Structural Engineer/Principal Structural Engineer Corinne, UT

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's Space Systems - Propulsion Division is currently seeking a Structural Engineer/Principal Structural Engineer in our Loads and Environments team at our Promontory, UT offices.

Role description & Responsibilities:

The Structural Engineer is responsible for the development and communication of structural loads and environments to support launch vehicle design and testing:

  • Generation of structural loads for launch vehicles

  • Generation of loads and environments (shock, vibration and acoustics) for use by system/component designers and analysts

  • Develop dynamic structural models for system/component assessment

  • Develop shock and vibration structural environments

  • Support testing of components to structural environments (vibration, shock)

  • Analyze sub-scale, static-test and flight data to assess loads and environments and verify dynamic models

  • Prepare reports and memos documenting analysis activities and results

  • Prepare presentations summarizing analysis results for internal review boards and external customers

  • Interact with design and development teams (teams include specialists in Design, Quality, Safety, Structural, Thermal, Fluid, Materials, Test, Operations) to certify creative design solutions that meet all requirements (technical, cost, schedule)

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Good presentation and writing/communication skills.

  • Self-motivated, willing to learn, and interested in working in a team environment.

  • Experience in developing and delivering presentations and leading small groups.

  • Experience in working in an autonomous work environment on complex projects.

  • Experience in working on engineering full life-cycle projects from project inception through launch.

  • Strong, proactive analytical problem-solving skills and ability to deal with ambiguity

  • Ability to work in a fast paced dynamic environment as part of a multi-discipline team• Excellent time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills

  • Assertive and proactive approach for collaboration and team work

  • Able to see how the system works (big picture) while working on individual components (details)

Experience Requirements:

  • Candidate must have a MS or PhD in Structural, Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering

  • Course work in Vibrations or System Dynamics

Experience Preferred:

  • Previous internship/co-op or other work experience, leadership and teamwork capabilities, interpersonal communication skills, and activities (professional/community/extracurricular).

  • Knowledgeable in loads generation, structural dynamics (shock, vibration and acoustics) and data (time-series) analysis.

  • Computer skills including MATLAB and NASTRAN.


  • MS and 0 years of experience in Structural, Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering required

  • Position can be filled one level higher, MS and 3 years experience or PhD and 0 year experience

Salary Range: $70,528 - $105,792

Salary Range 2: $87,400 - $131,100

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.

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