UIC Alaska

Aerospace Engineer

Position Type
Location : Location
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain
Minimum Clearance Required
Travel Requirement
Less than 10%


Bowhead seeks an Aerospace Engineer to join our team at Dahlgren, VA to support the Navy’s Integrated Engagement Systems Department in the integration of munitions system guidance.


• Work with a team of engineers and researchers to improve the performance of developing weapon concepts, and apply innovative technologies to these concepts.
• Apply computational and analysis methods to developmental munitions concepts.
• Contribute to research study plans for new weapon system designs, testing new materials and prototypes for future production, and reviewing the results to develop new products.
• Apply computational fluid dynamics models and other analytic methods to analyze the weapon system aerodynamic and stability characteristics
• Study aerodynamic systems using empirical methods, including data from wind tunnel facilities.
• Research and analyze engineering data to iterate and develop precision weapons
• Test weapon systems aerodynamic response to verify function and performance
• Design and assemble control panels, propulsion systems, guiding systems, computer systems and other necessary parts and systems.
• Coordinate activities with production, research, testing and other departments to optimize safety and efficiency
• Write design proposals, reports, manuals and other technical documents

• Use mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles to design and improve the aerodynamic characteristics of weapon systems including gun-launched munitions and rocket propelled systems.
• Work with government and Bowhead project leadership in order to address technical issues associated with the assigned project, being responsive to their priorities.
• Guide and instruct government and Bowhead personnel on the alternative technical approaches, being used as a resource to the technical community.


• Proven work experience
• Demonstrated understanding of state of the art materials, mathematics, science, thermodynamics, mechanics, aerodynamics, production methods.
• Excellent research, problem-solving and critical thinking skills
• Effective verbal and written communication, project management and planning expertise
• Proficiency with high performance computer systems and aerodynamic modeling techniques
• Bachelor’s degree in engineering or physics with more than two years’ experience as an Aerospace Engineer or similar role.

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must be able to maintain a security clearance at the Secret level. US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location.


In accordance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, candidates should be aware that they may be required to have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.


Physical Demands:
• Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
• Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time
• Must be able to twist, bend and squat periodically




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