Principal Thermal Design Engineer / Sr. Principal Thermal Design EngineerBethpage, NY

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.

The Thermal Design Engineer will join a team performing system related analysis in support of the development of aircraft Thermal subsystems as well as the integration of aircraft avionics and the installation of various aircraft hardware. The candidate will demonstrate the ability to develop solutions to routine technical problems and contribute to the completion of routine technical tasks with moderate to minimal supervision. The candidate should be proficient in 3-D modeling techniques to create basic airframe layouts and accomplish drawing changes in support of new and existing designs.

Additional Requirements:

  • Generate drawings/solid models in support of the development and design of an aircraft Thermal Management System

  • Designing piping, equipment structural supports/mounting and bracketry along with equipment arrangements and installations. This position plays a key role in the support of space, weight, manufacturability, and installation efficient designs.

  • Candidate shall be a mechanical engineering professional experienced in design, manufacturing, materials and processes, handling, and creation of designs/drawings per DoD100, configuration management, BOM management, fastener selection, materials selection and finish requirements for and military aircraft environment.

  • The candidate shall be well versed in 3D CAD tools such as NX.

  • The designer will interface with engineering disciplines (such as structural, thermal. manufacturing, quality, mass properties and equipment suppliers) to generate production hardware and installations.

  • The understanding and/or background in manufacturing methods and processes is beneficial for this position.

  • Checks completed layouts and drawings for clarity, completeness, conformity to standards, procedures, specifications, and accuracy of calculations and dimensioning.

  • Identifies design errors, omissions, and other deficiencies, and recommends revisions and/or improvements in design layout to responsible engineers or designers.

  • System level evaluations to verify requirements and ensure airworthiness criteria are met.

  • Attend internal program, customer and/or supplier technical exchange meetings and/or formal program milestone reviews to provide and/or obtain progress status updates.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels

Basic Qualifications Principal Thermal Design Engineer:

  • Bachelors of Science, or a STEM discipline AND 5 years of engineering experience, Master's degree in a STEM discipline AND 3 years of engineering experience, OR PhD in STEM discipline AND 0 years or engineering experience.

  • Must have professional experience in thermal design related to the designing of piping, equipment structural supports/mounting and bracketry along with equipment arrangements and installations.

  • This position is contingent upon the ability to obtain/maintain DoD Secret Clearance, and Contract Award.

Basic Qualifications Sr. Principal Thermal Design Engineer:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline AND 9 years of engineering experience, Master's degree in a STEM discipline AND 7 years of engineering experience, OR PhD in STEM discipline AND 4 years or engineering experience.

  • Must have professional experience in thermal design related to the designing of piping, equipment structural supports/mounting and bracketry along with equipment arrangements and installations.

  • Experience interpreting component detail drawings, specifications, installation drawings, and test procedures.

  • This position is contingent upon the ability to obtain/maintain DoD Secret Clearance, and Contract Award.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with aircraft subsystem development, with requirements definition, specification development, component analysis, procurement, source selection, integration and test and verification for advanced aircraft.

  • Experience with the military airworthiness certification process using MIL-HDBK-516.

  • Experience interpreting component detail drawings, specifications, installation drawings, and test procedures.

  • Demonstrated experience in leadership related to integrated product teams, including supplier and customer (internal and external) relations.

  • NX solid modeling software and Teamcenter data management software experience is preferred.

  • Active Secret clearance

Salary Range: $97,500 - $146,300

Salary Range 2: $120,900 - $181,300

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.