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Principal Electrical Engineer/Sr. Principal Electrical Engineer

Requisition ID: R10013325

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Tinker AFB - OK, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking 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.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Electrical Engineer/Sr. Principal Engineer – Electrical Systems in Oklahoma/Tinker AFB or Palmdale, CA.

This role leads the B-2 Program in the electrical engineering design and integration. Will capture, specify, design, develop and support the procurement, integration, test, production, delivery and maintenance of avionics related products (subsystems, hardware, harnesses, components, services, etc) for military or industrial/commercial systems.  This includes engineering as well as proposal development and evaluation, as well as source selection, and subcontractor technical management. 

Possess key skills necessary to read Electrical Schematics, create Cable Block Diagrams, Wiring Diagrams and translate info/data into Cable and Wire Harness Diagrams. Also responsible for the detailed design of electrical panels/assemblies (circuit breaker panels, junction boxes, control panels).

Ability to determine and develop the avionics architecture which best fits the system level requirements and system architecture.  Determines the avionics procured subsystem design tradeoffs working with subcontractors to develop subsystem detailed specification.  Perform tradeoffs between cost/schedule/performance for competing avionics architectures which meet system performance requirements.  Determine the partitioning of capability, functions, and interfaces within the avionics equipment.  Participate in the systems engineering IPTs to help determine the system level architecture and requirements.               

Specialized knowledge and experience in Vehicle Subsystems packaging design. Have key skills necessary for the preliminary installation design and integration of air vehicle subsystems inclusive of conducting reviews and evaluations to insure component environmental compatibility with air vehicle performance envelopes, determining allocation of growth provisions, development and maintenance of internal and external Interface Control Documentation. Taking the lead in coordination with the Zones Integration Team to represent the Design, Maintainability, Operations and Customer teams to oversee equipment configuration, arrangement/location, physical interfacing, transport element design and secondary structural design in support of the integration of subsystems, avionics and Vehicle Management Systems into an optimized air vehicle platform.

This requisition may be filled at either at the Principal level or Sr. Principal level.

Basic Qualifications (Principal Electrical Engineer):

  • ABET accredited BS degree in Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, or Civil) and a minimum of 5 years of experience in Aerospace structural design or ABET accredited MS degree in Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, or Civil) with 73years of experience.
  • Experience with aerospace electrical systems, wiring diagrams, and use of HarnessSYS
  • This position requires the ability to possess a DOD Secret or Top Secret Clearance as well as the ability to obtain a Program Special access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs

Basic Qualifications (Sr. Principal Electrical Engineer):

  • ABET accredited BS degree in Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, or Civil) and a minimum of 9 years of experience in Aerospace structural design or ABET accredited MS degree in Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, or Civil) with 7 years of experience.
  • Experience with aerospace electrical systems, wiring diagrams, and use of HarnessSYS
  • This position requires the ability to possess a DOD Secret or Top Secret Clearance as well as the ability to obtain a Program Special access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current DOD Secret or Top Secret Clearance as well as the ability to obtain a Program Special access
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills with leadership quality are preferred. 
  • Familiar with the unmanned system and electrical LRU development and qualification process are a plus. 
  • Possess solid experiences in harnesses design and system schematic layout. 
  • Good record of supplier management and able to manage cost and schedule at a professional level.
  • Capable of performing AC/DC power modeling.  
  • Familiar with Mil-Std-704, AS5088, IPC-2221 and IPC-2222.
  • Experience working on Special Access Programs and military aircraft.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042, we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021 or by your start date if it is after December 8th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date. 

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    Salary Range: 75300 - 138000
    Salary Range 2: 93300 - 171100

    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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

    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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