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Actalent Structural Design Engineer in Wichita, Kansas

Structural Design Engineer:

We design and build aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. We operate sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. We focus on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.


• Experience in mechanical design with emphasis on doors. This would include hinge and latch mechanisms design.

• Ability to design complex kinematic solutions in a conceptual design environment

• Extensive experience in space vehicle design. Guide newer engineers in structural design.

• Guide structural architecture definition through identification and proposing advanced technology.

• Support design through trade studies, concept development, interface development.

• Experience in CATIA part design/assembly design/surface-wireframe/composites workbench.

• Composites primary and secondary structure design.

• High temp material forming.

• GD&T experience

• Desired Specialties if available:

• Wing Design.

• Fuselage Design.

• Vertical Tail Design.

• Air Vehicle Door Design

• Stringer/Frames/Clips design.


Design, Structure, Mechanical, Structural design, Aerospace, catia, FEM, GFEM, DFEM, Mechanical design, GD&T, Mechanical engineering

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

• Experience in creating, managing and running GFEM's (Global finite element models) that can be utilized by the entire stress team.

• Experience in creating and executing DFEM's (Detail Finite Element Models).

• Abilities to create simple working FEM's for conceptual design work to validate design principles

• Experience with composite workbench

• Knowledge of various material forms and processes that could be considered for conceptual design trade studies

• Experience with executing trade studies to consider various design solutions for downselect for best solutions to meet weight, cost and schedule constraints

• Ability to work in an IPT environment with design, fabrication, assembly and other key functions

About Actalent

Actalent is a global leader in engineering and sciences services and talent solutions. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts who drive scale, innovation and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

  • Hiring diverse talent

  • Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

  • Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please email actalentaccommodation@actalentservices.com (%20actalentaccommodation@actalentservices.com) for other accommodation options.