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Advanced Technology and Research Corporation FEA Engineer in West Bethesda, Maryland

Advanced Technology & Research Corporation ( is seeking to fill the following full-time permanent position. Based in Maryland and incorporated in 1973, ATR is an equal-opportunity engineering company with a solid reputation in various engineering disciplines for the government and Fortune 500 commercial customers.

Salary for the position is competitive according to qualifications. ATR offers an attractive comprehensive benefits package, including Medical/Dental insurances, free basic life/ADD, and long-term and short-term disability insurances, 401(k) plan, educational assistance program, paid time off

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.


The successful applicant will join ATR's Engineering and Systems Division, working as a team member at our government client site, Naval Surface Warfare Center Division, West Bethesda MD to perform finite element modelling and analysis in the field of structural acoustics and hydroacoustics as applied to Navy platforms. Duties include but not limited to:

  • Perform finite element modelling and analysis of Naval systems and components

  • Analyze and evaluate the acoustic behavior of Navy vessels and test articles

  • Design and evaluate acoustics signature mitigation techniques

  • Produce technical documents and reports


  • Minimum Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Science, or Mathematics

  • Advanced degree preferred

  • 2-3 years of finite element modelling experience desired

  • Job experience with the Navy or other DoD laboratories is a plus


    Candidate must have professional ability to apply scientific methodology to engineering problems, and must be a self-starter and willing to learn. We are looking for applicants with a high level of technical/intellectual curiosity and the ability to work independently.

  • Understanding of structural and hydroacoustics and mitigation

  • Ability to perform finite element modelling and analysis

  • Ability to write automation scripting tools using MATLAB

  • Familiar with finite element analysis software such as Abaqus

  • Familiar with finite element mesh generation tools such as HyperMesh


    Candidate must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance or favorable adjudication of a national security background investigation. Current successful background investigation completion is a plus.