Principal Engineer Design Structures

    • Palmdale, CA

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems is looking for a Principal Structural Design Engineer to support structural design/liaison/MRB activities.

The structural design engineer will be responsible for composite and metallic structural design, as well as liaison/MRB activities in
Palmdale, CA. The selected candidate will provide support to multiple aircraft programs in both unclassified and classified

The successful candidate will be responsible for new conceptual layouts, detailed engineering designs of metallics and
composites, modifications, integration of advanced technologies, BTP/PDP releases, performing technical reviews, and supporting liaison/MRB activities as needed.

The candidate is expected to be thoroughly versed for primary Structural Design and GD&T. CATIA V5 and/or NX experience is required.

FiberSIM experience strongly preferred.


Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution with 5+ years of engineering experience, or 3+ years of experience with a Master's Degree.

• Experience with Geometric, Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).

• Experience with BTP development, applicable notes, BOM, sign-off process.

• Experience with CPLM, Teamcenter, FiberSIM, CATIA V5 and/or NX-CAD.

• This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret or Top Secret Clearance as well as Program Special access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master's Degree or PhD in ME, AE or Civil Eng (Structures) Design emphasis.

• Expert knowledge of Geometric, Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).

• Demonstrated affordability approaches in structural designs, including integration of platform build sequences and

designing for manufacturing.

• Minimum 3 years of aircraft/spacecraft design experience, including clean sheet airframe layout, detailed drawing releases, and supporting build.

• Secret or Top Secret clearance preferred.

• Recent experience as structural design lead.

• Team player and demonstrated exceptional collaboration.

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