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Senior Research Engineer – Aerospace R&D - Mechanics - Job Opening ID: 575278

Saint-Gobain Research North America is looking for a driven, talented, and energetic senior research engineer to join our growing Aerospace R&D team.

 

Saint-Gobain is a world leader in developing innovative, high-performance solutions through our unparalleled expertise in composite materials design and optimization. We are searching for a scientist to research and develop new technologies that strengthen our product portfolio, which encompasses airborne and ground-based radomes, multilayer aerospace windshields, as well as other composite products in a variety of markets. The new team member will have the opportunity to leverage their skillset in applied mechanics and computational analysis by contributing to a dynamic research team focusing on optimization, physics modeling, and distributed numerical tools for engineering design.

 

The selected candidate will be expected to lead R&D projects as part of a collaborative research team. The team must interface effectively with aerospace design engineers, commercial team members, and manufacturing/process engineers in order for the business to expand its potential.

 

The candidate will need to:

  • Extensively utilize broad expertise in solid/structural/computational mechanics to develop numerical tools to accelerate product development and empower commercialization.
  • Rely on knowledge in constitutive model development, adhesion and contact, plasticity/damage, and finite element analysis (Abaqus preferred).
  • Use coding experience (Python preferred) for data analysis, model reduction, and machine learning/heuristics to explore and propose innovative designs.
  • Leverage engineering optimization techniques to improve Aerospace composites product performance under manufacturing and process constraints.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously. Is able to balance creativity with process and documentation.
  • Work collaboratively within an agile development team. Seeks out feedback from others to enhance and streamline development and decision making.
  • Communicate technically with internal and external collaborators and utilize knowledge to advance projects and identify productive synergies.
  • Stay aware of new technology applications within the Aerospace industry as well as modern academic methodologies and literature.

 

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • Coding experience (Python preferred).
  • Interest in machine learning / heuristics, optimization and dimension reduction techniques.
  • Interest in data visualization and analysis.
  • Experience in numerical workflow development.
  • Strong academic training in solid/fracture mechanics, preferred exposure to adhesion, computational modeling, constitutive law development, plasticity/damage.
  • Openness to learning applied physics, optics / RF analysis and fluid-structure interaction simulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and actively seek out feedback from others.
  • Strong communication skills and the desire to advance projects and propose new productive synergies.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BS Degree with a minimum of 7+ years’ experience, or MS with 3+ years of experience, or entry level PhD in Mechanical Engineering/applied mechanics, Material Science, Applied Physics, or Applied Mathematics.
  • Practical exposure to numerical coding (Python, Matlab, C/C++, Fortran…
  • Experience with some of the following physical characterization techniques: Optics, RF, Fluid/solid interaction, contact/adhesion, Solid mechanics.
  • Experience with Python language.
  • Experience with Aerospace and/or Composites materials physical testing.

 

 

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