Navatek LLC, a privately-owned defense contractor is seeking a Research Engineer to work on a range of exciting Department of Defense research and design challenges involving inflatable structures, including: improved mobility of ground and amphibious vehicles; rapidly-deployable and novel extendable structures; and more. Navatek is a leading provider of inflatable structure research, development, design, and manufacturing for the Department of Defense. This position is an opportunity to join a group of talented engineers growing to fill the needs of the Department of Defense. This opportunity is located at the Arlington, VA office.

General Description:
The ideal candidate will have at least a bachelors in engineering and significant work experience with a focus on inflatable or other hybrid-extendable structures. Must be willing to work on a range of basic and applied research concept development projects including: design of inflatable structures, strength and failure analysis, modeling and simulation, pneumatics and controlled inflation. Candidate should be able to thrive in a research environment – identify technical gaps in the state-of-the-art and translate client needs into system or research requirements, manage a project from conceptualization through proof-of-concept, and clearly communicate results to stake holders. Periodic travel between Honolulu, HI and Providence, RI necessary for project management.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Research and development: problem identification, requirements definition, new theory development, analysis, experimentation.
  • Engineering of inflatable / extendable structures.
  • Provide technical supervision to engineering teams, as needed.
  • Communicate results to stakeholders in the Department of Defense.
  • Support development of new business opportunities: gap analysis, client relations, proposal writing.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering, or related field, from an accredited college or university.

  • 10+ years of experience with a focus on inflatable or other hybrid-extendable structures.
  • Highly motivated, self-starter who can take new ideas and execute solutions in an independent environment.
  • Experience with US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and/or NASA a plus.
  • Must show proof of work eligibility in the United States.
  • US Citizenship required.
This position will be located at Arlington, VA office. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing an employee background check and post-offer drug screen.

This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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