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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 12/29/2016

Applied Research Associates, Inc. Vicksburg, MS

Vicksburg, MS
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


Protection Design Engineer

Are you interested in working for a dynamic and fast-paced organization whose mission is to solve problems of national importance? ARA provides its clients with expert advice and practical solutions to challenging problems focused on protecting people, organizations, and facilities against extreme events. ARA employs one of the largest and most well known groups of licensed engineers and physical security specialists for risk analysis and management, protective design for terrorist or criminal attack, hurricane protection, and resilient design and multi-hazard mitigation.

ARA's Southern Division is seeking an entry to mid-level Protection Design Engineer to join our Vicksburg, MS office. The position involves performing simple to complex structural analysis and design, from basic static design to dynamic, non-linear analysis using finite element and single and multiple degree of freedom methods. Collaborative teamwork is highly valued with opportunities to work on important, challenging, and high profile projects across the country and throughout the world.

Specific duties include working with engineers to perform both static and dynamic structural analysis for extreme events, prepare calculation packages, technical reports of analysis and recommendations. Limited travel may be involved to collect site-specific information, participate in testing depending on project requirements, and interact with existing clients as well as develop business with new clients and markets. Candidates must be independent; self motivated; and have excellent technical, communication, and presentation skills. An interest in project management and business development is beneficial.

Position Requirements:

- Bachelor's Degree in Civil, Structural, Aerospace, or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent with an emphasis in structural dynamics and structural design, and one to five years of related work experience. All levels of experience are welcome to apply.

- Applicants will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for a U.S. security clearance, including U.S. Citizenship.

Position Preferences:

- M.S. or Ph.D. is preferred

- Knowledge of finite element methods and engineering software including MathCad, SAP2000, LS-DYNA, and AutoCAD or similar is preferred


Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States



Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is an international research and engineering company recognized for providing innovative technical solutions to complex and challenging problems that are making our world safer, more secure and a difference in our daily lives.

Founded in Albuquerque, NM, in 1979, ARA has 62 offices throughout the United States and Canada and provides a broad range of technical expertise in defense and aerospace technologies, civil technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. ARA also provides sophisticated technical products for environmental site characterization, pavement analysis, and specialized robotic vehicles.

As an employee-owned company, we never forget that our employees are our greatest asset. This is the foundation of our business philosophy and influences everything we do from recruiting to benefits to professional development.

Company Size:
1,001-5,000 Employees
4300 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Suite A-220
Albuquerque, NM 87110

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