Structural Test Engineer



West Bethesda

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No remote/telework allowed
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About Peraton

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.


As a Structural Test Engineer, you will work within a government - contractor team planning and executing tests of full scale naval platforms and test articles.


This is a full time onsite position in West Bethesda MD


What you will do:

Responsible test planning, design preparation, coordination, and execution of testing events including full ship tests.  Planning and coordination will include test schedules (milestones and deliverables), tasks broken out to WBS, cost estimation, and identification of resource such as equipment, labor, and specialized skillsets.  Other planning tasks include Site Surveys and identification and selection of specialized sensors, acquisition, recording and other instrumentation necessary to perform structural testing. Test execution support includes instrumentation installation and test, real-time data acquisition support, and operational test support.


BS in Mechanical Engineering, Test Engineering, and 5+ years of experience in the planning and execution of platform structural tests.  Requires a background in structural test planning, coordination, execution support, instrumentation support, and documentation.  Experience with naval platform shock and deep submergence testing a plus.

Target Salary Range

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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