Do you enjoy problem-solving in predictive models? Are you looking to grow your career in Engine Performance? Join the QuEST Team and enhance your passion for engineering.
Who is QuEST?
Our goal is to become the most recognized and trusted global engineering partner for our customers—Fortune 500 companies in the Aerospace, Medical Devices, Oil & Gas, Power, and Transportation industries. We know we can find solutions to their most important technical and business challenges they encounter. We aren’t consultants. We help them make their products the most competitive in the world and that’s how we’ve grown to over 11,000 problem solvers from 50 centers around the world. We aspire to be a 100-year company, which doesn’t mean staid and boring, but rather, we evolve and adapt to create the frontier of the engineering services industry.
Our Design Engineering Team is a growing team working with one of the biggest Aerospace companies in the world. Our projects range in size, scope and application from proof of concepts, to execution of major equipment changes, to sustainable life-cycle maintenance. You and your team-mates will perform projects with some of the most cutting edge technologies in the industry working towards continuous improvements in the redesign of our customer’s Aero Engines.
The successful candidate is a responsible, professional, and self-motivated individual. As an integral member of this team, you will interface with many engineering disciplines to complete assignments related to system-level engine requirements throughout the product life cycle. In general, these assignments involve prediction of engine performance characteristics, performance of design trade studies, creation of engine control schedules, and analysis of engine ground and flight test data. This role will require candidates to engage in detailed discussions with team members and customers, manage projects, and use their problem solving abilities to provide solutions to engineering problems. This is an excellent opportunity for spirited candidates seeking to apply and further develop themselves in a growing and dynamic organization.
We just crossed the 21-year mark, and despite remarkable growth, we have maintained a culture of empowerment at all levels—what we call entrepreneurial. You will be part of the decision making to drive continuous improvements so we can stay happy and healthy as a business in a challenging industry. Not everyone is a great fit. We will throw you into the deep end (with lots of support), but if you want to swim, you have much opportunity. We’re not a place where laziness, ego, or rigid thinking fit in, and that’s intentional. You can do more at this company than you can in twice the time anywhere else. We accelerate success; you control the throttle and hold the yoke.
As a Performance Engineer you will:
Generate engine steady-state performance predictions, with an understanding to significant deviations relative to target levels
Prepare front to back plot package and analyze specific component impacts on systems performance.
Identify shortfalls to audit requirements or thrust response requirements.
Review and analyze engineering changes to quantify impact to performance and operability requirements.
Analyze flight test data, summarize results, create plot packages, and provide recommendations.
Update acceleration & deceleration control schedules to ensure engine and control system will meet requirements without violating other system limits.
Provide review material for software functional readiness reviews.
Assemble post-test model audits, gas generator analysis and model calibration information into documentation package.
Determine component efficiencies, nozzle coefficients, key pressure losses, and compressor operating lines.
We’re excited to talk to you if:
You have a Bachelors degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering.
You are familiar with operating principles of a jet engine from a thermodynamic standpoint.
You possess knowledge of Python, MatLab, C++ or other programming languages.
You have experience in technical writing and conducting formal presentations
You are proficient with MS-Office Suite Tools, to include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project
You have strong communication, organizational, and social skills
Due to the nature of the work, all candidates must be a U.S. Citizen
Location: Windsor, CT
Compensation type: Salary, exempt
Reports to: Team Lead