Conceptual Design Engineer (Level 3)

Lockheed Martin

Palmdale, CA 93550

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

COVID\-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities\. With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, Lockheed Martin is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID\-19 variants pose in the workplace and ensuring we meet our commitments to national security\.

To uphold safety for all employees, we will continue to request vaccination status for all Lockheed Martin employees including new hires\. All current and newly hired employees are required to follow onsite safety measures based upon the COVID\-19 Community Level at the specific work location\.


**Lockheed Martin Aeronautics\. Be More Than You Can** _Imagine_ **\.**

As part of our Conceptual Design team in Palmdale, you will have an opportunity to develop new air vehicle systems and technology solutions as part of Lockheed Martin's Advanced Development Programs, a\.k\.a\. "Skunk Works"\.

We are seeking an experienced Conceptual Design Engineer with expertise in early aircraft design, capable of both independent work and working as a key member a broader design team\. The candidate should be a highly motivated self\-starter capable of learning quickly and thriving in a fast\-paced, dynamic environment\.

The candidate's primary responsibilities will include:

\- Aircraft Conceptual Design, including advanced surfacing and lofting, configuration layout, aircraft sizing and performance analysis\.

\- Developing 3D CAD models of aircraft concepts, including layout and integration of systems \(propulsion, fuel, subsystems, landing gear, structural arrangements, mission systems, etc\.\)

\- Conducting trade studies, sensitivity analysis, performance analysis, and optimization\.

\- Setup and execution of Multi\-Disciplinary Design Analysis and Optimization \(MDAO\) models\.

\- Assist in planning and leading aircraft design studies and projects

The engineer selected for this position must have experience working with the many engineering disciplines involved in the aircraft design process, such as aerodynamics, structures, propulsion, mass properties, stability and control, and mission performance\.

In addition to vehicle configuration development and layout, the individual will work with sizing and analysis tools in the LM Aero Rapid Conceptual Design process, using them to execute conceptual design trade studies and identify optimal solutions\. Experience with analytical tool development, modification, coding and test is preferred\.

Previous experience with advanced aircraft conceptual design/development is required, and an understanding of the integration of survivability technologies, propulsion systems, subsystems, sensors, and payloads is preferred\.

The candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be capable of presenting their work to management and customer representatives\.

Must be a US Citizen\. This position is located at a facility that requires special access\. Secret clearance updated within the last 6 years is preferred\.

**What’s In It For You**

Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually\. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:

• Medical

• Dental

• 401k

• Paid time off

• Work/life balance

• Career development

• Mentorship opportunities

• Rewards and recognition

This position is in Palmdale, CA Discover Palmdale\.

**Basic Qualifications:**

\- Bachelor's or above degree from an accredited college in Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering

\- Experience with product design using CATIA V5 or other 3D CAD software

\- Experience with aircraft conceptual design, layout, sizing and performance analysis tools

\- Experience participating on multi\-disciplinary engineering teams

**Desired Skills:**

\- Familiar with military aircraft design principles and tools

\- Experience with setup and execution of Multi\-Disciplinary Design Analysis and Optimization \(MDAO\) models

\- Familiar with design of low observable aircraft, integration of survivability technologies, propulsion systems, subsystems, sensors, and payloads

\- Excellent technical writing and presentation skills

\- Experience with at least one structured programming language \(ex\. Java or FORTRAN or C\+\+/C\#\)

Must be a US Citizen\. A current Secret clearance updated within the last 6 years is preferred\.



**Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer\. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status\.**

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours\. Our customers tackle the hardest missions\. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision\. They’re dangerous\. Critical\. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives\. Those are the missions we care about\.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges\. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U\.S\., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories\.


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