Senior Principal Structural Analysis Engineer (4/10B 1st Shift) Palmdale, CA

Requisition ID: R10121877

  • Category : Engineering

  • Location : Palmdale, California, United States of America

  • Citizenship required : United States Citizenship

  • Clearance Type : Secret

  • Telecommute : No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Travel Required : Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance : Relocation assistance may be available

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 Aeronautics Systems has openings for Senior Principal Structural Analysis Engineers to join our team of qualified diverse individuals. In Vehicle Engineering, we develop manned and unmanned aircraft platforms for all programs in the Aeronautics Systems Sector.

These positions will be located in Palmdale, CA and will support a 4/10B 1st shift. (Tuesday - Friday, 10 hour shifts.)

We are looking for Engineers who might have specific structural engineering specialties which may include dynamics and loads, stability and stress fatigue and thermal analysis. Your day-to-day activities will be to analyze, research and develop structural engineering analysis packages involving metals, non-metallic or composite structural materials for product design, or operation of product. This might include structures, mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and electronics, power plant, armament, heating and ventilating, equipment and maintenance designs. You will analyze damage tolerance, durability, design allowables and structural modeling.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM field with 9 years of relevant experience OR a Master's Degree in a STEM field with 7 years of relevant experience OR a PhD in a STEM field with 4 years of relevant experience.

  • Experience in Structural Analysis Methods and documentation, including hand-sheet analysis, as well as the development and manipulation of large Finite Element Models.

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance. Active DoD Secret clearance is highly preferred. This clearance must be obtained within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance prior to the commencement of employment. This clearance must be obtained within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret/Top Secret clearance

  • Advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering

  • Aerospace structural analysis experience using NASTRAN, PATRAN, or FEMAP.

  • Experience in Bonded Composite Structural Analysis of primary and secondary aircraft structures

  • Experience with analysis of composite and/or metallic structure and repair methods

  • Experience in structural testing (building block or full-scale test)

  • Experience as a Lead Engineer managing a small group of analysts

  • Analysis experience in a MRB role

  • Experience working on Special Access Programs

  • Experience working on military aircraft

  • Experience with durability and damage tolerance (DaDT) of aircraft structures

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

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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