Mechanical Engineer

Leidos - 30+ days ago
Bridgewater, Virginia, United States

Job Description:

Leidos is dedicated to making the world a safer place. This starts with helping our customers in the Defense Industry achieve their critical missions. From our airborne work with sensors alerting warfighters to what's over the next hill, to our autonomous maritime platforms protecting sea lanes and shores; our dedicated Defense Group employees are solving critical challenges across the globe. The Advanced Solutions Group (ASG) within the Airborne Solutions Operations (ASO) of Leidos Defense Group currently has an opening for a Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer to work in our Bridgewater, VA office providing onsite support for multiple manned aerial platforms being delivered to OCONUS locations.

The Mechanical Engineer will:
  • Review and analyze requirements and use sound engineering principles to design and develop 3D CAD models and 2D drawings for production of various aircraft modifications.
  • Implement drawing redlines using an established configuration management process.
  • Document design requirements and decisions using certified AS9100D processes.
  • Manage the overall efforts of multiple projects simultaneously using project management principles to prioritize work to meet performance, quality, and schedule objectives.
  • Will interface with production, structural, and program management to provide engineering support for projects.
  • Evaluate mechanical issues on the shop floor.
  • Signature authority for aircraft worthiness certification documentation
  • Interface with subcontractors for collaborative design efforts; managing timelines and deliverables
  • Help develop/implement procedures to improve team performance and efficiency.
  • Perform drawing/model reviews of fellow peers to ensure quality of work.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field with a minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience.
  • Experience using parametric 3D CAD software. Possible programs may include SolidWorks, Inventor, NX, Solid Edge, Creo, Pro/E, etc.
  • Experience designing structural components and/or sheet metal products.
  • Ability to access various areas of different aircraft types, which may involve kneeling, stooping, standing, and lifting weights.
  • Strong knowledge in static/dynamic engineering mechanics.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET Security Clearance.
  • Those authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship are encouraged to apply..

Preferred Qualifications
  • Certified SolidWorks Professional
  • Experience using Rhinoceros 5 or other surface based modeling software
  • Experience with ISO9001 or AS9100 quality management processes
  • Experience designing for DoD customers.
  • Knowledge of aircraft structures.
  • Experience using a PDM/Vault system.
  • Experience in a design/production environment.
  • Knowledge and experience in the development of ISR aircraft.
  • Excellent oral, written, and visual presentation communication skills.
  • Excellent conceptual visualization skills.

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Clearance Level Required:


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Mechanical Engineering
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.
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