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Principal/Sr Principal Engineer Mechanical

Requisition ID: R10053689

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 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: 7

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.

Principal Engineer/Sr. Principal Engineer Mechanical (T3/T4)
Northrop Grumman is seeking Mechanical Design Engineers to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The Marine Systems organization, part of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, is searching for Mechanical Design Engineers in support of rapid growth in the Launcher Hardware organization. You will have the opportunity to be part of an expanding team of dedicated engineers directly supporting the engineering development of innovative launcher hardware for weapons systems on a variety of Navy platforms.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop designs concept and generate solid models that reflect those concepts
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders balancing technical, schedule, and cost requirements
  • Conduct trade studies to select and evaluate best design approaches to fulfill requirements
  • Oversee the generation of engineering drawings using common GD&T practices
  • Identify procurement needs and support fabrication
  • Provide assembly checkout and test support
  • Generate task plans and support proposal efforts
  • Occasional domestic travel may be required

The qualified candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team environment

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Engineer (T3):

  • Solid background in machine design and drawing generation
  • Ability to plan tasks and execute to the established schedule
  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a DOD secret clearance
  • Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) discipline with 5 or more years engineering experience; Master of Science degree in a STEM discipline with 3 or more years of experience

Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Engineer Mechanical (T4):

  • Solid background in machine design and drawing generation
  • Ability to plan tasks and execute to the established schedule
  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a DOD secret clearance
  • Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) discipline with 7 or more years engineering experience; Master of Science degree in a STEM discipline with 5 or more years of experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with CAD modeling (NX, CREO, SolidWorks, or equivalent)
  • Experience in ASME Y14.5 GD&T Standard and ASME Y14.100 Dimensioning, Tolerancing, and Engineering Drawing Practices
  • Experience in developing design concepts, performing trade studies, and conducting evaluations and analyses
  • Strong background in machine design, strength of materials, and materials technology
  • Experience in technical presentation and interfacing with customers
  • Experience in working with vendors and suppliers
  • An active DOD Secret clearance

Salary Range: $79,700 USD - $119,500 USD
Salary Range 2: $98,700 USD - $148,100 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.