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Sr. Principal Electrical Design Engineer

Requisition ID: R10069177

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, FL, 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Sr. Principal Electrical Design Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Test and Integration organization. This role is located in Melbourne, FL.

The Lab Operations Group consists of incredible people with backgrounds in Mechanical, Electrical, and Systems Engineering with focus on lab design, engineering, and operation.  Our engineers find professional fulfillment in performing cutting-edge research and being in the forefront of the design process through our partnership with the program office and program leadership.

In this position, you will research, develop, design, and test electrical components, equipment, systems, and networks. You will have the opportunity to generate system wiring diagrams, Build-To-Packages and drawings for new and revised electrical harnesses. Support detail drawing release for harnesses and equipment.

We are seeking an Electrical Design Engineer with in-depth knowledge of electromagnetic theory applied to the design and analysis of electrical machines. The candidate should be familiar with different types of electrical and electronic systems, with a focus on permanent magnet and wound-rotor synchronous machines. The candidate will be performing design trade studies, preliminary and detailed electrical design, electrical design assessments, evaluation of signal performance. Experience converting aircraft schematics into lab applicable. Hands-on testing at a system and sub-system level.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Researches, develops, designs, and tests electrical components, equipment, systems, and networks
  • Designs electrical equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems for commercial, industrial, and domestic purposes.

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's of Science Degree in a STEM discipline AND 9 Years of experience OR Master's of Science Degree in a STEM discipline AND 7 Years of experience OR PhD in a STEM discipline AND 4 Years of experience
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance prior to the commencement of employment
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance
  • Must have NX or AutoCAD Mechanical experience
  • Must have knowledge of and experience in electrical harness and cable design as well as familiarity with MIL specification, Aerospace standards, and electrical components and cable/wire types

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Lab design experience
  • Aircraft electrical experience

Salary Range: $108,600 USD - $163,000 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.