The Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory (NDTL) is a gas turbine research and development facility supporting the major OEMs in the aerospace propulsion and power industries. NDTL works on the leading edge of component aerodynamics, structural dynamics, instrumentation, and computational methods. The NDTL team supports the transition of advanced technologies required for the next-generation of gas-turbine engines through early-stage research onto the products of its customers.

At NDTL, we are pushing the boundaries of turbomachinery research and exploring new frontiers of aerospace engineering. We are always looking for creative individuals with unique technical skills and a passion to use them everyday. Are you ready to test the limits with us? If you are the ideal candidate for one of our current open positions or know how you can be the ideal team member in a different role, send your CV or résumé and a cover letter explaining your experience, expertise, and capabilities to




Turbomachinery Design Manager

The Turbomachinery Design Manager will supervise a team of turbomachinery designers and drafters and manage the resources for projects to accomplish the design, analysis, and procurement of high-speed turbomachinery test articles, facilities, and related hardware. The position will involve project management of engineering tasks required for multi-year sponsored research programs and will report to the Director of NDTL. The successful candidate must be familiar with industry standards in technical project management, design and fabrication, common machining practices, 3D solid modeling, CAD systems (ProE/Creo/Unigrphics/NX), and high-precision, safety critical parts. The successful candidate will be in direct contact with purchasing agents, sponsor program managers and engineers, facilities managers, research scientists, turbomachinery technicians, test engineers, designers, and drafters to execute all engineering tasks. Developing and maintaining strategic relationships with external vendors to provide parts and services not available from the University is also the responsibility of the Turbomachinery Design Manager.

The successful candidate will need the ability to multi-task and interact successfully with individuals with varying levels of experience while working closely with faculty, staff, and students. The candidate must be able to organize and prioritize work independently and meet critical deadlines in a fast paced environment where creativity and flexibility is highly regarded. The ability to teach oneself and others new skills as required is also essential.

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Early career opportunities

We are looking for Aerospace or Mechanical Engineers with experience in any of the following areas:

  • Mechanical Design
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Project Management/Project Engineering


  • Bachelors’ degree, Master’s degree preferred
  • 1-2 years of experience (relevant internships or graduate research will count) in mechanical and aerospace engineering fields
  • A record of strong academic performance
  • Familiarity with the typical software and tools relevant to the position
  • Some industry experience preferred


Experienced engineering professionals 

We are looking for Professionals with experience in any of the following areas:

  • Mechanical design and drawing process review
  • Engineering Management
  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Engineering Procurement


  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering with over 10 years of experience
  • Master’s degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering with 5-10 years of experience
  • For some positions PhD might be preferred
  • Expertise and proficiency with the typical software and tools relevant to the position


The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff, and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace.