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Manager, Propulsion Systems Engineer

Pratt & Whitney


Location:
East Hartford, CT
Date:
09/19/2017
2017-09-192017-10-18
Job Code:
49939BR
Categories:
  • Mechanical Engineering - Applied Mechanics
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Manager, Propulsion Systems Engineer Description at United Technologies Corporation

Manager, Propulsion Systems Engineer

Business Unit Pratt & Whitney Job ID 49939BR Date posted 06/05/2017 City East Hartford State Connecticut Country United States
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 has supervisory responsibility over a team of engineers to ensure that P&W achieves and sustains world class capability in the Propulsion Systems Analysis discipline. The preferred candidate will have outstanding communication and leadership skills, with the ability to recruit, motivate, and retain engineers through effective coaching, mentoring, and development.
Qualifications
Basic Qualifications:
  • BS degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering with 3-5 years of successful experience in a technical assignment within an Engineering organization
  • MS degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering with 2-3 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

Preferred 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
Education
  • BS degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering with 3-5 years of successful experience in a technical assignment within an Engineering organization
  • MS degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering with 2-3 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
  • 2-5 years supervisory experience leading a team of engineers
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.
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Pratt & Whitney is a recognized leading producer of the world's most advanced jet engines. This is your opportunity to join a company steeped in history yet focused on the future by developing engines that provide step-change improvements for the next generation of commercial aircraft and fifth generation military aircraft. Pratt & Whitney, a pioneer in flight and technology, is part of the United Technologies Corporation (UTC) family. UTC is a Fortune 50 company located in over 4,800 locations in approximately 80 countries with $65.2 billion in revenues in 2014.

 

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