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Aerojet Rocketdyne Senior Manager, ATF/Structures & Dynamics in Huntsville, Alabama


Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets. We offer a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, and advanced hypersonic propulsion. Visit our website at www.rocket.com for more information on how our employees Power the Future.

Aerojet Rocketdyne seeks a full time senior manager for the combined Aerothermal Fluids (ATF) and the Structures and Dynamics (S&D) analysis disciplines in Huntsville, Alabama.

This ATF/S&D engineering senior management position provides leadership support and is accountable for the analysis team’s work scope for AR defense programs with advanced solid propellant propulsion systems. This position requires knowledge and experience leading and performing propulsion system analyses to verify product designs meet thermal and structural performance requirements. These propulsion systems may be used in tactical, strategic and/or missile defense applications.

What we can offer you:

Inspiring Company Culture - Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impact on our nation’s aerospace and defense legacy. Read more about our culture:Careers | Aerojet Rocketdyne (https://rocket.com/careers) .

Rest and Relaxation - 3 weeks of vacation annually plus 48 hour annual sick allowance. 9/80 schedule at most locations, providing for longer weekends. Annual year end company closure, plus company paid holidays.

Comprehensive Health Benefits - Medical , Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness.

Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with company match.

Professional Development - Tuition assistance program, Employee recognition program, and Leadership development program.

Employee Resource Groups – Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs.

Trusted - Aerojet Rocketdyne is proud to be recognized as America’s Most Trusted Aerospace & Defense Company.


Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

40% - Manager will provide leadership and direct ATF/S&D analysis technical support in the form of solution development for complex problems, analysis planning, peer review, and formal design review. This support spans all AR development and operational / production programs. These programs include conventional and controllable solid rocket propulsion systems used in tactical, strategic, and missile defense applications. Additional duties include requirements derivation, understanding customer specified aerospace aerothermal and structural requirements, coordinating with other team members for ballistics, loads and material properties data as necessary to support solid propellant propulsion rocket systems.

40% - Manager will perform functional management responsibilities, including proposal manpower and scope estimates/approvals, program staffing, employee skill and career development, performance evaluations, salary planning, work prioritization and technical oversight of employee work products.

10% - Manager will be responsible and direct the development and implementation of ATF/S&D analysis methods, standards, practices, and procedures; act as liaison between ATF/S&D and other engineering disciplines and organizations. Routine reporting and communication with the Design & Analysis Senior Director, ATF/S&D Managers, and engineering managers from other disciplines is also expected.

10% - Manager will provide leadership for the design, development and implementation of product and process improvement and affordability activities. Lead the maintenance and development of a comprehensive suite of technical standard work documents for the ATF/S&D disciplines, structural analysis criteria documents and analysis plans.


Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or related discipline and a minimum of 14 years progressive aerothermal and/or structural analysis experience required. Master’s degree strongly desired. PhD degree is a plus. Strong technical and team-working skills required. Previous lead engineer or management experience is a plus. Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential.

Experience leading ATF and/or S&D analysis efforts for solid rocket motors. Experience leading technical teams performing linear, non-linear and dynamic structural analyses and/or experience leading technical teams performing fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and ablation analyses desired. Knowledge and experience with aerospace product development efforts required. Experience with solid rocket motors, including filament wound composites and solid propellants, is strongly desired. Experience with high performance computing is strongly desired.

May be 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.

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 or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional 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.

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Unless otherwise stated in the requirements section of an individual job listing, our positions require U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency, or other status as a U.S. Person as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3).

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or theinterview process should e-mail the Human Resources Department atAccommodation Request. (accommodationrequest@rocket.com)

Location US-AL-Huntsville

Job ID 21306

Zip 35806

Category Engineering - Structural

On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? On-Site