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Senior Prinicipal Structural Analysis Engineer

Requisition ID: R10111761

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Edwards AFB, CA, 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

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 an opening for a Senior Principal Structural Analysis Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals to support a prototype aircraft in a large program at Edwards AFB and is assigned to day shift (Monday through Friday) on a 5 day, 8 hours per day schedule. This position will analyze, research, and develop structural engineering specifications involving metals, non-metallic or composite structural materials for product design, or operation of product to include structures, mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and electronics, power plant, armament, heating and ventilating, equipment, and maintenance designs. Additional duties include analyzing damage tolerance and the durability of metal and composite airframe structures. Tools utilized may include NX CAD, Femap, Nastran, and a variety of software applications.

Primary function is MRB Stress Analysis supporting a high paced production environment.

This position will begin in Palmdale, CA and will transition to Edwards AFB , CA with an expectation of 10% travel.

Candidate must be willing to work extended shifts, weekends and holidays as required to meet program schedule and objectives.

Essential Functions:

  • Flight Test experience highly desired for this role.
  • Provides stress MRB analysis for primary and secondary structure.
  • Review of completed analyses, drawings, and repairs for accuracy, clarity, and completeness.
  • Coordination and clear communication with other disciplines during the development of design solutions.
  • Concise presentation and explanation of structural issues/solutions to internal management and customer representatives.
  • Maintains and improves part designs, equipment, and systems in support of production deliveries
  • Develop solutions to difficult problems that are thorough, imaginative, practical, and consistent with program objectives.
  • Evaluation of as built products for conformity to standards, procedures, and specifications.
  • Experience in Structural Analysis Methods and documentation, including hand-sheet analysis, as well as the development and manipulation of large Finite Element Models.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM field and a minimum of 9 years of related experience in aerospace structural analysis; OR a Master’s Degree in a STEM field with 7 years of related experience in aerospace structural analysis; OR a PhD degree in a STEM field with 4 years of related experience in aerospace structural analysis.
  • Experience in Bonded Composite Structural Analysis of primary and secondary aircraft structures.
  • Experience in Metallic Structural Analysis of primary and secondary aircraft structures
  • Experience in Structural Analysis Methods and documentation, including hand-sheet analysis, as well as the development and manipulation of large Finite Element Models.
  • Active, in-scope DOD Secret or Top Secret Clearance
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Program Access (PAR) within a reasonable period of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current Program Special Access
  • Experience working on Military Aircraft Flight Test Environment
  • Durability and Damage Tolerance (DaDT) experience
  • Experience as a Lead Engineer managing a small group of analysts
  • Experience with analysis of composite structure and repair methods
  • Experience with analysis of metallic structure and repair methods

Salary Range: $129,700 USD - $194,500 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.