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Principal Engineer

Requisition ID: R10023683

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, California, 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
  • 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 is currently looking for a Principal Engineer to join our team at the Palmdale CA facility. 

This position is for the role of a Principal Engineer. The selected candidate will be part of a diverse organization of project managers and principal engineers within the Program Homeroom. The candidate is responsible to oversee and manage the operational aspects of ongoing projects, and serve as the liaison between program management, integrated product teams (IPT), and interdisciplinary work orders (IWO). This individual contributor will support an IPT on all program reporting and executive level presentations.

The candidate will be required to demonstrate strong leadership and team building capabilities, and have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Must possess solid organization abilities and be a motivated, flexible team player.

Responsibilities for this position include (but are not limited to):

  • Leads  IWO management for development and sustainment of technical data and training  products in day-to-day execution
  • Responsible for research and/or product development in more than one engineering discipline
  • Manages and prepares status reports for cost, schedule, and technical execution for IWO management
  • Provide status reports, metrics, and presentations for internal NG and Customer meetings 
  • Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor in Science degree with 5 years with Bachelors, 3 years with Masters, or 0 years with PhD with project management / project engineering experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Office tool suite; the ability to create and manage, especially PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • Proven success managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of Project Management principles and experience
  • Experience with interfacing with all levels of leadership and employees
  • Current DoD Secret security clearance
  • Ability to obtain and maintain program access (PAR) as a condition of employment. This PAR must be obtained within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Intermediate to advance skills with Microsoft Office tool suite; the ability to create and manage, especially Project
  • Experience in Cost Account Management / Earned Value Management Systems

Salary Range: $92,200 USD - $138,400 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

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 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.