Principal Engineer Structural / Sr. Principal Engineer Structural, Aircraft Loads, Redondo Beach, Ca

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Redondo Beach, CA

Requisition ID: R10086857
Category: Engineering
Location: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
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.

Job Description

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Engineer Structural to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Aircraft Loads Section. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA. As an engineer supporting the Aircraft Loads section, the selected candidate will support the analysis needs of unclassified and classified programs in Redondo Beach, California.  This position will support a variety of programs performing analysis and integration activities. Candidate will collaborate cross-discipline to define and perform study areas for analysis.

Essential Functions:

o    Provide external aircraft loads analysis (flight, ground, fatigue, miscellaneous) to programs

o    Perform subsonic and supersonic aircraft loads analysis

o    Interact with internal customers, assisting in defining system requirements, defining study areas, and providing status on current programs and technology

o    Develop and present materials for internal program related briefings

o    Support new business generation and prepare proposal material

o    Strong verbal and communication skills to interact with key cross-discipline stakeholders to achieve program objectives in a timely manner

o    Apply and contribute to the development of advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts.

o    Work on unusually complex technical problems and provide solutions which are highly innovative

o    Work under consultative direction toward predetermined long-range goals and objectives.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Engineer:

o    Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 5 years of related engineering experience; OR a Master’s degree in STEM with 3 years of related engineering experience; OR a PhD in STEM with 0 years of related engineering experience.

o    Ability and willingness to travel 10% of the time.

o    A current active in-scope U.S. Government (DoD) Department of Defense issued Secret or higher security clearance is required to start with the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (SAP/PAR).

Preferred Qualifications:

o    Three plus (3+) years of experience in Aircraft Loads and Flight Sciences engineering disciplines.

o    Experience in external aircraft loads analysis flight, ground, fatigue, and miscellaneous loads

o    Experience in Aircraft Loads processes and products throughout the program life cycle.

o    Experience with NASTRAN, FEMAP, Zonair, Zaero, Matlab

o    Understanding of Systems Engineering Principles and Model Based Systems Engineering tools (MBSE) with a practical focus for relevant use cases in propulsion integration.

o    A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Top Secret clearance with current or previous Special Program Access (SAP/PAR).

Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal Engineer:

o    Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 9 years of related engineering experience; OR a Master’s degree in STEM with 7 years of related engineering experience; OR a PhD in STEM with 4 years of related engineering experience.

o    Experience in external loads analysis flight, ground, fatigue, and miscellaneous loads

o    Ability and willingness to travel 10% of the time.

o    A current active in-scope U.S. Government (DoD) Department of Defense issued Secret or higher security clearance is required to start with the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (SAP/PAR).

Preferred Qualifications:

o    Seven plus (7+) years of experience in Aircraft Loads and Flight Sciences engineering disciplines.

o    Experience in technical leadership and guidance to Aircraft Loads discipline areas.

o    Experience in Aircraft Loads processes and products throughout the program life cycle.

o    Demonstrated ability to lead an engineering or cross-functional team.

o    Experience with NASTRAN, FEMAP, Zonair, Zaero, Matlab

o    Understanding of Systems Engineering Principles and Model Based Systems Engineering tools (MBSE) with a practical focus for relevant use cases in propulsion integration.

o    A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Top Secret clearance with current or previous Special Program Access (SAP/PAR).

Salary Range: $104,600 USD – $157,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $129,700 USD – $194,500 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

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