Numerical Analyst / Research Engineer

Job Description

Protection Engineering Consultants (PEC) is a unique and diverse small-business engineering firm.  PEC’s services range from security consulting and risk mitigation support to the design, research, analysis and testing of protective structures subjected to extreme loads, such as weapons effects, blast, vehicle impact, forced entry attack and natural hazards.  We provide structural and mechanical engineering services; use machine learning (ML) and uncertainty quantification (UQ) techniques to deliver novel solutions to engineering problems; create specialized software for defense and anti-terrorism applications; perform advanced numerical modeling; develop, oversee and perform nonlinear and dynamic testing; develop criteria for protective applications; and, provide training. We work domestically and internationally.

PEC is in search of a creative and motivated numerical analyst/research engineer who can support our advanced technology and applied research projects. The candidate must have experience (academic or work-related) in applying and/or developing state-of-the-art numerical modeling tools, for solid dynamics and fluid dynamics applications.  Experience modeling extreme loads and highly nonlinear material response is preferred and course work in structural dynamics, numerical analysis, and computational modeling is expected. The ideal candidate will have capabilities in one or more of the following areas: nonlinear dynamic analysis using LS-DYNA, CTH, ABAQUS, ANSYS, DYSMAS, OpenFoam, or other first-principles high-fidelity, physics-based codes; laboratory testing; and programming in Python or other scientific languages.  Familiarity with and application of data analytic techniques and open-source software is a plus.

Your role initially will be to provide support for our ongoing efforts.  We will provide opportunities for you to grow technically as well as expand into project management, marketing, and business development responsibilities as your interests dictate.


  • MS or PhD in Engineering, Physics, or Math.
  • Recent graduates are welcomed, but work experience is a plus.
  • Course work or experience in structural dynamics, numerical analysis, and computational modeling.
  • Programming in Python or other scientific languages.
  • Ability to clearly communicate verbal and written technical information.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S. security clearance for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. citizenship.


PEC offers a competitive compensation package for the successful candidate. Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Flexible work schedule.
  • Relocation expenses.
  • Annual performance bonuses.
  • Opportunity for company ownership.
  • Professional development and training support.
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance paid in full.
  • 401(k) match plan.

Protection Engineering Consultants LLC (PEC) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PEC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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