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Sr. Principal Engineer Design

Requisition ID: R10097789

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Sterling, VA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 2

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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

The Mechanical Engineering group is hiring for a Sr. Principal Engineering Designer in our Mechanical Engineering team within the Launch Vehicles Business Unit at our Sterling, VA facility.

Essential Functions:

  • Work within the Northrop Grumman Design group and will be responsible for creating drawing/design packages with proper content and to ensuring compliance with applicable industry and military standards
  • Review designs for fit, function, manufacturability, economy of fabrication, and verifying completed work, checking dimensions, materials and quantities to be used
  • Review of tolerance analysis, hardware selection and fitment on assembly prints
  • Called upon to resolve interpretation issues on drawings
  • Verifying 3D models submitted to manufacturing utilizing Siemens NX 1946 managed with Teamcenter
  • Responsibility will further include liaison with various engineering disciplines, Manufacturing, and Quality
  • Some vendor liaison will be required as well
  • As requested, may supervise and direct the activities of staff. 
  • Modeling fully defined components and assemblies efficiently using Siemens NX 1946 managed with Teamcenter, and create/revise parametric drawings in conformance with ASME modeling and drawing standards
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Windows and NX 1946 as required.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately while under schedule pressure and exhibit a large degree of patience.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 9 years of related engineering experience; OR a Master’s degree in STEM with 7 years of related engineering experience, or a PhD in STEM with 4 years of related engineering experience
  • Ability to obtain DoD Secret security clearance
  • Must be experienced with geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Must be experienced with weld design per AWS D17.1 and D1.1
  • Must have knowledge of standard manufacturing processes including CNC Mill and Lathe operations
  • Must be experienced with Siemens NX 1946 and Teamcenter
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s or PhD in STEM
  • Active DOD Secret Security clearance, or higher
  • ASME Y14.5-2009
  • ASM GDTP Certification
  • AWS CWI certification
  • Experience working with DoD programs
  • Working knowledge of ASME Y14.100 and Mil-Standard 100

Salary Range: $117,700 USD - $176,500 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.