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Principal Project Engineer / Sr Principal Project Engineer

Requisition ID: R10047383

  • 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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for a highly-motivated Principal Project Engineer/ Sr. Principal Project Engineer with extensive EV Project Engineering experience.  The candidate should be a self-starter and will be responsible for working within and outside of the IPT to resolve high visibility issues. This role will be from the Electronics and Payloads directorate and will be located at Palmdale, CA or Redondo Beach, Ca.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Cost, schedule, and technical performance for a Comms for a business area
  • Work Package Manager for SOW
  • Contract deliverable milestones and dates
  • Attend business area meetings with Communications content
  • Supplier / subcontract management
  • Coordinate with program IPT to ensure appropriate processes are followed
  • Identify and manage risks, issues, and opportunities within their area of regard
  • Define, establish, and maintain the configuration baseline of their product
  • Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and clients
  • Accountable to the IPT and business area Sub-IPT Lead for daily execution

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

Basic Qualifications for Principal Project Engineer (required to be considered):

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) with 5 or more years of engineering experience; 3 or more years of engineering experience with Masters in STEM; and 1 or more years of engineering experience with PhD in STEM
  • Microsoft Office skills (Power Point, Word, Excel)
  • Active DoD Secret clearance and a background investigation within the scope of five years and be able to obtain and maintain a program specific accesses if required

Basic Qualifications for Senior Principal Project Engineer (required to be considered):

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) with 9+ years of engineering experience; 7+ with Masters in STEM and 5+ with PhD in STEM
  • Microsoft Office skills (Power Point, Word, Excel)
  • Active DoD Secret clearance and a background investigation within the scope of five years and be able to obtain and maintain a program specific accesses if required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Program access

Salary Range: $81,700 USD - $122,500 USD
Salary Range 2: $101,200 USD - $151,800 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.