• Engines Thermal Engineer

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    Blue Engines
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  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team of experts, you will help design and develop rocket engines and propulsion systems that meet Blue Origin's launch vehicle program requirements for various spaceflight systems. You will build and/or modify thermal models using lumped parameter and FE models. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    • Create and maintain lumped parameter fluid/thermal models to support design of thermal systems such as secondary flow systems, whole engine models, and heat exchangers
    • Create and maintain component thermal models to support design and other analysis activities.
    • Support test activities through data review and model anchoring
    • Improve existing analytical capabilities and develop best practices
    • Provide guidance to design engineers on how to improve the performance of their designs


    • Minimum of a B.S. degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering and 2+ years of experience in thermal modeling
    • Experience with turbomachinery, combustion devices, or other high performance thermal devices, such as heat exchangers
    • Ability to work effectively both independently and on a team
    • Ability to communicate technical information effectively
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum


    • Knowledge of a lumped parameter modeling software package such as Sinda/Fluint
    • Knowledge of a finite element modeling package such as ANSYS
    • Knowledge of at least one programming or scripting language


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