SURVICE Engineering Company
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Competitive salaries, bonus potential, PTO, insurance, 401k, profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, flex scheduling, and more!

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Computational Mechanics and Dynamics Researcher

  • Location: Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
  • COVID Vax Status: Fully Vaccinated or SURVICE-approved Legal Accommodation Exemption (see below)
  • Security Clearance: Active Secret or eligible to obtain; U.S. citizenship required
  • Benefits: Competitive salaries, bonus potential, PTO, insurance, 401k, profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, flex scheduling, and more!
  • Travel: 5%
  • Relocation: Assistance is available for this position.
  • Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 hours. Alternate work schedule possible.

Position Summary

SURVICE Engineering is seeking a Computational Mechanics and Dynamics scientist/engineer to support our U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) customer.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform computational structural dynamic analyses to determine the structural response of complex structures with viscoelastic and nonlinear material properties
  • Create and modify computer-aided design (CAD) drawings of components
  • Investigate the impact of cyclic loading on hysteresis and fatigue life in soft materials and biological systems through modeling and experimental design
  • Determine peak resonance frequencies of complex structures
  • Use high-performance computing (HPC) and finite-element modeling (FEM) tools to determine the effects of geometric and viscoelasticity (rate effects, hysteresis, etc.) on resonant frequencies of complex structures
  • Interpret research requirements to define appropriate technical solutions to meet programmatic goals
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot models and methods used in the course of conducting simulations
  • Assist with designing experiments to investigate the effects of hysteresis and fatigue
  • Support the design of experiments at ARL experimental facilities, other government agencies, contractor sites, and academic sites
  • Investigate Army, DoD, and other customer research and development problems
  • Prepare presentations and written documents summarizing efforts. May present the information to the ARL staff, universities, private corporations, research institutes, national laboratories, or other Government research organizations


Master's degree in Engineering or Physical Sciences and at least 3 years of experience, including 1 year of practical experience to include working in an academic laboratory, government laboratory, or industry laboratory.


Ph.D. in Engineering or Physical Sciences and 1 year of practical experience to include working in an academic laboratory, government laboratory, or industry laboratory.

  • Experience conducting computational mechanics simulations to solve structural dynamics problems
  • Experience conducting basic and applied research to predict the response of materials and structures under dynamic loads
  • Experience documenting numerical and analytical procedures, methods, results, and conclusions
  • Experience using ABAQUS or similar FEM and/or MPM software
  • Experience with parallel computing, Linux/Unix, MATLAB, and Python

About Us

SURVICE Engineering is a nationally recognized, single-source engineering service provider for Government and Industry organizations involved in all phases of the systems engineering process. Our employees are our most valuable asset, and they are proud to have supported the development, testing, analysis, and modeling and simulation (M&S) of many of the major U.S. air, land, and sea combat systems in the field today. They have also contributed their expertise to other vital national defense programs and technologies that involve survivability, cybersecurity, information technology/management, software engineering, unmanned aerial systems (UASs), and metrology/reverse engineering.

Per Executive Order 14042 (Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors), to be employed with SURVICE Engineering, candidates will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or request and be granted a legal accommodation exemption prior to starting work after 18 January 2022. However, as of 8 December 2021, there is a nationwide preliminary injunction staying enforcement of Executive Order 14042, with the final outcome pending the court's decision.

SURVICE Engineering is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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