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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:


Embark on an exhilarating journey with Quest Defense, a cutting-edge force in innovation and one of the world’s fastest-growing engineering services firms. Nestled within a twenty-five-year-old company, we are on an unwavering trajectory towards centenary excellence, driven by boundless aspiration, insatiable hunger, and the utmost humility.

We are in search of extraordinary minds—individuals who not only believe in the transformative power of engineering but are also relentless innovators, consistently inspired by the ever-evolving realms of technology and innovation. As a collective force of remarkably diverse engineers, we understand that our true mission is engineering a future that shines brighter for us all.

What Sets Us Apart:

  • A Culture of Collective Triumph: At Quest Defense, we firmly believe that when one succeeds, we all revel in success, and when one faces challenges, we collectively learn and grow stronger.
  • Meaningful Work, Global Impact: Join us if you’re driven by the desire to contribute to impactful work and be an integral part of an organization that values collective success and continuous learning.

Join Our League of Achievers, High Performers, and Courageous Challenge-Crushers:

Your Mission: As an Aero Thermal Engineer, your role will be nothing short of extraordinary. You will be the orchestrator of innovation, navigating through the following realms:

  • Geometry and Mesh Mastery: Craft the foundation for excellence through intricate geometry and mesh preparation.
  • Thermal Marvels: Utilize cutting-edge computational tools to perform thermal and/or CFD analyses for gas turbine components and turbomachinery, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.
  • Modeling Symphony: Set the stage with meticulous model setup and analysis, sculpting the future of aerospace engineering.
  • Results as Art: Transform raw data into a masterpiece as you post-process and create high-quality presentations that speak volumes.
  • Documentation Virtuoso: Capture every nuance by documenting all work according to customer requirements, ensuring a trail of excellence.
  • Technical Review Showdown: Take center stage as you prepare and present reports on findings during formal technical reviews, showcasing your prowess.

What You Bring to the Spotlight:

  • Engineering Expertise: With 3-6 years in Engineering Analysis, your Aero-Thermal experience is the secret sauce that sets you apart.
  • Educational Prowess: Armed with a BS or higher in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or an equivalent field, you are ready to take on the challenges of the aerospace frontier.
  • Tech Mastery: Navigate the digital landscape with ease, boasting experience with ANSYS Fluent or CFX, Star-CCM+, and a proficiency in MS Office, particularly MS Excel.
  • Collaborative Spirit: Your strong interpersonal skills and ability to thrive in a team environment make you the perfect match for our dynamic and diverse teams.
  • Passion for the Pace: Revel in the thrill of working in a fast-paced, creative environment, where innovation and collaboration collide.
  • Security Warrior: As a US Citizen ready to obtain DoD Secret/Collateral clearance, you embody the commitment required for the nature of our work.

Desired Skills that Elevate You:

  • Aero Engine Exposure: Your familiarity with Aero Engines is not just a preference; it’s a spotlight-worthy advantage.
  • Dymola Dynamo: Experience with Dymola adds an extra layer of brilliance to your profile.
  • Code Connoisseur: Strong programming skills showcase your ability to bring a technical symphony to life.

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:

  • Your stage may be mostly in office environments, with occasional shop floor involvement, but your impact will resonate globally.
  • Substantial amounts of telephone and computer work will be your instruments, playing the melody of innovation.
  • Navigate the heavily regulated industries with strict adherence to procedures, where your precision will be the key.
  • Flexibility is your ally, ensuring you meet business deadlines by staying late or arriving early.
  • Your typical 8-hour days, plus lunch, add up to 40-hour weeks where you’ll shine from 9 AM to 4 PM.
  • Your personal transportation will be your chariot as you visit customer locations, adding a touch of adventure to your journey.

Quest Defense provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.