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Staff Air Vehicle Proposal Engineer – Flight Sciences

Requisition ID: R10040470

  • 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, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Staff Air Vehicle Proposal Engineer – Flight Sciences to support our Vehicle Engineering team in Melbourne, FL.  Our ideal candidate will be a self-starter that flourishes in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment with minimal direction.

Key Responsibilities:

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

  • Leads a team responsible for producing the engineering artifacts to support capture efforts

  • The team will be engaged in estimating, cost reduction opportunities, hardware trade studies associated with sourcing, and Integrated Master Plan (IMP) / Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) activities

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

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

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

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 14+ years of relevant engineering experience; OR Master’s degree and 12+ years of relevant engineering experience; OR Ph.D. and 9+ years of related engineering experience

    • At least one degree must be in an applicable STEM discipline

    • Must have some experience in a Flight Sciences discipline: Aerodynamics, Vehicle Performance, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Configuration Design, Propulsion, Mass Properties, Loads & Dynamics, and/or Guidance Navigation & Control (GNC)

  • Must have working knowledge of Air Vehicle fields (Airframe, Subsystems, etc.)

  • Active DoD Secret clearance or higher (background investigation completed within the last 6 years or is under continuous evaluation)

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering

  • Familiarity with NX CAD software and Teamcenter PLM

  • Experience leading a project or team

  • Earned Value Management (EVM) experience

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

  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel

Salary Range: $139,000 USD - $208,600 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.