Aircraft Structural Engineer


Employment Type: Permanent

Job Number: 27023

Compensation: 120k/year - 160k/year

Job Description

Aviation Structural Engineer


The Aviation Structural Engineer is responsible for structures engineering (research, analysis, planning, integration, and testing) for interior/exterior installations on aircraft. This position requires DoD Secret clearance, and will work remotely.


  • Approves drawings and documents to support modification and installation of structural and system components on aircraft
  • Assists with planning and selection of equipment installation locations
  • Develop cabin interior, systems, and structural modification/installation work instructions, procedures, and recommendations ensuring compliance with CFRs
  • May assist in estimating, quoting, and planning in support of aircraft modifications
  • Assist aircraft integration teams with structural planning and fit checks
  • Participate in meeting project deadlines as part of a functioning team or as individually assigned in a fast-paced, progressive environment.
  • Assist with acquisition and maintenance of company owned Supplemental Type Certificate(s) and approved designs
  • Participate in preparing reports showing compliance with proper FAA regulations on all structural components by either analysis or test
  • Assist in document compliance with the applicable regulations covering the structural strength, crash protection, interiors item retention, basic loads, weight balance, stress analysis, static test, dynamic test, fatigue analysis/assessment, and evaluation of the design to substantiate aircraft structure
  • Perform Stress Analysis (software generated/hand-calculations) / generate structural reports in support of Field Approvals and Supplemental Type Certificate(s) acquisition.


What You Bring:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in aerospace structural analysis, test, and design required
  • FAA Designated Engineering Representative in Part 27/29 aircraft (including repairs) preferred
  • Knowledge of installations, modifications, and structural configurations of aircraft components, fixtures, and associated equipment in accordance with blueprints, worksheets, and engineering drawings
  • Familiar with fabrication and/or installation of basic structural systems in aircraft
  • Familiarity and understanding of aircraft loads and load paths
  • Experience in static structural analysis calculations for installations
  • Familiar with standard aircraft assembly and modification shop practices
  • Working knowledge of field approved/ Supplemental Type Certificate(s) process
  • General knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements (14 CFR 27, 29)
  • Results-driven with strong focus on timeliness and meeting or exceeding customer expectations
  • Ability to work in cross-functional environment
  • Ability to work directly with internal and external customers