Staff Airworthiness Engineer
Requisition ID: R10125369
- Category: Engineering
- Location: Roy, Utah, United States of America | Melbourne, Florida, United States of America+ 1 more
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: Top Secret
- Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
- Shift: Days (United States of America)
- Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
- Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
- Positions Available: 2
Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems sector has an opening for an Staff Airworthiness Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is based in Roy, UT or Melbourne, FL.
The Staff Airworthiness Engineer will be working within the Airworthiness Engineering Directorate supporting certification efforts on various air vehicle platforms. The selected candidate will ensure the logical and systematic realization of customer airworthiness certification objectives into system solutions to meet program needs throughout the product lifecycle (e.g. Flight Releases, Type Certification, continued airworthiness, and operation of airspace integration).
- Performs technical airworthiness planning and verification support including development and negotiation of airworthiness plans, bases of certification, means of compliance, and other certification activities for complex total systems with IPT/REs as well as customer counterparts.
- Reviews and coordinates with other airworthiness engineers as well as internal engineering disciplines performed across the total system to include design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal.
- Performs functional and process analyses, requirements allocation and definition studies to translate customer requirements into criteria and derived requirements. Ensures the logical and systematic realization of customer airworthiness certification objectives into system solutions to meet program needs throughout the product lifecycle (e.g. Flight releases, Type certification, continued airworthiness, operations, and airspace integration).
- Responsible for managing and maintaining Type Design Data and airworthiness evidence in support of a Military Type Certification and Air System Continued & Continuing Airworthiness as a member of the senior technical AW staff in a System Design Responsible company.
The selected candidate should thrive in a geographically dispersed and fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.
- Bachelor's of Science Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) discipline and 14+ years engineering experience OR a Master's of Science Degree in a STEM discipline and 12+ years of engineering experience OR a PhD Degree in a STEM discipline and 9+ years of engineering experience
- Familiarity of MIL-HDBK-516C
- Work experience leading the development of Airworthiness plans, a Basis of Certification, and related activities
- Work experience with US DoD and domestic airworthiness authorizations and type certifications
- Ability to initiate Airworthiness Certification process improvement initiatives
- Active DoD Secret security clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation) with ability to obtain U.S. Government DoD Top Secret security clearance and the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP)
- Military aircraft development or modification experience
- DoD and Civil Airworthiness Experience
- Design and Systems Engineering experience in one or more of the following areas: Structures, Flight Technology, Air Vehicle Subsystems, Avionics, Mission Payload Integration, System Safety, Flight Test, Configuration Management with an emphasis is on Mission Payload Integration
- Experience with US Navy and USAF Airworthiness Policy Directives, Instructions, and Airworthiness Bulletins (AWB) especially NAVAIR Instruction 13034.1G and AWB-003
- Control Account Management (CAM) and Earned Value Management System (EVMS) experience including Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) planning and tracking, Earned Value reporting, variance analysis, and Estimate at Complete (EAC) forecasting
- Interactions with airworthiness authorities (US DoD, civil authorities both domestic and international, and Foreign Defense) with an emphasis on NAVAIR ACO and Class Desks
- A current active U.S. Government in-scope DoD Top Secret security clearance and the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP)
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.
What's great about
- Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
- Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
- Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.
Did you know?
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