Senior Mass Properties Engineer - ESSCA

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics Technical Solutions, Inc., is seeking a talented Senior Mass Properties 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 Senior Mass Properties Engineer will provide expertise relative to in-space vehicles and launch vehicles supporting the Space Launch System (SLS) Program (SLSP). The successful candidate will coordinate and interface with multiple engineering disciplines, system elements, and customers, as well as participate in reviews, meetings, working groups, and task teams. The candidate will provide leadership and/or support for the development of mass properties assessments for SLS and participate in review of the SLS Element’s mass properties assessments.

Activities include (but are not limited to):

  • Lead and support the development and review of key system engineering products for SLSP milestones and provide technical expertise to technical and programmatic reviews.
  • Create mass properties estimations and provide technical insight, uncertainty analysis, and appraisal of the conservatism used in the specific estimating processes used.
  • Generate Technical Performance Metric (TPM) charts and mass properties reports which include full dry mass properties (mass, center of gravity, moments of inertia, and products of inertia) and other reports suitable for input into trajectory and G&NC design and analysis assessments.
  • Perform conceptual mass properties parametric estimations, bottoms-up calculations, mass distributions, moment of inertia calculations, and weight control planning.
  • Lead and guide the technical integration of the mass properties and integration analysis team products within the team and across affected disciplines such as verification, requirements, loads, GSE, and manufacturing.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with designers and stress analysts and use expertise to identify areas for potential mass savings in design and manufacturing.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with stakeholders in the GN&C, operations, and performance disciplines/areas to improve and enhance vehicle performance and operational objectives.
  • Proactively work to create and implement new processes and tools to facilitate improved design and analysis capabilities.
  • Perform verification and validation of mass properties report data for the team to ensure accuracy of the input data as well as the output data from the NASA Mass Properties Analysis and Reporting Tool (MPART).
  • Technically evaluate SLS Prime Contractors mass properties reports and associated data.



    Basic Qualifications

    Candidate must possess a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Systems Engineering or equivalent degree AND at least 15 years of experience.


    Candidate must possess a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Systems Engineering or equivalent degree AND at least 15 years of experience.

    Candidate must have experience using MATLAB and some proficiency creating tools or modifying software applications for a specific use.

    Candidate must have experience working with design teams and with system configuration, design, and analysis personnel.

    Candidate must have demonstrated mathematical skills and the ability to perform analytical assessments of vehicle systems, subsystems, and components. 

    Candidate must have demonstrated an ability to breakdown complex problems or issues into manageable pieces to facilitate resolution of technical concerns.

    Candidate must have experiene reading and working with engineering drawings, interface control documents, configuration documents, or other technical documentation. 

    Candidate must demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

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

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

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


      Other Qualifications

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

      • An understanding of the NASA/contractor environment, NASA systems engineering processes, and familiarity with the SLS Program. 
      • Experience working with, and understanding of, cryogenic and solid fuel propellants, and other fluid mass properties management.
      • Experience leading and/or working as a member of mass properties and weight integration teams.
      • Experience using computer aided design tools (i.e. Pro-E/CREO) and database applications.


      Security Requirements

      Candidate must be a US Citizen.



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