Chief, Aerodynamic Performance

Lockheed Martin

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$59.09 /h
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Stratford, CT
First Shift

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Job Description

At Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, we are driven by innovation and integrity. We believe that by applying the highest standards of business ethics and visionary thinking, everything is within our reach – and yours as a Lockheed Martin employee. Lockheed Martin values your skills, training, and education. Come and experience your future!

The selected candidate will play a key role in meeting the company objectives and establishing strategic direction in the area of rotorcraft aerodynamic performance. The Aerodynamics group is responsible for the development/validation/application of aircraft performance parameters/metrics such as mission performance: lift (payload capability), range/radius of action, and speed capability; and aircraft aerodynamic analyses such as: parasite and vertical drag calculations and minimization, height-velocity (H-V) diagram analysis, and flight in icing analyses across helicopter programs at Sikorsky. Areas of responsibility for the group include the development of performance specifications and design criteria documentation to guide the design teams to well-balanced solutions. The Chief of Aerodynamics will have the primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing all the activities of the Aerodynamics group and supporting program requirements across the company. This will include direct responsibility for task and manpower forecast as well as strategic planning.

The candidate must have solid analytical, communication, organizational, and time management skills. The candidate must possess multi-tasking abilities, have a strong customer focus, and work effectively in a time sensitive environment. The candidate should also be proficient in the use of Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

Strong communication and leadership skills are required. The candidate will be managing a group of 6-8 analysts. The ability to accommodate changing priorities on a daily basis is a must.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Aeronautical Engineering
14 years or more of professional experience; or 12 years of professional experience with a related Masters degree

5 years of demonstrated leadership skills and prior experience in leading analytical teams. Candidate will be managing a group of 6-8 analysts.

U.S. citizenship is required, must have the ability to obtain and maintain a US DOD Security Clearance

Desired skills

1.) rotorcraft experience.
2.) aerodynamic analysis design experience.
3.) customer interface experience.
4.) proposal writing skills.
5) Excellent interpersonal skills
6.) Strong analytical aerodynamic analysis experience on helicopter systems: main rotors / tail rotors / propulsors; as well as fuselage design / airspeed systems / icing analyses / drag analyses.
Strong communication and leadership skills are required. The candidate will be managing a group of 6-8 analysts. The ability to accommodate changing priorities on a daily basis is a must.


Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.

Other Important Information

By applying to this job, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a match. Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings.

Ability to work remotely

Part-time Remote Telework: The employee selected for this position will work part of their work schedule remotely and part of their work schedule at a designated Lockheed Martin facility. The specific weekly schedule will be discussed during the hiring process.

Work Schedule Information

Lockheed Martin supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employees. Schedules range from standard 40 hours over a five day work week while others may be condensed. These condensed schedules provide employees with additional time away from the office and are in addition to our Paid Time off benefits.

Colorado Pay Statement

Benefits offered: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, EAP, Education Assistance, Parental Leave, Paid time off, and Holidays.

Pay Rate:
In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $122,900 - $204,800 . Please note that the salary information is a general guideline only. Lockheed Martin considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and business considerations when extending an offer.

This position is incentive plan eligible

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COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, Lockheed Martin is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID-19 variants pose in the workplace and ensuring we meet our commitments to national security.

To uphold safety for all employees, we will continue to request vaccination status for all Lockheed Martin employees including new hires. All current and newly hired employees are required to follow onsite safety measures based upon the COVID-19 Community Level at the specific work location.