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Principal Thermal Systems Engineer/Sr. Principal Thermal Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10050065

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 5

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.

Strategic Space Systems Division:
Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider of launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable, and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

SSSD has an opening for a Principal Thermal Systems Engineer/Sr. Principal Thermal Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California.

The ideal candidate will have a complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories, and concepts in the field of thermal engineering and general knowledge of other related disciplines.  
 

Candidate responsibilities include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Thermal systems requirements development
  • Perform thermal analysis to develop and optimize thermal control designs and provide solutions to a wide range of difficult problems
  • Coordinate with other engineering disciplines
  • Document thermal analyses and designs
  • Review and approve drawings for thermal design hardware content
  • Report analyses results and design specifics to internal management and external customers.
  • Work with test engineering to plan and execute subsystem level thermal tests, as well as perform associated analyses.
  • Provide feedback regarding impacts of possible cost and/ or schedule changes
  • Work and execute independently with minimal technical oversight and general direction
  • Mentor junior engineers and provide guidance on best practice
     

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

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
401k
Educational Assistance
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions 
Paid-Time off 
Health & Wellness Resources 
Employee Discounts
Flexible Schedules:  For example, the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

For more details, please view Northrop Grumman Benefits.
 

This requisition may be filled at either the Principal Thermal Systems Engineer or Sr. Principal Thermal Systems Engineer level. This position is 100% On Site.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Thermal Systems Engineer

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) from an accredited university with 5 years of engineering experience; OR Master’s degree in STEM from an accredited university with 3 years of engineering experience; OR Ph.D. in STEM from an accredited university with 0 years of engineering experience.
  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain an SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) 

Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Thermal Systems Engineer

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) from an accredited university with 9 years of engineering experience; OR Master’s degree in STEM from an accredited university with 7 years of engineering experience; OR Ph.D. in STEM from an accredited university with 4 years of engineering experience.
  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain an SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Design, analysis and integration experience of spacecraft thermal systems
  • Active SCI access clearance with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years
  • Experience using thermal analysis tools (SINDA/G, SINDA/FLUINT, TSS, Thermal Desktop)
  • Experience using aerospace standard design tools (NX, CATIA)
  • MS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering with 6 years of engineering experience
  • Experience with space vehicle thermal design and/or integration
  • Detail-oriented and have excellent verbal and written communications skills, leadership skills, and organization skills
  • Spacecraft and/or Payload background with experience through the entire system lifecycle from concept, design, production, integration, test, launch, to operation support.  
  • Experience working on thermal design and troubleshooting efforts. 
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Salary Range: $101,400 USD - $152,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $125,800 USD - $188,600 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.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.