Principal Aerothermal Engineer / Sr. Principal Aerothermal EngineerSunnyvale, CA

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Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an Aerothermal Engineer with thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow knowledge for the development and ongoing support of new and existing turbines, bearings, heat exchangers, and other system components used in surface ship and submarine propulsion and power generation systems for the US Navy based out of Sunnyvale, CA .

What You'll get to Do:

Our Sunnyvale site specializes in the development, manufacture, assembly and testing of propulsion and power generation systems for naval surface ships and submarines. The candidate selected will apply their skills to support current and future Navy Power & Propulsion Turbomachinery development.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop conceptual designs of Aerothermal systems that employ thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow.

  • Provide knowledge and innovative technical approaches.

  • Perform thermal-fluid system analysis and predict its performance using both commercial and in-house codes; conduct prototype tests and test data analysis.

  • Apply practical experience and professional insight to determine the optimal solutions based on performance, risk, cost, etc.

  • Work independently on thermal/fluid design projects and provide support for manufacturers and customers.

  • Present results to peers and customers in design reviews.

  • Define, develop and implement related R&D projects.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below:

Basic Qualifications for Principal Aerothermal Engineer

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical Engineering or related Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 5 years related experience; or Master's degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical Engineering or related Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 3 years related experience. or PhD in Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical Engineering or related Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) discipline with no related experience.

  • Over 5 years of experience in engineering analysis and product development.

  • Deep understanding of thermodynamics, fluid flow & heat transfer as well as engineering design practices.

  • Must have Gas or Steam Turbine experience.

  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a DOD secret security clearance.

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Aerothermal Engineer

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical Engineering or related Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 9 years related experience; or Master's degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical Engineering or related Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 7 years related experience. or PhD in Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical Engineering or related Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 4 years related experience.

  • Over 5 years of experience in engineering analysis and product development.

  • Deep understanding of thermodynamics, fluid flow & heat transfer as well as engineering design practices.

  • Must have Gas or Steam Turbine experience.

  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a DOD secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Secret clearance.

  • Master's degree or higher in Aerospace, Mechanical, or a closely related engineering discipline.

  • Proficiency with an engineering coding language (e.g. MATLAB, C or Fortran), MS Office and UNIX based workstations.

Salary Range: $97,500 - $146,300

Salary Range 2: $120,900 - $181,300

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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