• Mechanical Engineer

    Job Locations US-FL-Merritt Island
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  • The Opportunity

    We are currently seeking a Mechanical Engineer Associate to join our Aerospace & Defense Practice in Merritt Island, Florida!


    As an associate in RS&H’s Aerospace and Defense Practice, the qualified candidate will lead specialized design teams, working with Engineers, Architects and System Design Specialists for design of Aerospace Ground Support Equipment (GSE), mechanisms, critical ground systems and infrastructure supporting vertical and horizontal launch vehicle related projects. Duties will include leadership roles in guiding systems integration; performing and overseeing engineering calculations, analyses, component and system designs; and providing multi-discipline quality engineering reviews for development of design documents (drawings and specifications) to be issued for construction.  An understanding of launch vehicle and space vehicle systems requirements and senior level experience with launch vehicle GSE and ground systems requirements and development are necessary. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to independently lead a project team and make presentations to clients.


    The Mechanical Design Engineer will have earned their Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university and must have at least five years of design engineering experience.  Engineering experience should include design of ground support equipment, critical lift rigging and tooling, and precision machined components.  The ideal candidate must have an interest in pursuing a career involving design of specialized facilities and systems in support of rocket assembly and launch infrastructure as well as other missile/defense related facilities.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to independently lead a project team and make presentations to clients.



    • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited college or university;
    • At least 5 years of experience with mechanical design and analysis of mechanisms, actuation systems, and/or ground support equipment.
    • Working knowledge and ability to use 3D modeling software
    • Ability to produce designs based on client specifications and requirement documents. 
    • Ability to work as a multi-discipline engineering team to produce constructible drawing packages. 
    • Due to the nature of client projects, US citizenship or permanent legal residency is required.

    Preferred Qualifications:   

    • Creo (Pro-E) and Windchill experience
    • NX NASTRAN experience
    • Understanding of welding, machining, and fabrication techniques and processes
    • Professional Engineering registration
    • Project management experience
    • AutoCAD experience
    • Master's degree
    • Ability to lead a project team
    • Interest and understanding of rocket launch pads and ground support systems


    The Team

    We partner with NASA and commercial space launch providers to lead in the next era of space exploration. Having worked on nearly every type of aerospace structure since the 1960s, our professionals are experts in designing both manned and unmanned orbital and suborbital launch facilities, processing buildings, and ground support equipment. While we have a longstanding history in this field, it’s the future that excites us. Join us and help shape it!

    The Company

    RS&H provides fully integrated architecture, engineering, and consulting services to help clients realize their most complex facility and infrastructure projects for land, air, and space. We are consistently ranked among the nation’s top 100 design firms and have worked in over 50 countries across the globe.  With a tradition that began in 1941, RS&H is an employee-owned firm committed to bringing extraordinary solutions to our clients through the promise of imagination, ingenuity, and innovation.


    An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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