Loads Engineer at Virgin Hyperloop

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The Loads Engineer position falls under the System Loads Analysis and Materials group at Virgin Hyperloop One. This group is responsible for performing system-wide engineering analysis of the hyperloop system. As a Loads Engineer, you will work closely alongside multiple teams, including system requirements, safety, and hardware design, to understand load sources on the pod vehicle and wayside structure and lead the development of a loads database to be used for structural integrity and fatigue assessment across the company.
• Develop a framework for keeping track of loads-producing scenarios and load values on the pod vehicle and wayside structure as the product design matures
• Work with a multi-disciplinary group of analysts in electromagnetics, aero, thermal, and dynamics and controls to facilitate the generation of loads for each major design cycle
• Lead the development and maintain a loads database that will be a repository for all the loads to be used for structural integrity and fatigue assessment
• Develop in-house tools and utilize commercial tools as needed to combine loads and develop fatigue load spectra
• Develop and execute quality control checks on loads prior to release
• Make recommendations on test plan for the verification and validation of loads
• Enjoys developing efficient and novel solutions to challenging engineering problems
• Practices quality control in code development through unit testing and code documentation
• Has exceptional interpersonal skills and can work collaboratively with many other teams
• Has excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to create concise, thorough documentation that can be used to further the knowledge base of the company
• Can work quickly and efficiently on a tight schedule with little technical or managerial guidance
• Ability to process large volumes of data into appropriate and useful outputs
• BS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or similar field
• Several years of working experience in a Loads group
• Experience in creating load combinations and fatigue spectra
• Knowledge of statistical load combination approaches
• Experience maintaining a database of loads and performing quality control checks on loads prior to release
• Understanding of different types of loads generating analyses in time domain, frequency domain (i.e. random vibration, harmonic excitation)
• Experience in verification and validation of design loads and fatigue spectra towards vehicle/system certification through test and analysis

• MS or PhD in Engineering, or substantial related industry experience
• Industry experience in human safety project such as aerospace, automotive, rail, etc. Working in a startup environment or working in the early stages of an engineering company; working to create or mature engineering processes
• Experience in transportation or aerospace vehicle structural loads development
• Project management experience with managing multiple sources, priorities, and deadlines
• Experience developing a product from concept to production
• Developing models in one or more of the following CAE software packages: Femap, Nastran, ANSYS, Simcenter NX Motion, Simcenter Response Dynamics, LMS Virtual Lab, MSC ADAMS, or Simulia
• Programming experience toward in-house code or data processing in MATLAB, Simulink, or similar
o Time domain and frequency domain (harmonic, PSD) analyses
o Developing in-house dynamics simulation codes
o Building of fatigue spectra

Hyperloop One is an Equal Employment Employer; employment is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other protected status. Hyperloop One will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the “Ban the Box” legislation. We may access publicly available information as part of your application. For full information on how your personal information will be stored and processed, please click here.
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Our office gives the feeling of excitement and energy every day. You can see it through the passionate discussions about engineering, marketing or any field. The people really bring a level of passion and energy that makes it one of the best places to work. The dog-friendly culture also helps soothe our nerves after any intense discussions!


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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I am probably a unique example having only worked for the company for six months and already having the opportunity to start in the Dubai office and then be seconded to the Los Angeles Headquarters. Relentless focus on making a difference, impacting positive change, and putting safety first have already given me great opportunities with VHO.


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What are some things you learned at the company?

I have learned how to model the dynamics of our pod and how the different EM systems generate forces that control its motion. I extended my knowledge into multi-body dynamics which is needed to simulate the motion of the vehicle through curvilinear trajectories. I have learned how to develop my own in-house simulation tools and use CAE tools.


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What are Virgin Hyperloop Perks + Benefits

Virgin Hyperloop Benefits Overview

We place great value in our employees' work-life balance, so our office is full of great perks to make you feel right at home. We've got catered lunches, snacks, coffee and drinks every day so employees can enjoy all three meals at work. Our office also has full showers, towels and lockers along with on-site barber visits, dry cleaning service, and mobile car wash services. Our employees enjoy premium quality medical insurance, as well as stock options with early exercise option. Also, we're dog-friendly!

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
VHO employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary with no maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
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Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 3x an employee's annual salary. Additionally, we offer the ability to purchase additional Supplemental Life & AD&D insurance to protect yourself, your spouse & children.
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We have employee-lead group workout sessions after work!
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Generous Parental Leave
VHO offers up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave to eligible employees who become parents through birth, surrogacy, adoption, or foster care
Flexible Work Schedule
VHO provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
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Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Hourly employees receive between 15 and 20 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 48 hours per year of paid sick leave.
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Virgin Hyperloop One hosts company outings semi-annually. Our most recent team-building was at a Dodgers game!
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We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
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Eligible company positions are offered relocation assistance.
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Our lunch and learns focus on our recent technology, business opportunities, and potential partnerships.
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