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Airframe Structures Engineer

Leonardo DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services, and support to military forces, intelligence agencies, and prime contractors worldwide.

Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture, and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.


Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A., which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide.

We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture, which rewards performance.

For additional information on Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at


Leonardo DRS is seeking an exceptionally qualified and proven Airframe Structures Engineer to join our recognized team of experts to provide a solution for the U.S.

Air Force’s T-X program.  Leonardo DRS ties together an exceptional T-100 Integrated Training Systems Team (ITS) comprised of Leonardo Aircraft’s world-class aircraft powered by Honeywell engines integrated with state-of the-art ground-based training from CAE USA.

The T-100 Air Vehicle is purpose-built for a wide range of training capabilities, long-term reliability, and cost effective operations.

These characteristics – along with its proven integrated training system comprised of Simulators and Ground Based Training devices – make the T-100 the best solution to train today’s next generation of fighter pilots.  For additional information on the T-100 ITS program, please visit our T-X Program website.


Job Location: Arlington, VA


Job Title:  Air Vehicle Airframe Structure Engineer


Duties and Responsibilities:

* Provides technical management on all design aspects relative to the Aircraft structure such as structural loads (in-flight and on ground), aero elastic stability, etc.

and integrating with the IPT engineers.

* Reviews customer specifications and requirements.  Leads all the airframe and structural aspects.

* Solves technical problems and provides effective solutions on structural aspects.

* Prepares and presents plans, status updates, and briefings to the Air Vehicle IPT and to customer counterparts on the human factor/crew station.

* Ensures that the technical and schedules relative to structural aspects and requirements are met.

* Solves complex technical problems and provides effective and innovative solutions.

Basic Qualifications:

* Masters Degree in Engineering or related technical field with a minimum of 7-10 years combined experience in Aerospace Engineering, specifically in Structural/Airframe Design.

* Minimum of 5 years hands-on experience in engineering requirements management to include development, derivation, validation and verification of Airframe requirements.

* Experience in structural design criteria and systems installation.

* Configuration, weight/balance and solutions trade-off.

* Airframe Stress and Fa...

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