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Principal/ Sr Principal Systems Engineer – Design to Cost/ Life Cycle Cost

Requisition ID: R10065564

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, 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: Yes, 10% of the Time

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.

The Aeronautics Systems (AS) sector has an opening for a Principal/ Sr Principal Systems Engineer – Design to Cost (DTC)/ Life Cycle Cost Estimate (LCCE). This position will be located in Melbourne, Fl.

The DTC Engineer will support programs in the very early phase of development, where strategy is developed to shape a major capture.  It requires technical knowledge and economic acumen to formulate DTC analysis approaches and methods to provide senior leadership the ability to make actionable decisions in a very agile manner. This position is responsible for decomposing top-level program cost targets by the WBS, assigning targets to the appropriate IPT, working with the IPTs to identify and implement cost reduction opportunities to meet the cost targets, and tracking progress to the targets.

The LCCE Engineer will support programs in the very early phase of development, where strategy is developed to shape a major capture.  The position requires detailed knowledge of parametric estimating best practices and procedures to be able to take engineering data from the program and provide relevant and detailed parametric cost estimates to the program, strategy, and pricing and estimating teams. This role will be focused on problem solving through iteration to provide the key and relevant data to the strategy and leadership teams to ensure that program strategy leads to intelligent program execution and continues to solve problems throughout the program lifecycle. This position is responsible for developing a subsystem and detailed parametric cost estimate for a variety of potential solutions/scenarios to support different strategic program initiatives.

In addition, these positions will also support implementation of other program affordability initiatives such as cost as an independent variable (CAIV), design for manufacturing & affordability, design for supportability, supply chain affordability and re-use & common product usage.  The position requires an understanding of life-cycle cost, schedule, risk, and affordability implications of alternatives under consideration.  The position requires ability to develop and oversee tradeoffs of requirements, design, performance, cost, and schedule to address affordability constraints. The position is responsible for encouraging and facilitating active participation of the broader stakeholder community and decision makers in exploring alternatives to achieve program affordability.

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Principal Systems Engineer - Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 5+ years of engineering experience OR Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline and 3+ years of engineering experience OR PhD in a STEM discipline and 0 years of engineering experience
  • Sr. Principal Systems Engineer - Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 9+ years of engineering experience OR Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline and 7+ years of engineering experience OR PhD in a STEM discipline and 4+ years of engineering experience
  • Active DoD Secret security clearance with a background investigation date within 6 years

            

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Have experience with DoD Acquisition principles and guides; e.g. MIL-STD 881E, O&S CAPE Guide, DAU Guide on Systems Engineering, etc. 
  • Have experience developing cost research models and cost risks analysis for complex systems aerospace systems
  • Have experience in performing cost estimating activities such as cost analysis, statistical analysis, WBS development, and risk analysis
  • Working knowledge of cost parametric tools: ACEIT, SEER from Galorath and PRICE Systems & Analytics
  • Experience working with SEER-H, VBA and PRICE TruePlanning
  • Experience in Cost Data Analysis and Predictive Analytics; Tableau & Alteryx
  • Experience working with data visualization software (e.g., MS Excel including macros, Tableau Desktop, QlikView, MS Power BI, etc.) or any other data analysis software applications
  • Experience with data mining/analytics programming languages such as Python, R, SQL, or BA
  • Experience using Microsoft Office suite of tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills across multiple levels

    


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.


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.