Piping Engineer


On Site
Full Time


Computer hardware
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Job Details

CFD Research Corporation is developing advanced high speed/hypersonic testing technologies which will have the ability to maintain high quality flow characteristics and significantly advance the technologies used for test and evaluation of high-speed systems. The position will encompass process piping and mechanical design from concept through construction at our new Hollywood, AL Engineering Test Center. To learn more about the Hollywood Engineering Test Center capabilities and state-of-the-art equipment, please visit the facility's home page: ;/strong>

The ideal candidate will have experience working engineering tasks related to designing to ASME standards, fabrication, and construction of high pressure and temperature piping components. The candidate must be able to generate and interpret structural, thermal, and fluid simulation results when considering design options and weighing tradeoffs in design to best meet customer objectives. The candidate should be comfortable interacting with multiple stakeholders, including the government customer. This position will require a driven individual with a common-sense approach to hardware engineering and a passion for designing/analyzing/testing technologies.

  • Position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering (or similar STEM discipline) and at least 5 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in fluid analysis and piping design including process component selection and process fluid design architecture; Familiarity and application of industry standards including: ASME/ANSI B16 and B31, API, etc.
  • Experience performing the structural and fluid design and analysis of piping and tubing systems; and using analysis tools such as ANSYS, Thermal Desktop.
  • Knowledge of propulsion and fluid system components (i.e. valves, regulators, and high-pressure storage for fuels, oxidizers, and other fluids)
  • Knowledge of standard installation and fabrication methods of piping systems (tube stock, fittings, connections, fasteners, welding, etc.)
  • Experience creating fabrication and installation drawings with SolidWorks

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE)
  • 10 years of high pressure/high temperature piping experience in oil and gas, chemical processing, power generation, or aerospace industry

Location: This individual will work onsite in Hollywood, Alabama and may include trips to our Headquarters in nearby Huntsville, AL as needed.

About CFD Research: Since its inception in 1987, CFD Research has been a technology leader in engineering simulations and innovative designs. CFD Research has worked with government agencies, businesses, and academia to provide innovative solutions within the Aerospace & Defense, Biomedical & Life Sciences, and Energy & Materials industries. CFD Research has earned multiple national awards for successful application and commercialization of innovative technology prototypes, multi-physics simulation software, multi-disciplinary analyses, and expert support services. CFD Research's impressive three-year growth rate was high enough to recognize the company in the Inc. Magazine's 5000 for the second year in a row.

Benefits: CFD Research offers competitive salaries and excellent employee benefits, including an employer matching 401(k) and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). CFD Research offers a highly competitive insurance package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance. We offer company paid leave, compensation time, parental leave, long-term disability, accidental death and dismemberment, and life insurance. Performance appraisals occur twice a year and annual pay increases are based upon corporate goals, personal development, performance, and outstanding achievements. In addition, group and individual bonuses are awarded for exceptional performance.

CFD Research is an EO employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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