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Parsons Corporation Mechanical & Structural Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

Job Description:

Parsons is seeking an Aero-Mechanical Structural Engineer and Analyst to support Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Targets and Countermeasures development programs. Primary duties will include providing Subject Matter Expertise (SME) support for monitoring, reviewing and evaluating MDA prime contractor structural design, test and analysis for the development of target systems. The successful candidate will have advanced knowledge and skills in missile system structures, loads and stress analysis to review, evaluate and critique missile contractor design approaches and analysis assumptions and results. This position will support any of the MDA target programs as required.


  • Provide input to the Government program plans and technical requirements regarding missile structures design, analysis and test

  • Review prime contractor designs, analyses and plans for testing to ensure sound technical approaches and compliance with contract requirements

  • Identify and contribute to the resolution of structural design/analysis issues, problems and risks

  • Review data requirements, analyses and test methodologies

  • Assess manufacturing and producibility plans

  • Review structural test plans/procedures, monitor testing and review test reports

  • Generate technical briefings and decision packages

  • Provide status reports of activities

  • Represent the interests of the customer in Working Groups, forums, Technical Interchange Meetings and Failure Review Boards

  • Review and evaluate prime contractor objective evidence provided in support of major milestone reviews, i.e., SRRs, PDRs and CDRs.

Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanical, Aerospace or other) and 15+ years related experience with missile and space component and/or vehicle structural design, analysis, test and evaluation.

  • Position requires an active Secret security clearance pre-start.

  • Demonstrated experience with aerodynamic and structural loads and stress analysis

  • Familiarity of standard structural design practices for missile and space flight vehicles

  • Dynamic analysis (vibration, shock, acceleration)

  • Development and Qualification testing

  • Working knowledge of modeling tools such as CAD, CREO and NX

  • Familiarity with structural material properties

  • Familiarity with engineering drawing processes and geometric tolerance practices

  • Familiarity with MDA and system engineering processes is desired

  • Technical proposal development and evaluation

  • Development and delivery of presentations to peers and/or management

  • Proficiency with Microsoft tools (e.g. MS Word, Project, PowerPoint)

  • Ability to begin performing with minimal supervision

Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.