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Sr. Principal Engineer Structural- Active Clearance Required

Requisition ID: R10068547

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: El Segundo, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • 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

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.

Duties include drawing analysis review and sign-off, presenting results at PDR/CDR meetings and Internal Design Reviews, documenting analysis results, and supporting structural testing with pre-test analysis and authoring of test plans and test reports. Responsibilities could also include including leading a small work package, interfacing with customer, technical support, proposal technical inputs, cost estimating, meeting schedule and cost commitments. The candidate will be required to coordinate with other engineering disciplines for analysis inputs and design implementation.

Duties may consist of analysis, research and development of structural engineering specifications involving metals, non-metallic or composite structural materials for product design, or operation of product to include structures, mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and electronics, power plant, armament, heating and ventilating, equipment and maintenance designs. Analysis of damage tolerance, durability, design allowables and structural modeling. Specific structural engineering specialties may include dynamics and loads, stability and stress fatigue and thermal analysis. Tools utilized may include NASTRAN, FEMAP, NX, ABAQUS, SLIM/VISION and a variety of software applications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering, from an accredited university with 9 years of experience in Aerospace industry (Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil); OR Masters of Science in Engineering, from an accredited university with 7 years of experience in Aerospace industry (Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil)
  • Experience with stress analysis techniques, concepts and practices
  • Experience using industry standard structural analysis software such as NASTRAN, FEMAP, NX
  • Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances:
  • Dept of Defense Secret level with a background investigation date within 10 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with CAD applications (NX)
  • Experience with advanced manufacturing processes
  • Experience working on Special Access Programs
  • Experience leading technical teams
  • Participation in multiple design and analysis cycles in aircraft development programs

Salary Range: $125,800 USD - $188,600 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.