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General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Structural Analysis Engineer in Englewood, Colorado

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS’ expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.

Whether a specific satellite for a specific mission or a constellation of interconnected spacecraft, the GA-EMS Space Systems team is re-defining how customers can access the possibilities of space. GA-EMS offers modular and scalable satellite platforms backed with a history of operational flight experience to support defense, civil, commercial, and academic mission requirements.

We have an exciting opportunity available within our Mechanical Engineering Team working with lasers and advanced sensors, nuclear and nuclear thermal propulsion, and satellite orbital activities. We are looking for an experienced engineer with structural analysis experience dealing with military and airborne systems to join our team.


  • Can function in a team environment developing engineering solutions that require creative designs, detailed analysis, investigation and resolution of routine engineering problems.

  • Will work on aerospace systems, high energy lasers, electro-optical systems and other various systems.

  • Ability to perform mechanical designs including: structural analysis, structural dynamics, thermal analysis, 3D CAD and engineering drawings.

  • Experience with the design, analysis, build and test of advanced airborne hardware. Apply statistical methods and perform mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes.

  • Determines technical objectives and develop innovative, practical solutions to advanced technical engineering problems.

  • Addresses complex and difficult technical issues requiring highly creative approaches, drawing on advanced engineering concepts.

  • Ability to work and lead in a multidisciplinary team environment.

  • Hands on work environment and high level of interaction with system components. Oversee prototype builds and implement lessons learned into design.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.


Job Qualifications: Typically requires a bachelors or masters degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and two or more years of engineering experience with a bachelors degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Candidate must have experience with structural design.

  • Exposure to laboratory environment preferred, including materials characterization, materials testing, vibration testing, and failure analysis.

  • Must possess real world experience analyzing modal, random vibration, shock, and stress including correlation of analytical results to test.

  • Experienced with composites and ceramics is a plus.

  • Ideal candidate has mechanical design experience as well.

  • Experience with application of analytical results to relevant structural codes and criteria including fatigue and fracture analysis.

  • Previous experience with optical system, flight systems, or military systems is desired.

  • Experience with space / launch environments a plus.

  • Experience with CAD, FEA software such as Solidworks, ANSYS, NASTRAN, FEMAP is required.

  • Experience with Matlab is helpful

  • Demonstrates an extensive technical expertise and application of engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice with the ability to organize, plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones with some experience in project leadership.

  • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required enabling an effective interface with other departments and/or professionals, and capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact, as well as providing leadership and guidance to less experienced professionals.

  • Customer focused, formulates plans based on the development of innovative new designs in resolving advanced technical engineering problems.

  • Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment.

  • A Professional Engineering License, original work(s) published in professional engineering journals, and invited to present one or more original works to an engineering symposium are desirable.

  • Must have a thorough understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties.

  • Must possess the ability to develop and communicate new concepts; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is required.

Salary: $68,770 - $116,193 Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Not Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? Desired Clearance Level Secret Workstyle Onsite

General Atomics is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, transitioning status, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, medical condition, mental disability, physical disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. EEO is the law. We also prohibit compensation discrimination under all applicable laws. To learn more visit https://tbcdn.talentbrew.com/company/499/v2_0/EEO Notices.pdf. U.S. Citizenship is required for certain positions.