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Sentinel (GBSD) – Principal/Sr. Principal Structural Engineer – Facility Structures Analysis – 8252

Requisition ID: R10060909

  • 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, 25% 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 Principal/Senior Principal Structural Engineer to join the Infrastructure and Deployment Team. This position is in Roy, UT and supports the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Final grade level offered will be based on candidate experience level.

What You’ll Get To Do:

The selected candidate, as part of the Analysis Group within the Infrastructure and Deployment team, will be primarily responsible for the Analysis of the GBSD Facilities ability to delay unauthorized attempts to gain access (break-in).  As “Delay Analysis Lead” this role will perform system level delay analysis of the Launch Facility, and lower-level validation analysis of the subsystem delay components as required.  The role will be expected to coordinate with other teams performing testing and incorporate the test data collected.  As delay is a critical requirement to the success of the GBSD system, the analysis will have high level visibility.  As a part of the analysis team as a whole, the selected candidate will also have the responsibility and opportunity to peer-review other analysis work.

Roles and Responsibilities:

•Analyze and reports on delay performance of Launch Facility and other Structures.

•Analyst will be required to research, compile and apply existing break-in and test data.  Analyses of the structure will account for all applicable material types and various toolsets used by an attacker. 

•Analyses will be performed utilizing hand calculations and or finite element software packages such as Nastran and Abaqus.

•When finite element models (FEMs) are appropriate, critical thinking skills will be required to develop a FEM to capture appropriate behavior of complex non-linear structures.

•Due to the complex nature of the systems analyzed, the position requires working closely with multiple engineering disciplines including but not limited to Civil Design, System Engineering, and Mechanical Design to achieve program objectives in a timely manner.

•Additional work responsibilities may include task planning, conducting technical peer reviews, and mentoring junior engineers.

•Interface with AF customer

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 positions 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. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

Job Qualifications:

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

•Principal Engineer: Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline and 5 years of experience; 3 years with Master’s Degree; 0 years with PhD

•Sr. Principal Engineer: Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline and 9 years of experience; 7 years with Master’s Degree; 4 years with PhD

•Experience with Structural analysis and Finite Element Analysis tools

•Experience using CAD systems to access design models for analysis

•Active DoD Secret clearance with investigation completed within last 6 years

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

•Experience with Delay or Blast Analysis

•Experience with programming languages such as MATLAB

•Experience with ABAQUS and FEMAP

•Ability to navigate through NX 3D models and CPLM

•TeamCenter CPLM experience

•Experience supporting Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) or other missile design and deployment programs or projects

•Experience with building codes and specs, especially military construction

•A current DoD Top Secret clearance with capability for SAP access

•Excellent technical writing skills, and team building skills

•Effective in customer relations, expectation management

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Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $131,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $108,600 USD - $163,000 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.