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Engineer Airworthiness

Requisition ID: R10072955

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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: 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for Airworthiness Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in our Airworthiness organization. This role is located in Melbourne, FL.

In this role, you will perform a development of basis of certification, determine methods of compliance, and compliance verification. Achieves the logical and systematic realization of customer airworthiness compliance (MIL-HDBK-516, civil, and international standards) into system solutions to meet program objectives (e.g. flight releases, type certification, continued airworthiness, and operational or airspace integration). Reviews and coordinates with other Airworthiness Engineers, as well as with internal engineering disciplines at all levels of the air system to include: design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance, and disposal. Reviews functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation, interface definition, hardware, and software specifications for airworthiness compliance to the appropriate regulations, standards, and/or guidelines. Manages airworthiness activities throughout the development, sustainment, and disposal lifecycles. The candidate must have excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline and 2 years of engineering experience OR Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline.
  • Design and Systems Engineering experience in one or more of the following areas: Structures, Flight Technology, Propulsion, Crew Systems, and Flight Test.
  • Familiarity with MIL-HDBK-516
  • Military aircraft development or modification experience.
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret (or higher) clearance.
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance prior to start of employment.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in manned or unmanned aircraft systems with technical airworthiness planning and verification support including development and negotiation of airworthiness plans, basis of certifications, means of compliance, and certification activities.
  • Experience with DoD, military, and/or civil airworthiness experience.
  • Ability to initiate airworthiness certification process improvement initiatives
  • Experience with one or more of the following: MIL-STDs-1797, 810, 1530, 3013, 882E, 1796
  • Familiarity with USAF Airworthiness Policy Directives, Instructions, Airworthiness Bulletins, System Safety Risk Assessments, program risks, and hazard analyses
  • Active DoD Secret (or higher) clearance (with a background investigation within the past 6 years or enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance prior to start of employment.


    Salary Range: $71,000 USD - $106,700 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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    Northrop Grumman

    1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
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    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.