Senior Mechanical Engineer

Full Time Sterling VA Leidos


Job Description:

The Maritime Systems Division at Leidos has an opening for a Mechanical Engineer in our Sterling Va. location. We are looking for a hand-on engineer who enjoys designing, building, and testing hardware systems in a collaborative environment.  The successful candidate will be joining a dedicated team that is committed to supporting our warfighters.  If you are searching for challenging mechanical engineering work, contact us at Leidos today!

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design of mechanical systems using SolidWorks CAD tools
  • Conduct analysis and testing of mechanical systems
  • Develop tests plans, conduct tests, and document results
  • Manage small to medium sized engineering projects
  • Work closely with the Leidos Production team and external vendors

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be a US citizen and ability to obtain Security Clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
  • Requires BS and 4 – 8 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 2 – 6 years of prior relevant experience
  • At least 5 years direct experience in mechanical engineering design experience
  • Proficiency with SolidWorks 3D CAD design tools
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency with SolidWorks FEA tools
  • Experience with shock, vibration and temperature testing
  • Experience with COTS electronic and electro-mechanical packaging
  • Demonstrated experience in the integration of electro-mechanical systems

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 10%

Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Mechanical Engineering

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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