Mechanical Engineer - Structural Analyst
Bigelow Aerospace, LLC - North Las Vegas, NV

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The successful candidate will interface with space station design teams and will be responsible for verifying structural design integrity and performance.

The candidate must be able to work independently to model components and assemblies using Solidworks Simulation finite element software and verify desired performance given specified inputs. Must be skilled at performing classical hand calculations.

The candidate will rely on experience to support designers and give recommendations regarding mass reduction, stress analysis, and system envelopes during launch and operation.

The candidate must also be able to apply skills to support laboratory testing of critical components.

Successful candidates in any of these specialties should be able to perform related analyses including FEA and classical hand calculations. Projects will involve the design and manufacture of space vehicle structures, electromechanical mechanisms and environmental control and life support systems.


US Citizens and Permanent Residents Only


Strong knowledge of engineering mechanics fundamentals, able to use FEM techniques to identify stresses, deflections, and natural frequencies, ability to clearly communicate results and concepts to designers, technicians, and management using both verbal and written communication skills.

Understanding of various MIL-STD requirements and their relation to product and system design and performance is desired. Experience with ANSYS and COSMOS/M finite element software a plus. Experience with flight loads analysis, laminated and thermal FE analysis would be considered a definite positive.


Minimum MSME degree with 3-5 years experience performing linear, non-linear, static, and dynamic analyses on mechanical structures.