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Structures Engineer - Whisper Aero

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Job Title
Structures Engineer
Job Location
Crossville, Tennessee, United States
Job Description

Our Company

Whisper Aero, a leader in air propulsion technology, focuses on delivering cleaner, quieter, and more efficient thrust solutions. Our team, with over a decade of experience in electric propulsion, includes experts from NASA, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and other industry giants. We pride ourselves on a culture of ambition, creativity, and teamwork, constantly seeking innovative minds ready to challenge norms and drive progress in our field.

About The Role

Whisper Aero is seeking an enthusiastic and driven Structures Engineer to assist in building next-generation air propulsion systems. This role involves structural design, analysis, and optimization of components and systems, driving key structural design decisions in collaboration with our Structures Lead, Chief Engineer, and hardware team.

What You’ll Do

  • Participate in and present during reviews, provide feedback to the design and flight sciences teams.
  • Use finite element analysis and classical methods to evaluate for strength, deflection, vibration, fatigue life, and damage tolerance using best modeling practices.
  • Perform structural configuration layouts and sizing of future design propulsor and platform concepts.
  • Provide testing support for flight projects, study tasks & proposals.
  • Provide structural engineering knowledge to project personnel and contractors through all phases of the project lifecycle.
  • Develop allowables from novel materials
  • Author analysis tools for designers to use in sizing new parts (scripts, spreadsheets, etc...)
  • Provide support to customers for issues that arise in product integration
  • Write technical reports that are accurate and comprehensive to be peer-reviewed by other team members.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil Engineering, or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience (3 years with a Master's, 1 year with a PhD).
  • Proficiency in statics, solid mechanics, and free-body diagrams.
  • Experience with finite element modeling (NX/Nastran, ANSYS, Abaqus, etc.).
  • Skilled in a 3D CAD package (Solidworks, NX, CATIA V5, Fusion 360).
  • Basic understanding of metallic and composite materials manufacturing.
  • Experience in programming (Python, Julia, VBA, Matlab).

Preferred Experience

  • Knowledge in aeroelastics, structural dynamics, and rotordynamics.
  • Experience with rotor blade structural analysis and optimization.
  • Familiarity with HyperX, electric machines, and motors.
  • Hands-on experience in CNC machining, composites, 3D printing, prototyping, mechanical assembly.
  • Understanding of data management and version control (Git).
  • Pilot experience and/or aircraft maintenance knowledge.


  • Top-tier Benefits: 100% paid Medical, dental, and vision for employees, 75% paid for dependents
  • PTO & Federal Holidays: Starting at four weeks of paid time off for vacation, sick, and personal days
  • Competitive Salary: Value-based compensation, plus enjoy Tennessee’s no-income-tax life
  • End of Year Bonuses: For eligible employees
  • Paid Lunches: Lunches MWF + drinks and snacks to keep you going throughout the day
  • 401(k) 
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional Development Stipend

Whisper Aero is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Whisper Aero also participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.


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Whisper Aero Headquarters Location

Crossville, TN

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Whisper Aero Company Size

Between 20 - 50 employees

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Whisper Aero Funding Rounds

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  • Series A

    $32,000,000 USD

  • Series Unknown

    $7,500,000 USD

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