Aerospace Engineer

Job Location: Hampton, VA

Job Description

Engineers at Bihrle play a critical role in the success of the business though providing quality services to our customers, developing new technologies, and advancing the state of the art in new through research. Engineers are exposed to a wide range of interesting projects related to aircraft flight dynamics, including aerodynamic source data collection (via wind tunnel testing, flight testing, and computational tools), stability & control analysis, and mathematical modeling of the aircraft flight physics and sub-systems for flight simulation applications. Engineers at Bihrle also have opportunities to contribute to aerospace software tool development, engage in a range of hands-on projects with UAS auto-pilots, sensors and system components, and put their entrepreneurial talents to task on in-house research & development projects. At this time, we are looking for an aerospace engineering professional with a focus in aircraft flight dynamics and an interest in contributing to the development of full-envelope aerodynamic databases and advanced math models. The overall objective is to extend or enhance capabilities in existing pilot training simulators.

Your Role

As an Aero engineer at Bihrle, you will be part of a team that is responsible for the development of mathematical models of aircraft flight dynamics and various aircraft systems. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated self-starter with a strong work ethic who is capable of working comfortably within a dynamic team environment. Specific responsibilities are highlighted below:

  • Develop or update aircraft simulation flight models and components
  • Develop, document, test and debug flight simulation software
  • Plan and coordinate flight simulation software development activities
  • Assist in the development of new simulation technologies, methods and algorithms
  • Interact with customers, the engineering team, software developers and project management staff
  • Ensure that assigned projects are executed within cost and schedule commitments

Required Qualifications

  • BS or MS in aeronautical/aerospace engineering
  • 5+ years of experience in flight dynamics
  • Strong MATLAB/Simulink skills
  • Strong C/C++ programming skills
  • Knowledge of fixed-wing and/or rotary-wing flight dynamics
  • Strong math skills
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated creative and critical thinking abilities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and customer interface skills
  • Ability to adapt and learn quickly

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with flight dynamics modeling and simulation
  • Experience with flight simulator systems
  • Experience with Level D flight simulation qualification processes

What We Offer

  • Interesting work on advanced technologies for emerging aerospace markets
  • Opportunities to provide leadership in technology areas of interest
  • Opportunities to publish papers and participate in industry working groups
  • Competitive salary with excellent benefits
  • Flexible work environment
  • Great team collaboration environment
  • Located near Virginia Beach, Historic Williamsburg, Theme Parks