Life Cycle Cost Engineer, Principal

Requisition ID: 20026491

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.   Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial 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.   SSSD has an opening for a Life Cycle Cost Engineer to join our Life Cycle Cost (LCC) team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.   This Life Cycle Cost Engineer will support various space programs in the very early phase of development, where strategy is developed to shape a major capture.  It requires technical knowledge and economic acumen to formulate LCC analysis approaches and methods to provide senior leadership the ability to make actionable decisions in a very agile manner.   Role and Responsibilities:   This position is responsible for performing Life Cycle Cost (LCC), Design to Cost (DTC), Cost as an Independent Variable (CAIV) and Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI) analysis. Analytical tools/approaches leveraged include commercial/Gov’t parametric models, such as PRICE and SEER as well as custom developed parametrics determining correlation between operational or technical requirements and cost. The position requires experience developing complex cost models using advanced cost estimating techniques as well as excellent interpersonal skills required to solicit input, synthesize data, and communicate results to various levels of leadership. Leadership skill is required to lead and mentor more junior team members and interns.  The analysis performed is done in a non-advocacy manner representing the organization as an “honest broker” providing credible cost analysis.   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   For more details, please view Northrop Grumman Benefits.     LosAngelesSpace

Basic Qualifications:


  - Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 5+ years of engineering experience OR - Master’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 3+ years of engineering experience OR - PhD in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline   Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances: - SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years OR - Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years   - Experience working with Excel, PowerPoint, and SEER-H     Preferred Qualifications:   - Experience working with VBA and PRICE TruePlanning


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 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.


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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.