As the Hydrodynamics Specialist for Rolls-Royce, you will become a key contributor to a small, but versatile team of engineers responsible for the design, analysis, manufacture, installation, and support of marine propulsion equipment for naval applications. You will be responsible for the hydrodynamic design, analysis, and model scale test/evaluation of propellers, propeller blades, waterjets, and other marine propulsion devices utilizing proven tools/techniques also used by USN to achieve high performance designs. You will also be responsible for the structural evaluation of the propeller blades, hubs, hub components, shafting, etc. that comprise the complete propulsion system. In this role, you will be the primary liaison between foundry, blade machining production, and quality/inspection to facilitate the production of hydrodynamic components, their geometric validation, and disposition of any non-conformances. You will also support proposal development for new designs, and support funded programs to conduct of critical calculations and analyses supporting formal reports and customer deliverables. You will be expected to develop and maintain a strong relationship with counterparts within the USN technical community as well as supporting shipyards, ship designers, and research universities.
At Rolls-Royce, we pioneer the power that matters to our customers, to society and to the planet.
We’re at the forefront of innovation and experience in the Marine sector, and our product portfolio ranges from standalone products to complex integrated systems including ship design. A leading provider of propulsion and handling solutions for the maritime offshore, merchant and naval markets, we have more than 4,000 customers, with 70 naval forces and over 30,000 commercial vessels using our equipment.
- Knowledge of computational fluid dynamics tools and techniques from inviscid potential flow codes, to RANS/LES
- Programming in Fortran, Basic, C, C++ or other procedural code language
- Familiarity with Marine Propeller Blade Geometry design parameters and Metrology methods used to inspect propeller blade geometry
- Model scale test evaluation of marine propellers for open water, powering, and cavitation performance, and the prediction of full scale performance
- Mechanical design/analysis, familiarity with reading/interpretation of detailed engineering drawings and tolerance specifications in accordance with ANSI Y14.5
- Ability to use 3D CAD tools and structural Finite Element Analysis tools
- May be required to travel up to 10% of your time
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
- Associate’s degree in Aerospace Engineering / Mechanical Engineering / Ocean Engineering/ Naval Architecture, with specialty in aero or hydro mechanics/dynamics with 10+ years of experience OR;
- Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering / Mechanical Engineering / Ocean Engineering/ Naval Architecture, with specialty in aero or hydro mechanics/dynamics with 6+ years of experience OR;
- Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering / Mechanical Engineering / Ocean Engineering/ Naval Architecture, with specialty in aero or hydro mechanics/dynamics with 4+ years of experience.
- In order to be considered for this opportunity you must be a U.S. Citizen and have the ability to get DoD security clearance, confidential.
- Prior experience with MIT or UTAustin Potential Steady/Unsteady Analysis and Design Codes for propellers and waterjets
- Prior use of Simerics Pumplinx, Star CCM, or ANSYS CFX RANS CFD
- Prior use of /experience with PTC CREO Parametric & Simulation, for design and structural analysis
- Familiarity with production manufacturing processes including metal casting, n.c. machining, CMM and laser tracker inspection
- Familiarity with US Navy and commercial laboratories and facilities used for hydrodynamic/ hydroacoustic design and analysis.
Pioneer an ocean of power. 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.