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Principal/Sr. Principal Mechanical Design Engineer (TS w/ CI Poly OR SCI Required)

Requisition ID: R10066734

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • 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

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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider of prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable, and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) has an opening for a Principal Mechanical Design Engineer/Sr. Principal Mechanical Design Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Vehicle & Software Engineering Department. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California working in the SSSD Resiliency Technology & Products Operating Unit (RT&P).

RT&P provides capabilities, technologies, services, and payloads across the Space Sector, supporting every program phase from resiliency analysis, architecture design, and mission CONOPS through design, integration, delivery, and on-orbit operations. We are seeking a structures design engineer to design both static and deployable structures with a variety of materials including metals and laminated composites. The role will consist of taking initial concepts through detailed design and drawing release as well as some development of new designs. The Mechanical Design Engineer must be comfortable working in a fast-paced rapid development environment.

In addition, this role will be responsible for the following:

  • Design, model, and draft using 3D CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software
  • Perform requirements definition, conceptual design, preliminary / layout, and detail design, drawing release, design review presentations, and support to fabrication/integration
  • Work closely with stress, manufacturing, M&P, and test to develop design requirements, define structural load paths, develop CAD models and prepare engineering drawings to fabricate flight and structural test articles.,
  • Interface with other cross-functional groups, customers, and vendors
  • Lead and participate in system-level trades to ensure the hardware design meets all physical, mechanical, and environmental requirements
  • Supports program milestone reviews (SRR, PDR, CDR, IDR, etc.)
  • Coordinate with a team of fellow engineers and provide technical oversight as required
  • Create a culture of trust
     

This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Mechanical Design Engineer level or Sr. Principal Mechanical Design Engineer level based on the qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Mechanical Design Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university with 5 years of engineering experience OR Master’s Degree in STEM with 3 years of engineering experience OR Ph.D. in STEM with 0 years of engineering experience.
  • Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances: DoD Top Secret with CI Polygraph completed within the last 6 years - OR - SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)
  • Candidate must have the ability to obtain and maintain SAP access
  • Proficiency in a CAD system
     

Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Mechanical Design Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university with 9 years of engineering experience OR Master’s Degree in STEM with 7 years of engineering experience OR Ph.D. in STEM with 4 years of engineering experience.
  • Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances: DoD Top Secret with CI Polygraph completed within the last 6 years - OR - SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)
  • Candidate must have the ability to obtain and maintain SAP access
  • Proficiency in a CAD system.
     

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior work experience in space subsystems/structures mechanical design or related engineering experience.
  • Experience with the design and test of spacecraft deployment mechanisms
  • Experience with rapid development space programs
  • Candidate will have already passed a CI polygraph exam with active SCI
  • Proficiency in CATIA V5
  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering
     

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions 
  • Paid Time Off 
  • Health & Wellness Resources 
  • Employee Discounts
  • Flexible Schedules (For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work).

Salary Range: $101,400 USD - $152,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $125,800 USD - $188,600 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.