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Predictive Engineering is a finite element analysis consultancy based in Portland, Oregon.

We work with clients across North America, providing consulting services and engineering software, training and support. We strive to exceed client expectations for accuracy, timeliness and knowledge transfer.

As such, we are seeking qualified, driven FEA engineers that want to succeed and contribute to a growing company.


Predictive Engineering is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage all races and creeds to apply for this position. We promote bike commuting and advocate healthy lifestyles. Predictive offers a 401k pension plan with a matching contribution in addition to full healthcare benefits.

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Staff Mechanical Engineer - BSME, MS or PhD

Position Description: Staff Mechanical Engineer - BSME, MS or PhD

Location: Portland, OR   Hiring: Immediate

We are looking for a mechanical engineer with the passion and drive to create advanced FEA simulations of complex structures and systems.  Our clients turn to us to solve their most difficult simulation challenges.  We have a nationwide reputation for providing state-of-the-art analyses across broad industrial sectors from medical, aerospace, marine, automotive, chemical, mining, and general consumer products.  If you strive to be a world-class simulation engineer, this is the place for you.

What we Require

•    Minimum 5 years as full-time simulation engineer.

•    BSME with course work in solid mechanics or dynamics.

•    Demonstrative communication skills via written reports and oral presentations.

•    Comfortable writing high-quality engineering prose for proposals and reports. 

•    Due to applicable export control laws and regulations, candidates must be US persons.

•    Someone that wants to be part of a team setting the bar for state-of-the-art finite element analysis simulations.

What we Desire

•    MS or PhD in some field of engineering mechanics from solids to fluids to materials science.

•    Graduate work in mechanics (i.e., dynamics, composites, elasticity, continuum mechanics, plates and shells, etc.).

•    Demonstrated experience using application scripting tools (VBA, Matlab, Java, Python, C++, etc.).

•    Ability to quickly learn new analysis techniques from linear dynamics (e.g., PSD) to composites to fluid structure interaction (CFD/SPH/DEM/ALE).

•    We use Siemens Digital Industries Software (e.g., Femap and Simcenter Nastran) and prior experience with these programs would be welcomed.

What Your Work Life Could Look Like

There is very little repetition at Predictive Engineering.  We are specialists across many different industries.  In the morning, it may be building a structural dynamic model of a small satellite and then after lunch, working on a nonlinear impact model of a medical device that requires a bit of programming to get the loads applied in the right sequence.  The following week, the satellite project could be on hold for PDR and you start working on a pressure vessel model for a major space launch company. Our engineering reports are how we effectively communicate our results to the end clients and although time-consuming, it allows us to verify our analysis work and ensure its accuracy.

Compensation and Benefits

We expect to start you at a competitive salary with subsequent yearly salary reviews.  With the following benefits: 20-days of combined vacation-sick time along with an additional 9 paid holidays, comprehensive health plan and 401k pension plan.  We support continuing education with company paid classes and conferences.

How to Apply

Send us a brief cover letter with your current resume.  We would also appreciate seeing an example of your engineering analysis work in graphical format.  Please be kind to us and keep your submittal as brief as possible.  

Predictive Engineering, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  We support remote and hybrid work.

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