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Sr. Principal Industrial Projects Engineer

Requisition ID: R10039440

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Plymouth, Minnesota, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 50% 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 is currently seeking an experienced Sr. Principal Industrial Projects Engineer to provide support to our Armament Systems Business Unit team in our Plymouth, MN offices.  Based out of the Plymouth, MN office, the Business Unit team support programs in both domestic and international locations and frequent travel is required to those locations.

Position Description

The scope of this position covers planning, designing, and overseeing the configuration, maintenance, and alteration of equipment, machinery, buildings, structures, and other facilities used in the manufacture of medium and large caliber ammunition.  Responsibilities will include collaborating with internal and external stakeholders with architecture/engineering firms in developing design criteria and preparing layout and detail drawings.  Additional duties will include providing estimated costs for facility designs, equipment, installation, labor, materials, preparation, and other associated costs as well as inspection and/or directing the inspection of construction and installation progress to ensure conformance to established drawings, specifications, and schedules.

Typical Duties (Including but not limited to)

  • Collaborate with Engineering peers and program management to develop robust specifications for equipment, machinery, buildings, and structures
  • Analyze and design sequence of operations and work flow to improve efficiencies in plant and production facilities and equipment layouts
  • Establish methods for maximum utilization of production facilities and personnel
  • Establish or assist in establishing accident prevention measures
  • Provide engineering guidance, direction and/or support for the development of new and modification of existing medium and large caliber ammunition manufacturing facilities, equipment,
  • Coordinate efforts between internal functional disciplines including Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality, Manufacturing, and Test as required to ensure program execution goals are achieved.
  • Provide Engineering approval on proposed design changes from internal and external sources
  • Assist in the preparation of engineering and program proposals
  • Assist in the preparation of and participate in customer meetings and program reviews
  • Travel to vendor and customer locations up to 50%.

Experience and Skills

  • BS degree in an engineering discipline and minimum of 9 years of relevant experience or MS in Engineering discipline and 7 years’ experience in relevant to the Typical Duties listed above.
  • Ability to guide successful completion of significant projects and provide work direction, mentoring, and coordination of other technical team members.
  • Significant experience working and communicating with customers, program management, and engineering management
  • Technical understanding of mechanical/electromechanical systems, manufacturing processes, metal coatings, heat treatments, metal fabrication, and/or standard assembly processes
  • Applies knowledge of engineering and scientific methods, theories and research techniques in the disciplined investigation and solution of technical problems.
  • The person filling this position must be able to work with a wide variety of multi-discipline people, in remote settings, interact with them frequently, building strong trusting relationships.
  • Self-motivated to start and complete quality work
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Suite, including MS Project.
  • Experience working at a site compliant with AS9100D, ISO 9001:2015, or equivalent is desirable.
  • Familiarity and experience with energetic materials typically found in ammunition preferred.
  • Familiarity and experience with the manufacture and/or test of medium caliber ammunition preferred.
  • Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
  • US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.


Salary Range: $109,100 USD - $163,700 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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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.