Structural/Principal Structural Engineer Corinne, UT

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.

Northop Grumman's Space Systems - Propulsion Division is looking for a Structural/Principal Structural Engineer to join our team at our Promontory, UT facility.

Job Description:

Analyzes, researches and develops structural engineering specifications involving metals, non-metallic or composite structural materials for product design, or operation of product to include structures, mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and electronics, power plant, armament, heating and ventilating, equipment and maintenance designs. Analyzes damage tolerance, durability, design allowables and structural modeling. Specific structural engineering specialties may include dynamics and loads, stability and stress fatigue and thermal analysis. Tools utilized may include ANSYS, ABAQUS, NX and a variety of software applications.

Specific roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Assess the structural integrity of rocket propulsion systems and related components using traditional closed form methods as well as finite element techniques

  • Plan and oversee material characterization testing of various materials used in the design of rockets

  • Reduce structural characterization test data into analysis input properties and material capability properties

  • Prepare reports and memos documenting structural assessment activities and results

  • Prepare and make presentations summarizing structural assessment/analysis results for internal review boards and external customers

  • Perform assessment and develop disposition of discrepant hardware and hardware anomalies

  • Interact with design and development teams (teams include specialists in Design, Quality, Safety, Thermal, Materials, Operations) to support innovative and creative design solutions that meet rocket motor requirements (technical, cost, schedule, etc.)

Experience Preferred:

  • FE analysis experience with MS in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Civil Engineering - Emphasis in metal structures, and solid mechanics or finite element theory

  • Familiarity of design and modeling software (NX)

  • Strong and demonstrated communication, planning, project management and presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Computer skills including NX, ANSYS (Classic or Workbench), and ABAQUS

  • Experience in finite element theory with emphasis in structural analysis, solid mechanic, including static strength, buckling, and bolted joint analysis


  • BS in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Civil Engineering and 2 years of experience or 0 with a MS

  • Position can be filled one level higher, 5 years with a BS, 3 with MS or 0 with Ph.D.

Salary Range: $73,400 - $110,000

Salary Range 2: $90,400 - $135,600

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.

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