177355 - Aircraft Performance Engineer
Chipton-Ross is seeking an Aircraft Performance Engineer for an opening in Reno, NV.

The Performance Engineer will be responsible for mission performance analysis of the Client supersonic business jet to meet program and certification requirements. Successful candidates will have a commanding and fundamental understanding of the design and development of fighter and/or business jet class aircraft, preferably with experience developing supersonic vehicles. Candidates should have expert level knowledge of the necessary physics-based trades for supersonic designs and the regulatory requirements that apply to such aircraft. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and experience in computational fluid dynamics, analytical and theoretical performance estimation techniques, wind tunnel testing from low speed to high speed regimes (preferably supersonic), propulsion integration (preferably supersonic), and stability and control.

Perform detailed takeoff, landing and mission performance calculations for the AS2.
Evaluate various flight maneuvers for assisting development of loads, aircraft handling qualities or other development or certification requirement.
Predict aircraft performance and handling characteristics using classical analytical techniques as well as advanced simulation tools.
Assist development and enhancement of in-house performance prediction codes.
Work with aerodynamics group to collect CFD and wind tunnel data.
Collaborate with the stability and control and aircraft external loads groups.
Operate 6-DOF simulation codes.
Post-process and analyze wind tunnel and flight test data.
Assist with development of performance estimates for flight testing and certification data for the aircraft flight manual.
Assist in the development of advanced tools for performing MDO trades, aircraft sizing and performance analysis.
Provide support for engineering, certification, and flight test departments from concept to product certification.

1-5 years experience with aircraft design or performance analysis using computational tools such as vortex-lattice and area rule methods as well as traditional handbook methods. .
Experience programming in Java, Python, Matlab/Simulink and wiht writing numerical aircraft analysis codes for sizing and/or performance.
Knowledge of aircraft handling qualities and stability and control, as well as aerodynamic CFD methods and wind tunnel testing.
Familiarity with numerical optimization techniques and multi-disciplinary optimization frameworks.
Understanding of statistical methods used in quantifying uncertainties.
Experience with supersonic and/or business aircraft.
Strong technical, interpersonal, communication, administrative, and presentation skills.
Highly self-motivated with a strong bias for action, and excellent problem-solving skills across multi-disciplinary skill sets.

Accredited Bachelor's degree Mechanical or Aerospace engineering, with an advanced degree in a technical specialty relating to aircraft design highly preferred.


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

Patrick Costello
6926 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC 29406

Phone: (843) 554-5800 x181 or (800) 927-9318 x181

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.