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Sentinel Staff Project Propulsion Engineer

Requisition ID: R10112739

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Corinne, UT, USA
  • 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’s Space Systems – Propulsions Division is currently seeking an experienced Staff Project Propulsion Engineer to provide Stage 1 and Stage 2 Rocket Motor Teams leadership for the Sentinel team in our Promontory, UT offices.

Role description & Responsibilities:

The Project Engineer is responsible for establishment and execution of all technical aspects of Development, Qualification, and Production of the Stage One (S1) and Stage Two (S2) Solid rocket motors.  These positions will manage the technical products and aspects associated with the design, engineering & manufacturing development (EMD), and the follow-on production phases.   The Project Engineer may also be responsible for the scale up of products, processes, tooling, and facilities for low rate and high rate production. Fast paced development programs offer the potential for the Project Engineer to work with a variety of resources/teams/divisions and witness the entirety of the programs engineering lifecycle.  Currently there are three Project Engineer job openings.



  • RMA Project Engineer – Rocket Motor Assembly, installs nozzle, igniter, external thermal protection and finalizes a SRM (Solid rocket Motor) after propellant has be cast into the motor.

  • Case Project Engineer – The composite structural portion of the SRM that provides the primary structure and withstands the pressure with the SRM.

  • Test Project Engineer– Primary purpose is conducting qualification testing including large static solid rocket motor tests.

Job Duties:    

  • Develop program execution plans

  • Design authority for the S1 and S2 RMA designs

  • Supports production operations

  • Development, coordination and allocation of requirements

  • Assemble and develop efficient cross functional teams to execute plans

  • Identify design concepts and mature into design solutions that meet the customer needs

  • Develop MS Project based master schedules, integrated logic flows, work breakdown, and assist in program cost estimates

  • Coordination and implementation of design and analysis activities

  • Development of test plans and coordination of testing with test engineers

  • Identification of risks/mitigations and tracking to closure in Risk Tracker

  • Coordination and Conducting Reviews

  • Lead problem and failure investigations

  • Write technical reports

  • Presentations – internal and external

  • Ability to Travel expectation of 5% – 10%


Experience Requirements:  

Candidate must have a minimum of 3 years of Project Leadership experience.

  • Candidate must have demonstrated ability to:

  • Plan and execute complex, fast paced projects

  • Communicate technically complex topics and scenarios clearly and concisely

  • Build relationships necessary to function efficient teams

  • Be capable of actively and efficiently working multiple projects

  • Have the ability to get work done through others

  • Ability to obtain a Security Clearance

Experience Preferred

  • Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years in solid rocket motor design and manufacture experience.

  • Strong understanding of solid rocket motor system design, development, and manufacture

  • Demonstrated experience with problem solving, problem investigation teams and critical decision making skills

  • Strong understanding and broad application of PS engineering systems (engineering standards, configuration management, material review board, process control, tooling, facilities, software, etc.)

  • Demonstrated experience in generating technical solutions in the absence of complete customer requirements

  • Management of engineering scope as it pertains to budgeting and participation in EAC reviews

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including demonstrated experience with high value customer presentations

  • Demonstrated team leadership skills - leader of significant technical projects or investigations and management of multiple program tasks to schedule and budget Experience with the proposal process

  • Knowledge and experience in System Engineering tools and disciplines

  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing and design for manufacturability

  • Ability to perform solid modeling using NX


  • BS degree in Engineering required

  • 14 Years with BS; 12 Years with Masters; 9 Years with PhD

  • Ability to work with energetic materials as a U. S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, firearms and explosives; “Employee Possessor” – required

  • US Citizenship – required

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.