Structural Load and Dynamics Analyst

Intuitive Machines​

Houston, TX 77058 or UTAH  - Full-time exempt position

Intuitive Machines is seeking the best, the brightest and the driven to be a part of our Human Spaceflight Team on our journey to return man to the moon.  Join our team and you’ll be rewarded with competitive compensation, benefits, and possession of your own unique place in history.


As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for structural loads, dynamics and analysis of vehicles which will land people and payloads on the Moon.  You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of finite element analysis, structural dynamics analysis, forcing function development / implementation / validation, and general loads creation.  This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.

Responsibilities may include, but not be limited to*

  • Finite Element Model development, refinement, validation, and correlation to tests

  • Rigid and flexible body dynamics

  • Modeling, simulation, and verification of spacecraft launch, docking, and landing events

  • Acceleration, shock, and vibration measurement and data interpretation of ground and flight tests

  • General loads development for spacecraft and related ground systems

  • Support configuration development and trade studies

Required Skills and Experience*

  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in mechanical, aerospace or civil engineering

  • 3+ years of experience in the prediction/validation of low and/or high frequency structural dynamics and loads, in addition to finite element modeling

  • Experience with Human spaceflight

  • Solid foundation of structural static/dynamic fundamentals

  • Passion for spacecraft structural/environmental loads development/validation

  • Ability to solve a variety of static and dynamic structural problems using physics-based analytical methods (hand calculations, in-house tools, and 3rd party commercial analytical tools)

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder)


Desired Skills and Experience*

  • Spacecraft and launch vehicle loads development/validation experience

  • Hyperworks, NASTRAN and Matlab proficiency

  • LS-Dyna proficiency

  • High frequency environment prediction skills related to spacecraft and launch vehicles

*U.S. citizenship is required.

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