Senior Structures Engineer

Whisper Aero

Whisper Aero

Other Engineering
Nashville, TN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 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

As a Senior Structures Engineer at Whisper Aero, you will play a pivotal role in advancing our next-generation air propulsion systems. This senior position involves leading structural design, analysis, and optimization initiatives for complex components and systems, making critical design decisions, and guiding our engineering teams toward groundbreaking achievements in air propulsion technology.

What You’ll Do

  • Lead structural design reviews, providing expert feedback and guidance to design and flight sciences teams.
  • Direct advanced finite element analysis and classical methods to assess strength, deflection, vibration, fatigue life, and damage tolerance.
  • Oversee structural configuration, layout, and sizing for cutting-edge propulsor and platform designs.
  • Spearhead testing strategies for flight projects, including study tasks and proposals.
  • Serve as a key structural engineering resource throughout all project phases, offering insights and solutions.
  • Innovate in the development of new materials and author sophisticated analysis tools for component sizing.
  • Offer technical support for complex product integration challenges.
  • Author and review detailed technical reports, setting standards for excellence and accuracy.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil Engineering, or a related field, with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in statics, solid mechanics, and free-body diagrams.
  • Expertise in finite element modeling (NX/Nastran, ANSYS, Abaqus, etc.) and 3D CAD software (Solidworks, NX, CATIA V5, Fusion 360).
  • Deep understanding of both metallic and composite materials manufacturing processes.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Julia, VBA, or Matlab.

Preferred Experience

  • Master’s degree or PhD in a relevant engineering field.
  • Extensive experience in aeroelastics, structural dynamics, and rotordynamics.
  • Proven track record in rotor blade structural analysis and optimization.
  • Experience with HyperX, electric machines, and motors.
  • Demonstrated leadership in CNC machining, composites, 3D printing, prototyping, and mechanical assembly.
  • Proficient in data management and version control systems, especially Git.
  • Pilot experience and/or aircraft maintenance expertise are highly advantageous.


  • 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
  • Paid Lunches: Lunches MWF + drinks and snacks to keep you going throughout the day
  • 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.