Principal Loads Engineer / Senior Principal Loads Engineer
Requisition ID: R10129000
- Category: Engineering
- Location: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: SAP
- Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
- Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
- Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
- Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
- Positions Available: 1
Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is seeking an experienced Principal or Senior Principal Loads Engineer specializing in Aircraft Loads to support an advanced development program within our Vehicle Engineering team in Melbourne, FL. CURRENT CLEARANCE PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED
The Loads Engineer acts as a subject matter expert on vehicle flight / ground loads in support of an advanced development program and is responsible for developing loads for miscellaneous conditions including canopy, door, pressurization, engine mount, external store, tie-down/mooring, and aerial refueling.
The successful candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter. In addition, the successful candidate should be proactive, forward-thinking, and able to lead a small team to rapid resolution of complex technical loads problems.
Requisition may be filled as a Principal Engineer (level 3) or Sr Principal Engineer (level 4) depending on the qualifications below.
Principal Engineer: Bachelor of Science (BS) in a relevant Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 5+ years relevant experience; OR Master of Science (MS) in a relevant STEM discipline with 3+ years relevant experience; OR Ph.D. in a relevant STEM discipline with 1+ years of relevant experience
Sr Principal Engineer: Bachelor of Science (BS) in a relevant Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 9+ years relevant experience; OR Master of Science (MS) in a relevant STEM discipline with 7+ years relevant experience; OR Ph.D. in a relevant STEM discipline with 4+ years of relevant experience
Experience with aircraft loads (flight/aero, ground)
Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance and Special Access Program (SAP) clearance prior to the commencement of employment
Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Structural Engineering with an emphasis on aircraft loads (flight loads, ground loads, flutter and aeroelasticity, etc.)
Current, in-scope DoD Secret or higher clearance
Advanced knowledge of detailed ground and flight loads and load mitigation
Experience in vehicle loads analysis with emphasis on flight / ground loads to include steady state maneuvers, abrupt maneuvers, gust response, and control surface hinge moments
Experience developing loads for miscellaneous conditions including canopy, door, pressurization, engine mount, external store, tie-down/mooring, and aerial refueling
Experience in the use of industry standard loads and dynamics analysis software such as NASTRAN, PATRAN, FEMAP, ZONAIR, ZAERO
Experience with MATLAB and CAD Tools (NX)
Previous experience leading a team or project
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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.
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