD based thermal boundary conditions and knowledge or experience in conductive, convective and radiative heat transfer to create turbine rotor and casing thermal models
  • Specifying engine validation test plans, reviewing engine and test rig data, and matching analytical models to engine data
  • Optimizing air system architecture to ensure safety of flight, turbine hardware meets design life requirements, and gas turbine performance meets customer requirements
  • Operating independently to develop part and module solutions for turbines
  • Ability to prioritize and support multiple projects with contending priorities on time and on budget.
  • Ability to be both contributor and technical-leader in high performance teams interfacing with a diverse range of disciplines for module design

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree
  • 4+ years of professional experience performing work in gas turbine analysis & design, and/or gas turbine research OR Ph.D. graduate with directly applicable research to gas turbine development
  • US Citizenship required due to government contracts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral, with key examples of projects completed and documented through formal written and oral means.  (e.g. publications, reports, detailed briefings)
  • Examples of leadership in technical or professional teams
  • Both design and research experience in turbomachinery
  • Experience in three or more discipline areas:  CFD, heat transfer, 1-D flow systems, rig testing, engine testing.
  • Experience with a range of modern thermal-fluid analytical tools used in the gas turbine industry, including ANSYS Classic/Workbench and Fluent/CFX is a plus.
  • Positive attitude with a strong teamwork competency that allows you to quickly build positive relationships within our team and our customers.

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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