Mechanical Systems Design & Analysis Engineer 4

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Mechanical Systems Design & Analysis Engineer 4

Manassas, Virginia Contract Job ID: 2210159760
Estimated Duration: 12 months


PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Mechanical Systems Design & Analysis Engineer in Manassas, Virginia

  • Leads and provides technical quality review of the development and documentation of mechanical and fluid systems and thermal environment to establish the system design. Leads activities to validate and verify mechanical and fluid systems requirements. Leads the development, maintenance or modification of system components' designs/proposals to provide installation and detail documentation. Performs and documents analyses. Manages supplier development, test and production activities and directs the supplier to optimize integration and achieve program goals. Prioritizes, delegates and tracks performance and documentation of analyses of mechanisms/landing gear/ordnance components and systems selecting appropriate methods to validate or assess the design. Supports proposal preparation and new business development efforts. Trains and coaches others. Works under minimal direction.
  •  Lead the design, analysis, test, and integration of air vehicle subsystems, including but not limited to:
  • Landing gear, Steering, Braking, Flight control actuation, Hydraulic systems, Launch and recovery, Payload doors, Environment control system – ECS, Ground service equipment - GSE
  • Support definition of requirements for air vehicle subsystems.
  • Manage functional and physical interfaces between vehicle subsystems and the vehicle.
  • Performs analysis, modeling, and simulation to verify subsystems and components meet requirements.
  • Support execution of component, subsystem, and system-level testing, including generating test plans and procedures, test execution, and analysis of test results.
  • Communicates information about vehicle subsystem design, requirements, and performance between the design team, management, customer, subcontractors, and vendors.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Minimum of B.S. in mechanical or aerospace engineering (or related STEM discipline) plus 9+ years of relevant experience (or equivalent combination of technical education and experience).
  • Demonstrated expertise in development of aerospace vehicle subsystems.
  • Experience with CAD software (CATIA V5 preferred).
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Must be a U.S. Person.
Desired Requirements:
  •  Experience leading the development of aerospace systems, from conceptual design through production.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience with system engineering processes, including but not limited to requirements development, system safety analysis (FHA, FTA, FMEA development), and reliability analysis.
  • Experience with finite element analysis, multi-body dynamics analysis, and/or thermal analysis.
  • Hands-on experience working with machine shops, specifying fasteners, bearings, and other hardware, integrating prototype aircraft, and conducting performance tests.
Physical Requirements:
  • On-site/Hybrid in Manassas, VA - preferred
  • On-site/Hybrid in Cambridge, MA - acceptable
  • Fully Remote - acceptable, case-by-base
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PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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