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Principal/ Sr Principal Mechanical Engineer (AHT)

Requisition ID: R10047277

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 3

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 defense Systems has mid- to senior- level mechanical engineering position in the Huntsville Hardware Engineering (HHWE) group of the Combat Systems and Mission Readiness (CSMR) division.

Position supports one or more projects performing mechanical design engineering to integrate Command and Control systems into tactical platforms for Department of Defense programs. These projects include air and missile defense command systems, anti-artillery systems, wheeled and armored vehicles, command operations centers, or security and warning systems, as well as associated activities.

Responsibilities include:

-- Mechanical design of parts, assemblies, subsystems, and complete systems, including 3D CAD modeling, drafting/review/revision/release of engineering drawings, selection of components and materials

-- Coordination and management of multi-disciplinary aspects of product design, including cabling, interconnects, power, and electromagnetic interference

-- Leading design teams developing technical solutions to complex engineering problems, ranging in scale from large subassemblies to entire deliverable products, in an Agile Hardware environment

-- Leading collaboration with other functional areas such as Production, Procurement, Systems Engineering, Quality, and Logistics to facilitate aspects of product design, integration, and support in an Agile Hardware environment

-- Serving as primary engineering contact for internal buyers and external vendors to exchange information and facilitate the design, fabrication, delivery, and inspection of particular components or systems

-- Directing and performing engineering analyses, such as weight/center of mass, structural, transportability, or thermal; as well as authoring, reviewing, and/or editing reports documenting them

-- Management, development and maintenance of bills of material in support of design, production, proposal, or other business activities, including engineering cost estimation

-- Supporting proposal efforts through authoring of technical subsections, development of bills of material, production of engineering cost and labor estimates, and other activities.

-- Leading the creation, coordination, delivery, and defense of engineering briefings to support internal and external design reviews, including to company management and government customer representatives

-- Managing the preparation and submittal of contract deliverable reports and data packages

-- Mentoring and informally training junior- to mid-level engineers

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at either a Sr Principal Mechanical Engineer or Principal Mechanical Engineer level. 

BQs for a Principal Mechanical Engineer are: BS degree and 5+ years of experience in Mechanical design, or Masters degree and 3+ years of experience

BQs for a Sr Principal Mechanical Engineer are: BS degree and 9+ years of experience in Mechanical design, or Masters degree and 5+ years of experience

Minimum Qualifications

Experience in mechanical design using an industry-standard 3D CAD package, such as SolidWorks, Creo, or NX

-- Demonstrated ability to design parts, assemblies, and subsystems to meet formal system requirements

-- Experience drafting and reviewing mechanical drawings to ASME standards

-- Experience leading teams solving complex technical problems in a collaborative environment

-- Ability to obtain a Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

-- 3D CAD modeling/2D drawing drafting experience specifically with SolidWorks

-- Experience using any industry-standard Product Lifecycle Management system such as Team Center (preferred), SmarTeam, Windchill, Workgroup PDM, etc

-- Experience with electronics/payload/C2 integration design for commercial or military systems

-- Experience leading the multi-disciplinary design of a major deliverable product or subsystem thereof

-- Experience leading engineering support of production/manufacturing activities

-- Experience with industry-standard MRP systems such as SAP

-- Experience working in Agile for Hardware project development, particularly in a leadership role

-- Experience preparing or reviewing proposals for Department of Defense programs

-- Experience developing/improving formal, documented engineering processes and procedures

-- Expertise in one or more of the following areas: environmental test & evaluation, concrete pad/geo-civil structures installation design, corrosion prevention, shock & vibration analysis, weld inspection/analysis, components engineering, CAD/PLM tools management & administration

-- Active security clearance, minimum level Secret


Salary Range: $90,000 USD - $112,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $103,000 USD - $152,000 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.


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.