Principal Structural Engineer OR Senior Principal Structural EngineerClearfield, UT

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Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Structural Engineer OR Senior Principal Structural Engineer in any of the following areas:

  • Composite Analysis

  • Fatigue/Durability & Damage Tolerance of Metals

  • Structural Testing

  • Tooling Structural Analysis

  • Production Material Review Board (MRB) Analysis Support

You will join a team providing stress analysis to support new product designs and production of both metallic and composite aircraft structures. The projects within our scope offer opportunities for team leadership, project management, and diverse technical assignments.

Our Aerospace Structures Business Unit (ASBU) team works to develop the latest composite structures for military/commercial aircraft and space launch structures and are leaders in next-generation structure development.

We enjoy a diverse range of assignments and collaborate with the larger Northrop Grumman team to provide innovative solutions for complex and exciting problems. Would you like to work on the cutting edge of aerospace? Come join our team!

Responsibilities:

  • Develop solutions to structural analysis problems for aircraft platforms involving composite laminates, metallics, sandwich structure, and large bonded and bolted assemblies

  • Support trade study designs, new project initiatives, airframe sizing, Independent Research & Development projects, and structural testing activities

  • Support material review board (MRB) activity for non-conforming parts and provide structural recommendations to substantiate dispositions

  • Perform structural analysis using classical methods, commercial tools, and in-house codes for multidisciplinary technical problems

  • Understand the methods of analyzing composite structure and overall requirements for certification

  • Build, analyze, and post-process Finite Element Models (FEMs) using Femap, Simcenter NX, and Nastran

  • Document structural analysis methods, margins, and implementation in final reports and propose new methods depending on the needs of the project

We work a 9/80 work week , which gives us every other Friday off to pursue our passions outside the office. Northrop Grumman offers a full suite of benefits to our employees and are regularly voted among the top companies for work/life balance.

Our Clearfield, Utah location is located adjacent to Hill Air Force Base between Ogden and Salt Lake City and is surrounded by the beautiful Wasatch Mountains which provide numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation. Do you enjoy skiing, climbing, hiking, or biking? Picture yourself in Utah!

This position may be filled at either the Principal Structural Engineer OR Senior Principal Structural Engineer level based on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Structural Engineer:

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) and 5 years engineering work experience; OR a Master's Degree in a STEM field with 3 years of engineering work experience; OR a PhD in a STEM field with 0 years of experience.

  • Experience performing static structural analysis of composite or metallic parts for primary aircraft structure

  • Experience in finite element analysis theory and application using industry standard structural analysis software such as Nastran, Femap, or NX Simcenter

  • Experience in writing technical reports and communicating data in a clear and concise manner

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance. This clearance must be obtained within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (SAP). This SAP must be obtained within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

Basic Qualifications for Senior Principal Structural Engineer:

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) and 9 years of related engineering experience; OR a Master's Degree in a STEM field and 7 years of related engineering experience; OR a PhD in a STEM field and 4 years of engineering experience.

  • Experience performing static structural analysis of composite or metallic parts for primary aircraft structure

  • Experience in finite element analysis theory and application using industry standard structural analysis software such as Nastran, Femap, or NX Simcenter

  • Experience in writing technical reports and communicating data in a clear and concise manner

  • Demonstrated leadership experience of a technical team and experience mentoring junior engineers

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance. This clearance must be obtained within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (SAP). This SAP must be obtained within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

Preferred Qualifications for both levels:

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Civil Engineering

  • Experience with any of the following software packages: Simcenter NX, AFGROW, Abaqus CAE, Femap, Nastran

  • Previous participation on an aircraft development program performing Structural Analysis

  • Experience in structural test planning, analysis support, and post-test data reduction

  • Experience supporting material review board (MRB) non-conformance dispositions

  • Experience using programming to script new methods for structural calculations using Python, MATLAB, or Visual Basic

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance

Salary Range: $90,400 - $135,600

Salary Range 2: $112,000 - $168,000

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.