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Principal / Senior Principal Engineer Propulsion

Requisition ID: R10053679

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Hill AFB, Utah, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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.

    Northrop Grumman Space Systems is currently recruiting for a Principal or Senior Principal Propulsion Engineer to join our team at our Hill Air Force Base facility in Utah.

    This position involves all aspects of sustaining the Minuteman III ICBM propulsion systems from depot level maintenance to static and flight tests. As required, this Project Engineer position works within a team alongside Air Force and other contractor counterparts to plan and execute aging surveillance tests at the system and component level; to support and analyze static and flight tests; to analyze, evaluate, and plan methods of approach and organized means to integrate new products, technologies, or materials into existing systems; to investigate flight and static test anomalies, determine root cause, and provide recommended countermeasures to the Air Force customer.

    Minimum Requirements for a Principal Level:

    •  Bachelor's of Science degree and least 5 or more years of related experience; or a master's degree at at least 3 or more years of related experience
    • 5 or more years of experience in solid rocket motor or ordnance component design, analysis, manufacturing, project engineering, or systems engineering
    • Strong, proactive, analytical problem-solving skills, and ability to deal with ambiguity
    • Excellent time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills
    • Strong communication skills with the ability to clearly present technical information at all organizational levels both internal and with Government customers
    • Willing and able to be flexible in work assignments, which may vary frequently, e.g., analysis, design, project engineering, systems engineering
    • Able to see how the system works (big picture) while working on individual components (details)
    • Ability to obtain or currently posses a DoD clearance

    Minimum Requirements for a Senior Principal Level:

    •  Bachelor's of Science degree and least 9 or more years of related experience; or a master's degree at at least 7 or more years of related experience
    • 5 or more years of experience in solid rocket motor or ordnance component design, analysis, manufacturing, project engineering, or systems engineering
    • Strong, proactive, analytical problem-solving skills, and ability to deal with ambiguity
    • Excellent time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills
    • Strong communication skills with the ability to clearly present technical information at all organizational levels both internal and with Government customers
    • Willing and able to be flexible in work assignments, which may vary frequently, e.g., analysis, design, project engineering, systems engineering
    • Able to see how the system works (big picture) while working on individual components (details)
    • Ability to obtain or currently posses a DoD clearance

    Preferred Requirements: 

    • Experience in the development of programs or project leadership roles
    • Team leadership experience and the ability to direct others
    • Experience with the coordination of engineering efforts across multiple design and analysis groups as well as teams consisting of multiple disciplines
    • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects while maintaining focused results within reliability, quality, schedule, and budget requirements / constraints
    • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems (Examples: experience with Decision Focus, Fault-tree, Kepner-Tregoe, Fishbone diagrams)

    Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $131,400 USD
    Salary Range 2: $108,600 USD - $163,000 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.


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    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.