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Sr. Principal Proposal Engineer, Air Vehicle Structures

Requisition ID: R10039880

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Melbourne, FL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: SAP
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems sector has an opening for a Sr. Principal Air Vehicle Structures Proposal Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Vehicle Engineering department. This position is located in Melbourne, Florida. This position may be filled at a higher grade based on experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Report to both the Air Vehicle IPT Leader and to the Air Vehicle Proposal Manager

  • Ensure that the proposal is technically sound and meets all budgetary and schedule requirements

  • Provide technical guidance and coordinate a small team of engineers in proposal activities supporting a Corporate Priority Win Effort

  • Lead a team producing the engineering artifacts to support capture efforts.

  • Engage in estimating, cost reduction opportunities, trade studies associated with sourcing, and Integrated Master Plan (IMP) / Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) activities

  • Verify the proposal offering meets requirements and is capable of being executed within the specified contract limits

  • Attend internal program, customer and/or supplier technical exchange meetings and/or formal program milestone reviews to provide and/or obtain progress status updates

  • Other responsibilities and duties include managing team cost and schedule and mentoring junior engineers in Structural design and analysis techniques

  • The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) and 9 years of related professional/military experience to include a background in structural design and/or structural analysis OR Master’s degree in a STEM discipline and 7 years of related professional/military experience to include a background in structural design and/or structural analysis

  • Active DoD Secret or higher clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation)

  • Able to obtain and maintain Special Access Programs (SAP) prior to the commencement of employment

  • Excellent communication and writing skills

  • Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or related discipline.

  • Experience working in an aerospace environment

  • Familiarity with NX CAD software and Teamcenter PLM

  • Managerial / Team Lead experience

  • Earned Value Management experience

  • Experience with proposals and program captures within the Aerospace and Defense industry

  • Self-starter and capable of flourishing in an environment with minimal direction. 

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Salary Range: $101,600 USD - $152,400 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.