Sentinel (GBSD) Principal Structural Engineer (10200)
Requisition ID: R10118343
- Category: Engineering
- Location: Roy, Utah, United States of America
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: Secret
- Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
- Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
- Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
- Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
- Positions Available: 1
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Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems sector is seeking a Principal Structural Engineer. This position is in our Strategic Deterrent Systems Division to execute the Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase of the Sentinel Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program in support of the United States Air Force. This position will be located on campus in Roy, UT.
The Sentinel Facility Analysis and Test Team oversees the design of the facilities that support the future upgrade to the Minuteman III missiles as well as the unique flight test facilities. This role is part of the team responsible for defining the facility requirements of the new weapon system and ensuring they are incorporated into the facility designs. Therefore, those who join us have the privileged of learning every aspect of this program, from the interfaces with the Missile, to the plans and procedures required to execute construction for the United States Air Force. A large part of this job also includes engagement with the Engineering, Procurement and Construction firm, a construction company the program has partnered with.
There is something for everyone on this team including design review, analysis, modeling, system engineering, test planning, scheduling, and risk management. Selected individuals will gain exposure to all these aspects as well as focusing on the tasks best suited to their expertise and preferences.
What You’ll Get To Do:
The selected candidate, as part of the Analysis Group with in the Infrastructure and Deployment team, will be primarily responsible for the Analysis of the GBSD Facilities ability to delay unauthorized attempts to gain access (break-in). As “Delay Analysis Lead” this role will perform system level delay analysis of the Launch Facility, and lower level validation analysis of the subsystem delay components as required. The role will be expected to coordinate with other teams performing testing and incorporate the test data collected. As delay is a critical requirement to the success of the GBSD system, the analysis will have high level visibility. As a part of the analysis team as a whole, the selected candidate will also have the responsibility and opportunity to peer-review other analysis work.
The selected candidate will support the Sentinel Program. Responsibilities include:
Analyze and reports on delay performance of Launch Facility and other Structures.
Analyst will be required to research, compile and apply existing break-in and test data. Analyses of the structure will account for all applicable material types and various toolsets used by an attacker.
Analyses will be performed utilizing hand calculations and or finite element software packages such as Nastran and Abaqus.
When finite element models (FEMs) are appropriate, critical thinking skills will be required to develop a FEM to capture appropriate behavior of complex non-linear structures.
Due to the complex nature of the systems analyzed, the position requires working closely with multiple engineering disciplines including but not limited to Civil Design, System Engineering, and Mechanical Design to achieve program objectives in a timely manner.
Additional work responsibilities may include task planning, conducting technical peer reviews, and mentoring junior engineers.
Interface with AF customer
As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
- Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
- Educational Assistance
- Life Insurance
- Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
- Paid Time Off
- Health & Wellness Resources
- Employee Discounts
This positions standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.
You’ll Bring These Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) with 5 years’ experience; 3 years’ experience with a Master’s degree; or 0 years’ experience with a PhD.
Active DoD Secret clearance with a reinvestigation date occurring in the last 6 years.
Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance as a condition of continued employment
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
Active DOD Top-Secret Clearance with completed investigation within the last 6 years
Experience with Delay or Blast Analysis
Experience with programming languages such as MATLAB
Experience with ABAQUS and FEMAP
Ability to navigate through NX 3D models and CPLM
TeamCenter CPLM experience
Experience supporting Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) or other missile design and deployment programs or projects
Experience with building codes and specs, especially military construction
A current DoD Top Secret clearance with capability for SAP access
Excellent technical writing skills, and team building skills
Effective in customer relations, expectation management
Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or related technical degree
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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.