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Principal/Sr Principal Engineer System Safety

Requisition ID: R10067684

  • Category IconCategory: Environmental, Health & Safety
  • Location IconLocation: Chandler, Arizona, United States of America
  • 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 Space Systems is searching for an experienced Principal or Sr. Principal Engineer Systems Safety to join the Systems Safety Engineering team within Launch Vehicles business unit to support the Glide Phase Interceptor (GPI) Program in Chandler, AZ. The Principal or Sr. Principal Engineer Systems Safety must have experience with Mil-Std-882E, NAVSEA Instructions, Handbooks, and Weapon System Explosives Safety Review Board (WSESRB) safety requirements.

System Safety Engineering utilizes System engineering processes and tools to drive the overall system design to meet Safety requirements to minimize the risk inherent in launch vehicle operations while maximizing mission reliability and success. At Northrop Grumman Launch Vehicles, System Safety Engineering is involved in all phases of a program life cycle, from proposal generation to launch operations. System Safety Engineering interfaces with the various Ranges to ensure that our launch vehicles meet safety requirements while providing high reliability to the customer.

The Principal or Sr. Principal Engineer Systems Safety is responsible for working with a System Safety Engineering team that develops key range safety deliverables, and support system safety activities including ground safety, range safety and flight safety throughout the GPI Program life cycle. The System Safety Engineering deliverables are the only documents that provide a complete, true system description of the components, systems, launch vehicle and mission design, and as such require a high level of understanding of the entire design. The System Safety Engineering effort includes interacting as part of a multi-disciplined engineering team to develop the launch system architecture and constituent elements for new and existing flight programs, as well as new business concepts and proposals.

Responsibilities:

Interact with key internal and external customers and partners daily regarding system safety topics.

Work with a small team of System Safety engineers in defining, implementing, and verifying System Safety requirements to ensure that the inherent risks are mitigated.

System Safety Engineers are responsible for understanding the entire mission, including the launch vehicle, payload, ground support equipment, range infrastructure and range safety interfaces.

System Safety Engineers are expected to understand how the different components, subsystems, systems, and integrated launch vehicle function and interact, with a focus on System Safety.

Apply the systems engineering process to define and verify launch vehicle and ground support equipment requirements to ensure safe operations and conduct system safety analyses to architect and implement a safe and robust system.

Define and verify launch vehicle-to-payload interface requirements and support space vehicle launch campaign management activities at various launch sites.

Manage interface with customer safety and launch integration personnel and support ground operations and launch mission working groups as requested.

Support launch vehicle design and development to ensure that customer and internal goals for safety, mission success, and performance are met.

Analyze Integration and Test processes to demonstrate customer and internal requirements are met for both safety and mission success, whether at the launch site or at our facilities in Chandler, AZ.

Conduct system level analyses to architect and design next generation mission concepts to maximize mission success without compromising compliance with customer, government, and internal flight safety requirements.

Describe, analyze, and explain launch vehicle designs to External customers to explain how applicable safety requirements for design, build, and test are met.

Reviews product systems, associated support equipment and facilities, functional specifications, and operations, and establishes safety requirements for assigned systems. Independently analyzes and recommends safety criteria in system design, equipment, and procedures to control or eliminate hazards.

Develops safety documents as required to support customer and test/operational range requirements. Performs audits of operational areas and reports effectiveness of system safety program. Participates in accident investigations involving damage to products or related facilities and assists in identification of causes and corrective actions. Evaluates the interrelationship of system safety requirements and other aspects of concept design and development requirements to ensure the most cost-effective program.

This position may be offered at the Principal Engineer Systems Safety Level 3 or may be offered at the Sr. Principal Engineer Systems Safety Level 4

Basic Qualifications:

If offered at the Principal Engineer System Safety Level 3 requires:

  • 5 Years with bachelor’s in science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD or in lieu of degree must have 9 years of directly related sys safety range experience is required.
  • Experience with launch vehicle system design, testing, or Mission Operations
  • Exposure to the systems engineering discipline and its application for system safety
  • Experience with implementing MIL-STD-882, NAVSEA Instructions and Handbooks
  • Experience with Weapon System Explosives Safety Review Board (WSESRB) safety requirements
  • U.S. Citizen and ability to obtain clearance
  • Ability to travel 10% is required

If offered at the Sr. Principal Engineer System Safety Level 4

  • 9 Years with bachelor’s in science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD or in lieu of degree must have 13 years of directly related US Navy System and Range Safety experience is required.
  • Experience with launch vehicle system design, testing, or Mission Operations
  • Exposure to the systems engineering discipline and its application for system safety
  • Experience with implementing MIL-STD-882, NAVSEA Instructions and Handbooks
  • Experience with Weapon System Explosives Safety Review Board (WSESRB) safety process
  • Experience leading a small team of engineers (managing deadlines, scheduling work, etc)
  • U.S. Citizen and ability to obtain clearance
  • Ability to travel 10% is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Established relationships with US Navy Personnel
  • Experience with Fuze and Initiation Systems Technical Review Panel (FISTRP)
  • Experience with Software System Safety Technical Review Panel (SSSTRP)
  • Experience with Aegis Weapons System (AWS)
  • Experience with the MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS)
  • Experience in launch vehicle system integration, testing, and evaluation
  • Experience in presenting in front of customers and US Navy/MDA personnel
  • Experience in development and maintenance of requirements control documents and related processes
  • Experience using Requirements Management Tools such as DOORS.
  • Active Security Clearance is preferred

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

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Salary Range: $79,700 USD - $119,500 USD
Salary Range 2: $98,700 USD - $148,100 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.