201826 - Principal Engineer
12 months

Chipton-Ross is seeking a Principal Engineer for a contract opportunity in Jupiter, FL.

This position requires the selected candidate to have excellent structural analysis skills that will be applied to the design, development and testing of flight propulsion products. The individual will join a senior staff engaged in development and production activities related to new and existing propulsion technologies.
60% Report status to internal and external customers, peer review analyses performed by the WPB team, provide analysis direction and assistance to WPB analysis team, participate as a Structures & Dynamics board member in design reviews, write Structural Analysis Criteria documents for programs, maintain Structural Analysis standard work and methods, lead complicated, challenging tasks with limited to no direction, drive analysis plans, support proposals, etc.
30% - Perform structural analyses utilizing classic hand calculation methods and finite element models developed using ANSYS. Conduct static and dynamic structural analyses. Correlate analysis models and test results. Provide assessment of the products ability to satisfy internal structural requirements, as well as those flowed by the customer.
10% - Prepare technical reports documenting all analysis activities.

Requires broad technical expertise or unique knowledge. Uses skills to contribute to development of company objectives and principles to achieve goals with focus in the area of liquid rocket propulsion and air breathing hypersonics propulsion. Applies advanced technical principles, theories and concepts. Serves as the expert in a discipline with the organization. Contributes to the development of innovative principles and ideas. Provides solutions to unusually complex technical assignments and sensitive problems that require a high degree of ingenuity, creativity and innovation. Challenges are frequently unique and solutions may serve as precedent for future decisions. Works under consultative direction toward predetermined long-range goals and objectives. Determines and pursues course of action necessary to obtain desired results. Work checked through consultation and agreement with others rather than by formal review by superior. May lead large projects that have significant impact to the business or oversee the activities of others. Effects of decisions heavily influence the long-term future course of own discipline. Errors in decisions or recommendations would result in failure to achieve functional and/or business unit(s) goals. Functions as a prime consultant and external spokesperson for the organization on highly significant matters relating to policies, programs, capabilities, and long-range goals and objectives. Contacts are principally with various professional organizations requiring considerable coordinated activities. Technical lead role position that involves all aspects of the Structures & Dynamics discipline including the items below but not limited too. - Communication with internal (program office, chief engineers, etc.) and external customers - Strengthen the technical capacity of the WPB team and support the enterprise - Analysis lead for a given program, investigation, etc. - Technical advisor - Develops analysis plans - Supports proposal efforts - Supports outsourcing efforts - Develop Structural Analysis Criteria documents for every new program - Drives the design from conceptual phase through detailed design - Knowledge of evaluating load and strain controlled problems.. - Demonstrated experience in performing and leading highly stressed linear and non-linear structural analyses supporting design, development and production qualification is required in the areas of static and rotating hardware for liquid rocket engines (main combustion chamber, injector, turbomachinery, valves, ducts, mounts, nozzles, heat exchangers, etc.) air breathing hypersonics, or equivalent (ie jet engine). - Proficiency using finite element analysis tools such as ANSYS. - Knowledge and experience with aerospace product development efforts is desired. - Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint is expected). Required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. Requires U.S. Citizenship. Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.An active Secret Security Clearance is preferred. Being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 may be a condition of employment. Proof of vaccination or an accommodation request approved by client will be required prior to starting employment with the Company. Work Environment and Physical Requirements: Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

Requires an accredited PHD + 10, MS + 12, or BS +14 years' related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience


Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Kevin Suk
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x230 or (800) 927-9318 x230

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.