Principal/Sr. Principal Project Engineer
Requisition ID: R10129941
- Category: Engineering
- Location: Magna, Utah, United States of America
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: Secret
- Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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: 3
Northrop Grumman Space Systems – Propulsion Division is looking for a Principal/Sr. Principal Project Engineer to join our team at our Bacchus (Magna), UT facility.
Description & Responsibilities:
The NGI Project Engineer is responsible for establishment and execution of all technical aspects of Development, Qualification, and Production of a solid rocket motor (SRM). These positions will manage the technical products and aspects associated with the design, engineering & manufacturing development, qualification, and production of the SRM. NGI is a fast-paced development program offering the potential for the Project Engineer to work with a variety of resources/teams/divisions and witness the entirety of the engineering lifecycle. NGI is currently seeking two Project Engineer positions in the SRM Nozzle and Loaded Motor disciplines.
Design authority for the respective IPT reporting to the motor Chief Engineer
Coordinates across IPTs with fellow PEs on design, process, and quality of the product
Develop program execution plans and works closely with the Program Office
Required to interface with Customer regularly as the technical POC
Ability to work with a wide range of positions both within and outside of NGC
Supports production operations (manufacturing and quality)
Development, coordination, and allocation of requirements
Assemble and develop efficient cross functional teams to execute plan
Identify design concepts and mature into design solutions that meet the customer needs
Develop master schedules, integrated logic flows, work breakdown, and assist in program cost estimates.
Coordination and implementation of design and analysis activities
Development of test plans and coordination of testing with test engineers
Identification of risks/mitigations and tracking to closure in Risk Tracker
Lead the coordination and conducting of milestones reviews to Senior Leadership and Customers
Lead problem and failure investigations
Write technical reports
Presentations – internal and external
Ability to Travel expectation of 5% – 10%
Competencies for Success:
Strong work ethic and willingness to learn (coachable)
Ability to get work done through others, managing a diverse team through the program plan
Understanding of core engineering principles
Capable of taking open ended, broad problems, formulating a path to a solution, then guiding a team through execution
An understanding of Program Management and EVMS principles
Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years with a BS, 3 years with an MS of engineering experience.
Candidate must have demonstrated ability to:
Plan and execute complex, fast paced projects
Communicate technically complex topics and scenarios clearly and concisely
Build relationships necessary to function efficient and effective teams
Be capable of actively and efficiently working multiple projects
Have the ability to get work done through others
Be capable of communicating and representing their IPT clearly and concisely with Senior Leadership and Customers
Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years experience in rocket motor design
Strong understanding of solid rocket motor system design, development, and manufacture
Demonstrated experience with problem solving, problem investigation teams and critical decision making skills
Strong understanding and broad application of PS engineering systems (engineering standards, configuration management, material review board, process control, tooling, facilities, software, etc.) or equivalent
Demonstrated experience in generating technical solutions in the absence of complete customer requirements
Management of engineering scope as it pertains to budgeting and participation in EVMS evaluations
Strong verbal and written communication skills including demonstrated experience with high value customer presentations
Demonstrated team leadership skills - leader of significant technical projects or investigations and management of multiple program tasks to schedule and budget
Experience with the proposal process
Knowledge and experience in System Engineering tools and disciplines
Knowledge of lean manufacturing and design for manufacturability
Ability to perform solid modeling using NX
Ability to obtain a Security Clearance
Qualifications and Educational Requirements
BS degree in Engineering required and 5 years’ experience with BS; 3 Years with Masters; 0 with a Ph.D.
Position can be filled one level higher, 9 years’ experience with a BS, 7 years with a MS or 5 years with a Ph.D.
Ability to work with energetic materials as a U. S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, firearms and explosives; “Employee Possessor” – required
US Citizenship – required
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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.
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.