Sentinel Principal/ Sr. Principal Project Propulsion Engineer
Requisition ID: R10112744
- Category: Engineering
- Location: Corinne, Utah, United States of America
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: Secret
- Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
- Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
- Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
- Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
- Positions Available: 2
Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems – Propulsions Division is currently seeking an experienced Sentinel Principal/ Sr. Principal 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 design, engineering & manufacturing development (EMD), and 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 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.
Develop program execution plans
Design authority for the S1 and S2 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%
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
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
5 Years with BS; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD
Position can be filled one level higher, 9 Years with a BS, 7 Years with MS and 4 years with Ph.D.
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
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What's great about
- Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
- Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
- 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.