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Mechanical Engineering

Colorado, Westminster

Job Category: Sr. Mechanical Engineer (Aerospace)

Company: Alten

Job Id: 1925



We’re ALTEN Technology USA, an engineering company that provides solutions for engineering, technology, and product development projects. For decades, we’ve been helping our clients develop products that are changing the world, whether that’s by shaping the future of space exploration, saving lives with medical devices that set a new standard of care, or creating the fully autonomous electric taxi of tomorrow. Our team of more than 600 people works across industries including aerospace, medical devices and life sciences, unmanned systems and robotics, automotive OEM and tier 1 suppliers, commercial vehicle, electric vehicles, rail, and more. Our offices across the US have different industry focuses and engage with our clients in different ways, ranging from working on-site at client facilities to performing product development at our delivery centers.

ALTEN Group, our parent company, has been a leader in engineering and information technology for more than 30 years. ALTEN Group operates in 30 countries across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and employs more than 36,000 people, 88% of whom are engineers. The company covers the whole development cycle and offers a choice of service levels, from technology consulting to complete project outsourcing.

When you join ALTEN Technology USA, you join a group of people passionate about collaborating to solve some of the world’s most technical engineering challenges. Our success is tied to taking care of our employees by building relationships and providing opportunities for mentorship and career growth.We offer comprehensive benefits for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan with employer matching; paid time off (PTO); paid parental leave; and mentorship to help you take your career to the next level.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 Mechanical Engineering role:

  • Develop and modify designs using SOLIDWORKS and/or PTC Creo.
  • Generate engineering hand calculations to support design decisions.
  • Adhere to Alten's Quality Management System processes.
  • Assist in sales process for scoping, estimating, and quoting future projects.
  • Provide inputs to project planning, budgeting, scheduling, and tracking.
  • Collect, develop, and analyze design inputs.
  • Apply experience, critical thinking, and expertise leading or participating in design reviews.
  • Identify design and product risks and mitigations.
  • Communicate with vendors, team, and Project Manager for the advancement of projects.
  • Communicate and coordinate with other disciplines including Electrical, Systems, and Software Engineering.
  • Compile and present engineering documentation so product designs can be produced while meeting the proper regulatory requirements.
  • Develop and execute test specifications.


Mechanical Engineering Leadership role:

  • Serve as primary technical resource and/or lead teams.
  • Provide technical oversight, training, and mentoring.
  • Based on prior work experience, direct a team through the aerospace design process, including material selection, industry standard design approaches, and qualification by testing or analysis.
  • Complete technical reviews of team members’ work.
  • Interact with customers to derive requirements and communicate technical direction.
  • Work with Project Management and Systems Engineering to understand system-level requirements, define and implement actions for Mechanical Engineering team members, and identify scope creep.
  • Contribute to Alten’s Product Development Process.
  • Participate in outside organizations for the advancement of career and exposure of Alten.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited college or university plus 7+ years of engineering and product development experience


  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree (M.S.) in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Management, or Business Administration from an accredited college or university plus 5+ years of engineering and product development experience

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. 

  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems using engineering principles without supervision.
  • Demonstrated experience in the aerospace industry with small satellite design.
  • Knowledge of design and qualification processes for aerospace, e.g., shock, vibration, thermal, and TVAC testing.
  • Knowledge of typical aerospace materials of construction and mechanical design practices for PCBs and cabling.
  • Solid experience in product design and development including ASME Y14.5 Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
  • Knowledge of CAD packages (preferably SOLIDWORKS and/or PTC Creo) as well as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Ability to generate hand calculations in Mathcad to support design decisions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to present and report technical findings.
  • Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 
  • Ability to manage time among multiple projects effectively. 

Salary range: $97,000 to $115,000

Due to nature of work, only US Persons (citizens or permanent residents) need apply for this position.