Staff Airworthiness Engineer

    • San Diego, CA

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Northrop Grumman Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Staff Airworthiness Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The Staff Airworthiness Engineer will be responsible to support the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) program in airworthiness certification process. This position will be located in San Diego, CA.

What you'll get to do:

Performs technical airworthiness planning and verification support including development and negotiation of airworthiness plans, basis of certifications, means of compliance, and certification activities for complex total systems with IPT/REs as well as customer counterparts.

  • Review and coordination with other airworthiness engineers as well as internal engineering disciplines performed at all levels of total system to include: design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal.
  • Performs functional and process analyses, requirements allocation and definition studies to translate customer requirements into criteria and requirements. Ensures the logical and systematic realization of customer airworthiness requirements into system solutions to meet program objectives (e.g. Flight releases, Type certification, continued airworthiness, and operation or airspace integration)
The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

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Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 14 years of combination of airworthiness engineering/systems engineering OR 14 years of systems engineering, or payload/hardware/software engineering experience.
  • Demonstrated work experience in manned or unmanned aircraft systems with technical airworthiness planning and verification support including development and negotiation of airworthiness plans, basis of certifications, means of compliance, and certification activities.
  • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance is required to start with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance and Special Program Access (SAP).


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in a STEM discipline from an accredited university.
  • Experience with DoD, Military or Civil Airworthiness experience.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management
  • Military aircraft development or modification experience
  • Ability to initiate Airworthiness Certification process improvement initiatives
  • Design Engineering experience in one or more of the following areas: Air Vehicle Subsystems, Avionics, Mission Payload Integration, System Safety
  • Familiarity of MIL-HDBK-516C
  • Experience with one or more of the following: MIL-STDs-1797, 810, 1530, 3013, 882E, 1796
  • USAF Airworthiness Policy Directives, Instructions, and Airworthiness Bulletins (AWB)
  • System Safety Risk Assessments (SSRA), program risks and hazard analyses
  • A current U.S. Government DoD Top Secret/SCI level security clearance, to include a Single Scope Background Investigation, a periodic reinvestigation, or an original adjudication date completed within the last 6 years


What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Education Assistance

Training and Development

Flexible Work Arrangements

https://benefits.northropgrumman.com/us/en2/BenefitsOverview/Pages/default.aspx

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

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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