Lead Structural Design Engineer (Onsite) P3




East Hartford, CT


Position summary

Date Posted:



United States of America


PW100: East Hartford 400 Main Street, East Hartford, CT, 06118 USA

Position Role Type:


Pratt & Whitney is working to once again transform the future of flight—designing, building and servicing engines unlike any the world has ever seen. And because transformation begins from within, we’re seeking the people to drive it. So, calling all curious. 

Come ready to explore and you’ll find a place where your talent takes flight—beyond the borders of title, a country or your comfort zone. Bring your passion and commitment and we’ll welcome you into a tight-knit team that takes our mission personally. Channel your drive to make a difference into shaping an organization and an industry that’s evolving fast to the future.

Innovation through diversity of thought. At Pratt & Whitney, we believe diversity of thought enables creativity, innovation, and a foundation for inclusion. By fostering an inclusive culture, we accept a shared accountability and responsibility to recognize, sponsor, coach, hire and promote talent equally. We welcome our employees to be their whole - best - selves at work because trust, respect and integrity, are a part of our DNA.

At Pratt & Whitney, the difference you make is on display every day. Just look up. Are you ready to go beyond?

Job Description:

This is a Design Engineering position within Engineering Support to Operations Organization is located Pratt & Whitney facilities in Holt, Michigan.  Pratt & Whitney Cold Section Engineering Support to Operations (CSE ESTO) is looking for a self- motivated and detail-focused design engineer to support specific engine hardware on critical airplane engine programs. This engineer will be responsible for performing detail design and analyses for compression system hardware and will work collaboratively to arrive at solutions with integrated product teams. The candidates will have the opportunity to gain exposure to a variety of commercial cold section rotating and static hardware.  Possible opportunities include design of commercial blades & airfoils, rotors, hubs, cases, vanes modules owned by P&W.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities include support in the design of low-pressure turbine components, including Fan Blades on 30K engines and provide support for production and engine deliveries as needed, with emphasis on 30K fan blades.
  • Support the design and analysis of Fan, Low-Pressure Compressor (LPC) using the latest P&W Engineering Standard Work, analytical tools, and engineering judgement, including ANSYS and MATLAB Software/
  • Oversee outsource engineers on daily production support activity and proactive tasks to maintain outsource technical quality.
  • Challenge and nurture our processes to become more efficient, responsive and more effective.
  • Document analyses and present results and associated recommendation to integrated part teams, management, and customers.  Utilize the ability to interface at all levels of PW management.
  • Applies technical knowledge to provide solutions to challenging tasks containing limited variables

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 5+ years of prior engineering experience, OR An Advanced STEM Degree and a minimum of 3 years of engineering experience.
  • Must be a https://U.S. Citizen. This position may require access to systems/tools that are restricted to individuals who possess US citizenship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced STEM degree from an ABET approved school.
  • Engine cold section design experience, fan blade design preferred.
  • Capable of handling multiple tasks across various hardware and engine programs at a time and working as a team leader or as an individual contributor in a group.
  • Experience in either Aerospace/Mechanical engineering with focus turbine engine components.
  • Good communication skill, both written and verbal.
  • Able to work effectively with minimal direction in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment.

Travel: Less than 25%

What is my role type?

In addition to transforming the future of flight, we are also transforming how and where we work. We’ve introduced role types to help you understand how you will operate in our blended work environment. This role is:

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance workers, as they are essential to the development of our engines.

Candidates will learn more about role type and current site status throughout the recruiting process. For onsite and hybrid roles, commuting to and from the assigned site is the employee’s personal responsibility

This requisition is eligible for an employee referral award.  ALL eligibility requirements must be met to receive the referral award.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

Privacy Policy and Terms:

Click on this link to read the Policy and Terms

Why you should apply for a job to RTX:

  • Ranked as one of the Best Companies for Women in 2019

  • 4.1/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 69% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 78% would recommend this company to other women

  • 79% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Programs are also available for dependent and adult care, family leave, college planning, counseling and personal convenience services.

  • We provide programs that offer solutions to life’s challenges, including a variety of flexible work arrangements and paid time off.

  • Employees may participate in tax-advantaged accounts to pay for eligible health and dependent care expenses with pretax dollars.