Northrop Grumman Structural Analysis Engineer 3 in Redondo Beach, California

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems is seeking a Structural Analysis Engineer 3 to work in Redondo Beach, California.

This position is for a Structural Analysis Engineer 3 to support space systems applications. The candidate will join the Vehicle Structures department in Redondo Beach, CA. As a structural analysis engineer the candidate will support Spacecraft programs and Advanced Technologies. The candidate will perform structural analysis for space based platforms and missions. He/she will be responsible for providing solutions to a variety of structural related technical problems of moderate scope and complexity. The candidate will be required to coordinate with other engineering disciplines for analysis inputs and design implementation details, document stress analyses and report results to internal and external customers when necessary. The position requires extensive experience in Metallic Structural Analysis. Experience in Composite Structural Analysis is also highly desirable.

Essential Functions

  • Finite element analysis of spacecraft primary andsecondary structures

  • Collaboration with design engineers to ensurestructural integrity

  • Performance of detailed stress analysis using classicalhand analysis and FEA

  • Development of FEA models for structural analysis

  • Analysis of Bolted and Bonded Joints

  • Design criteria and analysis methodology development

  • Extraction of internal loads and free body loads fromFEA loads models

  • Calculation of margins of safety on primary andsecondary structure

  • Analysis of fittings and fasteners

  • Interaction with internal and external customers

  • Support drawing analysis review and sign-off

  • Documentation of analysis results, methods andcalculations

  • Presentation of results at PDR/CDR meetings andInternal Design Reviews

  • Mentorship for junior engineers

  • Support of structural testing including pre-testanalysis, sensor selection and installation.


  • Bachelors of Science degree in a STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accreditedinstitution and5 years of engineering experience in an aerospaceenvironment OR

  • Masters of Science degree in a STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accreditedinstitution and3 years of engineering experience in an aerospaceenvironment

  • Extended working knowledgeof stiffness analysis, strength analysis, thermal distortion analysis,durability analysis, and FEA

  • Complete understanding ofstress analysis techniques, concepts and practices

  • Extended work experienceusing industry standard structural analysis software (NASTRAN, PATRAN, FEMAP,MATHCAD, etc.)

  • Ability to obtain and maintain anIn-Scope DoD Secret Security Clearance


  • Masters' Degree in Aerospace orMechanical Engineering

  • Extensive knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations andproficiency in MS Office suite, property Working knowledge of NASTRAN DMAP and LTM generation

  • Workingknowledge CAD application (CATIA / NX) is desirable

  • Participation in multipledesign and analysis cycles in spacecraft development programs is desirable

  • Composite layup definitionand composite laminate analysis

  • Possesses strongleadership qualities, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills

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