Senior Combustor Aerothermal Fluids Engineer (P3) – Hybrid


East Hartford, CT

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United States of America


PW100: East Hartford 400 Main Street, East Hartford, CT, 06118 USA

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Pratt & Whitney is working to once again transform the future of flight—designing, building and servicing engines unlike any the world has ever seen. And because transformation begins from within, we’re seeking the people to drive it. So, calling all curious.

Come ready to explore and you’ll find a place where your talent takes flight—beyond the borders of title, a country or your comfort zone. Bring your passion and commitment and we’ll welcome you into a tight-knit team that takes our mission personally. Channel your drive to make a difference into shaping an organization and an industry that’s evolving fast to the future.

Innovation through diversity of thought. At Pratt & Whitney, we believe diversity of thought enables creativity, innovation, and a foundation for inclusion. By fostering an inclusive culture, we accept a shared accountability and responsibility to recognize, sponsor, coach, hire and promote talent equally. We welcome our employees to be their whole - best - selves at work because trust, respect and integrity, are a part of our DNA.

At Pratt & Whitney, the difference you make is on display every day. Just look up. Are you ready to go beyond?

The Aero Thermal Fluids (ATF) organization is responsible for the functional aerodynamic and thermal design, analysis, and performance evaluation of Pratt & Whitney propulsion systems for commercial and military aircraft engines.

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Combustor Aerothermal Fluids Engineer with expertise within combustion aerodynamics, and possesses strong technical, problem solving, communication and leadership skills to join our team and be part of continuing Pratt & Whitney's industry leadership in current and next generation propulsion systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead aero-thermal efforts as part of a multi-disciplinary team to design, analyze, integrate, test, and validate various aspects of combustor module design: flow path, fuel injection, and cooling architecture.
  • Work with internal and external customers to meet program requirements.
  • Lead and mentor teams of ATF engineers in the execution of necessary analytical activity including reacting CFD, thermal analysis, and thermo-acoustic analysis.
  • Collaborate with other disciplines including design, structures, operability, durability in the development of balanced engineering solutions.
  • Drive communication of technical summaries and recommendations to meet program/discipline objectives.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Chemical Engineering or in a related field and 5+ years of prior relevant experience, OR a Master’s degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Chemical Engineering or in a related field and 3+ years of prior relevant experience, OR a PhD graduate with directly applicable research experience.
  • US Citizenship required due to government programs.
  • Ability to obtain/maintain a US Government Security Clearance.
  • Travel up to 10%.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active US Government Security Clearance.
  • PhD graduate with 1+ years of relevant experience.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral, with key examples of projects completed and documented through formal written and oral means. (e.g. publications, reports, detailed briefings).
  • Examples of leadership in technical or professional teams.
  • Both design and research experience in turbomachinery, chemical kinetics or two-phase fluid mechanics.
  • Experience in three or more discipline areas: CFD, heat transfer, 1-D flow systems, rig testing, engine testing, chemical kinetics, fluid sprays, two-phase flow
  • Experience with a range of modern thermal-fluid analytical tools used in the gas turbine industry, including ANSYS Classic/Workbench and Fluent/CFX is a plus.
  • Positive attitude with a strong teamwork competency that allows you to quickly build positive relationships within our team and our customers.

Role Type: What is my role type?

In addition to transforming the future of flight, we are also transforming how and where we work. We’ve introduced role types to help you understand how you will operate in our blended work environment. This role is:

  • Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite. This means that responsibilities of the job need to be performed onsite on a regular basis.

Candidates will learn more about role type and current site status throughout the recruiting process. For onsite and hybrid roles, commuting to and from the assigned site is the employee’s personal responsibility.

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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