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Advanced Technology and Research Corporation Mechanical Engineer, Fluid Dynamics in Bethesda, Maryland

Salary Range : $90,000-$130,000 USD per year

Advanced Technology & Research Corporation (www.atrcorp.com) is seeking to fill the following full-time permanent position. Based in Maryland and incorporated in 1973, ATR is an equal-opportunity engineering company with a solid reputation in various engineering disciplines for the government and Fortune 500 commercial customers.

Salary for the position is competitive according to qualifications. ATR offers an attractive comprehensive benefits package, including Medical/Dental insurances, free basic life/ADD, and long-term and short-term disability insurances, 401(k) plan, educational assistance program, and paid time off. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.


The successful applicant will join ATR's Engineering Services Division, working as a team member on site as Fluid Dynamicist supporting Acoustics Technology Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division, West Bethesda.  Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Research and study high Reynolds number, impressible flow field that leads to generation of underwater sound

  • Research CFD modeling on large and detached eddy simulations of external flow turbulent boundary layers and internal flows with complex geometries

  • Investigate and develop unsteady fluid structure interaction and multi-phase flow simulation

  • Collaborate with physical experiments performed at wind/water tunnels and scaled ship prototypes to validate numerical hydroacoustics models

  • Produce technical documents and reports.


  • Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace or Physics

  • PhD degree preferred

  • 3-5 years of research experience desired

  • Job experience in the Navy or other DoD laboratories is a plus.


  • Understanding of high Reynolds number turbulent flows and fluid structure interaction

  • Knowledge of CFD modeling and simulation tools and process

  • Knowledge of acoustics measurement system

  • Knowledge of advanced signal processing

  • Able to effectively communicate orally and in writing

  • Able to travel to naval research and development facilities.


    Candidate must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance or favorable adjudication of a national security background investigation. Current successful background investigation completion is a plus.

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