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SDS Project Engineer – 7786

Requisition ID: R10054793

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Roy, Utah, 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.

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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Senior Principal Project Engineer. This position will be located in Roy, Utah and will support the Strategic Deterrent Systems Division - SDS.  This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

What You’ll Get To Do: 

Northrop Grumman Space Systems (SP) Strategic Deterrent Systems (SDS) Division is seeking a technical Project Engineer to lead our Design Engineering tool operations. This position will support our current programs (Sentinel, Minuteman III Sustainment, Advanced Programs, Nuclear Command-Control-Communications), and other related business units. Specific duties to include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Oversee day-to-day planning and technical operations for Division Engineering design tools, and develop/maintain an established rhythm of support.
  • Coordinate with the Common Product Lifecyle Management (CPLM) ecosystem’s cross-functional development and deployment teams, to ensure success to all elements, namely: requirements gathering and definition, developing and refining associated processes, facilitating working groups and managing corresponding actions register, and versioning release metrics.
  • Help teams coordinate technical integration operations, develop standardization across engineering tools, manage licensing needs across division tools, and provide informal training on Design Engineering tools.
  • Lead initiatives pertinent to operational efficiency execution, assist leadership and work closely with the Division Engineering Operations team to develop/refine processes, improve efficiencies, and identify gaps in capabilities and develop related workarounds.
  • Assist in identifying the best Design Engineering tools to solve our SDS programs’ challenges.
  • The successful individual must be a self-starter with aptitude for balancing multiple tasks simultaneously, function in time-sensitive situations, and interface with various levels of personnel across multiple functions.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including: 

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage 
  • 401k 
  • Educational Assistance 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions  
  • Paid Time Off  
  • Health & Wellness Resources  
  • Employee Discounts 

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.  

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • 9 years of relevant professional experience with a Bachelor’s Degree; 7 years with Masters; 4 years with PhD
  • Must have U.S. Citizenship with the ability to obtain Secret level clearance
  • Ability to travel 10% of the time
  • 2 years of project management experience

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Working knowledge of Engineering, ERP, MES, and Logistics tools
  • Prior Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) experience
  • Certification in either/both: Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • Experience in a breadth of related technical and business disciplines
  • Excellent technical writing skills, and verbal/interpersonal skills, working closely with both internal staff and external customers/partners
  • Active Secret DoD Security Clearance with a periodic reinvestigation within last five years

Salary Range: $98,700 USD - $155,900 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.