Thermal/Fluids Analyst II – Lunar Permanence (R39215)

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Seattle, WA, United States


Full Time

4 months ago

Job description

At Blue Origin, we envision millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. We’re working to develop reusable, safe, and low-cost space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Join our diverse team of problem solvers as we add new chapters to the history of spaceflight!  

This role is part of the Lunar Transportation business unit, which develops Blue Origin’s multiple Blue Moon lander product lines. To further Blue Origin's mission of having millions of people living and working in space, we are building sustainable infrastructure for transporting crew and cargo from Earth to the lunar surface. 

As part of a hardworking team of diverse specialists, technicians, and engineers, you will be responsible for developing the models and performing analysis of an integrated fuel cell, balance of plant, and individual components. These models will be used to accelerate development activities, conduct detailed analyses, verify requirements, and explore trade spaces. ​

Special Mentions

  • Relocation provided
  • Travel expected up to 25% of the time
  • Interviews will include a technical assessment

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work in the Lunar Transportation Fuel Cell team performing Thermal and Fluid analysis on components and integrated systems 
  • Develop fuel cell stack balance of plant thermal and/or fluid models using Thermal Desktop, FloCAD, and MATLAB Simulink
  • Communicate analysis results to customers to inform design decisions and ensure requirements are met
  • Work closely with design engineers to ensure model accuracy and recommend design improvements 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, or related technical subject areas
  • 1+ years of relevant Thermal or Fluids analysis experience in Aerospace, Automotive, or another relevant industry 
  • Sound fundamentals in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and physics-based mathematical models 
  • Ability to read, understand, and use Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) for performing calculations for compressible, incompressible, and two-phase systems  
  • Work collaboratively in a fast-paced and often uncertain environment while demonstrating personal leadership, technical competence, and attention to detail 
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion 
  • Excellent verbal, written, and graphical communication skills 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

Preferred Qualifications

  • M.S. or Ph.D. or equivalent experience in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, or related technical subject areas 
  • Experience working with the following: Thermal Desktop, FloCAD, MATLAB, Python scripting, Simulink, Amesim, GT Suite 
  • Demonstrated anchoring first-principles models to higher-fidelity simulations and test data 
  • Experience modeling steady-state and transient systems, specifically thermal and fluid systems 
  • Understanding of Aerospace best practices, methods, and procedures 
  • Experience supporting testing and correlating models with test data 
  • Experience creating P&IDs of fluid systems for compressible, incompressible, and two-phase systems 
  • Familiarity with thermal and fluid system components (e.g., valves, regulators, heat exchangers, and pumps for propellants, coolants, and other fluids)
  • Familiarity with aerospace system design requirements such as thermal, vibration, shock, EMI/EMC, acoustics, electrical grounding/bonding  

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is
$89,820$125,748 USD

Inclusivity Statement

Don’t meet all desired requirements? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every desired qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


Export Control Regulations

Applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.



Benefits include:  Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program.

Paid Time Off:  Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays.

Discretionary bonus: Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.

Eligibility for benefits varies by role type, please check with your recruiter for a comprehensive list of the benefits available for this role.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Blue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the Washington Fair Chance Act, the California Fair Chance Act, the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here.


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