THE PURPOSE:
The Loads Engineer position falls under the System Loads Analysis and Materials group at Virgin Hyperloop One. This group is responsible for performing system-wide engineering analysis of the hyperloop system. As a Loads Engineer, you will work closely alongside multiple teams, including system requirements, safety, and hardware design, to understand load sources on the pod vehicle and wayside structure and lead the development of a loads database to be used for structural integrity and fatigue assessment across the company.

THE ROLE:
• Develop a framework for keeping track of loads-producing scenarios and load values on the pod vehicle and wayside structure as the product design matures
• Work with a multi-disciplinary group of analysts in electromagnetics, aero, thermal, and dynamics and controls to facilitate the generation of loads for each major design cycle
• Lead the development and maintain a loads database that will be a repository for all the loads to be used for structural integrity and fatigue assessment
• Develop in-house tools and utilize commercial tools as needed to combine loads and develop fatigue load spectra
• Develop and execute quality control checks on loads prior to release
• Make recommendations on test plan for the verification and validation of loads

THE CANDIDATE:
• Enjoys developing efficient and novel solutions to challenging engineering problems
• Practices quality control in code development through unit testing and code documentation
• Has exceptional interpersonal skills and can work collaboratively with many other teams
• Has excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to create concise, thorough documentation that can be used to further the knowledge base of the company
• Can work quickly and efficiently on a tight schedule with little technical or managerial guidance
• Ability to process large volumes of data into appropriate and useful outputs

MINIMUM REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
• BS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or similar field
• Several years of working experience in a Loads group
• Experience in creating load combinations and fatigue spectra
• Knowledge of statistical load combination approaches
• Experience maintaining a database of loads and performing quality control checks on loads prior to release
• Understanding of different types of loads generating analyses in time domain, frequency domain (i.e. random vibration, harmonic excitation)
• Experience in verification and validation of design loads and fatigue spectra towards vehicle/system certification through test and analysis


PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:
• MS or PhD in Engineering, or substantial related industry experience
• Industry experience in human safety project such as aerospace, automotive, rail, etc. Working in a startup environment or working in the early stages of an engineering company; working to create or mature engineering processes
• Experience in transportation or aerospace vehicle structural loads development
• Project management experience with managing multiple sources, priorities, and deadlines
• Experience developing a product from concept to production
• Developing models in one or more of the following CAE software packages: Femap, Nastran, ANSYS, Simcenter NX Motion, Simcenter Response Dynamics, LMS Virtual Lab, MSC ADAMS, or Simulia
• Programming experience toward in-house code or data processing in MATLAB, Simulink, or similar
o Time domain and frequency domain (harmonic, PSD) analyses
o Developing in-house dynamics simulation codes
o Building of fatigue spectra

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