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Principal/Sr. Principal Project Engineer

Requisition ID: R10075451

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Corinne, Utah, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • 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: 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 – Propulsions Division is currently seeking a Principal/ Sr. Principal Project Engineer with extensive technical expertise to be responsible for technical execution in the continued manufacturing, including modernization and support of the Fleet Ballistic Missile hardware produced at the Promontory, UT Facility.

Role description & Responsibilities:

In this project leadership role, will collaborate with subject experts to manage/facilitate project technical requirements; dissemination of not only data but information; facilitates risk reduction and opportunity realization to support successful program goals within complaint procedures and standards, coordinates within the Tri-party customers at a working group level. The successful candidate will be recognized a subject matter expert and use ingenuity and creativity daily. This role will report to the Manager.


  • Technical excellence, collaboration/ teamwork, and trustworthiness are required

  • Ability to see the larger picture for the system as a whole

  • Develops advanced technological ideas and guides development into final product within requirements

  • Experience in ePIC, ETM, MRB, configuration management, technical writing (test plans and reports), and change board presentations (Change summary as well as technical justification)

  • Participation in problem analysis boards

  • Demonstrated ability to timely function in a matrixed construct and to self-manage a dynamic demanding workload required

  • Strong demonstrated written and oral communication skills are a must


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics discipline from an accredited university

  • Position requires 5 years with BS; 3 years with Masters; 0 years’ experience a with PhD

  • Position can be filled one level higher, 9 years with BS; 7 years with Masters; 4 years’ experience with a PhD

  • Ability to obtain and/or maintain a DOD Secret clearance


  • Experience in VSET leadership, Quality Engineering, Design Engineering, or Process Ownership

  • Preferred candidate will have experience in a government contractor environment.

  • Detailed scope/schedule /budget planning skills are preferred

Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $131,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $108,600 USD - $163,000 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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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.

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.