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Structural Engineer/Principal Structural Engineer

Requisition ID: R10097308

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Corinne, UT, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • 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 Space Systems – Propulsions Division is currently seeking an experienced Structural Engineer/Principal Structural Engineer to provide leadership to our Nozzle Design team in our Promontory offices.

Role description & Responsibilities:

The Nozzle Structural Engineer is responsible for designing solid rocket motor nozzles for a variety of government and commercial programs.   This individual will use their engineering knowledge and creativity to develop design solutions that meet technical, cost, and schedule requirements.  

Job Duties: 

  • Provide accurate, on-time drawings and specifications for next generation nozzle designs

  • Conduct and lead trade studies

  • Define, develop, and qualify design changes

  • Perform preliminary structural analysis of nozzle components

  • Provide technical guidance and direction to engineering teams in the design, test, and production phases of a project

  • Interact with development teams (including specialists in Manufacturing, Quality, Safety, Thermal, Structural, Materials, and Test) to certify creative design solutions that meet all requirements (technical, cost, schedule)

  • Develop and present materials for project related briefings including design reviews to be given to internal and external customers

  • Perform anomaly resolution and conduct special studies

  • Participate in postfire evaluations of nozzle hardware

Experience Requirements:  This requisition maybe filled at either Engineer level or Principal Engineer level. 

  • Minimum Experience: The minimum experience for the Engineer level is 2 years with BS degree or 0 years with MS degree.

  • The minimum experience for the Principal Engineer level is 5 years with BS degree or 3 years with MS degree.

Experience Preferred: 

  • Previous nozzle design, rocket motor design, or aerospace design experience

  • NX modeling and drawing experience

  • Understanding of manufacturing and inspection processes

  • Design and analysis experience with bolted joints, metallic and composite structures, and bonded assemblies

  • Tolerance analysis

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Broad understanding of mechanical design, structural analysis, material behavior, and heat transfer

  • Strong skills in 3D modeling, mechanical drawings, and GD&T

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills


  • B.S. degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering

Salary Range: $73,400 USD - $110,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $90,400 USD - $135,600 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.