Sr. Principal Structural Engineer


At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Aerospace Systems located in El Segundo, CA has an opening for a Senior Principal Structures Engineer.
In this role you 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. Analyze damage tolerance, durability, design allowables and structural modeling.

Specific structural engineering specialties may include dynamics and loads, stability and stress fatigue and thermal analysis. Tools utilized may include NX Nastran, FEMAP, Abaqus, and a variety of software applications.
Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Structural Engineering, and/or Civil Engineering from an accredited universitywith 9 yearsof related professional experience in anengineering industry, Masters of Science in Engineering with7 years of related professional experience, OR PhD with 4 years of related professional experience
  • Candidate must have and be able to maintain an active U.S. Government security clearance at the Secret level with a background investigation date within 10 years.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with one or more of the following: NASTRAN, FEMAP, ABUQUS, MATLAB, and/or Mathcad
  • Current (active/in scope) Top Secret /SCI clearance with an investigation in the last6 years

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