United Technologies Corporation Engineer, Aero/Thermo in East Hartford, Connecticut
Job ID: 50826BR
City: East Hartford
Country: United States
Category: Engineering: Aero Thermal Fluid Engrg
Pratt & Whitney is the leader in the next generation of both commercial and military jet engines as a result of strength in engineering to develop revolutionary jet engines. The Geared Turbofan engine has dominated the single-aisle market sales, motivating additional platforms, and continued innovation through the next generation product family product line. Likewise, the military products of the F-22, Joint Strike Fighter, UAV, and adaptive cycle engines, are world class engineering innovations that define the state of the art for jet engines. Come join a world class engineering team to continue advancing the state of the art for aeronautical and propulsion engineering through applied thermodynamics.
Pratt & Whitney is seeking experienced candidates for propulsion systems analysis with experience in one or more of the following functions:
Development engine performance and modeling
Analysis of transient engine handling characteristics
Engine systems stability analysis for operability
Dynamic systems modeling and control integration
Numerical methods for cycle simulation and multi-discipline optimization
Aircraft performance analysis
System functional requirements definition
Engine functional testing and validation
System level project engineering
Critical skills involve application of steady state and transient thermodynamic principles to a wide range of performance development topics such as product validation, electronic control definition and optimization, cycle studies, root cause, and performance improvement packages for thrust, fuel burn, and functional enhancements to the engine. Strong technical leaders in this area have an understanding of aerodynamics of turbo machinery, combustion, inlets and nozzles to integrate results from component data and sophisticated aerodynamic 2D and 3D simulation into leadership direction for cycle improvements and directions for technology advancement.
This position is highly inter-disciplinary and team-oriented requiring excellent communication skills. Travel opportunities may arise depending on project assignments and requirements. Candidates with more extensive team leadership experience will be considered for expanded roles in the propulsion systems analysis organization; those with experience in a portion of the above responsibilities will be evaluated for development and growth opportunities while fulfilling a technical leadership role with support.
*Education / Certifications
BS degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering with 4-7 years of successful experience in a technical assignment within an Engineering organization.
MS degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering with 2-5 years of successful experience in a technical assignment within an Engineering organization.
PhD degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering with experience in research and/or teaching in a propulsion-related area.
*Experience / Qualifications
Competent in one or more of the following engineering disciplines:
thermodynamics and engine performance, gas dynamics, aircraft performance, statistics, functional integration, aerospace systems testing, and software design
Practical experience with systems analysis tools (e.g. NPSS and C++ related programming language) is desired
Strong communication, analytical, teaming skills, and the ability to work in a highly collaborative environment is required
Professional experience in both engine and aircraft performance is preferred
United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.
United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.