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Sierra Nevada Corporation | SNC Sierra Nevada Corporation | SNC

Structural Engineer II

  •  Posted 30+ Days Ago
  •   Full time
  •  Englewood, CO
  •  R0011263
  •  Security Clearance Required

If you like solving problems and working with complex materials and systems, join our amazing team! As a Structural Engineer, you will be using your skills and expertise to design, evaluate, and certify our 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.

At SNC’s ISR, Aviation and Security (IAS) team we are a leading manned and unmanned aircraft systems integrator for high-performance intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and aviation systems. IAS tailors solutions to customer cost, performance, and schedule requirements and designs to consistently exceed expectations and provide a turnkey approach to enable our customers to focus on their mission. Learn more about IAS


  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering or other related discipline and 3 or more years of relevant experience
  • Familiarity with aircraft structure/construction
  • Familiarity with industry standard analytical methods (Niu, Bruhn, etc.)
  • Experience in both classical structural analysis and finite element analysis of metallic and composite aircraft primary and secondary structure
  • Ability to prioritize workloads and show flexibility to changing situations / demands
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of management, customers, and individual contributors
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance required


  • Demonstrate working knowledge of regulatory and applicable airworthiness criteria including Mil-hdbk-516C and/or 14 CFR Part 25 and Part 23
  • Knowledge and experience of aircraft modification programs
  • Experience in damage tolerance analysis of metallic aircraft structure
  • Experience with MSC Patran/Nastran or Siemens Femap/NX Nastran
  • Solidworks and/or CATIA experience. Understands Product Lifecycle Management
  • Experience in Structural Dynamics/Vibration analysis
  • Experience with narrow body transport category aircraft
  • Experienced in execution of government contracts
  • Experience in integrating mission systems across a wide variety of primary/secondary structure
  • Experience in VBA programming


This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.  The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC