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Principal Engineer Systems Modeling Simulation

Requisition ID: R10078963

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • 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: 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeroscience Test group is looking for an experienced stress analyst to perform analysis on wind tunnel models and miscellaneous test structures. The stress analyst is responsible for the detailed Finite Element Modeling and structural analysis of precision and complex test articles and systems that primarily support the acquisition of aerodynamic and propulsion data for development and validation of Northrop Grumman’s advanced air vehicles. The test articles range from sub to full scale, focus on one area or the entire vehicle, and test in environments to represent conditions at sea level to high altitudes.

The stress analyst will not only be responsible for developing the analytical model and performing analysis, but also the documentation, reporting, and presentation of analysis to ensure all components satisfy facility safety requirements.

Basic Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline from an accredited university and 5 years engineering experience, or a Master's Degree and 3 years of experience

- 3+ years relevant job experience performing linear static stress analysis

- Intermediate knowledge of commercial FEA (Finite Element Analysis) software

- Knowledge of classical stress analysis hand calculation & equations

- Strong technical written and communication skills

- CAD experience in both modeling and drafting modules

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

- 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

- Bachelors or Masters Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering

- 5+ years relevant job experience performing linear static stress analysis

- Demonstrated proficiency with NASTRAN software

- Demonstrated proficiency with FEMAP or NX CAE software

- Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office with strong technical writing & interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate and present technical material to various stakeholders

- Experience with wind tunnel models and testing methods

- Basic understanding of material fatigue

- 2+ years NX CAD Design experience


Salary Range: $101,400 USD - $152,200 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.