Principal Engineer - Sr. Research Engineer - Systems And Sensors in San Antonio, TX

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)   •  

San Antonio, TX 78201

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit


8 - 10 years

Posted 36 days ago

Job Summary:

Provide leadership for projects and junior engineering staff. Analyze, design, develop, integrate, test and document engineered systems and subsystems. Prepare technical documentation and reports and present results to management and customers. Work with government, industry, and other SwRI staff in creating designs while solving technical problems in a team environment. Prepare white papers, proposals, and promotional presentations. Initiate advanced research and development programs. Occasional travel to client sites will be required, domestic and international.


Requires a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering with 7-15 years' experience. Those with a MS degree in Mechanical Engineering and 6 years of experience will be considered. Those with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and 5 years will be considered. Must have at least a 3.3 GPA. A strong machine design and mechanics of materials background is required. Ability to design mechanical systems / machines using modern design tools (SolidWorks, CREO) is required. Project experience that included designing and producing machined hardware outputs is required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, and problem-solving skills. Must be able to work well individually or as a member of a project team. An understanding of the mechanics of materials is required. Experience with Finite Element Analysis is required. Experience with turbine engines, turbine engine testing, and rotating machinery is desirable. Experience with aircraft systems is desirable. A valid/clear driver's license is required.

Special Considerations:

Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

Valid Through: 2019-11-8