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Principal /Sr. Principal System Safety Engineer

Requisition ID: R10078413

  • Category IconCategory: Environmental, Health & Safety
  • Location IconLocation: Corinne, Utah, 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: 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 - Propulsion Systems is currently seeking a Principal /Sr. Principal System Safety Engineer to support system safety activities associated with qualification, production, test, and flight readiness of Solid Rocket Boosters used in NASA’s Space Launch System Program.  This position is located at our Promontory, UT Facility.

Role Description & Responsibilities:

The System Safety Engineer is responsible for coordinating with programs and other engineering teams to identify and document risks and potential resolutions associated with various Solid Rocket Booster subsystems utilized by NASA for launch vehicle applications.  They will interact with our NASA customer with provide vital vehicle risk data derived from such activities as Hazard Analyses, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, and Probabilistic Risk Assessments.  

The System Safety Engineer provides system safety expertise in participation with the subsystem Integrated Product Teams (IPTs).  They are expected to understand the design intent, failure modes, requirements and specifications of the product as well as the manufacturing processes, process controls, and quality inspections.  They directly support and interface with our NASA customer and their government representative (DCMA).

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in team environments

  • Proven technical aptitude and ability to solve complex technical issues

  • Excellent communications skills (both written and verbal)

  • Familiarity or experience with the following is desired:

    • Probabilistic Risk Assessment

    • Failure Modes & Effects Analysis

    • Hazards Analysis

    • Fault Tree Analysis

    • Risk Management

    • GIDEP System Management and Evaluation

Competencies for Success:

  • Action Oriented; Customer Focus; Ethics and Values; Functional/Technical Skills; Informing, Integrity and Trust; Intellectual Horsepower; Listening; Presentation Skills; Priority Setting; Problem Solving; Self-Development; Self-knowledge.


  • BS degree in a classical Engineering field with  5 years of experience, or 3 years with an MS

  • Position can be filled one level higher, 9 years with a BS or 7 years with a MS.

  • INCOSE CSEP or CSP certification preferred

  • Siemens PLM / TcSE experience preferred

  • CAFTA fault tree experience preferred

  • NG Tetra, or similar risk management tool experience preferred

  • Must be a U.S citizen

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

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.