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CFD Engineer

Whisper Aero

Whisper Aero

Other Engineering
Nashville, TN, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Our Company

Whisper Aero, a leader in air propulsion technology, focuses on delivering cleaner, quieter, and more efficient thrust solutions. Our team, with over a decade of experience in electric propulsion, includes experts from NASA, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and other industry giants. We pride ourselves on a culture of ambition, creativity, and teamwork, constantly seeking innovative minds ready to challenge norms and drive progress in our field.

About the Role

Whisper Aero is seeking a diligent, creative and hardworking Aerodynamics Engineer familiar with commercial CFD codes to assist with the design and analysis of advanced electric propulsion systems and their integration with novel advanced airframes. This role will be focused on CFD analysis of components, propulsors andaeropropulsive trades in terms of airframe integration. It will involve both steady analysis for design optimization as well as transient analysis for acoustics, aeroelasticity and identifying and ameliorating system instabilities. They will drive key aero, aero-structural and aeroacoustic design decisions and work closely with our Flight Sciences Lead, Flight Sciences team, Chief Engineer, and Technical Project Leads regularly. In this role you will work with the team to identify high level needs for future propulsors, future airplane designs, address core customer requirements, provide pre-test predictions, code validation and then develop approaches/concepts/design modifications to address these needs.

What You’ll Do
● Participate in and present during reviews, provide feedback to the design, flight sciences teams, and technical project managers.
● Use lower order aerodynamic analysis and CFD to carry out analysis of propulsors, propulsor flow paths, components, systems and external airframe/aerodynamic analysis.
● Perform design optimization trades involving aerodynamic performance, acoustics, heat transfer and aeroelastic response.
● Provide testing support for flight projects, study tasks & proposals.
● Provide aero engineering knowledge to project personnel and contractors through all phases of the project lifecycle.
● Develop and validate flow process methods and models needed to support novel aspects of the propulsor and aero-propulsive integration.
● Author analysis tools for designers to use in sizing new parts (scripts, spreadsheets, etc...)
● Provide support to customers for issues that arise in product integration
●Write technical reports that are accurate and comprehensive to be peer-reviewed by other team members.

Basic Qualifications

● US Citizenship / Green Card Status
● Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics, Computational Sciences technical discipline with typically a minimum of 4 years of related experience; or a graduate degree Master degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 2 years of related experience; or PhD in similar disciplines.
● Familiarity with Aerodynamic analysis methods (Potential Flow Codes, Streamline Curvature codes etc.
● CFD experience with commercial codes like Ansys, StarCCM+
●Experience with a 3D CAD package such as Solidworks, NX, CATIA V5, or Fusion 360
●Expertise in Python programming, Matlab and Julia preferred.

Bonus Qualifications
● Experience with aeroelasticity applications either for turbomachinery or airframe applications
● Experience with force accounting for aero propulsive applications
● Exposure to aeroacoustic methodologies
● Experience with Multidisciplinary Design Optimization methods and/or Machine Learning Surrogate Models, Digital Twins
● Experience with electric machines and motors, hybrid electric powertrains
● Familiarity with data management, revision and version control: Git
● Pilot experience and/or aircraft maintenance experience needs.


  • Top-tier Benefits: 100% paid Medical, dental, and vision for employees, 75% paid for dependents
  • PTO & Federal Holidays: Starting at four weeks of paid time off for vacation, sick, and personal days
  • Competitive Salary: Value-based compensation, plus enjoy Tennessee’s no-income-tax life
  • End of Year Bonuses: For eligible employees
  • We always have beverages and snacks available to energize you throughout the day, with paid team meals based on office demands.
  • 401(k)
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional Development Stipend

Whisper Aero is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Whisper Aero also participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.