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Staff Structural Engineer

Requisition ID: R10070102

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Corinne, Utah, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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.

NG Space Systems – Propulsion Systems is currently seeking a Staff Structural Engineer for our Nozzle Structures team supporting several locations within the Flight Systems, but home location would be the Promontory UT facility.

Role description & Responsibilities:

  • Advanced understanding of stress strain relationships in advanced materials exposed to typical rocket motor nozzle environments.

  • Willingness to address difficult structural problems using knowledge and experience.

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of state of the art composite structures.

  • Innovative mindset for new and efficient ways of doing things.

  • Ability to communicate complex research results to internal and external customers

  • Support requests and activities associated with various rocket motor programs.

  • Understand the various specialized materials used in nozzles.

  • Mentoring others

Job Duties: 

  • Perform structural analysis of solid rocket motor nozzles.

  • Interpret test data and apply test results to analytical structural models

  • Communicate with customers and articulate the meaning of analysis and test results.

  • Research test events in nozzles to identify how the nozzle design responds to motor operation.

  • Understand materials used in rocket motor nozzles.

  • Define material testing to determine analysis properties for nozzle materials.

  • Willing to mentor engineers on nozzle topics.

  • Work will be located at NG’s Promontory facility.

  • US Citizenship required.

Experience Requirements:  

  • 9 years minimum experience with a PHD degree, 12 years minimum experience with a Master’s degree, 14 years with a Bachelor’s degree

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Knowledge about and has demonstrated ability with textbook structural analysis techniques (ie. Elasticity, plates and shells, continuum mechanics, compressible gas equations).

  • Excellent mentoring skills for Nozzle Design and Analysis

  • Proficient with the use of FEA modeling techniques.

  • Knowledge of material test techniques.

  • Writing and presentation skills to communicate analysis results to customers.

  • A passion for structural analysis.


  • A BS degree in Mechanical, Civil or Aerospace Engineering is the minimum education requirement. Masters degree is preferred

Salary Range: $134,700 USD - $202,100 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

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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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.