Northrop Grumman Airworthiness Engineer 3 in San Diego, California
Performs technical airworthiness planning and verification support including development and negotiation of airworthiness plans, basis of certifications, means of compliance, and certification activities for total systems with customer counterparts in support of Northrop Grumman Corporation's Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) Payload and Platform Maintenance Program.
Review and coordination with other internal engineering disciplines performed at all levels of total system to include: design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Performs functional and process analyses, requirements allocation and definition studies to translate customer requirements into criteria and requirements. Ensures the logical and systematic realization of customer airworthiness requirements into system solutions to meet program objectives (e.g. Flight releases, Type certification, and continued airworthiness). Writes Airworthiness documents to include Airworthiness Certification Plans, Criteria Verification Forms, proposal volumes, technical studies, status slides and status reports for management.
To be successful in the position requires engineering and aircraft knowledge, with the ability to read and understand engineering artifacts (e.g. drawings, requirements, design reviews, and documents). Experience in explaining in simple language the scientific and technical ideas that are difficult for the average reader to understand is highly important in this position. Additional tasking includes assisting the AW manager with financial planning, scheduling and writing BOEs for proposals. A working knowledge of Excel, EVMS and IMS are desirable.
Bachelor's Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math with work experience on manned or unmanned aircraft systems
Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering discipline (Aerospace a plus)
DoD Airworthiness Experience (FAA/EASA experience, a plus)
Direct, hands-on Airworthiness experience with a certification authority (e.g. USAF, FAA, etc.)
System safety, and airworthiness processes and regulations experience
Significant direct customer interaction
Development program experience
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