Principal / Sr. Principal Thermal Engineer - Mission Enabling ProductsOxnard, CA

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.

An organization within Northrop Grumman's Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) division, Mission Enabling Products is a leading designer, producer, and supplier of spacecraft components that power and enable satellites of all classes. Products include spacecraft panels, bus structures, precision optical structures, deployable structural systems and mechanisms, solar arrays, and antenna reflectors. Our products are on virtually every U.S. satellite built in the last 20 years.

The team in Oxnard, CA is seeking a Principal Structural Engineer (Thermal Analyst / Sr. Principal Structural Engineer (Thermal Analyst) to perform thermal analysis, design, and/or test of one or more moderately complex or portions of complex materials, structural components, and functional systems of company products. This position role will be based in Oxnard, CA .

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform orbital thermal analysis, design, and/or test of one or more moderately complex or portions of complex materials, structural components, and functional systems of company products.

  • Analyze requirements for materials, structural components, or functional systems.

  • Create system level thermal models of assemblies and detailed thermal models of subassemblies and individual parts.

  • Perform steady state and transient thermal analysis to predict temperatures, heat flows, and heat sinking requirements.

  • Release results as "technical documents" after review by the senior members of the team.

  • Analyses will be performed utilizing hand calculations and software packages such as AutoCAD with Thermal Desktop, RadCAD and SINDA/FLUINT

  • Possible task planning, preparing reports, conducting technical peer reviews, conducting test programs and mentoring junior engineers.

Basic Qualifications Level 3:

  • 5 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline; 3 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 0 years of relevant experience with a PhD

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience using Thermal Desktop software (C&R Technologies)

  • Must be a U.S. Citizens.

Basic Qualifications Level 4:

  • 9 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline; 7 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 4 years of relevant experience with a PhD

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience using Thermal Desktop software (C&R Technologies)

  • Must be a U.S. Citizens.

Salary Range: $104,600 - $152,200

Salary Range 2: $129,700 - $194,500

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 most positions.