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Mechanical-Structural Analysis Engineer, Principal / Sr. Principal

Requisition ID: R10094016

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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: 2

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 Mission Systems is seeking a Mechanical-Structural Analysis Engineer, Principal to join our Structures Analysis team within the Hardware Engineering Organization.  Our work includes, but is not limited to Airborne Multifunctional Sensors such as Active Electronically Scanned Array Radars:

Duties and Responsibilities may Include:

  • Performing structural analysis on aerospace, shipboard, ground based, and space radar systems and structures. 
  • Loads development, stress analysis (static and fatigue), and vibration analysis of metallic and composite structures. 
  • Performing classical structural analysis, as well as, finite element analysis is essential. Utilizing excellent written and verbal communication skills are important for clear communication of results through reports and presentations. 
  • Collaborate in a team environment, mentor less experienced personnel, prioritize and organize tasks to support program milestones.

This is a Dual level position and candidates will be considered at both T03 and T04 levels based on the requirements listed below:

T03 Principal Engineer:
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or similar degree with 5 years of related experience. Master's degree with 3 years' experience, or PhD and 0 years of experience.

T04 Senior Principal Engineer:

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or similar degree with 9 years of related experience. Master's degree with 7 years' experience, or PhD and 4 years of experience.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Civil Engineering or related technical field
  • Experience with classical structural and finite element analysis
  • Software experience: Finite Element Analysis (FEA), and Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience developing Finite Element Models (FEM) from CAD geometry
  • U.S. Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance per business requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil Engineering or a related field.
  • Active Secret/Top Secret/SCI clearance.
  • Software experience: NX.CAE (SimCenter 3D) / NX.Nastran, Ansys Mechanical, or MSC Patran
  • Experience with DOD and/or FAA program structural load environmental requirements.
  • Previous MRB Experience/ Authority


Salary Range: $95,100 USD - $142,700 USD
Salary Range 2: $123,800 USD - $185,800 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.