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Northrop Grumman GBSD Sr. Principal Structural Engineer in Roy, Utah

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Sr. Principal Structural Engineer. This position will be located in Roy, UT and will be part of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program (Minuteman III ICBM replacement) development contract. Learn more about the GBSD program here. Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force's sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure. Aerospace Vehicle Equipment (AVE) Structural Engineer is a member of the Structural and Thermal Analysis team under the AVE Modeling Simulation and Analysis (AVE MS&A) team.

What you'll get to do:

  • Analyze, research, and develop structural environments (loads, shock, and vibration) for the entire life cycle of the missile: flight, storage, transportation and handling, and maintenance.

  • Assess missile structures (metallic, non-metallic, and composite) for stress, stability, fatigue, and material thermal response.

  • Perform analysis utilizing hand calculations and or finite element software packages such as Nastran and Abaqus.

  • When finite element models (FEMs) are appropriate, critical thinking skills will be required to develop a FEM to capture appropriate behavior of complex structures.

  • Due to the complex nature of the systems analyzed, the position requires working closely with multiple engineering disciplines including but not limited to Computational Fluid Mechanics, System Engineering, and Mechanical Design to achieve program objectives in a timely manner

  • Additional work responsibilities may include task planning, conducting technical peer reviews, and mentoring junior engineers

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This positions standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

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You'll bring these qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or Software discipline from an accredited university with a minimum 9 years of related Mechanical, Structural, Stress, or Structural Dynamics Engineering experience; or 7 years of experience with a related master's degree; or 4 years' with a PhD

  • A minimum 3 years of experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) in any of the following solvers: Nastran, Abaqus, ANSYS or similar

  • Experience with vibroacoustic prediction software such as wave6 or VA One

  • A current/active DoD Secret Security Clearance or higher

These qualifications would be nice to have:

  • A current/active DoD Top Secret Security Clearance

  • Experience developing missile or launch vehicle structural loads and environments

  • Implicit or explicit dynamic Finite Element Analysis (FEA) experience analyzing dynamic environments: random vibration, sinusoidal vibration, and shock

  • Excellent technical writing skills

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills; strong interpersonal and analytic skills

  • Works well in a team environment

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.

Job Category : Engineering