Sr Research Engineer - Combustion and Propulsion with Security Clearance

Employer
RTX Corporation
Location
East Hartford, Connecticut
Posted
Jun 13, 2024
Closes
Jul 11, 2024
Ref
2775470734
Discipline
Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Scientist, Research
Specialty
Alternative Fuels
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia, Corporate
Date Posted:
2024-03-07Country:
United States of AmericaLocation:
RC1: United Tech Research Center 411 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT, 06108 USAPosition Role Type:
OnsiteThe following position is to join our Corporate or Research Center Team: RTX is an Aerospace and Defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises four industry-leading businesses - Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, and Raytheon. Its 195,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cybersecurity. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Arlington, VA. To realize our full potential, RTX is committed to creating a company where all employees are respected, valued and supported in the pursuit of their goals. We know companies that embrace diversity in all its forms not only deliver stronger business results, but also become a force for good, fueling stronger business performance and greater opportunity for employees, partners, investors and communities to succeed. Senior Research Engineer - Combustion & Propulsion Technology The Combustion and Propulsion Team at RTX Technology Research Center is seeking a candidate with strong analytical skills and expertise in combustion and propulsion technology to serve as a Senior Research Engineer. The successful candidate will join an inter-disciplinary research team working in areas such as gas turbine combustion, pressure gain combustion, advanced propulsion concepts, high-speed and multi-physics reacting flows, sprays, and experimental combustion and diagnostics. The individual is expected to focus on technical excellence; demonstrate innovation in the delivery of advanced technology; develop strong customer relationships both within and outside of RTX and to participate on research proposals to RTX business units and government agencies. Basic Qualifications: Proficient knowledge of combustion science, fluid mechanics and chemical kinetics as applied to advanced propulsion technologies with experience in combustor design, experimental combustion and diagnostics, computational fluid dynamics, high speed and/or reacting flows. Demonstrated ability to deliver to challenging technical objectives through creative problem solving and innovative thinking. Experience in the application of analytical skills to the development of new technology. Record of technical contributions including patents or publications. Strong analytical and communication skills required. US Citizenship required. (U.S. Government Security Clearance or the ability to obtain a clearance.) Preferred Qualifications: Experimental testing of high pressure, high temperature combustion rigs or apparatus, diagnostics and data analysis (performance, emissions, acoustics, durability, etc.) Understanding of fundamental combustion physics such as combustor dynamics and detonation-chemistry interactions Design of fuel/air mixers for combustion devices (including gas turbines, low/zero carbon combustors, rockets, scramjets, rotating detonation engines or other novel combustors) using CFD or other analytical methods Experience with use of alternative fuels such as hydrogen, ammonia, and/or sustainable aviation fuels (SAF's) System-level architecture exploration for propulsion systems including combustion devices. Location: East Hartford, CT Relocation Assistance is available for this position. Education: M.S. in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or related engineering field. (Master's degree with at least 3 years of work experience post degree in combustor development or advanced engine architectures pertaining to gas turbine or propulsion technology). The preferred candidate will have a PhD in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or related engineering field. (PhD with graduate work in combustor development or advanced engine architectures pertaining to gas turbine or propulsion technology). RTX is an Aerospace and Defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises four industry-leading businesses - Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, and Raytheon. Its 195,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cybersecurity. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Arlington, VA. To realize our full potential, RTX is committed to creating a company where all employees are respected, valued and supported in the pursuit of their goals. We know companies that embrace diversity in all its forms not only deliver stronger business results, but also become a force for good, fueling stronger business performance and greater opportunity for employees, partners, investors and communities to succeed. The following position is to join our Corporate or Research Center Team: Requires advanced knowledge of work area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience. May have practical knowledge of project management. Practical to substantial knowledge of RTX projects, programs or systems with the ability to make enhancements and leverage in daily work. Typically requires: A University Degree or equivalent experience and minimum 5 years prior relevant experience, or An Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years experience Engineering/Other Technical Positions: Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 5 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations. Requires advanced knowledge of work area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience. May have practical knowledge of project
management. Practical to substantial knowledge of RTX projects, programs or systems with the ability to make enhancements and leverage in daily work. Typically requires:
A University Degree or equivalent experience and minimum 5 years prior relevant experience, or An Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years experience Engineering/Other Technical Positions:
Typically requires a degree in Science,Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 5 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations. The salary range for this role is 77,000 USD - 163,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, location, education/training, and key skills. Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company's performance. This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply. RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window. RTX 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. Privacy Policy and Terms: Click on this link to read the Policy and Terms