Principal Aeronautical Engineer

Requisition ID: 20033240

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Clearfield, Utah
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career. Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems, builds and delivers aviation-related systems to customers around the world. We push the boundaries of innovation, and drive advances in various sciences. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history. Come be a part of our mission! Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) is looking for you to join our team as a Principal Aeronautical Engineer based out of Clearfield, UT. The team is looking for a highly motivated aeronautical engineer with knowledge of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), heat transfer theory, structural analysis, natural and nuclear induced debris, thermal, radiation environment threats, hardening analysis of missile systems, and familiarity with composite and thermal protection system materials.  What You’ll get to Do: Responsibilities may include designing, developing, and testing a variety of aircraft, missiles, and parts, taking into consideration the most efficient use of natural laws affecting flight, establishing structural specifications, performing stress analysis, and conducting performance tests. Primary focus of position is to support the thermal/fluids analysis team supporting Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) threat analysis.  Secondary focus may include simulations of fluid flow and heat transfer for composite manufactured parts and support equipment such autoclaves and ovens.  Position includes working on a CFD/thermal analysis team with experienced engineers, applying skills for missile threat analysis, and performing heat transfer and fluid dynamic analysis skills to composite cure applications.  Support may also include performing analytical thermal surveys of parts, developing flow models, and writing reports. Position may require occasional domestic travel to other Northrop Grumman and customer sites (Less than 25% travel).  Current DOD Secret Clearance is preferred but not required, but the ability to obtain a Secret Clearance is required. Additional Northrop Grumman Information: Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world. Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve. Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

Basic Qualifications:
  • 5 Years with a Bachelors in Science -OR- 3 Years with Masters -OR-  0 Years with PhD. in Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering
  • Demonstrated experience with heat transfer specifically relating to fluid flow
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret Clearance & Special Program Access
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Current DOD Secret Security Clearance
  • Aerothermal and environment heating
  • Prompt radiation material response analysis
  • Analytical erosion analysis
  • Direct effect lightning simulation
  • Composite thermal/structural Finite Element Analysis (FEA) experience
  • Structural Dynamics Analysis including Shock and Random Vibrations
  • Experience with Matlab, ANSYS Fluent, STAR-CCM+
  • Material testing: test plans, test reports
  • Experience following customer/internal specifications
  • Knowledge of composite materials and thermal protection systems
    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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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.


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