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Sr. Principal Engineer Propulsion Motors Lead

Requisition ID: R10107209

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Chandler, AZ, 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: 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.

The Propulsion Engineering team is hiring for a Sr. Principal Engineer Propulsion Motors Lead, located in Chandler, Arizona.

Essential Functions

Senior Technical Lead for Motors will play a key role in support of Solid Rocket Motor (SRM) development and production efforts across the entire Launch Vehicle product line, including one or more of the following activities: requirements definition; initial sizing (i.e. propulsion system architecture); production support in coordination with SRM suppliers and government agencies; vehicle performance assessments (data analysis); mission support including preparation of pre-launch and post-launch products; support of anomaly/failure investigations, and presentations to upper management.

This role oversees a small team of approximately 5 engineers and interfaces directly with suppliers and customers. Subject matter expertise is a must. Schedule adherence, technical oversight, and mentoring are also key components of this position. Some travel required (10%).

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 experience.

Ability to obtain a Security clearance (SECRET or higher)Ability to work in a team environment, and lead peopleStrong written and verbal communication skills; ability to present to large customer community.Ability to solve problems, lead troubleshooting efforts, drive tasks to completionAbility to work in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple concurrent projects and prioritiesAbility to develop trade studies and present results to senior management

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor or Master’s in Aerospace, Mechanical

Active DoD Top secret security clearance

Project management experience preferred

Requirements definition and system architecture experience preferred

Liquid propulsion or hypersonics experience is a plus

Supplier management experience a plus

Experience with solid rocket motor, SRM, rocket launch vehicle, propellant,

energetics, propulsion

Salary Range: $112,000 USD - $168,000 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.