Principal Structural Analysis Engineer

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.

Job Summary

Perform analysis, design, or test of one or more moderately complex or portions of complex materials, structural components, and functional systems of company products. Generally work from preliminary studies developed by higher graded engineers. Analyze requirements for materials, structural component, or functional systems. Select applicable analytical data from previous products, determine the technical principles involved, mathematically define the problem and compute the engineering characteristics consistent with the specifications, design needs and requirements of other portions of the product. Release results as design data after review by higher graded engineer. Develop original ideas and elaborate on preliminary design concepts. Evaluate completed design with supervisor and other technical groups and make modification necessary to achieve the most ideal design. Develop and coordinate the conduct of test programs requires to evaluate design work.

Perform preliminary sizing using classical mechanics calculations and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to meet stiffness, strength and other critical requirements.
Support development of missile/flight hardware from preliminary through detailed design, drawing release, manufacturing, integration, verification testing, and transportation.
Work with a structural engineering team and provide analysis support to the various Programs to ensure the design meets all applicable requirements for design, manufacturing needs, coordinating schedule, budget and deliverables with Matrix and Program Management.
Generate Finite Element Models and perform FEA for normal modes, linear static stress, elastic stability, and distortion, as well as nonlinear assessments to predict and improve structural response as needed.
Document work in a formal peer reviewed structural analysis report.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering and 5 years work experience. Or a Masters Degree and 4 years work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity and experience with NASTRAN FEA Software and FEMAP and/or other FEA packages including Hypermesh
Analysis background in the design of aviation/aerospace structural systems, materials, load paths and behavior of structures under all applicable environments.
Familiarity and experience with aerospace structural construction using metals, sandwich panels, composite materials, plastics and bonded joints.
Ability to document structural analysis activities to generate reports, technical memos and presentation packages.
Experience with performing classical mechanics and mechanical engineering analyses.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work with other team members in a collaborative manner.

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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