Northrop Grumman (DoD SkillBridge) Systems Engineer/ Principal Systems Engineer – Design to Cost/ Life Cycle Cost, Melbourne, Fl

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Melbourne, FL

Requisition ID: R10084012
Category: Engineering
Location: Melbourne, FL, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: SAP
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation’s history – from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation’s military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman’s 90,000 employees self-identify as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists.

The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29 .The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members. 


Responsibilities for this internship position are:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman – Military Internship Program (DoD SKillbridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for Skillbridge.  During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program. 

Goals – Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training.  Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives – Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly-trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission “Defining Possible” on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome – Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility: 

Has served at least 180 days on active duty
Is within 12 months of separation or retirement
Will receive an honorable discharge
Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS
Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months
Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship.

The Aeronautics Systems (AS) sector has an opening for a Systems Engineer/ Principal Systems Engineer – Design to Cost (DTC)/ Life Cycle Cost Estimate (LCCE). This position will be located in Melbourne, Fl.

The DTC Engineer will support programs in the very early phase of development, where strategy is developed to shape a major capture.  It requires technical knowledge and economic acumen to formulate DTC analysis approaches and methods to provide senior leadership the ability to make actionable decisions in a very agile manner. This position is responsible for decomposing top-level program cost targets by the WBS, assigning targets to the appropriate IPT, working with the IPTs to identify and implement cost reduction opportunities to meet the cost targets, and tracking progress to the targets.

The LCCE Engineer will support programs in the very early phase of development, where strategy is developed to shape a major capture.  The position requires detailed knowledge of parametric estimating best practices and procedures to be able to take engineering data from the program and provide relevant and detailed parametric cost estimates to the program, strategy, and pricing and estimating teams. This role will be focused on problem solving through iteration to provide the key and relevant data to the strategy and leadership teams to ensure that program strategy leads to intelligent program execution and continues to solve problems throughout the program lifecycle. This position is responsible for developing a subsystem and detailed parametric cost estimate for a variety of potential solutions/scenarios to support different strategic program initiatives.

In addition, these positions will also support implementation of other program affordability initiatives such as cost as an independent variable (CAIV), design for manufacturing & affordability, design for supportability, supply chain affordability and re-use & common product usage.  The position requires an understanding of life-cycle cost, schedule, risk, and affordability implications of alternatives under consideration.  The position requires ability to develop and oversee tradeoffs of requirements, design, performance, cost, and schedule to address affordability constraints. The position is responsible for encouraging and facilitating active participation of the broader stakeholder community and decision makers in exploring alternatives to achieve program affordability.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications:

Systems Engineer – Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 2 years of engineering experience OR Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline of engineering
Principal Systems Engineer – Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 5+ years of engineering experience OR Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline and 3+ years of engineering experience OR PhD in a STEM discipline and 0 years of engineering experience
Active DoD Secret security clearance with a background investigation date within 6 years


Preferred Qualifications:

Have experience with DoD Acquisition principles and guides, e.g. MIL-STD 881E, O&S CAPE Guide, DAU Guide on Systems Engineering, etc. 
Have experience developing cost research models and cost risks analysis for complex systems aerospace systems
Have experience in performing cost estimating activities such as cost analysis, statistical analysis, WBS development, and risk analysis
Working knowledge of cost parametric tools: ACEIT, SEER from Galorath and PRICE Systems & Analytics
Experience working with SEER-H, VBA and PRICE TruePlanning
Experience in Cost Data Analysis and Predictive Analytics; Tableau & Alteryx
Experience working with data visualization software (e.g., MS Excel including macros, Tableau Desktop, QlikView, MS Power BI, etc.) or any other data analysis software applications
Experience with data mining/analytics programming languages such as Python, R, SQL, or BA
Experience using Microsoft Office suite of tools
Excellent verbal and written communications skills across multiple levels

Salary Range: $71,100 USD – $106,700 USD
Salary Range 2: $87,600 USD – $131,400 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBNGJ-R10084012 2023.01.14

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