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Structural Analysis Engineer 2 – Multi-Body Dynamics (MBD) / Principal Structural Analysis Engineer 3- Multi-Body Dynamics (MBD)

Requisition ID: R10074112

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, VA, 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: No

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

This position is for the Structural Analysis Engineer with emphasis in Multi-Body Dynamics (MBD), reporting to MBD/Analysis manager. The successful candidate will be a part of the growing team of MBD engineers who are responsible for motion simulations of various on-orbit servicing and robotics operations, as well as detailed kinematics simulations of underlying mechanical/mechatronics systems.

Essential Functions:

As a MBD engineer, he/she will use expert knowledge of MBD, as well as structural dynamics, to provide design guidance to the programs and systems/subsystems engineering teams.

  • The assignment might also involve testing of prototypes and flight hardware, and simulation model correlations.
  • The job will require strong understanding of computational methods and ability to process and produce reliable interpretations of complex simulation/test data.
  • The assignments will also include Finite Element Analysis tasks (stress/strength, vibration, and loads analyses).
  • As an expert of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), the candidate's tasks, up to 10% of the total work hours, might involve maintenance/deployment of engineering applications and computational resources, including specialized computational desktops and servers.
  • The physical job location is Dulles, Virginia.

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

Basic Qualifications:

This is a dual requisition and can be filled at the Structural Engineer or Principal Structural Engineer level. Qualifications for each level listed below.

Basic Qualifications for Structural Engineer 2:

  • ABET accredited Graduate Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) discipline along with 2 years' experience OR an ABET Masters Degree in a STEM discipline.
  • Demonstrated excellence in a space vehicle dynamics/kinematics field such as structural design, stress analysis, materials, and/or vehicle dynamics.
  • You must also be able to obtain and maintain all required security clearances and program specific accesses.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Structural Engineer 3:

  • ABET accredited Graduate Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) discipline along with 5+ Years' experience OR an ABET Masters Degree with 3 Years of experience OR a PhD Degree in a STEM discipline..
  • Demonstrated excellence in a space vehicle dynamics/kinematics field such as structural design, stress analysis, materials, and/or vehicle dynamics.
  • You must also be able to obtain and maintain all required security clearances and program specific accesses.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ABET accredited PhD Degree in Engineering.
  • Ability to obtain DoD Top Secret Clearance. - Expert knowledge of NGC MBD Robotics engineering processes.
  • 3 years of space system simulation engineering experience.
  • Demonstrated success in leadership/management roles.
  • Experience with Simcenter 3D Motion simulation tool.
  • Experience in controller modeling using Matlab/Simulink


Salary Range: $82,400 USD - $123,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $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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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.