Performance Cycle Engineer (Hybrid), EastHartford, Connecticut

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EastHartford, Connecticut

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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?

Job Overview:

In this position, you will discover and optimize new commercial thermodynamic cycles to enable sustainable and zero-carbon flight, including for hybrid-electric and liquid hydrogen propulsion. You will discover advanced military propulsion concepts that enable new war fighting paradigms.? This position provides the flexibility to work across commercial and military organizations and make novel discoveries to tackle climate change and meet the challenges of the 21st century.? This is a technical position with the following functions: 

Key Responsibilities: 

Originate and evaluate propulsion concepts where thermodynamic cycles work in concert with various hybrid electric propulsion and aircraft elements to meet key requirements. 
Coordinate with various P&W engineering disciplines, Collins, and RTRC to assess viability of cycle components. ? 
Provide leadership to challenge, clarify, and define assumptions. 
Build and execute Multi-disciplinary Design, Analysis and Optimization (MDAO) workflows, perform topology exploration and vehicle integration.
Summarize design and analysis results for senior leadership and external customer briefings. 

Basic Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years of relevant experience, or
An Advanced Degree in a related field and 5+ years of relevant experience or PhD with relevant experience in related field
US Citizen due to government contracts
Familiarity with cycle analysis of various thermodynamic cycles
This position requires strong NPSS parametric modeling skills for conceptual design and understanding of the NPSS solver

Preferred Qualifications:

The ability to work with MATLAB in support of various engine concepts.? 
Sound understanding of gas properties and products of combustion for alternate fuels such as hydrogen, ammonia, steam, and carbon dioxide. ? 
Familiarity with NASA CEA for modeling of combustion products and NIST RefProp for modeling of gas properties. 
Ability to create and execute Multi-disciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) workflows using iSIGHT/3DExperience. 
Experience in transient cycle models and controls. 
Experience with Simulia Dymola. 

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.

RTX Raytheon / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBRTX-01581949  2023.03.10

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