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Principal Engineer Industrial

Requisition ID: R10041997

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman SSSD Planning & Site Strategy has an opening for a Principal Industrial Engineer or a Sr. Principal Industrial Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

This position can be filled at a either a Principal or a Sr. Principal level.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes and designs sequence of operations and work flow to improve efficiencies in lab and production facilities and equipment layouts; and establishes methods for maximum utilization of production facilities and personnel.
  • Assess opportunities to maximize efficiencies across the campus for like activities or sequential activities. Ability to develop process flows and data analytics related to findings.
  • Conducts studies pertaining to cost control, cost reduction, inventory control, and production record systems. On the basis of these studies, develops and implements plans and programs for facility modifications and revisions to operating methods.
  • Coordinate with the Planning & Site Strategy Department in the planning and design of facilities.
  • Strong communication skills, written and oral, and ability to develop and deliver high level presentations

Basic Qualifications:

This position can be filled at a either a Principal or a Senior Principal level.

Principal Industrial Engineer Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering or other relevant STEM Degree with minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, or a minimum of 3 years of professional experience with a Master’s Degree.
  • Experienced with data analysis and understanding of data management & reporting tools such as Excel, SQL, SharePoint, Tableau
  • Experience with leading and driving large scale initiatives
  • Strong project management skills with ability to coordinate with multiple organizations
  • Experience with Microsoft Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Project, etc.)
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Department of Defense Top Secret and/or SCI Clearance
  • Sr. Principal Industrial Engineer Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering or other relevant STEM Degree with minimum of 8 years of relevant experience, or a minimum of 6 years of professional experience with a Master’s Degree.
  • Experienced with data analysis and understanding of data management & reporting tools such as Excel, SQL, SharePoint, or Tableau
  • Experience with leading and driving large scale initiatives
  • Strong project management skills with ability to coordinate with multiple organizations
  • Experience with Microsoft Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Project, etc.)
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Department of Defense Top Secret and/or SCI Clearance

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years experience with Archibus or other Facilities Space Planning software
  • Ability to communicate with employees at all levels (hourly through executives)
  • Active TS or SCI (SSBI) clearance
  • Experience working with Facilities Management Systems (e.g. Archibus, Tririga, etc.)

Salary Range: $92,200 USD - $138,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $114,300 USD - $171,500 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.