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Structural Subsystems Engineer, Principal/Sr Principal (level 3/4)

Requisition ID: R10079452

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Melbourne, FL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: SAP
  • 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

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 Aeronautics Systems has openings for Principal Structural Analysis Engineers / Sr Principal Structural Analysis Engineers (Subsystems) to join our Vehicle Engineering team of qualified, diverse individuals on the B-21 program. Positions will be located in Melbourne, Florida and relocation assistance is available!

Essential functions:

  • Performs static, dynamic, and DaDT structural analyses of metallic and composite airframe structure, mechanical systems, and equipment, by hand and by using the automated methods and procedures approved for the program

  • Ensures that designs meet program requirements and are the lightest, lowest cost, and highest quality products consistent with schedule and budget objectives

  • The analyst may also be expected to derive non-flight applied loads, create, extract and distribute internal loads, and perform weight and stiffness optimization

  • Tools utilized may include FEMAP, NX, Teamcenter and other software Collaborate in a team environment, prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish project results, prioritize multiple responsibilities and/or accomplish them simultaneously

  • Comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop solutions


This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Structural Analysis Engineer (level 3) or a Senior Principal Structural Analysis Engineer (level 4) based on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Principal Structural Analysis Engineer: Bachelor's degree and 5+ years relevant experience; OR Master's degree and 3+ years relevant experience; OR Ph.D. in a STEM discipline and 1+ years relevant experience

  • Sr. Principal Structural Analysis Engineer: Bachelor's degree and 9+ years relevant experience; OR Master's degree and 7+ years relevant experience; OR Ph.D. in a STEM discipline and 4+ years relevant experience

  • At least one degree in a relevant Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university

  • Background in aerospace structural analysis

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret Security Clearance and Special Access Programs (SAP)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current active DoD clearance

  • Degree in Structural, Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering

  • Experience with random vibration analysis and Miles’ equation

  • Experience with tube and piping analysis methods and tools

  • Airframe experience with advanced composite materials

  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment

  • Able to prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the project’s result while prioritizing multiple responsibilities and/or accomplishing them simultaneously

  • Able to comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop solutions

Salary Range: $90,400 USD - $135,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $112,000 USD - $168,000 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.