Propulsion System Design Engineer

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, an employee-owned company, is seeking a talented Propulsion Design Engineer to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

The Propulsion System Design Engineer for fast-paced projects focused on design and test of a new systems. The individual will interface with department leadership, project engineers/managers, mechanical designers, analysts, component engineers, test engineers, systems engineers, safety, and quality within Dynetics. The individual will support diverse projects in the Space Systems Division involving space technologies, missile systems, subsystems, and systems.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Use system requirements to generate propulsions system designs.
  • Working with fluids, thermal and structural analysts to trade and implement propulsion system designs.
  • Developing schematics and propulsion system layouts, working with project engineers, and design engineers to create detailed drawings of propulsion system components.
  • Use system requirements to generate plans for development, qualification, and acceptance of propulsion systems and their components.

Basic Qualifications

Possess a Bachelor's of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university.

Candidate must have at least (5) five years of propulsion design, analysis, and systems engineering experience.

Candidates must have knowledge of and experience with defense, civil, and/or commercial space engineering practices and processes, including the product development cycle through qualification and production.

Candidates must have experience with the liquid rocket propulsion systems development process, including an understanding of mechanical design, thermal and structural analysis.

The position requires occasional travel to support design reviews and/or meeting at customer sites.

Position requires candidates to be capable of performing in a collaborative engineering environment working closely with multi-disciplinary teams.

Candidate must have demonstrated experience effectively communicating within a team environment.

Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.


Other Qualifications

Preference shown to candidates who possess a Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university.

Preferred candidates will also have experience and/or working knowledge with:

  • Additional experience with Turbomachinery Design 
  • Cryogenic and Storable Propellants
  • Thermal, Fluid, and Mechanical Systems Engineering
  • Analysis of Space or Missile Systems


Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen.

Possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.





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