Technical Specialist – Installations Aerodynamics

Job Description

As an Installations Aerodynamic Engineer for Rolls-Royce, you'll work with our Civil and Defense customers to deliver inlet and exhaust system aero flow path lines, whilst also overseeing prototype development, testing and reporting.

The Installations Aerodynamic Engineer will be responsible to deliver inlet and exhaust system aero flow path lines, performance predictions in bid documentation, boundary conditions for Thermal, Stress, and Dynamics modeling requiring the use of aerodynamic design tools, act as an interface with the civil and military customers, and oversee prototype manufacture, testing, and reporting.

At Rolls-Royce, we look beyond tomorrow. We continually pioneer integrated power and propulsion solutions to deliver cleaner, safer and more competitive power.

Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, operates in four global markets - civil aerospace, defense aerospace, marine and energy. We continue to invest in core technologies, products, people and capabilities with the objective of broadening and strengthening the product portfolio, improving efficiency and enhancing the environmental performance of its products.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Defining requirements for aerodynamic components, systems and test rigs
  • Defining inlet and exhaust systems to be tested in a lab environment and integrated into a product systems
  • Creating performance maps for components to be integrated into cycle decks
  • Communicating with engineers fabricating the systems to ensure the function of systems
  • Creating pressure and temperature maps of near wall air flows for thermal and mechanical analysis boundary conditions
  • Interfacing with airframe and government customers to deliver system design presentations
  • Providing guidance and training to the engineering team


Rolls-Royce is a Military Friendly Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

Basic Requirements:
  • A Bachelor's degree with 5+ years of experience in aerodynamics OR;
  • A Master's degree with 3+ years of experience in aerodynamics OR;
  • A JD/PhD with 0+ years of experience in aerodynamics
  • In order to be considered for this opportunity, you must be eligible to obtain and maintain security clearance, which requires US Citizenship


Preferred Requirements:
  • Propulsion system integration, design and build experience
  • Survivability design and technology development experience
  • Experience with risk analysis tools
  • Ability to perform CFD modelling on complex exhaust system components and/or sub-systems
  • Experience using Ansys Fluent and/or Siemens STAR-CCM tools


Pioneer an enduring network. Join us and you'll develop your skills and expertise to the very highest levels, working in an international environment for a company known the world over for brilliance and innovation.

Beyond tomorrow

We are an equal opportunities employer. We're committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and cultures give us different perspectives. And the more perspectives we have, the more successful we'll be. By building a culture of respect and appreciation, we give everyone who works here the opportunity to realize their full potential. You can learn more about our global Diversity and Inclusion strategy here.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are keeping our people safe by offering the option to work from home where possible and necessary. If you're successful for this role you'll be expected to work from home on a temporary basis.When Rolls-Royce updates the safety protocols related to COVID-19, you may be required to work in multiple spaces (home, office, alternate locations, etc.) as needed across the work week. These may vary dependent on required tasks, the needs of the team, and the focus of the organization.

Relocation assistance is available for this opportunity.