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Sentinel (GBSD) – Structural Engineer / Principal Structural Engineer – Fatigue and Damage Tolerance – 8790

Requisition ID: R10068796

  • 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 Structural Engineer / Principal Structural Engineer to join the System Engineering Team. This position is located in Roy, UT and supports the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Final grade level for position will be based on selected candidate experience level.

What You’ll Get To Do:

The selected candidate will support the development of criteria used for assessing fatigue and damage tolerance for program systems as well as performing analysis to show design compliance.

Typical duties and responsibilities to include:

• Perform structural analysis including static, dynamics, stability, and damage tolerance analysis.

• Build Finite Element Models (FEMs) using CAD geometry, meshing, and running solutions

• Able to manipulate large scale finite element models

• Compute margins using appropriate analysis methods

• Perform complex analyses applying Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics (LEFM) and Elastic-Plastic Fracture Mechanics (EPFM) to evaluate damage-tolerant designs

• Serve as the point of contract for fracture control board responsible for fracture critical parts and components

• Serve as Materials Engineering subject matter expert for all engineering activities related to fracture mechanics and design for fatigue and fracture.

• Derive material property requirements for damage tolerant design and expected life, maximum allowable flaw size based on the loading spectra for given applications.

• Able to support material review board (MRB) and nonconformance to ensure we have sound structural and damage tolerance substantiation

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:

Engineer: Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline and 2 years of experience; 0 years with Master’s Degree

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

• Experience with finite element modeling (FEM) 

• Experience in performing static, dynamic, and fatigue analysis of metallic materials

• Experience in writing technical reports and presenting data in a clear and concise manner

• A current DoD Secret clearance granted or re-investigated within last 6 years with ability to obtain Special Program Access clearances.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

• Experience with any of the following software packages: Siemens NX, AFGROW, NASGRO, ANSYS, Abaqus CAE, FEMAP, Nastran

• Experience with scripting for software packages such as MATLAB and Siemens NX

• Metallic and Composite damage tolerance/structural Finite Element Analysis (FEA) experience

• Knowledge of composite materials

• Experience in test planning, test support, and data reduction

• Experience supporting MRB


Salary Range: $71,100 USD - $106,700 USD
Salary Range 2: $87,600 USD - $131,400 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

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 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.