Principal/Sr. Principal Test Facility EngineerSunnyvale, CA

Requisition ID: R10155034

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Sunnyvale, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 2

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Principal/Sr. Principal Test Facility Engineer based out of Sunnyvale, CA .

What you’ll get to do:

  • Perform life cycle and root cause failure analysis of steam facility equipment, including boilers, cooling towers, condensers, and other high temperature and pressure systems.

  • Research, plan, design and develop new systems and operating profiles to increase test facility efficiency.

  • Perform thermal and heat transfer analysis on various test facility systems and components. -

  • Support testing of main propulsion and power generation equipment.

  • Prepare technical reports and present to Test Facility Engineering Management.

  • Prepare proposals, statement of work, project planning and coordinate operator/contractor work assignments.

  • Responsible for Test Facility Operational Procedures to ensure safe operations and technical accuracy.

  • Maintain and develop preventative maintenance procedures and corrective maintenance planning for overhaul and repair of systems and components.

  • Develop and maintain program specific Pre and Post Test checklists.

This is a dual level req and can be filled as a Principal Test Facility Engineer or as a Sr. Principal Test Facility Engineer.



Basic Qualifications:

*This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Test Facility Engineer or a

Sr. Principal Test Facility Engineer level.*

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) and 5+ years of mechanical and/or electrical engineering work experience; Master’s Degree and 3+ years of mechanical and/or electrical engineering work experience; PhD and 0 years of mechanical and/or electrical engineering work experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) and 9+ years of mechanical and/or electrical engineering work experience; Master’s Degree and 7+ years of mechanical and/or electrical engineering work experience; PhD and 4 years of mechanical and/or electrical engineering work experience.


  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings.

  • Proven Competency in the operation of propulsion and power plant machinery; Fluid and Thermodynamic Systems experience.

  • Project Management Acuity and MS Office competency.

  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Test Facility and/or Power Generation/Chemical Facility operational experience.

  • FEA modeling experience.

  • Design Software Acuity (AutoCAD, Cero, Solidworks or equivalent).

  • Internal Job Description

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.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.