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Sr Aero Thermal Engineer Secret Clearance

Quest Defense is an organization at the forefront of innovation and one of the world’s fastest growing engineering services firms with deep domain knowledge and recognized expertise in the top OEMs across seven industries. We are part of a twenty-five-year-old company on a journey to becoming a centenary one, driven by aspiration, hunger and humility.

We are looking for humble geniuses, who believe that engineering has the potential to make the impossible, possible; innovators, who are not only inspired by technology and innovation, but also perpetually driven to design, develop, and test as a trusted partner for Fortune 500 customers.

As a team of remarkably diverse engineers, we recognize that what we are really engineering is a brighter future for us all. If you want to contribute to meaningful work and be part of an organization that truly believes when you win, we all win, and when you fail, we all learn, then we’re eager to hear from you.

The achievers and courageous challenge-crushers we seek have the following characteristics and skills:

Quest Defense, a dynamic and innovative leader in the engineering services industry, is on a mission to redefine the future of engineering. We are at the forefront of cutting-edge technology and have the expertise to serve top OEMs in seven diverse industries. As part of a company with a proud twenty-five-year legacy, we are driven by aspiration, a hunger for excellence, and unwavering humility.

We are in search of remarkable individuals, humble geniuses, who share our belief that engineering can turn the impossible into reality. We are looking for innovators who are not only inspired by technology but are also committed to designing, developing, and testing solutions as trusted partners for our clients.

Our team of diverse engineers is dedicated to engineering a brighter future for all. If you want to contribute to meaningful work and be part of an organization that truly believes in collective success and learning from setbacks, then we invite you to join us.

We are seeking achievers, high performers, and fearless challenge-crushers who embody the following characteristics and skills:

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Utilize computational tools to conduct thermal and/or CFD analysis for gas turbine components and turbomachinery.
  • Prepare geometry and mesh for analysis.
  • Set up models and perform analyses.
  • Post-process and create high-quality presentations of results.
  • Thoroughly document all work in compliance with customer requirements.
  • Prepare and present reports on findings during formal technical reviews.

Please note that this position description is not exhaustive, and employees may be assigned additional tasks as required.

Required Skills (Technical Competency): The ideal candidate is detail-oriented and possesses strong collaborative skills, as there will be significant interaction with customer teams. Listening to their concerns and proactively offering solutions is essential for building strong customer relationships.

  • 3-6 years of experience in Engineering Analysis; Aero-Thermal experience is a valuable asset.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or an equivalent field.
  • Exposure to Aero Engines is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, work under time constraints, maintain composure, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Proficiency with ANSYS Fluent or CFX.
  • Familiarity with Star-CCM+.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, particularly MS Excel.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, creative environment.
  • Enjoys collaborating with dynamic, diverse teams and values a fun working atmosphere.
  • U.S. citizenship is required due to the nature of the work and a willingness to obtain a DoD Secret/Collateral clearance.

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:

  • Mostly office-based with occasional involvement on the shop floor.
  • Extensive use of telephones and computers.
  • Heavily regulated industries with strict adherence to procedures.
  • Flexibility to meet business deadlines, which may require early or late hours.
  • Typical 8-hour workdays with a lunch break, totaling 40-hour weeks; core (required) hours are 9 AM to 4 PM.
  • Ability to use personal transportation to visit customer locations.

The physical demands listed are representative of the requirements to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

If you are ready to take your career to new heights and make a lasting impact in the field of engineering, we invite you to apply for the position of Aero Thermal Engineer with Secret Clearance at Quest Defense. Join us in shaping a brighter and more innovative future. We look forward to hearing from you.


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