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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Mechanical/Propulsion Engineer (Space/Satellite Systems) in Gilbert, Arizona

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

The Space Systems Group is seeking an experienced Mechanical Engineer to assist in the design, analysis, manufacture and test of both bipropellant and mono propellant spacecraft propulsion systems.

Responsibilities may include the following:

  • Research, analysis, system design and development of spacecraft propulsion systems and flight hardware procurement and technical oversight with suppliers and interfacing with customers.

  • Applying research to the design, development, and testing of mechanical and/or electromechanical systems, instruments, controls, engines, and/or machines.

  • Supporting pneumatic testing and flight operations as well as authoring procedures and other engineering instructions for test or operating engineers or customer use.



Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related area (Degrees in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering highly preferred)

  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain Top Secret/SCI clearance.

  • Relevant experience in fluid mechanics, compressible flow and/or thermodynamics of propulsion systems.

  • Experience with industry standard fluid/ thermal and/or mechanical analysis software, design standards and/or documentation related to propulsion system or subsystem design.

  • Experience with MATLAB or similar engineering tools.

  • Travel may be required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Direct experience with designing propulsion systems or fluid systems including review of relevant analysis, manufacturing drawings, authoring test procedures or hands on pressure or hot fire, engine test support.

  • Experience in authoring performance specifications and/or statements of work required for the procurement of propulsion system fluid components, test support contracts or other related contractual technical documentation.

  • Current or active Top Secret/SCI clearance or higher highly preferred.

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