Staff Aeronautical Engineer (Air Vehicle Configuration Design and Integration)- Active Clearance RequiredRedondo Beach, CA

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This position is currently contingent on program award and associated program award funding. Start dates are determined after funding confirmation.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Staff Engineer, Air Vehicle Configuration Design and Integration to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

The ideal candidate will possess a background in air vehicle design and overall shaping, with practical experience in the development of new air vehicle concepts, including experience/knowledge relating to conceptual vehicle layout/design, air vehicle integration, parametric modeling for Multi-Disciplinary Optimization, and surface design / loft. To be successful, the selected individual shall have exposure to the fields of aerodynamics, aircraft performance and sizing, propulsion, CFD, structural design, and mass properties analysis. In addition, the selected individual will have an understanding of the air vehicle maturation process as a design transition from concept through manufacturing and flight test.

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as a lead configurator, managing a team of configuration engineers

  • Regularly interface and brief leadership, plan schedules, budgets and SOW.

  • Lead the Configuration Design and Integration team through the development and overall system shaping and design of multiple advanced air vehicles concepts.

  • Lead parametric CAD models (primarily in Siemens NX) in support of conceptual vehicle sizing studies for advanced Air Vehicles.

  • Lead vehicle design configuration design and trade study tasks in conjunction with multiple team members working to solve complex vehicle design challenges across all vehicle design stages.

  • Lead detailed design, up to and including lofting/surfacing, zones development, master equipment list management, Interface Control document creation, propulsion integration, systems and subsystem CAD integration.

  • Participate in knowledge transfer and training of other teammates

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

Basic Qualifications for a Staff Aeronautical Engineer:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and 14 years of engineering experience OR Master's Degree and 12 years of engineering experience OR a PhD. Degree and 9 years of experience.

  • 7 years of experience supporting the design and modeling of advanced air vehicle concepts

  • Demonstrated proficiency with an industry standard design tool such as Siemens NX, CATIA V5, or ProE CAD.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office with good technical writing skills and the ability to collaborate, communicate and present technical material to various stakeholders.

  • Must have a current active in-scope DoD Secret security clearance or higher, with the ability to obtain Special Program Access (SAP).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Aeronautical or Aerospace Engineering preferred.

  • Design experience relating to the development, sizing, design of manned and unmanned Air Vehicles across multiple speed regimes

  • Knowledge relating to design principles in disciplines such as: aerodynamics, aircraft performance and sizing, propulsion, CFD, structural design, low observables, mass properties, and guidance navigation control

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management.

Salary Range: $165,000 - $247,600

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.

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