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DARC Site Construction Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10091879

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 50% 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space work connects and protects millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Site Development Engineer to join our diverse and talented engineering organization in support of our National Defense as part of the Deep Space Advanced Radar Capability (DARC) Program. Join an exciting and new program as we embark to solve complex and novel engineering challenges.  As a Site Construction Systems Engineer on the DARC program, you will be a deputy to the Site Lead during the design and construction phases. The design phase will be located at the Northrop Grumman Colorado Springs location for the first year. The construction phase will be located at the INDOPACOM site location and will require relocation to the site for approximately 3 years.

The DARC will be a remote greenfield site in the INDOPACOM region. Primary scope of the site development and construction project includes roads, ductbanks, foundations for many large antennas, multiple facilities, chilled water systems, water management, power plant, electrical distribution, and security fencing. In the design phase you will be responsible to drive the design, derive and allocate requirements, support major A&E and construction subcontracts, review and redline large drawings packages for 30/60/90% reviews, aid in start-up and commissioning planning and execution, support earned value and cost management, provide schedule inputs, and brief program leadership. The successful candidate would have a background as an MEP Engineer (mechanical, electrical and plumbing), Civil Engineer, Construction Management, or similar. A Systems Engineering background with experience in construction and start-up of large, complex equipment systems would be suitable. Experience in systems testing and documentation is a plus. The candidate should have some broad site development experience with depth in some areas of the primary program scope, be able to work in a large team environment, and work collaboratively with all Engineering disciplines and Program Management to meet our customer’s needs.

This position can be staffed at a level 3 or 4, based on the basic qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Level 3: 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD.

  • Level 4: 9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tool suite

  • Ability to travel up to 10% during the design phase (phase duration is approximately 3 to 6 months from start date, remote/hybrid work acceptable during this period)

  • Ability to relocate to the remote greenfield site in the INDOPACOM region during the construction phase (relocation may be required as soon as soon as 3 months after start date)

  • Experienced with the Architecture and Engineering (A&E) design process

  • Experienced with reading, interpreting, and review of A&E drawing packages

  • Experienced with large scale site design, development, and construction

  • Technical design experience in at least one primary element of A&E design (i.e. power plant or BESS design, high voltage power distribution, civil engineering, facility mechanical systems)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance

  • Technical design experience in more than one primary element of A&E design

  • Major subcontract technical management

  • Experienced with Federal programs or military construction (MILCON)

  • Experienced with overseas construction

  • Experienced with Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC)

  • Experienced with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

  • Experienced with supervising large scale construction projects

  • Experienced with proposal development and proposal evaluation

  • Experienced with value-added engineering and constructability analysis

  • Experienced in integrating large, complex systems

  • Experienced in start-up, testing, and commissioning large, complex systems

  • Experienced with earned value management and program schedule derivation

  • Experienced with Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tools (i.e., AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Creo, or other)

  • Experienced with Radio Frequency (RF) microwave systems such as radar, satellite communications system, or parabolic antennas

Salary Range: $95,100 USD - $142,700 USD
Salary Range 2: $117,900 USD - $176,900 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.