Boeing - Senior Mass Properties Engineer – Vertical Lift

Posted 2021-08-06

Senior Mass Properties Engineer – Vertical Lift

The Boeing Defense, Space and Security (BDS), Vertical Lift division is seeking a Senior Mass Properties Engineer to lead Mass Properties control and management located in Ridley Park, PA. This position will be a part of a mass properties team that supports all vertical lift programs in Philadelphia. The Vertical Lift Division is focused on designing the next generation FLRAA (Future Long Range Assault Aircraft) for the US Army.   Vertical Lift also provides a wide range of support on programs across the enterprise, primary the Army’s AH-6, AH-64, CH-47, MH-47, the Air Force’s CV-22, MH-139, and Marines/Navy’s MV-22, CMV-22.  Along with these programs the Ridley Park site supports a large portfolio of products including other Vertical Lift Programs, Commercial Aircraft, Fixed Wing Fighters, Satellites, Space Launch Systems, and many others.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Determines approaches to and leads development of, complex weight, balance and mass properties data.

  • Leads the definition of complex weight, balance and mass properties related design requirements. Participates in developing challenging customer specification commitments.

  • Determines approaches to and leads development of, vehicle or system configuration guidance. Leads high-level weight control efforts.

  • Oversees the estimation, calculation, measurement and verification of mass, weight, stiffness and inertias.

  • Leads development and maintenance of weight, balance and mass properties accounting systems and oversees weight and balance reports.

  • Creates innovative concepts and leads the development and implementation of new processes and tools.

  • Works under minimal direction.


This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship. An interim and/or final U.S. Secret Clearance Post-Start is required.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in engineering or related technical field.
  • 5+ years' experience in Mass Properties supporting aircraft design, capable of estimating or calculating weight of various structures and/or systems.
  • Must be willing to travel domestically as needed.

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Experience Leading engineers, a mass properties team on a program preferred.

  • Familiarity with aircraft weight and balance handbooks for aircraft delivery

  • Must have familiarity with SAWE Recommended Practice 7 & 8 or Mil-std-1374 mass properties weight control standards. 

  • Experience with Engineering Bills of Material (BOMs) and Product Data Management (PDM) systems such as Team Center and Enovia

  • Experience with CAD systems (CATIA/UG), 3DX preferred

  • Experience using a mass properties database in order to track weight, and center of gravity information of all aircraft details is desired.

  • Good oral and written communication skills are necessary to communicate with the design teams, other mass properties engineers, program management at all levels, and the customer.

Typical Education and experience:

Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 9 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+4 years' related work experience, Master+7 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.


This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.  Basic relocation is available for internal candidates.


This is a 1st shift position.

Drug Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.  


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