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Sr Principal Engineer Mechanical

Requisition ID: R10111229

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: El Segundo, CA, USA   |  Redondo Beach, CA, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • 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 Aeronautic Systems has an opening for a Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our South Bay Vehicle Engineering organization. This role will be located in either Redondo Beach or El Segundo, California.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels. In this role, you will be responsible for collaborating across a multi-disciplinary team of engineers responsible for developing, modifying, and maintaining aircraft design configurations using current engineering practices and standards. Responsibilities for the role include conceptual design, preliminary / layout, and detail design, drawing release, design review presentations, and support to fabrication. The selected candidate must be an experienced designer who can flourish in a dynamic work environment. The candidate will work on complex technical problems that require innovative solutions. The candidate will support functional, sector, and program long range business goals and objectives, lead a project and task through to completion and mentor to support knowledge management.The candidate will need to have excellent communication, writing, and presentation skills.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead, mentor, train and collaborate with team of engineers.

  • Provide technical oversight and technical support to other disciplines as required.

  • Responsible for cost and schedule associated to SOW.

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

  • Interface with relevant stakeholders, including cross-functional teams, customers, and suppliers, to ensure robust and maintainable configurations are produced.

  • Capture best practices in designing various aircraft systems including composites and/or metallic and their associated requirements for composites and/or metallic structures.

  • Perform design related tasks utilizing the NX and Teamcenter tool suite.

  • Integrate subsystems components and structural configurations into various types of aircraft applications.

  • Perform GD&T activities associated with producing and manufacturing of designs.

  • Ability to design for affordability leveraging Agile methodology.

  • Evaluate and provide proposal technical inputs and cost estimation.

  • Leverage project management to balance schedule, cost and quality.

Basic Qualifications Senior Principal Engineer Mechanical:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline AND 9 years of related professional/military experience in mechanical/aerospace engineering; OR Master’s degree in a STEM discipline from AND 7 years of related professional/military experience in mechanical/aerospace engineering.

  • The ability to obtain and maintain an active DoD Secret clearance or higher.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Special Access Programs (SAP).

  • Experience with aircraft design concepts and industry standard modeling software.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience designing aircraft primary and secondary structures.

  • Expertise with NX, Fibersim, and Teamcenter PLM, knowledge of CATIA

  • Experience with advanced manufacturing processes.

  • Participation in multiple design and analysis cycles in aircraft development programs.

  • EVMS/CAM, and Project Management experience.

  • Experience establishing and producing complex composite structural components and/or assemblies

  • Experience with complex composite sandwich structures

  • Experience with rapid development and fabrication processes

This position reports to El Segundo, CA, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Redondo Beach, CA, CA, USA.

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.