Digital engineering is a must-have requirement for government contractors in certain areas. And as the Digital Engineering Lead for KBR’s Aerospace Engineering Group, Greg Best says KBR is the best place for digital engineers to work.

Best has worked for other companies in the past, but when KBR called him to discuss an opportunity to work for them, he jumped at the chance.

“I saw this as an opportunity to work for the best-in-class company, and even better than that, KBR was ready to launch a team that was dedicated to applying digital engineering technology and they were looking for someone to take that on. It was an offer I couldn’t refuse,” he said.

“When I worked for those other companies in the marketplace, I respected KBR even though I was their competitor,” said Best. “I liked the people at KBR. They were fair, they were honest, and they were candid. I had a lot of respect for KBR, both as a company and on an individual level.”

Big company resources, small company feel

“There’s almost nothing KBR can’t do,” he explained. “If we needed to pull a team together of experts in a lot of different specialized domains, we can reach throughout the company and pull in expertise. We can do just about anything that our clients need us to do.”

Even though KBR has over 28,000 employees, it feels much smaller. “It’s a great culture,” he said. “KBR is a large company that feels like a small company because local leadership is empowered to support their people and make good decisions. I like the leadership I work for. They keep their people in mind, so it has a good cohesive feel to working for the company. It’s got an entrepreneurial feel to it.”

Gaining knowledge through hands-on experience

Besides the people and the company itself, one benefit of working at KBR is gaining knowledge through the variety of work and projects. Whether it’s projects like digitally recreating the pencil and paper design of the A10 from the 1970s, or developing a digital twin design for the F-35, KBR employees have the chance to expand their knowledge and personal capabilities. Best knows this first hand.

“Digging into the detail of the F-35 design and being able to emulate it with another code, another model, was a fascinating project,” explained Best. “This was a microelectronics technology that we were looking at. My background was not in microelectronics before I came into this project, but I’ve been able to learn quite a bit about that technology by virtue of being in that project.”

Adding value from day one

People coming to KBR can expect to be valued team members, even if they’re fresh out of college. They’ll immediately begin working on projects for clients in a team atmosphere with a diverse team of professionals like engineers, data analysts, and logisticians.

“It’s a great time to be coming into the workforce from a university setting because everything that you bring from that curriculum is important,” said Best. “You probably have some experience in digital tools like Solidworks, Confluence, Cameo, Matlab, and Abacus. Those are all in very high demand in our marketplace. You’ll be given a lot of great work to do in modeling, engineering projects and weapon systems to deliver to our DoD clients.”

To find new opportunities with KBR, visit the careers page on their website.


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