• Civil / Structural Engineer

    Job Location USA-VA-Herndon
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2 months ago)
    Job ID
    Required Clearance
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Proficient and able to perform all responsibilities associated with the position
    • Grasps and applies new information quickly
    • Proficient ability to handle more complex assignments
    • Must be proficient with solid modeling CAD tools to create structural models and accompanying drawings
    • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
    • Proficient knowledge with technical standards, manufacturing/fabrication methods, government/industry standards
    • Prefer proficient knowledge of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools
    • Demonstrates proficiency in writing technical papers and proposals
    • Demonstrates history of leading an engineering project and team

    Education Requirements:

    Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.


    Clearance Requirements:

    At minimum, a current Department of Defense SECRET security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.


    Responsibilities for this Position

    GDMS has an opening for a Civil / Structural Engineer (with clearance) to fill an opening on our operations team. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  GDMS employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


    Key Responsibilities:

    This Civil / Structural Engineer (with clearance) will lead structural analysis required for all program tasking and deliverables, working independently and/or with a team of project engineers, as specific tasking dictates. Structural analysis will include design and development of a range of metal, masonry, composite and wood structures, and components. In addition, there is opportunity to serve as an Integrated Product Team (IPT) lead, and to also support on a diverse range of technical tasking. Scope of tasking could include design, development and production of structural systems with mechanical and utility sub-system components. Work involves hands-on development (design, prototyping, and testing) of one-of-a-kind solutions, often in support of quick response capability (QRC) programs. IPT support could include overall deliverable integration, preparation and presentation of design milestone reviews, scheduling and planning duties, and other special assignments. The role will include working with the program team and sub-contractors in addition to direct interface with customer representatives.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Civil Engineering background with a demonstrated proficiency in structural design is required – Ansys, FLAC, Inventor, and Revit are current program standards
    • Current Professional Engineer (PE) and/or Structural Engineer (SE) registration, or ability to successfully obtain licensing in near term as stated above
    • Experience with preparation and presentation of technical briefings to communicate analysis results, technical trades, design requirements and specifications, and recommendations to customer technical and management staff is a plus
    • Hands-on construction experience and interest/ability to fabricate physical proof-of-concept mock-ups in a shop/highbay environment is a plus
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Project and ability to prepare and track schedules is a plus

    Representative Duties and Tasks:

    • Performs design and analysis in civil and structural engineering technology areas
    • Leads development of strategic tasks or small to mid-size projects by applying engineering and organizational knowledge and expertise to achieve technical goals
    • Provides technical input to Project or Engineering Management in linking project-related strategy to achieve business goals
    • Monitors the project from initiation through delivery including planning and directing schedules and monitoring budget/spending
    • Understands and interprets the technical, organizational and process aspects of the task assigned and can relate them to the technical needs of the overall project or organization
    • Plans and executes small to mid-size projects or task elements within larger projects, organizations, or for groups of projects
    • Responsible for the completion of assigned engineering tasks or mid-size projects within budgetary and scheduling guidelines
    • Directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of engineering tasks or small projects within area of assigned responsibility
    • Actively uncovers technical and organizational risks and ensures they are included in risk mitigation plans
    • Participates in development of program strategies and teaming strategies as they relate to the assigned project
    • Participates in the development of executable project plans on proposals
    • Mentors lower labor grades in engineering principles and project performance
    • Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills
    • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
    • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors
    • Carries out other tasks, not listed, assigned by supervisor
    • May require a government counter-intelligence polygraph at future date










    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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