Principal Engineer Propulsion

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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

This opening is for a Senior Propulsion Engineer to support the design, analysis, procurement, build, and test of components and propulsion subsystems. Experience with liquid propulsion components or systems is a plus.

The Propulsion Engineer will perform a wide range of duties associated with the design, specification, procurement, test, and delivery of related hardware for use on launch vehicle platforms. Candidate will be responsible for product or subsystem management, including resolving technical issues, scheduling of production and test activities, and working through potential conflicts with suppliers. In addition, candidate will maintain detailed records for each component type, which includes specifications, purchase orders, pedigrees, test results, key technical characteristics, and non-conformances. The ideal Candidate for this role will be one who is comfortable working on a variety of problems across a range of hardware subsystems. A Candidate will work as part of an Integrated Product Team (IPT) under the guidance of a Lead Engineer. As part of the IPT, the Candidate will need to be able to effectively communicate and interface with suppliers, other engineering departments, and customers, both internal and external, to ensure the components or subsystems meet the vehicle requirements. The Candidate will resolve test or hardware discrepancies and implement corrective actions. The Candidate will be required to perform and publish analyses, by applying sound engineering principles and techniques.

The Candidate will plan engineering activities, such as component tests and technical analyses to ensure the product meets specified requirements. The Candidate will also be responsible for gathering, maintaining, formatting, compiling, assessing technical data, such as laboratory or material test results and engineering design changes. The Candidate will produce engineering documentation, reports, drawings, and presentations. The Candidate will write and implement Specification and other Requirements Documents, Statements of Work, Work Packages, Test Reports, create Pedigrees, qualification matrices, as well as document any deficiencies to internal engineering standards. The Candidate will be expected to be proactive in learning and becoming an expert in the design and performance characteristics of various hardware subsystems. Will be responsible for developing technical solutions for issues, communicating those solutions to appropriate Program and Division Management, and properly implement those solutions. Candidate will be expected to coordinate necessary subject matter expert support in the company as needed to achieve those necessary objectives.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, preferably in Aerospace Engineering or Mechanical Engineering plus 5years experience or MS plus 3 yearsexperience
Minimum of five years related experience with propulsion engineering subsystems is required or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Candidate must possess good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, problems solving skills with ability to work with a diverse group of people including technicians, engineers and management and in a variety of work environments.
Candidate must be fluent in preparing and reviewing technical presentations and can be frequently called upon to create technical briefs for management.
Candidate must possess experience with design analysis, manufacturing documentation, hardware qualification / acceptance testing and the ability to evaluate engineering changes and product discrepancies and their effect on the finished product.
Candidate must have ability to travel, expected at least 10% of the time.
Candidate must possess the ability to obtain security clearance
US Citizenship required.

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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