PDS Tech Inc Lead Structural Analyst - Secret in Minneapolis, Minnesota

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Lead Structural Analyst, in Minneaplois, MN.

  • This position involves the leadership of technical activities and technical staff.

  • Specifically, the role involves working directly within technology development teams to define solution paths to complex challenges involving structural mechanics/dynamics. Activities involve the thermal and fluid analyses supporting design and testing of precision guide munitions systems.

  • As a member of a functional group deployed within the organizational matrix, the candidate will define tasks for group members specialized in the analyses of structural phenomena.

  • The task types may range from calculations based on first principles to the use of detailed 3D models to represent forces, stresses, and material strains.

  • Support for the development activities will also include test planning, execution, and data analysis activities.

  • The candidate will be responsible for identifying technical problems, defining paths forward to solve those problems, developing and executing plans that involve the work of others, and reporting the results of those efforts to the leaders of the interdisciplinary development teams.

Skills/Experience/Education Required

  • Ability to identify technical challenges and solution paths

  • Ability to define the proper assessment approach to solve complex physical problems using the following tools and knowledge

  • FEA/FEM processes and tools applied to designs utilizing standard and composite materials

  • Material properties and limits

  • Physics-based models

  • Empirical models

  • Test planning, execution, and data analysis

  • Demonstrated ability to managing people and delegate tasks

  • 10 years experience in engineering sciences

  • 5 years experience in technical leadership of others

  • Experience working in product and/or technology development teams

  • Experience reporting results across an organization and upward to decision makers

  • Decomposing technical requirements into product specifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering or physics

  • Must have an active Secret clearance or held one within the last two years. Please list candidates' clearance level in the submittal.

Skills/Experience/Education Preferred

  • Ability to develop physical models for own use using tools such as finite elements and computer languages such as Matlab Ability to analyze thermal- and fluids-related data gathered during field tests using a range of toolsets (e.g., Matlab, Python, R, Excel, ...)

  • Working knowledge of project planning tools such as MS Project

  • Experience with weapon systems development

  • Familiarity with the defense acquisition process

  • Familiarity with common FEM/FEA tools such as Abaqus and ANSYS Experience working with teammates outside own organization/company

  • Master's or PhD in engineering sciences Training in project leadership and management

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.