Principal/Sr Principal Design Engineer

Requisition ID: R10017466

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Corinne - UT, United States of America
  • 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: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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 currently seeking an experienced Principal/Sr.Principal Propulsion Design Engineer to provide leadership and talent to our Systems and Integration Design team in our Promontory, UT offices.

Role description & Responsibilities:

The Design Engineer is responsible for providing Integration Design Engineering over Rocket Motor Assembly, Igniter Design, Raceway Design, Thrust Vector Control Integration, and Mass Properties.  The design engineer will also provide design engineering services on commercial rocket motor assembly projects, perform systems engineering tasks related to interface control on piece part designs, lead multi-discipline design teams, and perform peer reviews.  Perform vehicle level integration tasks on pyro and range safety system, avionics integration, electrical cables and connectors, bonded attachments, and bolted designs. 

Job Duties:    

  • Prepare 3D NX models, mechanical & assembly drawings, and specifications in accordance with company standards. 

  • Support mechanical & integration design on Commercial and IR&D Projects. 

  • Prepare test & instrumentation drawings, test plans, reports, and perform tolerance analysis. 

  • Prepare trades studies and milestone review presentations.

  • Prepare ICD, N2 Interaction matrices and Interface Summary Sheets.

  • Prepare requirement specifications and provide verification reporting. Perform preliminary structural analysis

Experience Requirements:  

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years of engineering design experience with BS or 3 years with MS.

  • Position can be filled one level higher, BS and 9 years or MS and 7 years

Experience Preferred: 

  • Knowledgeable and demonstrated experience with NX modeling

  • Systems engineering and integration experience

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Solid modeling experience (NX is preferred)

  • Broad understanding of ballistics and grain design

  • Strong knowledge of loads and environment analysis

  • Structural analysis experience

  • Experience with manufacturing processes

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Drafting and drawing preparation skills

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.

  • Detail oriented but able to understand the big picture.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (aerospace, chemical, electrical, mechanical, material sciences engineering, or physics) required with 5 years of experience or MS with 3 years of experience.

Salary Range: 87400 - 131100
Salary Range 2: 108400 - 162600

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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 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.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.